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Fathers Day Idea (no spend)

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Margaritte Thu 18-Jun-15 18:57:11

Not sure if this is the right place to post. Have been so busy recently, with a complete life overhaul (financially related)

I have to say, Fathers Day completely slipped my mind, until yesterday blush. Anyway, I wondered if anyone had any ideas to help make it a nice day for DH, without spending any money (don't have any - so budget ideas aren't possible either)

I thought about getting DC to make him a card although not sure if that's ok?. Just want some sort of way to make it a nice day. Simple is fine too, I'm just feeling quite exhausted at the moment, so may miss something that is a good idea. Plus its always nice to hear what other people do smile

AndNowItsSeven Thu 18-Jun-15 19:00:14

Home made card is much better. Do you have ingredients to make cakes or biscuits with the dc?
Kids could make a voucher book
Cup of tea
Foot massage
Daddy's pa for the afternoon etc

CtrlAltDelicious Thu 18-Jun-15 19:00:40

Making a card is great! Also, do you have ingredients to make a cake? Ooooh or a loaf of bread!! And DC could bring him homemade toast in bed! grin

Margaritte Thu 18-Jun-15 19:32:48

I would love to make home made bread, and cakes with the DC. I am however, useless at baking (DH does the baking here!) Am more than willing to give it a good try though. Any recipe suggestions? I dont even know what I would need, to see if I do have the ingredients in.

serin Thu 18-Jun-15 22:19:52

You could make elderflower cordial for (almost) free.

We never bother with the citric acid as it's a pain to find and the recipe works fine without it.

FeelingSmurfy Thu 18-Jun-15 22:28:12

Basic sponge needs eggs, self raising flour, caster sugar and butter

How about tiffin / fridge cake - chocolate (melted Mars etc work fine) and anything you can find like crushed biscuits, marshmallow, nuts, dried fruit. Basically melt the chocolate and mix everything together. Can add a little bit of butter or some golden syrup to the chocolate before mixing

Margaritte Fri 19-Jun-15 10:43:18

I have the eggs / self raising flour / butter. No castor sugar though..

Will follow the link foe elderflower serin

annielostit Fri 19-Jun-15 10:54:41

Normal sugar will do it,

120g of each self raising flour,
margarine or butter
2 eggs
Table spoon of milk.

Put all in bowl, whisk to death with an electric mixer.
Put into paper cases. Bake gas 5 or elec 170 approx 15 mins.

Decorate with what you got.

Lurleene Fri 19-Jun-15 11:04:15

Do you have access to a printer?

You could get the DCs to tell you words to describe their Daddy and put them into a Wordcloud and print it out. Super easy but thoughtful.

If you have a frame you could repurpose, of £1 for one from the Poundshop , it would look even better.

MargolottaOfUberwold Fri 19-Jun-15 11:05:55

stupid question, where do I get elderflowers from?

slippermaiden Fri 19-Jun-15 11:08:13

Try Pinterest for inspiration. Definitely home made cards all the way!

Julieb85 Fri 19-Jun-15 15:13:48

I'm doing DS's footprints with red paint, heel to heel diagonally, so that it makes a kind of heart shape...pop into a frame and your done!!

lilacblossomtime Fri 19-Jun-15 15:23:14

My DH likes a steak for dinner and a nice dessert. I know you have to spend out for those. Dd once made him a little book of 40 things I love about Daddy. It was really sweet and had things like "he wears big boots" so he could tell it was her own work.

keely79 Fri 19-Jun-15 15:27:26

We've done a "Daddy Jar" - got glass jar we had lying round, and DD (5) wrote down on little bits of card things that DC like doing with Daddy - e.g. "Go to the cinema", "Bake a cake", "play football in the park" - then folded up and put inside jar. DS (3) meanwhile stuck stickers all over it to decorate and we've tied some ribbon round it as well. Idea is that when they have a day free together, Daddy reaches into jar and they do whatever activity is pulled out. Free and promotes time together - perfect for Father's Day! Stole idea off a present website which was charging a ridiculous amount of money for a pre-made one. This one at least is personalised!

Iwonderif Fri 19-Jun-15 15:34:24

That idea is precious keely79. So personal. Brilliant idea. May use it next year.

Margaritte Sat 20-Jun-15 08:27:44

Great ideas, thank you.

So far we have decided to make the card, bake the cakes and do the 'Daddy Jar' smile

I cant seem to get wordle to work properly...

Teawithatwix Sat 20-Jun-15 11:33:06

You can probably find them growing in hedgerows x they're tall green bushes with frothy white flowers - Google elderflowers- make sure to shake them before you use them to loosen any little beasties.

Teawithatwix Sat 20-Jun-15 11:34:09

Also tagxedo (type into Google) does free word clouds

dcbe17 Sat 20-Jun-15 12:00:32

These questions were doing the rounds on Facebook. Instead of asking the kids about myself and writingbthe answers down I filmed and interviewed each kid on my phone. We are showing him the two very cute videos via the TV on Father's Day.

WITHOUT any prompting, ask your child these questions & write down EXACTLY what they say. It's a great & funny way to find out exactly what they think.
Childs Name:
1. What is something Mummy always says to you? -
2. What makes Mummy happy? -
3. What makes Mummy sad? -
4. How does Mummy make you laugh? -
5. What was Mummy like as a child? -
6. How old is Mummy? -
7. How tall is Mummy? -
8. What is Mummy's favourite thing to do? -
9. What does Mummy do when you're not here? -
10. If Mummy becomes famous what will it be for? -
11. What is Mummy really good at? -
12. What is Mummy not very good at? -
13. What is Mummy's job? -
14. What makes you proud of Mummy? -
15. What is Mummy's favourite food? -
16. What do you & Mummy do together? -
17. How are you & Mummy the same? -
18. If your Mummy was a cartoon character who would she be? -
19. How are you & Mummy different? -
20. How do you know Mummy loves you? -
21. What does Mummy like best about Daddy? -
22. Where is Mummy's favourite place to go? -
23. How old was Mummy when she had you? -
REPOST the blank in your comments for other people to copy & enjoy reading your kids answers

Margaritte Sat 20-Jun-15 12:04:05

Thats a cute idea - I may do that and change it to Dad instead of mum smile

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