For my first Mother’s Day, we went to my mom’s place after church. I remember seeing my husband sneaking into the house after me with a little yellow potted flower. Since then, we’ve done a variety of things for Mother’s Day. Whether this is your first Mother’s Day or another one of many, here are a few Mother’s Day ideas to make Mom feel special…
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Attend Free Local Events
In past years, we’ve taken advantage of free local events on Mother’s Day, such as the open house at Hatley Castle (free castle tours, crafts for the kids, vendors on the grounds, and free admission to the gardens—lovely!).
There are a variety of other events around Victoria for families on Mother’s Day—check out the Kids in Victoria website. To find local events in your area, google “Mother’s Day” and your city name. These events require little planning and promise lots of fun!
Take a Mom’s Night Out
Plan a night out! Book a pedicure or facial at a local spa (by yourself or with girlfriends). (You’ll probably have to book this ahead of time if you want to do it on Mother’s Day). I had my very first massage a few weeks ago with a girlfriend and I highly recommend it; we had a lovely, relaxing afternoon together and I had much less back pain in the following weeks.
Plan a Movie Night
Give a Lasting Memory
When Precious Moments invited me to take a look at their Mother’s Day figurines, I was delighted. They have so many cute figurines that speak to every mom. The beautiful figurine of a mom sewing made me think of my own mom and her talents.
Then I saw the mom playing Scrabble. This figurine made me think of myself with one of my daughters. We love playing board games together and now that Sunshine and Lily are learning to read, I taught them my favourite game: Scrabble. They actually beat me at the first game of Junior Scrabble we played together.
I love the way each of the Precious Moments figurine says so much without using words.
Spa Day at Home
If you can’t get away to the spa, have a spa day at home! Fancy Nancy: Ooh La La! It’s Beauty Day has some great ideas for ways that mothers and daughters can have a spa day together with simple household ingredients. Or you can gather some simple ingredients and have your kids help you make some special beauty treatments, such as:
- Easy Homemade Body Scrub
- Homemade Soothing Oatmeal Bath Bombs
- DIY Mint Foot Soak and Sugar Scrub
- DIY Bath Salts Recipe (add food colouring and have the kids mix it all up for a fun activity!)
- DIY Sugar Scrubs
- Face Masks for Kids
Artwork and Home Decor
Browse Minted’s Wall Art for the perfect painting or picture for your mom. Or get her a gift card to choose her own piece. Minted also has a beautiful selection of stationary and writing materials, perfect for the mom who likes staying in touch with friends and family.
Give Her Encouragement and Inspiration
Sometimes, moms need a boost of encouragement and inspiration. Here are some books and resources I recommend:
- In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms by Dr. Laura Schlessinger (also available as a CD)
- Blue Like Play Dough by Tricia Goyer
- Mom Seeks God by Julia Roller
- Live Loved: An Adult Colouring Book by Margaret Feinberg
- Mothers of the Village by C. J. Schneider
- Better Together: Because You’re Not Meant to Mom Alone
- Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood (an anthology)
- Smile! Be Happy! Life Lessons from an Uncommon Housewife by Angela LaRosa
More Mother’s Day Ideas
- A Tea Sparrow subscription gets you a new box of tea every month!
- Make this decorative tin can with your kids.
Do you have special Mother’s Day traditions?