Fathers Day traditions!

For the last few years, well at least since we’ve owned our home, we’ve started a new tradition in our home when it comes to Mothers and Fathers Day. For Mothers Day Mike gives me a new potted plant to put in our garden and for Fathers Day the girls and I give Mike a new tool for his collection! It’s been a fun way to keep it simple and useful and grow our two collections!

Each year my flowers pop back up ( we only get perennials!) and I’m reminded of Mothers Day’s past and Mikes collection of house hold tools is growing. That’s the extent of our gift giving! I LOVE having that standard! In years past I’ve been disapointed and it ruins my day. That’s totally lame! So now that we both understand what to expect we can totally appreciate the day and enjoy the other fun little loving gestures.

I think I want to add a new tradition this year!

Ice Cream Cake!!!

I think an Ice Cream Cake is in order for the day! And don’t tell my husband but this is just as much for me as it is for him! We NEVER have this yummy treat. I never remember to think of it but every time I have¬† a slice I’m always like ” I need this more often!” So I think a new tradition will be born!


What are your Fathers Day traditions? Share share share!!!




  1. 1

    couldn’t agree more!! Love the idea of the Ice Cream Cake… so many flavors to choose from… so many toppings.. Gotta love this idea!!!

  2. 2

    Great idea! Hope you guys enjoy!! :)

  3. 3

    Too funny because my husband just asked for an ice cream cake last night. We don’t really have any traditions persay other than spedning the day together (which isn’t anything different on a Sunday) but maybe the ice cream cake can be our tradition.

  4. 4

    I love this idea ! I want that cake in the picture it looks so yummy !

  5. 5

    Each year I ask the kids a series of questions about their dad, like my dad is as smart as a ……., my dad is so strong he can lift a ……. and so on. I have the older kids draw pictures for him and write letters to him, if they can and then I take pictures of them. Each year we add this to an 8×8 scrapbook. It’s been fun to see how they’ve grown and I’m so happy I started this tradition! Here’s my link to my book http://sisterswithflair.blogspot.com/2010/06/fathers-day-book.html

  6. 6

    This year I started out my hubby’s very first father’s day with a nice, hearty, manly breakfast in bed. Totally took him by surprise. :) I think it’s a tradition to keep. :) The coolest part (and I wouldn’t mind this being a tradition in coming years) is the invitation I gave him for a surprise romantic outing next weekend. He has no idea what it is… and it’s going to be GREAT. (Who wouldn’t want to go on a riverboat cruise in the beautiful Stillwater MN area?) :D Can’t wait.

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