9 Ways to Celebrate Father's Day While Social Distancing

Honor the special fathers in your life, while continuing safe social distancing!

Lauren Miolene


Father’s Day (Sunday, June 20) is quickly approaching which means that summer is *finally* on the way! It’s always important to show your loved ones how much you care for them, and this year is no different, especially after enduring the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Not only is Father’s Day a national holiday in the United States, it’s also the time to honor all of the dads, grandfathers, uncles, and any other father figure in your life while continuing to stay safe. 

Here are 9 ways to celebrate Father’s Day while social distancing.

Make Breakfast at Home

An oldie but a goodie! Start the day of celebration with the breakfast classics: pancakes, eggs, and bacon! Create a meal fit for a king—this will be a nice change of pace from the ordinary breakfasts made while staying home.  

To make breakfast exciting this year, try these beer and bacon pancakes or breakfast fajita recipes!

Find the Perfect Gift

Father’s Day gifts aren’t completely necessary but are a great way to do a little something extra for your dad. No one says it has to be a big, extravagant gift. Something small to show your appreciation will be perfect.

Pro Tip: If you are stumped on what to get him this year, check out these 12 Best Father's Day Gift Ideas for 2021 and virtual gift ideas he will definitely enjoy.

Host a Small BBQ

It seems that almost every dad loves to grill, so hosting a social distancing appropriate barbeque is definitely an option! Invite a few family members over to spend the special day outside while following your local health guidelines. Create a playlist full of your dad’s favorite songs and spend the entire day getting some quality time with him.

Hire a Special Guest

From Elvis Presley, to The Blues Brothers, to The Beatles, The Bash has talented impersonators and a variety of musicians offering in-person or virtual services that your dad will absolutely love! Book one of these vendors online to perform at your event, video chat your dad personally, or send a special pre-recorded video message. 

Pro Tip: Read here to ensure no technical glitches during your special guest’s virtual appearance!

Find Musical Entertainment

Watch a Game Together

Traditionally, there would have been countless baseball, golf, and soccer games broadcasted on TV all day long. While sporting events and games are paused for the time being, search online for one of your dad’s favorite games to watch and enjoy again. Since we are getting nostalgic and watching some #throwbacks, break out the home sports videos, too!

Book a Personal Comedy Show

Everyone could use a laugh right now! Visit The Bash website to see a list of comedians nationwide offering virtual comedy shows that will make the entire family laugh until they cry! For families with younger children, there are plenty of clean comedians as well.

Find a Comedian

Go for a Walk or Bike Ride

Enjoy the fresh air and get some exercise at the same time! Go to your favorite trail or take a few laps around the neighborhood to get moving and while spending quality time with your dad. A little workout while continuing to practice social distancing is a win-win for this Father’s Day.

Have an Outdoor Movie Night

Summertime means outdoor movie nights! Get the whole family outside, hang up a white sheet with a projector, and cozy up by the fire to enjoy a movie together. Don’t forget the popcorn! And, make sure it’s a dad’s favorite feature film.

This Father’s Day, time together with your dad will mean more to him than anything. Show him how much you love him and thank him for all he has done for you throughout the years.

Check out The Bash for more Father's Day tips and ideas

About Brittany Barber

Brittany Barber, lover of books, dogs, and romance, graduated from Bishop’s University with a Communications and Theatre degree. After spending some time working abroad in the theatre world, she is now a freelance writer covering a range of lifestyle topics including event planning for The Bash, WeddingWire, 2life and Fluttr, and shopping for BuzzFeed.