Things to Do on Mother’s Day
Once a year, there’s this special day that’s dedicated to moms. It’s called Mother’s Day. D-A-Y. Not a few hours in the morning or meeting for lunch or a measly phone call. No. It’s an entire day that’s she gets to be honored as your mother.
That said, it’s important that you spend some quality time with Mom on the second Sunday in May. I’m not suggesting that you forgo giving her a gift – she definitely deserves one – but I am saying that you should take some time to actually do something with her too.
So, for Mother’s 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. That’s why doing something kind of artsy on Mother’s Day is right up Mom’s alley. She’ll get a memory of doing something fun with you, along with souvenirs she’ll cherish. Plenty of local potteries and art galleries host special events for moms and kids on Mother’s day. Paint your own pottery studios have become increasingly popular over the years, and they’re all over the place, so you’re sure to find something in your area.
Whether this is your first time shopping with us or you’ve been a regular for years, we thought we’d take a sec to give you the scoop on some of our favorite Easter products this season.
Like all of our products, our Easter gifts are full with the best possible foods and toys. We’re a gourmet company, after all, and we actually try all of our products before we choose to carry them. So it’s in our favor to fill our baskets with really good food. Seriously, everyone in our company participates in taste tests that our R&D department then analyzes to bring you the best of the best. And as we are continuously discovering new tastes, our baskets get changed to bring them to and your recipients.
Like Halloween, Easter is a holiday that wouldn’t be complete without candy. Every year, displays of bright floral boxes and fun festive shapes take over the candy aisle, an event that children and grownups alike look forward to. Since it’s only available once a year, Easter candy has become pretty special – sacred even. Well, at least some of it has. As always, there are a few candies that try to hop onto the Easter bandwagon, but fail miserably to live up to the standards set by Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Eggs. (Best. Candy. Ever.) So here they are, in somewhat random order; the Easter candies you should really stay away from:
1. Chicks and Rabbits
If you’re head over heels for that alluring light banana flavor of Circus Peanuts – just kidding, I know no one’s ever actually liked them – you’re going to love Chicks and Rabbits. These delights are labeled as being a marshmallow candy, which is interesting given their texture. Chicks and Rabbits are formed with that unmistakable, crumbly plastic-like foam that have made Circus Peanuts so popular. Sadly, the only redemption for these fuzzy farm darlings would be a super cute appearance…but instead, their elongated faces and large, vacant eyes make them look like E.T.’s cousins. Fail.
Easter dinner has a tendency to be really redundant. Every year, it’s exactly the same as the last. Same time of day. Same guests. Same menu. I get that some aspects of such a dinner are traditional, but an identical meal year after year can be pretty predictable. In other words, it’s just plain boring. (And I’m not knocking your ham, Mom. It just might be nice to see something different at Easter once in a decade.)
That said, check out these recipes that are sure to give your dinner an update:
The Center of Attention
Deliciously savory and amazingly juicy, this classic Italian pork recipe will easily take center stage on your table. It’s a process – but man, is it worth it. After draping and wrapping pieces of pork together into one delicious roast, seasoning it with herbs like fresh sage and thyme, then roasting it in an oven with a low temperature for a few hours, you’ll have a main attraction that will make your guests swoon.
Maybe you already serve lamb at your gathering, and that’s nice and all, but that doesn’t mean it’s exempt from an update. Wrap it with bacon, stud it with garlic, top it with a honey-curry glaze – just do something different.