Mother's Day is this weekend! Maybe you've already gotten your Mother's Day gift, but what about your plans? Do you have anything prepared? No worries, we gotcha covered.
Whether you're looking for something cool to do with your own mother or looking for a way to give hints to your own family (if this link accidentally makes it into messenger or text: Hello, Family Member! Please consider the following for your amazing mother!), the ideas below are a combination of classics and modern takes on Mother's Day activities and will get you started. Last minute? Nah, you got this.
A little pampering is a Mother's Day classic, but it's a classic for a reason, and you can go big to make it extra special. Treat her to a massage, a manicure, or a full spa day. Look around locally for deals--a lot of spas and salons run specials for moms that could get you a lot more services. Some salons run half price makeovers or buy-one-get-one deals. Mmm, bonuses!
If your mom isn't the go-to-a-spa type, shower her with a basket of things she can use on her own!
Make a Meal
It probably the most classic Mother's Day thing ever: making something. Breakfast in bed is kind of a staple, but that often involves a) waking up early, b) runny eggs and burnt toast, and c) the ability to sleep through chaos. Okay, moms may have an advantage on that last one--the ability to exist through chaos is kinda in the job description.
Treat your mom (or give a friendly shove to your family) to a brunch meal. Hint: breakfast casseroles are the bomb for this. It's hard to go wrong when the recipe involves throwing a bunch of ingredients into a casserole dish and baking it.
If brunch doesn't appeal to you, consider a picnic if the weather is nice. Going to a scenic park on a beautiful day with a bunch of delicious food sounds like a good time, and bonus? If you don't want to cook, you can get away with picnic foods picked up from a local restaurant. Don't worry, we won't tell!
Take Her Somewhere Special
While taking her out to lunch may seem like the easiest (and hey, there's nothing wrong with taking her to lunch, especially if she has great taste in restaurants!), if you're looking for a little variety, consider taking your mom to something different: a winery, an art exhibit, a dance class, a pottery class--anything you think she might have fun doing and would be less likely to do on her own.
Not only is it a great gift, it's a good way to spend some time with your mom, and for a lot of moms, that's probably the best part.
Do a Project Together
If your mom is into crafty things, a project together could be the perfect way to spend an afternoon. If she likes gardening, take her to choose some new flowers for her garden, and then plant them with her. Scrapbooking is also a great choice if you aren't the super creative hands-on type, because you can make really simple scrapbooks that look amazing and are super meaningful.
Other things to try: taking an art class, baking, flower arranging (especially good if you've been given a lot of flowers this week...), or photography.
Take it Easy
A lot of moms don't need anything extravagant, and some may not even want anything over the top. The best Mother's Day might just be an easy day with no responsibilities. Make the day about relaxing together, remembering good times, sharing a meal and a drink over a room full of smiles--that's a Mother's Day that can't go wrong.