Mother’s Day is almost here, a day in which we celebrate the most special ladies in our lives – our mothers. This year will be quite different for many of us, as most of the traditional Mother’s Day outings are being prevented by the world-wide COVID-19 lock-down.
However, there are plenty of ways to make her day feel special. Here are some wonderful ways to spend Mother’s Day this year. We have also included a few virtual activities that you can enjoy even if you don’t live together.
Breakfast in Bed
Surprise your mom with a tray of her favourite breakfast foods, like blueberry pancakes, French toast or classic bacon and eggs. Don’t forget to add a bowl of fruit and some pretty flowers. If you don’t live with your mom, order coffee and breakfast from a local eatery and have it delivered to her door.
Cook Mom’s favourite meal together. Go to www.lecreuset.co.za/recipes for some wonderful inspiration. You can even take an online cooking class. The internet offers loads of free and trending cooking classes taught by the world’s best chefs. Little additions to your dinner table place settings might make your daily meal feel more special.
Even though you can’t physically go out sightseeing, you can still go online and look at virtual tours of museums, zoos, famous landmarks and more. Ever been to the Louvre in Paris? Well, there’s a great place to start!
Cosy up on the couch and watch movies with your favourite snacks. To celebrate the occasion, pick a mother-daughter theme like “Mamma Mia!” or “Little Women” or put on a comedy and enjoy some much-needed laugh therapy. Gilmore Girls on Netflix is a great option for a marathon series.
Manicure, pedicure and hydrating facial masks. Don the bathrobes, let her sit back and relax while you do the work. Search online for DIY beauty product recipes you can make together at home.
Take a virtual dance class or go for something more Zen, like a yoga or pilates class.
Have a Picnic
Set up a picnic in the garden or have a family picnic on the living room floor. Prepare Mom’s favourite snacks and serve on a blanket with cushions.
Bring out the game sets she’ll love. Spend a family evening with the kids playing cards or board games. Making game sets at home will also make lovely keepsake gifts.
Send your mom a pretty online Mother’s Day card. Customize it with your own design and make it personal. Make a slide show of photos of you together. She’ll love it, especially if she hasn’t seen you and the grandkids for a while.
If mom is within driving distance, drop off a special meal with cards and flowers. Alternatively, order a delivery from her favourite local eatery!
Whatever you decide to do on Mother’s Day, don’t forget to include Grandma!