Mother’s day is an annual reminder to show moms around the world how valued and cherished they are. Despite last year’s and this year’s circumstances, our Mother’s Day celebrations don’t have to be canceled. The sentiment behind the holiday is even more meaningful than ever.
In normal circumstances, we’d be out and about celebrating Mother’s Days in restaurants, cafes, or on day trips to show mom just how much we love her. While the pandemic may make celebrating a bit tricky, we do with what we can.
With some preparation and creativity, we can still give mom a memorable Mother’s Day celebration.
Here are some examples of how families can show their appreciation and gratitude to mom this year to inspire you.
Serve Her Breakfast in Bed
Start the pampering right before the special lady of the hour starts her day. A tray filled with her favorite breakfast items or food she usually wouldn’t have time to prepare will be a great pick-me-up to set the mood for the day.
Write Surprise Messages For Her to Find
As she goes about her day, make her feel appreciated by writing special notes for her to find. It can be about anything that comes to mind: special memories, funny anecdotes, things you love about them, little things that you appreciate about them.
Add them to the milk carton, the bathroom mirror, on her breakfast tray, or the places she usually frequents in the house. Turn it into a fun and sweet surprise for her to discover all day.
You can have the kids help with the notes. These will be treasured keepsakes for mom—extra brownie points for dad.
Give Her Some Time Alone to Do What She Loves
For mom to recharge, give her time to indulge in activities, she likes to do. Things have been hard on everybody during this quarantine, especially for moms focused on everybody else but themselves the rest of the year. Self-care is essential. It allows the person to be prepared to care for those around them. So one way to celebrate Mother’s Day is to let mom have some precious alone time.
On this note, this would be a great bonding experience for you and your toddler. Take this time to roll out the play mat and get down with your toddler. Do some Mother’s Day crafts to show mom when she’s done with her alone time. She will love that surprise.
Surprise her with a spotless home.
While mom is having some alone time in the bedroom or somewhere in the house, rally the children and give them each a chore to do. If there’s any daily chore that mom doesn’t particularly enjoy, do it for her. Be it cleaning, doing the laundry, or making sure the dog gets its exercise.
Give Her Flowers
Flowers may be very traditional for Mother’s Day, but they are always appreciated. Make sure to plan. If you can’t get the bouquet in person, arrange to have a delivery of mom’s favorite blooms delivered to brighten her day.
If you’re looking for something more long-lasting, why not a houseplant? They make for an awesome surprise as well.
Celebrate With A Meal Kit From Her Favorite Restaurant
If they’re missing going out to eat at their go-to restaurant, bring the restaurant home with you. Hopefully, the restaurant has some delivery service options to enjoy her meal safely at home with the family. I’m sure she’ll want a treat.
Make Mom A Video
This is a bit going the extra mile and may need some technical know-how. But it would be worth it to see mommy’s bright smile while she watches the video.
Heartfelt words can let mom know she’s valued. You can have each child talk about mom – what they love about her, and what fun memories they have with her. Of course, if you’re dealing with toddlers, you can do a montage of your toddler and mommy and say what you appreciate about her. Add in the video clips, some pictures, and music, and get it ready for the big day. This can be your grand finale before mom goes to bed.
Have a bonding session with the kids and interview them about mommy. Ask them many questions and create a memory book filled with pictures and your kids’ responses and drawings.
Ask them questions like:
- What do you like best about mommy?
- What does mommy like to do?
- What’s mommy’s favorite food?
- Is there anything you’d like to tell mommy on Mother’s Day?
Each page of the book is filled with beautiful memories celebrating her motherhood, and I’m sure mommy would feel extra special with the gift.
Give Mom A Gift Card or Book Something For The Future
Spas, restaurants, cinemas may be closed. Concerts and shows are canceled. We’ve got so many plans that we can’t wait to enjoy once things reopen again. Why don’t you book something in advance or give gift cards? It’s a great way to support local businesses while giving mom something positive to look forward to.
Give Her A Coupon Full of Surprises.
Coupons or vouchers that can be redeemed for a shoulder massage, a hug, dusting the furniture or other household chores are fun ways to get the whole family involved and help out mom.
Watch A Movie Together
Snuggling up and watching a romantic flick (or two) with your spouse might be a great great way to end Mother’s Day. Pop some popcorn, and curl on the sofa or your bed with a flick (or three).
Even on Mother’s Day, it’s pretty easy for a mom to fall back to her daily routine, but make sure she takes it easy and just relax for her well-deserved break.
Host A Happy Hour in Your Home
Don’t forget Mother’s Day without a toast to Mom. Combine this with your movie choice for the night, meats and cheeses, or while watching the video/looking at the memory book you made for mom or send her a Mother’s Day Postcard.