6 Fun Ways to Celebrate His First Father's Day

From hiking to hiring a babysitter, here are some fun and creative ways to celebrate Father's Day with a new dad. After all, your guy deserves it.

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Dad's First Father's Day

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Dad's First Father's Day

Don't worry, Mama—if you forgot that Father's Day is right around the corner and the mere thought of adding another bullet point to your overflowing to-do list is enough to send you over the edge, we've got you covered. Regardless if this is hubby's first or fifth Father's Day, steal one of these sweet and fun ideas to celebrate that man you fall in love with a little more every day.

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Set Up a Scavenger Hunt

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Set Up a Scavenger Hunt

How to do it: When you wake up early with the baby, let daddy sleep in—but make it a game for him. Throughout your house or apartment, leave sweet notes that direct him to find other notes. At the end of the hunt, have his favorite breakfast warming in the oven for him (french toast casserole, anyone?), along with a card and small gift.

Why he'll love it: Chances are that between being new parents, trying to save money and all the everyday stresses that ultimately become part of your marriage, reading sentiments about what you treasure about him will remind him of all the places you've been together, and how much you've created. (And hey, Hot Mama, feel free to throw in a sexy note in there too!)

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Schedule You Time

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Schedule You Time

How to do it: After your cute tot wishes daddy a "Happy Father's Day" in his sweet voice—or gurgles something to that point—send the baby away to grandma's for the afternoon. Then let your husband pick whatever he'd like to do until baby comes back home for bedtime. (Bonus wife points if you buy some lingerie!)

Why he'll love it: When was the last time you and he actually sat down for a meal or stole a few hours in the bedroom, uninterrupted? While Father's Day is about celebrating your family, it's also about celebrating the guy who works so hard for you and the kiddos. Maybe he wants to have some whiskey and watch the end of the game, maybe he wants to spend the afternoon in your king-sized bed. Whatever he wants, let him have his day.

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Serve Brunch in Bed

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Serve Brunch in Bed

How to do it: If bacon and eggs with some pancakes and black coffee is your guy's idea of the perfect way to start the day, cook or order it in. Bring it to him in bed and spend some extra time snuggling as a family instead of waking up to tackle the day.

Why he'll love it: With so much going on, it can be difficult to relax with those you love the most. You might have church to get to or the family BBQ or a million other things, but for 30 minutes to an hour, your hubby (and you) deserve to just be. He'll enjoy the little R&R, and he'll like that he gets to hold you—and the baby—for longer than usual.

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Go On a Hike

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Go On a Hike

How to do it: Strap on that baby carrier, grab the sunscreen, pack some snacks—and go! Look for local trails, or if you don't live somewhere with hiking options, head to the park.

Why he'll love it: Summer is the ideal time to be outdoors as a family, and if your guy is an active one, he'll enjoy spending a Father's Day reconnecting to nature, disconnected from email and distractions. You might come home exhausted ... but remember, Baby will probably be tired, too, so you and the hubs can have some fun to seal the day.

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Put Together a Memory Book

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Put Together a Memory Book

How to do it: If you're the crafty type, collect images of your guy—from his childhood with his own dad to the dozens of snaps you have on your phone—and put them together in a book. Browse through the pictures together over his favorite takeout.

Why he'll love it: Sentimental or not, images are great ways to illustrate just how much you love him. It'll also remind your husband about how far he's come as a man, partner and dad. The best part is that every year—and with every child—you get to keep making the book bigger!

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Bring the Happy Hour Home

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Bring the Happy Hour Home

How to do it: Once baby is in bed, invite your partner to "Happy Hour." Have the ingredients for his signature cocktail—or a six-pack of his go-to craft beer—and serve him the drinks. Toast to your family together, while kicking a few back.

Why he'll love it: You might not be able to go out for drinks as often as you used to these days, but who says you can't bring the bar to your kitchen? He'll like the sweet gesture and the role playing (enter hot bartender outfit)—but most of all, you'll both relax together. And hey, you might even get a lil' tipsy!

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