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Celebrating Father’s Day at the Office: 10 Ways to Celebrate Dads in the Workplace

Father’s Day is a holiday that recognizes the significant role dads, grandfathers, and father figures play in our lives. While we often celebrate this day on a personal level, celebrating this special day in the workplace is an excellent way to let the dads on your team know how much they’re valued.

Here are 10 Father’s Day work ideas you can use to celebrate this year.

1. Give a Practical Gift to the Dads in the Company

Gift-giving lets you show your employees that you care, but you want to give something memorable to celebrate Father’s Day. A classic coffee mug or a gift bag filled with tasty treats is always welcome. However, if you want to create a lasting impression, give a practical gift that your employees can share with their entire family — like a grocery gift certificate.

Grocery gift certificates are practical, universally appreciated, and they can be enjoyed with loved ones.


A Perfect Feast beef steak gift certificate is an excellent gift for dads who like to barbecue. They can use their gift certificate to purchase their favorite cut of meat for their next family cookout.

2. Plan a Get-Together at a Local Sporting Event

Do you have a few dads on staff who are always talking about Sunday football or last week’s baseball game? Why not plan a get-together for all the dads at a local game? You buy the tickets. They bring the snacks.

3. Play a Dad-Themed Trivia Game

Create a fun Father’s Day-themed trivia competition that everyone can participate in. You can put together a set of questions related to fatherhood, famous dads, and father-related facts.

Organize it as a team activity or an individual challenge, and offer small prizes for the winners. It’s a great way to engage employees, spark conversations, and bring some friendly competition to the workplace.

4. Start a “Bring-Your-Kid-to-Work” Father’s Day Tradition

Make the Friday before Father’s Day “Bring Your Child to Work” day for your company.

Encourage employees to bring their kids to the office and plan a few kid-friendly games. You can organize craft stations, board games, or even a mini “take your child to work” program where kids can shadow their parents and learn about different roles and responsibilities within the workplace.

It’s a fantastic opportunity for bonding and creating lasting memories.

5. Bring out the Best Dad Jokes

You don’t have to plan a day filled with Father’s Day activities at work to make your employees feel special. All you really need are some dad jokes. These jokes are usually sweet and wholesome and remind everyone of awkward and hilarious moments with their own dads.

Make a contest where everyone shares their favorite jokes. You can also set up cheesy jokes around the office on sticky notes or posters. Here are a few ideas you can use to get started:

  1. Why did the scarecrow win an award? Because he was outstanding in his field!
  2. Why don’t skeletons fight each other? They don’t have the guts!
  3. Why don’t eggs tell jokes? Because they might crack up!
  4. Did you hear about the restaurant on the moon? Great food, but no atmosphere!
  5. What do you call a fish wearing a crown? King Neptune!

As an added bonus, a little humor will help spread those good-feeling vibes at work.

6. Set up a Family-Friendly Picnic to Celebrate Father’s Day

If you really want to make Father’s Day special, put together a family-friendly picnic at a local park. You can go all-out with classic work picnic games like potato sack races, face painting, water balloons, and a scavenger hunt.

Invite your employees to bring their favorite dishes, plan a few games so all the dads can partake in some good old friendly competition, and expect to have a blast. While Father’s Day activities at work are great, giving your team a chance to spend time outside of work and bring their families can be even more fun.

7. Invite Coworkers to Create Appreciation Cards

Set up a designated area where coworkers can write appreciation cards or notes for their colleagues who are fathers. Provide materials such as colorful paper, markers, and stickers for people to get creative with their messages.

The collected cards can be given to the fathers on Father’s Day as a heartfelt gesture of appreciation and recognition.

8. Encourage Dads to Have Fun with Movie Tickets 

If you have any movie buffs on your team, consider a set of movie tickets. This Father’s Day idea will encourage your employees to get out and enjoy themselves. They can take their kids, their spouse, or a friend. Either way, it gives them an excuse to turn off all their responsibilities and get lost in a good film for a couple of hours.

9. Make a Father’s Day Recognition Wall at Work

Create a recognition wall or bulletin board in a common area of the office where everyone can post messages or share stories about the company’s dads. Provide materials like colorful paper, markers, and sticky notes so everyone has the tools they need to create something special.

You can also encourage colleagues to write messages of appreciation, gratitude, or funny anecdotes about their own fathers or father figures in their lives.

10. Give Dads a Day Off

Consider offering fathers in the workplace some flexibility or additional time off around Father’s Day. You can let them take a half-day off, leave early, or work from home.

Providing this flexibility shows understanding and support for their role as fathers, allowing them to spend quality time with their families and enjoy the holiday with them.

Bring on the Father’s Day Celebrations!

Try out any of these Father’s Day ideas for work, or come up with your own. You can also combine a few of them if you want to go all out for the dads at your workplace this year.

If you’re not sure what your employees would want or don’t have time to plan a big event, Perfect Feast can save the day. You can order gift certificates for turkey, ham, fruits and vegetables, or beef steaks.

Gift certificates let your employees decide what to buy and when to celebrate, giving them the freedom to treat themselves when the time is right. Order Perfect Feast gift certificates to celebrate the dads at your company!