Mother’s Day is a special time for us to pamper, thank and celebrate our moms or motherly figures—and it’s just around the corner! We wouldn’t be here without our mothers, and if you are racking your brain about what to do with your mom on Mother’s Day, we would love to share our ideas on how you can make her feel loved! There are many different ways to make her feel special and appreciated. This year, instead of buying your mom flowers or a meal, why not treat her to something new from the exciting list of bond-building activities below?
Make Mom Her Favorite Meal
Preparing meals for the family is one of the greatest love languages that moms speak. Why don’t you speak that same language and show her a labor of love that she’d understand? Let her relax on the couch while you cook her favorite dishes and catch up with her. Be sure to include some foods that help lower blood pressure if she’s approaching her golden years!
Prepare an Epic Picnic
Speaking of her favorite meal, don’t worry if you feel that your cooking skills are non-existent and you’re afraid of ruining her meal. You can always put together a simple but elegant picnic-style brunch or potluck-style takeout for her to enjoy outdoors. The glittering sun and flowery gardens are sure to boost her mood and energize her. Remember to bring a blanket to sit on, an outdoor tablecloth, and don’t forget the wine—it’s time to celebrate all her years of hard work!
Play Some Fun Games Together
We’re never too old to have fun. Bring out your mom’s inner child and encourage her to let her hair down. Whether it be cards, board games, or simple ball games, give your Mother’s Day some oomph by taking your mom back to those merry childhood days. You can even play some fun brain games for seniors with her like Scrabble, Bingo, or chess to stimulate her mind.
Bake with the Family
This is a great activity that even those with no baking experience can have fun with. Rope everyone in, from the oldest in the family to the youngest grandkids, and have a go at making simple pastry recipes. Once the pastry has gone into the oven, we definitely recommend having a freestyle dough-shaping competition afterward just for the laughs! If your mom is an expert baker, she can even enjoy being MasterChef for the day and rate everyone’s creations!
Sponsor Her Shopping Trip
Yep, some mom’s boots are definitely made for walking to all her favorite stores. If shopping is what your mom absolutely adores, you might consider letting her buy anything she wants for Mother’s Day. On that special day, let your mom indulge in a shopping spree and watch her squeal in excitement when she buys that beautiful dress she’s been eyeing all week!
Pamper Her with a Full Spa Day
After all those years of hardship that your mom has endured while bringing up the family, a full spa day is the least she deserves! Spoil her with a facial, manicure and pedicure, full-body massage, and a mud bath at a relaxing spa of her choice. Your mom can even enjoy health benefits like increased circulation, relief from body aches or arthritis pain, and moisturized skin.