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Planning the Perfect Father's Day

Planning a great Father's Day is just one way to show your father or husband how much you care. Even the perfect gift and a card can't substitute for quality time. Whether you're planning a quiet family occasion or an all-out bash, here are some tips to make this Father's Day one for the books.

Planning a Father's Day Party
If you're planning to gather friends and family together, keep the father in mind when you pick your theme. Stick with food that's simple to prepare, keeping dad's favorites in mind. After all, it's hard to beat a full and satisfied stomach! For smaller get-togethers, great meal ideas include flank steak with steak-cut fries, paired with a creamy potato salad with bacon.

When inviting extended family or friends, make the event easier by planning an informal pot-luck dinner. Be sure to send out invitations early to give everyone time to get ready and plan what they want to bring.

Surprise Sports Tickets
Is he a sports fan? Then surprise him with tickets to his favorite event. Make sure you take care of all the details of an out-of-town trip, if you’re traveling far. Start planning early to be sure you can get tickets.

Plan a Hunting Trip
Hunting can help form very strong family bonds, not only between sons and fathers but between husbands and wives. Make this Father's Day about quality time and surprise him with a hunting trip done in style at one of the ranches or lodges in the area. Rent a cabin near Yellow River State Park for miles of prime trout fishing and turkey hunting, which is now in season. You can even book a hunt at a ranch to enjoy Iowa's world-class hunting, no license needed.

Have an Easy Sunday Evening Barbecue
Finish the day off by letting dad do what he does best: manning the grill. A Sunday evening barbecue is a great way to cap off an eventful day, and it can be as easy or complicated as you want. Shop the day before for items that are easy to throw on the grill, including hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken breast and smoked turkey. While dad's grilling, prepare the last-minute barbecue side dishes like tortilla chips and salsa, pasta or potato salad, and vegetables with dip.

Treat Your Husband to a Romantic Night
Wives know that Father's Day is about more than celebrating dad's role as a caregiver; it's also about honoring him as a partner and friend. After celebrations with family and loved ones, make him feel special by enjoying a romantic evening together. Treat him to a massage at home, or make it a full night on the town with dinner at his favorite restaurant, an hour of gaming, or even a movie. Set aside some unplugged time together away from the gadgets to make Father's Day special and heartfelt.

Treat Him to a Father's Day Brunch
Don't forget to start your day off right! Stop by Lady Luck Casino® Marquette on Sunday, June 21 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. for a delicious Father's Day brunch for $17.99*. We're serving up all of dad's favorites, buffet-style, including chef-carved prime rib, an omelet station and homemade desserts.
Need a bigger gift for Father’s Day? On June 21 and July 5, win a brand-new flat screen TV in our Flippin' for Flatscreens promotion. Get a free entry every promotional day starting at 10 a.m., and earn more entries with play! Imagine coming home with a flat-screen to give him!

Check out our events page for all the fun promotions we'll be running during Father's Day weekend, & don’t forget to follow us on Facebook® and Twitter® for constant updates!

*Tax and gratuity not included.

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