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10 Things to do for Dad this Father’s Day

4 Jun

We’re giving dads a high-five as we build up to Father’s Day…because with the cost of living these days, a high-five is all we can afford!  Andrea and I have spent hours pondering suitable gifts for the men in our lives. Everything they really want comes with an exorbitant price tag! (Have you seen the price of golf balls?) Then we shared a face palm moment. Father’s Day isn’t about gifts. Father’s Day is about honouring your dad and letting him know how much you love and respect him. And the easiest way to show your dad how much you love and respect him is through your actions. So instead of things to buy, we’ve put together a list of things to do for dad this Father’s Day.

 
1.       Let him sleep. If this just isn’t possible on Father’s Day then let him sleep in on Saturday as a pre-Father’s Day treat.
2.      Scrumptious breakfast. Whether in bed or at a beautifully laid table; there’s nothing like waking up to the smell of coffee brewing and bacon sizzling on the grill!

full english breakfast
3.       Hand-made cards. This is special, no matter how big or small your kids are.
4.       Write him a poem or a song.

father's day song

5.       Homemade vouchers. Get creative and make a gift that lasts (don’t forget the T&Cs)! Foot rubs, movie nights, hiking days, Saturday sleep-ins, and doing dad’s chores are great ideas.
6.       Pamper time. Sit dad in his favourite chair and treat it like a throne. Fetch him a newspaper or book, make him something to drink, put on some peaceful music and offer him a shoulder or foot massage (or both!). Experiment with a foot bath, salt scrub and creams.
7.       Outdoor hobbies. What does dad like to do on his day off? Kick a ball around? Take a walk? Cycle? Make an effort to join in. If you’re thinking, “but no one else in the family cycles,” then compromise and go to a track where there is a restaurant and jungle-gym for mom and the kids.

kick a ball with dad

8.       Indoor family fun. Make family time to play board games, charades, build a puzzle or a watch family movie.
9.       Give him a break. Sadly the working world may not stop to give us a full day of family time. If dad has to work and can’t do it after the kids are in bed, or if he just needs a good forty-winks, then give him his space and don’t make him feel guilty about it
10.   Dad-inspired dinner. What are his favourite foods? Make a 3-course menu and get the kids to draw it up. Turn off the TV and put on some good music. Decorate the table, use your special crockery and open that bottle of wine.

And just to give you that added BONUS, we decided to throw in #11!

11.   The unexpected surprise. This could be anything from organising a visit from dad’s best friend to secretly running a candle-lit bath. Make a treasure hunt to find his present, or hide an extra gift under his pillow. You can play the we-forgot-to-buy-bread-and-milk-so-let’s-go-out-for-breakfast trick where you “accidentally” find your extended family or friends sitting at a Reserved table. Go crazy with this one!

father's day surprise message

In the end, it really doesn’t matter what you do on Father’s Day as long as you remember why you are doing it. Take the time and effort to show how much you love and respect him; as imperfectly human as he is! That is the greatest gift you could give him and he will treasure you all the more for it.

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Heir to the Throne at MamaMagic Baby Expo

15 May

Heir to the Throne is one of our great new finds that will be exhibiting at MamaMagic, The Baby Expo in Johannesburg this week from 17 – 20 May at the Coca-Cola Dome.

You can find their kids toys and accessories at Stand 203. Their range includes wooden toys, books, posters and educational toys. If you’re tired of the noisy give-mom-a-brain-ache toys that your friends love to buy for your kids, then be sure to make your way to this stand.

Don’t miss their Baby Expo Promotion! Spend R100 or more and you could win a beautiful waterproof picnic blanket, hand-crafted by a community upliftment project, to the value of R350.

Want to know more about Heir to the Throne?

Contact Jean Reah

Cell: 083 695 1430

Email: heir.reah@gmail.com

www.heirtothethrone.co.za

Heir to the Throne, MamaMagic Baby Expo

MamaMagic, The Baby Expo

14 May

MamaMagic, The Baby Expo

 

Once again MamaMagic™, The Baby Expo® is coming to Joburg from the 17-20 May 2012 and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever!  So here is why you need to go book your ticket NOW!

Straight from CBeebies to MamaMagic™ Joburg this May will come Mister Maker – a real-life character who finds bright ideas for art from everything around him.  So don’t miss this amazing opportunity, see CBeebies Mister Maker’s live on stage.

Barney and Mister Maker on Stage – Show Times:
Thursday and Friday: 10h30 & 15h30
Saturday and Sunday: 10h30, 13h00 & 15h30
Don’t forget booking is essential when you buy your entrance ticket to the expo. To avoid disappointment book in advance as seats are limited.

MamaMagic Expo Information:
Date: 17 – 20 May 2012 @ The Coca-Cola Dome, 9am – 6pm daily
Entrance Fee: R65 per adult, children under the age of 10 are free (max of 2 children under 10 years free per adult); Pensioners: R50 (identification required)

MamaMagic is the ideal opportunity to gain knowledge about pregnancy, being a parent and embracing the latest products under one roof. The exhibition offers educational workshops at the Woodward’s Experts Lounge; Barney, proudly brought to you by Baby City will be performing energetic and interactive shows on stage daily and show features that cater for each individual’s needs; where moms and dads are able to pick up valuable tips and advice straight from the experts about what to expect for the next few years. Not forgetting our Pampers Nappy Change Rooms and Philips Avent Breastfeeding and Bottle Warming stations.

*Tickets available at Computicket or at the door.

Find more info at the official site MamaMagic, The Baby Expo

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