Mother’s Day is 2 weeks away – have you started planning? If you haven’t had a chance to think about how you want to spend the day or how you can celebrate the women in your life, here is a list of 5 ways to celebrate Mother’s Day to help you out.
1. Get Pampered
Are you an overworked mother, juggling work and home with barely any time for yourself? Well, this Mother’s Day weekend could be the perfect opportunity for you to finally get some of that much needed rest and relaxation. Don’t be shy – let your family know exactly what you need on your special day. For instance, you could give your husband and kids a list of “services” that you would appreciate. The list could include things like:
- An hour alone without any disturbances so that you can call a friend or take a nice long bath
- Being able to sleep in until 9am over the weekend
- Being served breakfast in bed
- An all-expenses paid trip to your favourite nail salon
Get your husband and kids to make up coupons with each of these services so that you can redeem them throughout the Mother’s Day weekend!
2. Memory Jar
If you’re looking for a way to remind the mother figures in your life of just how much you love and appreciate them, a memory jar could be the perfect opportunity. Write down your favourite memories that you’ve shared with them on slips of paper, encourage other family members to do the same, and fill a jar full of these paper slips. Over the Mother’s Day weekend, sit with her while she reads and reminisces all the memories that you have written down. This activity is a tear-jerker for sure!
3. A Full Day Of Fun!
On Mother’s Day, set aside all your other plans and commitments and plan out an entire day of family fun for that mother figure in your life. Bring her to her favourite spots in the city and spend some quality time together. Picnics, bike rides, hikes – the options are endless! Remember that a memorable and meaningful Mother’s Day celebration does not necessarily have to be expensive or complicated. So get creative and have fun with it!
4. Recreate Old Family Photos
This is a really fun one! Round up all your siblings and bring some of the most embarrassing moments in your childhood back to life by staging recreations of photos from your past. Start prepping now – you’ll need to find clothes, accessories and settings that look as close as possible to those in the original picture. Choose some of the best pictures and have them framed as a gift for your mother this Mother’s Day. It will not only give her a good laugh but bring back fond memories.
5. Give To Others
Mother’s Day is about honouring mothers – all mothers. This Mother’s Day you could celebrate the occasion by helping a mother in need, donating to organizations that help mothers and children. You could even schedule a time with your mother to volunteer at her favourite charity over the Mother’s Day weekend.