Father’s Day is all about taking the time out of our busy schedules and honouring our dads, for all their hard work, the sacrifices they made (and continue to make) and the enduring love they show us, even if it’s not always expressed. Whereas many people settle for taking their father out for dinner, feeding him a steak and a beer and calling it a night, why not go the extra mile this Father’s Day?
When dinner is done, instead of heading your separate ways, tell your father that the whole family is going to go axe throwing together, which will be not only a fun activity but also a great bonding experience. Axe throwing is the perfect Father’s Day sport for three reasons: firstly, the whole family gets to learn a new skill; secondly, you get to compete with Dad to see who can throw axes the best; and finally, it’s something that he can brag about to his buddies later.
When you book a time to go axe throwing, you get an included lesson on how to throw axes. Essentially, what they tell you to do is grip the axe firmly and straightly, cock it back over your head almost like you’re getting ready for a soccer throw-in, and then launch the axe forward, releasing it when your arm is perpendicular to your body (i.e. parallel to the floor). That’s the gist of it, but obviously they give you a much more in-depth rundown of how to throw the axe properly, so that it hits the wooden target ahead of you. Learning a new skill is the perfect bonding experience, since it brings people closer together without drawing attention to the fact. You’ll get to give each other pointers on form, as well as congratulate each other when you start getting the hang of it.
But then it’s on to the competition portion! After your lesson, you’ll have the chance to face off against your Dad and the rest of the family in a round robin competition to see who is the ultimate axe thrower. There should be no holds barred in this portion of the evening – even if it is Father’s Day, you’re in it to win it. The competition portion is just plain fun, though, as everyone gets really involved with the game, without letting emotions run too high. Plus, it just feels satisfying to hurl an axe at a target and watch it splinter apart the wood –there’s something oddly destructive about it, but not in a bad way.
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When all is said and done, everyone will be high off the adrenaline and spent from the physical activity – the perfect mixture of excitement and satisfaction. Linger long enough to snap a few pics of everyone giving their meanest axe throwing face. It will give Dad something to show his buddies next time they’re over. This Father’s Day Day, don’t just settle for a dinner and a card. Give the whole family a night of excitement and fun by booking an axe throwing party.
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