Ways to Celebrate Mom and Dad on National Parents Day

National Parents Appreciation Day is approaching, and Polk County private schools have a few ideas to help your family to celebrate. This day commemorates both of you — the parents — together with shareable presents and activities the whole family will enjoy!

Eat a Big Breakfast
The best way to bond is over food, right? So start your day with a big, hearty breakfast — you deserve it! Rather than cooking, take your family out for a unique meal. TripAdvisor has a list of the 10 best breakfast places in town. The list includes Keke’s Breakfast Cafe more than once, so that says something tasty!

Host a Get-Together
Round up the neighbors or relatives for an all-inclusive Parents Day get-together! Celebrating with other parents is a fun way to spend the day, as you get to know other parents that need some appreciating, too. The better you know each other, the better you can support each other. Ditch the cooking by incorporating a potluck in the event; have everyone bring a dish or fire up the grill for a BYO-barbecue — less work for everyone involved!

Go on a Family Hike
Take to the trail with your hiking gear for a special way to bond with your family. This is a perfect opportunity to connect with the outdoors. Lakeland Highlands Shrub and Gator Creek Reserve are beautiful and close by!

Game Nights
Game nights are a helpful way to incorporate National Parents Day activities for working parents. After a long day at work, you can wind down with your children over games, such as Charades, Monopoly, or Go Fish.

Visit a Theme Park
Planning a theme park day can be stressful. National Parents Day can leave room in your schedule to take your family to a theme park! Luckily in Central Florida, there are so many options, such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and even Kennedy Space Center in Cocoa.

At Polk County private schools, we foster an atmosphere of care and an environment of high expectations and effective discipline. To learn more about what makes us different, contact the Office of Catholic Schools at the Diocese of Orlando by dialing 407-246-4800.