Mother May I?
Looking for ideas for Mother’s Day? This year, celebrate that the role of our mothers in shaping their children’s lives is unsurpassed. Mothers teach us to love, be strong, be confident, persist, live life to its fullest and be the best we can be. Check out these creative and thoughtful ideas to celebrate Mom!
Mother’s Day Brunch
Serve your mom a delicious breakfast or take her out for brunch. If you prepare it yourself, choose her favorites and maybe even present her with a breakfast mimosa cocktail. Also, don’t forget the fresh cut flowers for the table centerpiece.
Pick up her favorite annuals and perennials: begonias, petunias, violets, morning glories, poppies, marigolds, snapdragons, or mums. You can even enjoy a relaxing day together, planting and sprucing up her flower garden and catching up on old times.
Mother/Daughter or Mother/Son Memories
Giving your mom a keepsake that will be dear to her heart will be one of mom’s favorite ideas for Mother’s Day. Create your own memory book. Include photos and memories about special times you have had together. Reflect on the memories about your mother from your childhood and how she has inspired you and look forward to spending time with her in the future.
The Main Event
Surprise your mother with tickets to an event she’s been longing to see: the ballet, a concert, play or musical, the opera, a favorite sporting event, a comedy show or dinner theater.
Spring is the perfect time to tour the countryside by train. Take a journey with your mom for Mother’s Day and enjoy the vivid colors of blue skies, beautiful blossoms, and other scenic sights from a perfect perspective.
If your family is like most, you’re well overdue for an updated family portrait. Have your family’s picture taken at a studio or do a photo shoot in the park. Coordinate plans with family members in advance on dress code and theme. Let your mom know how to dress, but keep it a surprise!
The Power of Poetry
You don’t need to be a poet to write a special verse for your mother. In your poem, share what it was like growing up with her, how she influenced your life, or tell her just how special she is to you. Then print it on stationery, and matte and frame it.
A Little Pampering
Mothers spend many years pampering and taking care of their children. It’s time to return the favor! A gift certificate for pampering at a spa where she can enjoy a massage or a sea spa manicure and pedicure, an appointment to get her hair styled at her favorite salon, or a soothing facial at a medispa are all gifts that she deserves and loves.
Put together a weekend package designed especially for your mom. Choose a city that offers excellent shopping, art museums and cultural centers — or even a quaint historic town with unique shops, cafes and parks.
Keep it Simple
Not all ideas for Mother’s Day need to be elaborate. Plan a relaxing day together enjoying the outdoors. Head to a nearby park where you can meander along nature trails, take a scenic bike ride or even have a picnic.
Whatever you choose to do for mom, this year give her a gift from your heart and your undivided time to make it a special day she will always treasure.
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