It’s time to start planning a special day for your mother to show
her just how much you appreciate all that she does for you. While you
can buy gifts (or make your own), it’s the personal touches that
let her know just how much you love her. Here are some great ideas for
making Mother’s Day special.
Give mom a home holiday this Mother’s Day weekend and make sure she
doesn’t have to do a thing. Take care of all her chores, cook the
meals and do any shopping that needs to be done. Make sure the house is
clean, the laundry is done and the yard has had a spring clean.
Make her staycation extra special with sleep-ins, hot baths, a good book
and some fun family activities that you know she will enjoy. Give your
mom a Mother’s Day ‘staycation’ that’s not only
a well-deserved break, but also helps you to realize just how much she
does for you.
Mom gets to pick the flick this time and you can augment the experience
by building a pillow fort, making popcorn or taking your movie experience
outside if you have a projector. You can also organize a family outing
to the cinema and a picnic to round out the evening.
Does your mum like music or the theater? Gather your friends and family
members and put on a show for your mom. Write a song, do a play, perform
magic tricks or do a standup comedy act that will be fun for the whole family.
And the Oscar goes to…
Create a tribute video where friends and family members all say what they
love best about your mom. You can ask distant friends and relatives to
do a video phone-in or send videos they make on their smart phones. Compile
the clips into a mom love-fest that will make her day.
Does your mom love her garden? Plant a new flower bed or get some really
colorful spring flowers that you can plant for a splash of color. You
can also plant her a new vegetable garden or create a raised garden bed
that will make it easier for her to enjoy her favorite hobby.
Enroll yourself and your mom in a class you know she will love. Whether
it’s painting, flamenco dancing, pottery or skydiving, do something
together that you know she will love.
Does your mom love cooking? Make her a personalized cook book that has
her favorite recipes from all of her friends and family members. Get each
person to write out their recipe and a little note to her and compile
them into a book. You can scrapbook these recipes or go online to find
a printer that makes recipe books to order. Include photos of friends
and family eating some of your favorite holiday meals.
Your mom works so hard all year round, so be sure to show your appreciation
on Mother’s Day and make a fun, relaxing day that she is sure to enjoy.