What do you get the dad who has everything?
If your dad is anything like mine, he has a bit of a sweet tooth. For example every Christmas I get him a box of chocolate covered cherries, a tradition that goes way, way, way back. Why not start your own tradition and make dad yummy father’s day treats!
Baking with the kiddos is also a great way for moms to make memories and take some fun photos. The messier the process, the better the photos! Get the little ones involved from the start. Have them pick a recipe from a few you’ve pre-selected. If you are feeling adventurous take them to the store to help grab the necessary ingredients. Document the trip with your phone. Get a few photos of the kids selecting the ingredients and putting them in the cart. Or if they prefer, or need to, ride in the cart snap a few images of them holding the list or an item for the recipe.
Before starting, gather all your ingredients and tools. It’s easier to have everything you need out than to be searching in the middle of a recipe. You could organize in one of two ways: recipe order or stuff your kid can help with and stuff you have to do. You know your kids best and can determine what is appropriate for them to help with.
Then it’s time to get baking your father’s day treats! Make sure to get photos from different angles. A bird’s eye view of the work surface and kids is always a fun one. Grab a step stool and get above the action. Don’t forget those close-ups of those little hands hard at work. If a spill or mess happens, grab a photo before going in to clean up. And don’t forget to get some of the kids with their finished dessert.
The most important photo to get? Dad with his special treat and everyone enjoying it!
Looking for some recipe ideas? I got you:
- Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake. Yes, cheesecake cake.
- Rocky Road Pie
- Banana Split Lasagna. C’mon, even I think this would be fun to make, I bet your kids would love it! And you could change up the fruit and/or toppings to customize it to dad!