Father’s Day is barely a week away, so here are some ideas to help jump start your planning.

Plan a “D is for Dad” Day where everything starts with D. For food, try donuts, deli sandwiches, dark chocolate, deep dish pizza, Dad’s Root Beer, or any variety of desserts.  Your activities for the day might include driving (in the car or on the golf course), dancing, digging in the dirt, and of course, dozing.

Forget the cutting the lawn on Father’s Day. Put Dad in his favorite chair and surprise him with the mower on top of a a no sweat lawn mower cupcake. Another recipe from Family Fun:

  1. For each cupcake, mix a handful of flaked coconut with a few drops of green food coloring. Press a chocolate-frosted cupcake into the coconut to cover.
  2. The mower is made with a dark chocolate Hershey’s Nuggets body, brown M&M’s wheels, and a red M&M’s engine, held in place with dabs of frosting.
  3. Shape the handle from a piece of black licorice lace, then insert the ends into the cup
  4. cake.

Beer Cake

This beer cake might make the day for some dads.