Mother’s Day is great, as it’s a day in the year when you can do all the fun and girl things that you want to do with your mum (or aunty, or sister, or best friend, any empowering female in your life) and really just enjoy each other’s company. It’s not about showering her with expensive gifts, although that’s fun too, it’s just about showing her how much you appreciate everything she has done and continues to still do for you. Mother’s Day in the UK is 15th March, so there’s still plenty of time to get planning, and even more if you’re in the US as it doesn’t come around until May. But either way, here are a few ideas on what you might choose to do on this special day with that special lady.
Who doesn’t love an English afternoon tea? You can either go to a fancy hotel, or a little cafe, or even make your own at home, but this is the perfect opportunity to eat finger sandwiches and scones and sip on a good old fashioned cup of tea. I’ve had a ton of afternoon teas in my time and I haven’t found one that I didn’t love, so I’m hoping this is a tradition that long continues, and I can maybe enjoy this with my own children some day. My mum is also a big fan, so she would very much appreciate an afternoon spent like this, and you can even add champagne in some places if you’re feeling extra fancy.
Whether this is at-home manicures and pedicures or you choose to treat yourselves to a massage in a spa, just take some time out to really relax and unwind in each other’s company. It’s so rare that us ladies really take care of ourselves with a treat like this, but we all deserve it, so what better excuse than Mother’s Day when you can treat the most special lady with something so fancy? Plus, a lot of places will do great deals around times like Mother’s Day, so make the most of any packages on offer.
I don’t know about you, but my boy just doesn’t enjoy old, classic movies the way that I do, and I know that my mum would love them, so why not enjoy a movie marathon featuring all the greats? Have a theme – black and white, musicals, or even old romances – and sit back to enjoy a few hours of movie magic, with the screen heroes of years gone by. Pick out a movie from each decade too, it’s fun to see how films have come on since their invention and you’re sure to find something you love in there. Just make sure Breakfast at Tiffany’s is in there somewhere!
Baking with your mum in the kitchen is one of those childhood memories that many people share and it’s fun to get back in there to recreate some of those old times now that you can be a little more useful than simply making a mess. Choose a couple of things to make based on your shared skill level and go from there. You get to enjoy working together, but you can also sit down at the end of it with a cup of tea or coffee and sample what you’ve made. This is how family recipes are passed down through generations and what a shame it would be if that didn’t happen.
Take a Class
Are you both keen to learn a bit more about photography or would you both like to master the art of flower arranging? Find out about classes that are taking place locally to you and choose something that you would both enjoy learning a bit more about. There’s a bit of compromise involved here, if you can’t find something to agree on, but it’s always fun to learn a new skill, so keep an open mind. You’ll get a kick out of picking up something new and you’ll have something that you share, which will make it even more fun. It could also become a regular get together, if you both enjoy it, so it could last well past Mother’s Day.