We all love our mums/maternal figures and mother’s day is the perfect excuse to celebrate them (or to have a little me time on your own)! If *you’re* a mum, it’s also the perfect opportunity for a day all about you as you’re celebrated by your family! We’ve put together a few ideas to help you and your family make the most of mother’s day, or to just inspire you to have a fun day for yourself.
Start with Breakfast in Bed
We’re starting with a classic! When we think mother’s day we think of breakfast in bed why not take a run at it yourself? This can be a bit trickier if you’re not one big family living together, or you want to treat grandma to a nice breakfast too, but its not impossible. First of all, bring still-in-bed-mum her morning coffee, tea, or juice and entice her to the living or dining room. This is a very important step. Mum might love the idea of breakfast in bed but if you’re not planning on washing her sheets on the same day, she’ll be grumpy to head to bed at night and find a bunch of crumbs!
Once mum (or grandma if you’ve invited her over or gone to her home) is sitting down at the dining/living room, it’s time to eat. French toast is a great option for a mother’s day breakfast, but try to do some snooping before the big day to uncover mum’s favourite breakfast meal.
Head to a Museum or Gallery
Get out into the city and check out some art together! If you’ve always wanted to hit up a specific museum or gallery, why not make a day of it on mother’s day? Grab your comfiest walking shoes, because a day in a gallery can mean a lot of walking, and start learning. If you have little ones, this can be a great opportunity to get them interested in art, history, science, or any other topic your local museum or gallery displays. If you don’t want to go out to a gallery though, you can always create one at home.
Take some time together to plan out how to create a gallery-style wall with some wall art, right in your own home. Bonus points if you know some artists (or are an artist yourself) and can decorate your walls with some one-of-a-kind art that has some sentimental value to you. If you don’t have any unique wall art from you or someone you know, you could always make some…
Try Painting Together
While it might require a bit of planning and forethought, consider signing up for a painting class together. No matter how old you, your hypothetical little ones, or your mum are, there’s for sure a painting class tailored to your needs. Or, if your family is old enough, you could attend a wine and paint class and get a slight daytime, artsy buzz while you create unique pieces.
If you have the space at home, you can even create a home studio and get creative without leaving the house. If the weather is nice, take the creativity outdoors and reconnect with nature as you reinforce those maternal bonds.
Painting isn’t the only thing you can do outdoors. While a lot of outdoor activities are often considered rather masculine, maybe just the thing mum needs is an outdoor adventure! Check your local national parks for hikes to get (not quite) lost in nature if you’re an active group. Find the closest botanic garden or arboretum for a glimpse at some natural beauty. Try canoeing for the day for aquatic fun.
Not all of us are the active type though. If the weather permits, an outdoor picnic is an easy and cheap activity that brings the family together. It doesn’t have to be a fancy arrangement. (But who doesn’t love a decadent outdoor meal?) Grab some sandwiches and maybe a watermelon and a picnic blanket and you’re good to go!
Just Have a Cup of Tea
Sometimes, the best gift we can give our loved ones is a moment of our time. Maybe sit down with your maternal figure, have a cup of tea, and catch up. Reminisce about old times or look towards the future, there’s no doubt your mum will be happy to spend some quality time with you.