Celebrating the Grandparents’ in your life

grandfather playing chess with his grandchildren

Most people are familiar with Mother and Father’s day, but have you ever celebrated Grandparents day? Inviting your grandparents over or getting them a small gift is a great way to remind them how much you love and appreciate them. They’ve been there since the day you were born and will probably spoil you well into adulthood. Make sure it’s not a one way street. Here a few fun ways to celebrate this special day with your loved ones this Grandparent’s day.

Make them dinner

Going over to your grandparents’ house usually means delicious home-cooked meals and sweet-baked treats. And while your grandparents love cooking for you, it’s time to repay the kindness. Treat your grandparent’s to a comfort food they know and love, or impress them with your rendition of one of their most famous meals.

Bust out the board games

Even though your grandparents’ may seem sweet and innocent, it doesn’t mean they don’t have a competitive edge. Playing cards, dominoes, or a game of cribbage is a fun way to engage their youthful spirit and bond.

Take them out to a ball game

There’s one more month of baseball, and football season is just starting up. Maybe they used to take you as child and the ball park brings back sweet memories. Or maybe this is the first time they’ve ever been. Either way, watching a game with grandpa with a couple of beers and hot dogs is a great way to spend time together.  

Get them a small gift

Ever hear the phrase “it’s the thought that counts.” Well here’s an instance where that’s actually true. You don’t need to buy something expensive or fancy to show your love – your thoughtfulness is enough to keep the grandparents smiling from ear-to-ear. Maybe you frame your favorite picture of you and your grandma, or pick out a new watch.

Listen to their stories

Your grandparent’s have a life full of stories to share, it’s just up to you to ask. Put on a pot of coffee and spark up conversation. You might be surprised by how much in common you have. From childhood memories and first loves to the struggles they’ve encountered over the years, there’s a lifetime of wisdom waiting to be shared. And even if you’ve heard the story before, really try to listen. Memorize or write down their stories so that even after they’re gone, their stories can live on.

You heard from us, but we want to hear from you. How do plan to spoil your loved ones on Grandparent’s Day?