Mother’s Day is one of the most important days in our holiday-celebrating culture – especially for us moms!
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, meaning we’re still inevitably in the quarantine scenario for it. Here are some great ideas on how you can still make it super special, within the boundaries of current situation!
If your mom is not around to celebrate with you…
Have a Zoom Party!
Your mom staying at home during the pandemic doesn’t mean she has to be alone on a Mother’s Day – on the contrary! Help her set up a Zoom profile (over the phone, or remotely through TeamViewer) and give her a call on the special day. Not only will you help her celebrate Mother’s Day – chances are, you’ll also be a hero for making some of the tech magic work on her computer!
Order a gift for your mom online
Is there a book she’s been wanting to read for a long time? Has she replaced the toaster that broke down weeks ago? Is she crazy about beauty products and self-care kits (now that she’s got a grown-up child and she finally has the time for it!)?
There are plenty of things you can order online and get it sent to your mom’s house – if you’re out of ideas, give her a call and try to snoop a bit. What does she want or need? (She just might give you a clue and forget all about it until Mother’s Day!)
Give her a call
Sometimes, it’s that simple. Your mom probably doesn’t want or need anything fancy – all she needs is to hear from you, know you love her and appreciate her. Making a mom happy is super easy! Call her and tell her how much she means to you. It’ll make her more happy than any expensive gift you’ll ever send her way.
Send your mom a song playlist that reminds you of her
There’s not many better things you can do for your mother than sending her beautiful music that has special meaning for both of you!
Write and mail her a letter
Our moms still have appreciation for actual mail – use it to make her smile on this special day! If you have kids, throw in your little one’s drawing in the envelope too. It will warm her heart!
Send a silly family video
Get your whole family to try to make her laugh!
Window visit, if you can
You’ll keep her safe – and happy – at the same time!
Send her an online greeting card!
I bet she knows how to open her email. Leave a beautiful card in her inbox!
If you live in the same location…
…some of the previous ideas still may apply – you can get her present sent to your own home (make sure she doesn’t see it)!
Now, how about those lovely, little things you can do to sprinkle some love on your mommy?
Breakfast in bed
This is a classic, I know – but for a very good reason!
Get up early and make something delicious – even if it’s as simple as muffins or pancakes! If you’ve got a flower garden, go overboard – pick some flowers, put them in a glass and serve together with a yummy breakfast. (Be ready for some mom-joy tears!)
Order a takeout from her favorite restaurant
Most food businesses who run deliveries are still open – surprise her with a fancy lunch setup in the comfort of your own home! You’re giving her the best, “no-cooking” and “no cleaning” day – spent with you!
Spend time together doing what she likes
Quarantine helps us create those pockets of time for us to do what we couldn’t do before. One of them is spending some extra time with our loved ones! Use it well – have a one-on-one time with her and do something fun! There’s plenty of things she’ll probably enjoy: baking together, watching movies, crafting, mani/pedi time, wine night… there’s so much you can do and have a great bonding time!
Have a game night
Of course – let your mom pick the game! This is a lot of fun for the whole family, which is the only thing your mom really wants!
Photography porch session
Hire a photographer to take pictures of you on your front porch – this will help you remember this difficult, but rewarding time spent together!
Have a yard picnic
Tasty food and good company on a blanket makes everything better. Hopefully, the weather will support your plans, too!
Clean the house
It doesn’t sound like much, but trust me – she’ll appreciate having some extra time, and doing less work around the house! (This is a great way to find out if she’s doing too much on her regular days, too – and an opportunity to change that!)
Which idea do you like the most? Let me know in the comments!