Things to Do on Motherâs Day
Once a year, thereâs this special day thatâs dedicated to moms. Itâs called Motherâs Day. D-A-Y. Not a few hours in the morning or meeting for lunch or a measly phone call. No. Itâs an entire day thatâs she gets to be honored as your mother.
That said, itâs important that you spend some quality time with Mom on the second Sunday in May. Iâm not suggesting that you forgo giving her a gift â she definitely deserves one â but I am saying that you should take some time to actually do something with her too.
So, for Motherâs Day this year, check out this list of things you and your mom can do together to make her feel special (because she really is).
Moms love handmade things, especially when the things are made by the hands of her children. Pipe cleaners become sacred installations and Popsicle sticks are transformed into masterpieces. Thatâs why doing something kind of artsy on Motherâs Day is right up Momâs alley. Sheâll get a memory of doing something fun with you, along with souvenirs sheâll cherish. Plenty of local potteries and art galleries host special events for moms and kids on Motherâs day. Paint your own pottery studios have become increasingly popular over the years, and theyâre all over the place, so youâre sure to find something in your area.
Donât adios public libraries and small bookstores just yet. Besides being, well, fabulous, libraries and quaint bookstores also offer readings for children, sometimes with music and puppets. Motherâs Day, such establishments often have special books picked out that Moms would enjoy too, giving her a special afternoon, as well as time off from making all the voices.
Whether itâs tea for two or five for tea, Mom will love being treated to a nice relaxing afternoon with the fam. Motherâs Day tea is a popular tradition â so check out whatâs available in your area. Places that host Motherâs Day Teas are generally kid friendly and decked out for the occasion. Plus, tea means that Mom can still sleep in. (Sheâs really hoping for some breakfast in bed, too, just so you know.)
Larger museums, like the MoMa, offer Motherâs Day specials, but that doesnât mean you have to hit up a big city to peep some artwork with Mom. Small museums and galleries in your local area may offer something special for the big day too. And even if they donât have something âMotherâs Day-ish,â itâs still fun to admire works of art together.
Fun and Games
Okay, so she may not be head-over-heels for some sports (cough â football) but thatâs not to say she doesnât enjoy a little friendly competition. Play a game of pool, ping-pong, mini-golf, or croquet. Being together and having a few laughs is what will make the day so special to her.
The Great Outdoors
How frequently do you spend an entire day outside as a family? Probably not all that often. So, if itâs nice out, embrace it. Pack a picnic lunch, grab a kite, find a Frisbee, and make for the park or beach. Enjoy one anotherâs company, as well as some sunshine. (And donât forget your camera to snap some memorable shots.)
Keep It Real
Sundays may be lazy days but that doesnât mean they canât be memorable too. Make fun Motherâs Day cupcakes or a special dinner together. If no one feels like cooking (because we all know that happens), order some pizza, rent a few favorite films, and get that popcorn going. Curling up on the couch with her favorite people is sometimes exactly what Moms need.
About the Author:
“Katie Straw” is the Gourmet Scribe at GourmetGiftBaskets.com, one of the top suppliers of gift baskets in the nation, and currently resides in Manchester, New Hampshire.