This month, something cool happens: Father’s Day falls on June 21, aka the Summer Solstice, aka the longest day of the year. That means you have extra time to celebrate all fathers, stepfathers, fathers-in-law and father figures in your life!
How will you celebrate? Well that’s up to you. But we’ve got some ideas!
Get crafty. Personalized notepads, coasters, picture frames—it’s all doable! Martha Stewart has some wonderful simple (and not-so-simple) craft ideas to create for the dad in your life. Check out her website to get started.
Kindness counts. Food and gifts are nice, but kind words stick around longer! Do something for your father (or father figure) that lets him know what he means to you. Write it in a card, say it before dinner, or hide nice notes around the house so he’ll find them throughout the day.
Summer of style. We love it when dads bring in their kids and get haircuts together! Stop by for a daddy/daughter father/son cut, and prepare to be pampered. (No, we don’t expect dad to sit in our police car chair. We’ve got grown-up size chairs at the ready!)
Don’t forget dessert. Mustaches are about as “in” as “in” gets right now, and what a great theme for a cake. For a straightforward, fairly simple mustache cake, check out Pampered Chef’s instructions. For a more involved, hidden mustache cake, the website, Cookies, Cupcakes, and Cardio has a great idea, which you can see here.
Hooray! Summer’s here! Happy dance!
And then day two sets in.
Try as we might to fill our days with playdates, classes and camps, we, as parents, inevitably hear those dreaded words: “I’m boooored!”
Fight boredom before it begins by having a few tools at the ready. Here are some ideas for keeping kids entertained this summer.
Start a book club for kids. This is a great way to teach kids that reading can be a fun and even social activity. PBS has some great tips on getting started, check them out here.
Plant a garden or build a terrarium. Playing in the dirt is fun for all ages! Planting a garden teaches kids all about where food comes from and can help initiate important conversations about nutrition. For a quick intro to gardening, check out this article on OrganicGardening.com. Don’t feel like dedicating part of your yard to a garden? Build a terrarium together. All you need is a jar or bottle to get started. Learn more at KidsGardening.org.
It’s never too early to start yoga. Yoga is a rewarding tool for parents and kids. It can help improve focus and invite a sense of harmony. Check out this piece on Parenting.com for some simple moves for all ages.
Host a dress-up party. Whether you prefer pirates, princesses or a combination of the two, your dress-up party will keep the kids entertained for hours. Don’t feel like cleaning up? Pigtails & Crewcuts has a party room, costumes and party planners, we’re happy to do it for you!
Get artsy. It used to be that your imagination was your only limit for coming up with crafts and activities. Now, thanks to the Internet, you have no limit! Check out this Buzzfeed piece on arts and crafts to keep kids busy. It’ll teach you how to create roads out of tape, devise targets out of chalk and sponges and make a river in your own backyard.
Aloha! Don’t forget to join us for SPA DAY Sunday May 24th, 2015 from 4pm – 6pm. The Spa Day includes nail and toe polish, make-up, and glittery braids! After the girls get dolled up, we will have a runway fashion show. Juice for the kids, water for the adults, and snacks will be provided. Please call ASAP to reserve a space. Spots fill up fast! Hope to see you there! $25 per child. Thank you.
Call us @ (808) 422-4300 for more info.