7 Fun (and Slightly Ridiculous) New Traditions to Try with Dad This Father’s Day

Want to do something memorable with Dad this Father’s day but stuck for ideas?! We got you! Create a new tradition by doing something a little different this year!
Father's Day is just around the corner, and while the usual breakfast in bed and new tie routine is always a winner, why not spice things up this year? It's time to think outside the (gift) box and create some new, hilariously fun traditions that will make Dad’s day unforgettable. Here are seven ever-so-slighty tongue-in-cheek ideas to get you started!
1. The Great Father’s Day Cook-Off 🍳
Forget the fancy restaurants. This year, challenge Dad to a cook-off in the kitchen. Each of you picks a dish to prepare, and then it’s on! Whether it’s an old-fashioned pancake flip-off or a spicy chili showdown, the winner gets bragging rights for the rest of the year.
Pro tips: Stock up on fire extinguishers if Dad insists on cooking something flambé. Get some pies in and try and pass them off as your own (Father’s Day Pie info below 😉)!
2. DIY Dad-Spa Day 🧖‍♂️
Who says spas are just for Mother’s Day? Set up a DIY spa in the living room with face masks, foot baths, and cucumber slices for the eyes. Give Dad a mani-pedi and a scalp massage. He might grumble about being pampered at first, but deep down, he’ll love every relaxing minute of it. Just make sure to snap a picture of him in a fluffy robe for posterity!
3. Extreme Lawn Games 🏸
Take your usual backyard games to the extreme. Set up an obstacle course for lawn darts, or turn croquet into a high-stakes competition complete with crazy costumes and penalties for missed shots. Bonus points if you can turn it into a drinking game 🍺
4. Dad Joke Marathon 🎤
Challenge your dad to a dad joke marathon. See who can tell the most cringe-worthy dad jokes without laughing. The first one to break loses and has to wear a silly hat for the rest of the day. You’ll get double the laughs – once for the jokes, and again for seeing Dad wear that ridiculous hat 🎩
5. Dress Like Dad Day 👔
Spend the day dressed exactly like Dad. Whether he’s known for his Hawaiian shirts, socks and sandals combo (absolute classic!), or his slogan t-shirt, mimic his style from head to toe. Go out and about and watch as people try to figure out who’s copying whom. It's the perfect way to show Dad just how much you look up to him (and his questionable fashion choices)!
6. The Ultimate Dad-Olympics 🏆
Create a series of dad-themed challenges and host your very own Dad-Olympics. Events can include things like the "Remote Control Relay," "Barbecue Balancing," and the "Lawn Mower Limbo." The winner gets a homemade gold medal, and the loser has to mow the lawn for a week. Either way, Dad’s bound to have a blast.
7. Karaoke Car Ride 📻
Take Dad for a drive and turn your car into a mobile karaoke machine. Belt out his favorite tunes and let loose with some air guitar solos. Whether he's a fan of classic rock, country, or 80s power ballads, you'll both enjoy the music and the chance to show off your vocal (ahem) talents. 🎶
Wrapping Up
This Father’s Day, ditch the same old routine and surprise Dad with some new, fun traditions. Whether you’re battling it out in the kitchen, pampering him with a DIY spa day, or dressing up in his signature style, these activities are sure to create unforgettable memories and give you both a reason to laugh out loud. So, go ahead and make this Father’s Day the most memorable one yet – after all, Dad deserves it!
 Pie Box 7 Father's Day Pie Box Chunk of Devon
Make his day with Pie
After all the festivities (whatever they entail) you’ll be pleased to have a winner of a dinner ready for the family to enjoy. Our Father's Day box includes:
- 8" family Steak and Ale Pie with DAD lettering
- 3 x Steak Pasties
- 2 x Chubbi Sausage Rolls
Or you can pop the Dad Pie into your own box with your Chunk favourites on the Create Your Own Selection page! Our Dad Pies will be baked and sent out week of 10th June with the other goodies, just in time to celebrate 🍻
go on - take a Chunk!