Questions?  (920) 431-0938
Eng Spa

Back to Blog

January 20, 2022American Tent Life

If you have a difficult time choosing the right gift for Father’s Day, you’re not alone. It seems like Dad has more tools, grilling utensils, and neckties than he could ever use. What can you give to the father who seems to already have everything? The answer is simple: a Father’s Day party. What dad really wants is time with his family. Whether his kids are adults with children of their own, or busy teenagers who pass like ships in the night, dad might now always say it, but he misses his kids! Keep reading for Father’s day party ideas.

Have a BBQ Party

When thinking about Father’s Day party themes, consider the things that dad likes best. If you’re lucky enough to have a swimming pool and good weather, a pool party will definitely draw a crowd. If not, the family will still come running for a good BBQ party. Give dad a break on his special day and delegate grill duty to other family members. Easy side dishes like potato salad and coleslaw can be made (or purchased) in advance so that the family can focus on the guest of honor. 

Come Up With a Competition

Ideas for Father's Day

Now that you have the menu figured out, you’ll need to begin thinking about how you’re going to keep everyone entertained at the party. If your dad is like most, he’ll enjoy some family-friendly competition. Consider the ages of your party guests when choosing games. Some suggestions for outdoor Father’s Day party games include:

  • Cornhole
  • Ladder toss
  • Horseshoes
  • Croquet
  • Badminton
  • Volleyball

For younger guests, you can’t go wrong with buckets of inexpensive sidewalk chalk. Encourage them to write dad (or grandpa) messages or draw pictures of the special guy. Little ones can also add to the ambiance with bubble wands.

Add Decorations

Choosing decorating themes for a Father’s Day party may seem daunting, but the truth is that dad probably won’t be too picky. He’ll just be happy to spend quality time with his family! Start by choosing a party tent that will fit your guest count as well as your budget. That way, the party can go on no matter what happens with the weather. Keep decorations simple, and consider themes that align with dad’s hobbies and interests, such as:

  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Golf
  • Sports team or alma mater
  • Favorite movie or movie character

A Party Just for The Guys

Father's Day Celebration Ideas

For some dads, especially dads with young children, the perfect Father’s Day party may be a party just for the guys. Give dad a break and plan a relaxing day where he can catch up with old friends and swap parenting advice. Set up tables for card games and bring out a TV or two set to dad’s favorite channel - whether it’s golf, hunting or fishing. Or, create a playlist of dad’s favorite tunes. Stock coolers with dad’s favorite beverages and set out his favorite snacks so that he can feel like he’s at his favorite tavern without leaving the backyard tent!

Father-Daughter Party

If you have one or more little girls who are crazy about daddy, a father-daughter Father’s Day party could be a fun choice for both dad and daddy’s little girl(s). Little girls will have a wonderful time planning a father-daughter tea party, complete with elegant snacks. Daddy will love getting a manicure and pedicure from his special girl(s).

Father and Son Day

Father's Day Party Ideas

Party planning isn’t just for the girls, boys can definitely get involved in planning a special day for dad. In fact, sons crave dad’s time and attention just as much (if not more) than daughters. Let the boys in dad’s life choose snacks and games for the party. Even if it’s just tossing the football or playing checkers, fathers and sons need bonding time and Father’s Day is the perfect time to set aside quality time that is just for them. Fathers and sons can wind down at the end of the party with a bowl of popcorn and a favorite movie. 


Our team is here to advise you on how to choose the best tent for your Father’s Day party needs. Contact us today for help with everything from planning to installation.

Tony Ehrbar's headshot

Tony Ehrbar

Owner & CEO

Tony's entrepreneurial spirit is woven into the fabric of American Tent (an Inc 5000 company), shaped by his experience running a successful event venue & tent rental service. His recognition as the Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2019 is a testament to his impact & dedication to his community. As the Co-founder and CEO of Renegade Plastics, Tony is leading initiatives in the tent industry to integrate eco-friendly, recyclable materials. Contributing as a board member for the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) & the Green Bay Area Public Schools Foundation and being featured by Entrepreneur, Oracle, & Modern Weddings, Tony plays a pivotal role in enhancing the growth and success of the textile industry.

Order Your Event Tent Today!

If you enjoyed today’s entry, be sure to bookmark our blog page and check back frequently for the latest updates.

We regularly post helpful resources that can help you plan great events and learn more about our event tents.

Our friendly customer service team is always happy to answer any questions you have about pole tents, frame tents, and sidewalls, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you need more information!

Find out how much better it is to have Shelter. Simplified.

Give us a call today at (920) 431-0938!

Contact Us
Shopping Cart

There are no items in your cart.

Continue Shopping