Let’s face it, no matter what the holiday or occasion may be, we often have trouble thinking of fun and new things to do for our loved ones. Mother’s Day is among the most rote holidays we celebrate. Wouldn’t it be nice to do something new and exciting for Mom this year—and as a family, too? If you’ve said yes (which, on behalf of all the moms out there, we hope you did) check out these 5 ways to surprise your mom on Mother’s Day!
5 Fun Mother’s Day Ideas:
Plan a Nature Day
Plan a day out. As the caretaker of the whole family, moms rarely, if ever, have a chance to get out and enjoy nature. With the weather getting nicer by the day, there’s no better time, or reason, to set up a family hike for mom. The advantages to the family hike are threefold: first, mom will definitely be surprised by this new and exciting change from the classic Mother’s day gifts like flowers and breakfast in bed. Second, she’ll have a wonderful opportunity to get away from the kitchen and the minivan so that she can finally relax and take in all of nature’s beauty. And third, and most importantly, she’ll be spending time with those she loves most. Plan to take a surprise picnic along on your hike for an added bonus that Mom will be sure to love!
Dinner and Her Movie
Go see a movie. It’s not often that moms get to see the movies they’d like to watch in the theater. With robot, action, and talking-animal movies eating up all over her trips to the theater, the only time mom gets to see her choice on the big screen is when she’s out with friends. Flip the formula and go see a movie as a family and let mom pick the flick. Afterward, take her to a nice dinner as a family and let her know how much you all care.
Enjoy a Cultural Experience
Vacation around town. This is similar to our first suggestion in that it gets the family out together, but this time you’re switching the nature backdrop for the historical and artsy. Find a really exciting tour or museum in your local area that you’d think would interest mom, and take her to it for Mother’s Day as a family. If she’s interested in history, every state is rich with historical points of interest. If she’s into a specific type of art (sculpture, painting, etc.) take a trip into your nearest city and take mom to a museum for the day. No matter the mom, there’s sure to be something historical or artsy that’s right up their alley.
Plan An Adventure Day
Give mom a memory she’ll never forget! This is probably our favorite on the list. Every mom has an adventurous side. This Mother’s Day, help her set that hidden part free! If your mom is nautically inclined, take her sailing for an afternoon. If she’s into big thrills, make reservations for a hot air balloon ride. There’s really no limit to the different kinds of fun activities you can plan for mom—all you have to do is give a little thought and we’re sure you can come with something as exciting as it is memorable for her this Mother’s Day!
Don’t Forget Breakfast In Bed
Any of these great ideas are sure to be a hit this Mother’s Day! And just because you’re doing something new and exciting this year, that doesn’t mean mom won’t appreciate breakfast in bed with a little quiet time to herself. A bouquet of her favorite flowers is a great added extra and sure to make mom smile! You may even want to enter her in a Mother’s Day contest. Which one of these Mother’s Day ideas is your favorite?