Mother’s Day is fast approaching. If you always find yourself this time of year trying to choose from the bedraggled range of petrol station bouquets at the last minute, it’s time to do plan something special for a change. Get the family together, go out for special meal, or give her a break from the chores. Encourage the kids to make a gift for her that is filled with love; it always goes down best! However you choose to spend Mother’s Day, remember, she’ll appreciate it more if you spend it together.
Here are some suggestions on what to do for Mother’s Day if you’re a little bit stuck:
Make her breakfast in bed.
Whether your mum prefers a full-on fry up or a delicate bowl of muesli with some fresh fruit, getting up early to make her breakfast in bed shows you care. Don’t forget to load up the tray with fresh flowers from the garden and a few little gifts for extra brownie
Steal away for a spa day.
If you want to spend some quality mother and daughter bonding time together, book mum a spa getaway. What could be better than being pampered with indulgent treatments, sipping on sparkling wine and having a catch up?
Cook up a storm
If mum is something of a dab hand at cooking, show her you’ve learned a thing or two by preparing a slap-up meal for her for a change. And if it turns out to be more of a dog’s dinner than a cordon bleu masterstroke, have the number of her favourite takeaway to hand, just in case. (Being a mum, she’ll probably just love you for the effort though!)
Take in a sophisticated show
Sophisticated, timeless, and a great excuse to throw on your gladrags, the theatre is an ideal evening activity for Mother’s Day. Book tickets for a show she’s always wanted to see and take her for cocktails beforehand to add extra sparkle to the celebration.
Go wild at the zoo.
A fun day out for any generation, a day at the zoo is a great way to spend some quality time together as a family. Bring along a camera to capture those special moments: you win extra kudos if you can get photo-bombed by a llama.
Spend the weekend away.
Whether you’re treating your hardworking wife to a two night city break without the kids, or sending your cherished mum and dad on that trip to Paris they’ve always dreamed of, Mother’s Day is a great way to spring a surprise holiday on the ones you love.
Movie night in.
If you live with a mother, then you might need to spend the evening in, especially if you have young children and there’s no babysitter to hand. Whatever the reason, you can still have a great time at home. Rent a pile of family movies, build a nest of duvets on the sofa and stock up on treats like popcorn, chocolates and wine. After all, home is where the heart is.
Want to impress mum with your Mother’s Day knowledge? There are all kinds of fun facts for Mother’s Day online, so do your research for the big day and show off what you know!
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