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. You don’t want Mother’s Day to be celebrated in a bland way. 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 five awesome mother’s day ideas. Which way will you surprise your mom on Mother’s Day?
Awesome Ideas For Things To Do On Mother’s Day
The perfect gift for mom is always quality time with those we love- that means you! Moms love their kids more than their kids can even imagine and knowing that our kids want to spend time with us is priceless. It is the perfect gift and it is a fun way to make mom’s special day. It lets her know you appreciate all her hard work, love, and care.
So while a phone call and a Mother’s Day card are nice, try to visit with mom if possible.
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! You may even want to start a new tradition for the entire family, like a family bike ride!
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 the great views and green spaces 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 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 taking up most of 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.
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 new coffee mug or a bouquet of her favorite flowers is a great added extra and sure to make mom smile! This is especially great for moms of younger kids who just may enjoy a few moments to themselves to feel pampered.
Moms of grown children would still enjoy a mother’s day brunch or high tea whether at a restaurant or prepared at a family member’s home. It is the perfect way to celebrate her special event and gather all of her children together to do so.
Which one of these Mother’s Day ideas is your favorite?
Enjoy a Cultural Experience
Vacation around town together as a family. 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. 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. Another good idea could be a enjoy a trip to a botanical garden. It is one of the best places to feel transported and enjoy learning about flowers and trees. Some may even consider wine tastings to be cultural. You know your mom best!
Mothers Day Things To Do Conclusion
I hope these five awesome mother’s day ideas inspire you to do something fun and memorable with your mom. More important than what is in the gift box are memories you form by doing things together. Nothing says I love you like I want to spend time with you! She is going to love that you went the extra mile to make sure her mother’s day weekend was full of fun things and good times. I wish you and yours a Happy Mother’s Day!
Vickie Couturier says
Those are wonderful ideas. Go to church with her, it doesn’t cost anything. Just spend the day with her,free also. My mom is gone now. So enjoy them while you have them!
Great ideas Vickie and you are right, make her feel valued while you can. 🙂
Shaunda Wenger says
Flowers, food, a hike…. fabulous ideas for my family. Thank you!
We had an adventure day & she LOVED it. We try to do all things we knew she’d love, she felt really cared for and grateful