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1. Give a Homemade Father’s Day Gift

This year, let’s get personal. Think beyond the home improvement store or sports gear and give sweet, homemade gifts from the heart. The kids will enjoy coming up with ideas that incorporate their likes and hobbies. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Father’s Day Superhero Candy Activity

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s Super Dad! Show them how amazing, strong, brave and awesome they are with this superhero candy bar activity. Start with our printed template and their favorite Hershey Candy bar, then let the kids loose decorating Dad’s superhero outfit. 

Father’s Day Gift Basket

Take a little bit of this and a little bit of that to assemble a sweet gift basket for Dad. Choose a unique “basket” that doubles as part of the gift, like a toolbox or small cooler. Throw in something cozy like TWIZZLERS Socks or REESE’S Pajama Pants. Don’t forget to include their favorite Hershey Candy (in King Size, of course!). Round it out with a few small gift items that they’ll love like grilling sauces, lottery tickets, golf balls – whatever they’re into.

Jar of Fun, Family Activities

This is the Father’s Day gift that keeps on giving. Grab a glass or plastic container and a HERSHEY’S Miniatures Assortment. Get a few slips of paper and write down fun family activities like bowling, mini-golf or a baseball game. 

Tape the activities to the bottom of the candy pieces and fill the jar. Tell Dad how it works and have them grab one when the fam is looking for some weekend entertainment.

2. Enjoy Father’s Day Outdoors

June is a great time of year for outdoor fun, so celebrate Dad while the family soaks up some sunshine and fresh air. In most cases, these active activities are free, and the scenery provides great, natural backdrops for family pics.

Go for a Hike

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Lace up your sneakers and hit the trails for a hike. If you’ve got little hikers in your party, look for parks that have ADA-accessible trails. They’re generally easier to tackle with flat, smooth surfaces and manageable lengths. Don’t forget to pack water and this Hershey-inspired chocolate trail mix.

Take a Fishing Trip

Fishing is a great family activity because it’s relaxing, educational and easy for kids to learn. Make sure to look up your local fishing regulations to learn which family members need a license to cast their lines. At the end of the trip, surprise dad with this Father’s Day Fishing Tackle Box filled with sweets.

Go Camping

A little overnight camping trip gives the whole family a nice change of scenery, a little adventure and another reason to enjoy ooey, gooey s’mores around the campfire. Get creative with a REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup or HERSHEY'S COOKIES 'N' CREME Red, White, & Blue Candy Bars.

Organize a Father’s Day Picnic

Find a local park or pavilion for a Father’s Day picnic. With plenty of space and fresh air, you can invite some close family members and friends for a potluck lunch and portable yard games. When it comes to desserts, keep it simple-yet-scrumptious with these easy picnic dessert ideas.

3. Have an Outdoor Movie Night 

Put a summer twist on movie night and take the show outside for Father’s Day. Set up a projector in your backyard or driveway for a magical night with the stars, under the stars, watching Dad’s movie pick. You can even inflate a baby pool and stuff it with pillows and blankets for an ultra-cozy cinema experience. 

If you’re anything like us, movies give us the munchies! Assemble a sweet and salty snack tray to share or arrange individual movie snack packs with popcorn, a drink and a box of classic Hershey candy, like REESE’S PIECES Candy or WHOPPERS Chocolate Malted Milk Balls.

4. Bake a Father’s Day Dessert

Let the kids be pint-sized pastry chefs as they help bake Dad’s dream dessert, like cupcakes, brownies, cookies or breakfast desserts. Search our recipes by brand and incorporate their favorite Hershey Candy.

  • If they’re a REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup fan (who isn’t?), they’ll love these Easy Peanut Butter Temptations.
  • If they love YORK Peppermint Patties because they’re a cool dad (of course!), try these Peppermint Pattie Cookies.
  • If they can’t decide between cookies and HERSHEY’S KISSES candy, pair up both treats with a classic blossom cookie.

In between the treats, trips and snack trays, give Dad some time to relax, but show them how much you care with plenty of HUGS and KISSES. However and wherever you celebrate Father’s Day, remember that it’s all about family!