Mums are pretty incredible (even if I do say so myself!). And every year, on Mother’s Day, we get the chance to thank them for all they do. However, beyond the usual cards and flowers – how can you go one step further this year?
Here are some ideas (hints for my husband…):
1. Breakfast in Bed
Why not start the day off with a wonderful breakfast in bed – prepared by the kids (with a little help from dad or an older sibling). Even something as simple as a slice of toast with a cup of tea and glass of orange juice can really bring a smile to mum’s face. After all, it’s the effort that counts. This is also the ideal chance to open cards and presents before you head out for the day.
2. Homemade Card
Rather than the generic Mother’s Day card that everyone else around the world is getting, why not encourage the kids to make their own?
Have a creative afternoon with lots of colours, card and craft essentials and let the kids’ imaginations run wild. And if they’re a little older, you might even want to encourage them to write their own poem or thank you message to mum. These heartfelt words and all the care and attention they’ve put into the card will really make mum’s day.
3. A Keepsake Gift
Is it mum’s first Mother’s Day or a special one (you’ve just welcomed a new addition)? Then why not add to this with a keepsake gift that’ll allow her to remember the day forever?
A piece of jewellery is a lovely idea, with places like F. Hinds offering a number of gorgeous designs.
If the kids are old enough, you could even get them to choose their favourite design (with a little help, of course). Knowing the kids have chosen this just for her will add to the sentimentality of the gift.
4. A 3-Course Meal
Finally, if the kids are up for it (and your stress levels can take it!), why not cook mum an extra-special meal?
Enjoying this intimate, personal night in with her family may add far more to the day than a meal with lots of other people. And you can add to it with a menu, fun waiter outfits and other cool additions that make it a night to remember.
If you search online, there are loads of kids’ cooking recipes that are quick and easy to do. From fun pasta dishes to great pizzas, there are so many ideas that the kids (and mum) will love. This is a great way to involve the kids in planning Mother’s Day too, which just adds to their excitement and, ultimately, mums.
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Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.