How We Celebrate Brother’s Day
Have you ever thought about celebrating Brother’s Day? Maybe you’ve never heard of this holiday. We hadn’t either, so we decided to make up our own holiday. You celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, but what do your kids get? In an effort to encourage our family’s time together and strengthen bonds, we created Brother’s Day!
Why Brother’s Day?
We want to create traditions that encourage our family time together. We’re so busy in our normal life, that setting one day aside a year to celebrate them is worth it! This family tradition strengthens their brotherly bond and they look forward to it all year! It also reinforces how much we love them.
How Do We Celebrate?
We learned the hard way that trying to celebrate their special day in the middle of the summer, was just too hard. It seemed random and we were distracted by life. Moving forward we do not have a specific date, we just tell them it will happen when we’re on vacation. This allows us to really be focused on them and pour in good quality time. It also helps that we’re on vacation and in full “vacation-mode”, relaxed and fun.
The (sample) Plan for the Day:
- Donuts for breakfast (kid approved)
- Beach time
- Sandwiches for lunch
- Family Family Movie Rental
- Dinner out – kid friendly restaurant
- Special Event: our events over the years are listed below
Brother’s Day Destinations
(usually tied in with a family vacation)
- 2017 – Disney World, Florida
- 2016 – Dolphin Eco-Tour, Naples, Florida
- 2015 – Hershey Park, PA
- 2014 – San Diego Zoo
- 2013 – Legoland
- 2012 – Go Karts
- 2011- Beach and Boat Ride
- 2010 – Caverns
- 2009 – Beach and water slides
- 2008 – Water Park (near home)
Future Brother’s Days
We ask them every year how they’d like to celebrate in the future and what their plans will be when they’re adults. They come up with hiking, traveling, the beach, Disney, etc.
Now that I’m grown up, I love to spend time with my sister and cherish our special time just the two of us. I feel that our close relationship started when we were children.
We are hoping that our children will continue to celebrate Brother’s Day for a long time. As parents, we may be the main organizers of it now; however, we feel that helping foster healthy relationships pays big dividends in the end.
Thanks for stopping by to learn about Brother’s Day!