From a sleep-in right through to street serenades and a virtual dinner party, we’ve come up with a great way to celebrate with mum from afar this Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day is a time typically marked by family gatherings and social events. But with regular routines changing to allow for social distancing, this year will look very different for many families.
For those lucky enough to be self-isolating with loved ones, Mother’s Day will be a celebration at home. But those unable to visit their Mum this year may have to get a little more creative.
That’s why we’ve handpicked our favourite activity suggestions to design a full-day, isolation-style celebration for Mother’s Day. With a little forward-thinking and extra planning, you can still shower your Mum in love from afar.
Skip the early-morning phone call and let your Mum sleep-in for the day. Have a hamper delivered to her doorstep for when she awakes.
10am: Cafe-Style Brunch
While brunch at her favourite cafe is off the cards, your Mum can still start the day with an irresistible spread of all her favourite foods. Consider including a loaf of sourdough bread and some avocados in her hamper so that she can DIY a plate of smashed avocado. Or you could also go with a selection of fresh pastries too.
11am: Personalised Playlist
Bring back a bit of nostalgia by creating a personalised playlist on Spotify, ensuring you include all the tunes she belted out during your childhood. Send the specially curated playlist after brunch so she can boogie in the living room.
12pm: Pop the Champagne
Champagne is the universal beverage of choice for celebrations. Include a piccolo bottle of her favourite bubbles in the hamper as a toast to the woman of the hour!
1pm: Virtual Lunch Date
Simply set up a Zoom video call to host a virtual lunch date. Consider arranging and delivering a pre-planned meal that can be enjoyed together.
2pm: Sweet Treat
End your gourmet feast on a sweet note, with one, two or a range of delicious treats from her hamper.
3pm: A Neighbourhood Stroll
It's time to stretch the legs! Suggest a short walk around the block with the members of your Mum's household to get some fresh air.
4pm: Street Serenade
Organise a drive-by party, where you can drive past your Mum’s home and serenade her from the car with music, balloons and homemade signs, while still observing social distancing rules. Extra points for costumes!
Give your Mum the greatest gift of all: an excuse to relax. Whether it’s reading a book on the couch, taking an afternoon siesta, or unwinding in the backyard, relaxation time is the ultimate way to say thank you.
6pm: Virtual Dinner Party
Cap off Mother’s Day with a home delivered meal from your Mum's favourite restaurant. If you really want to step it up a notch, set a theme and hold a family dinner party over a video call.
You can even create a prize for the best dressed. While the current climate may be causing distress for many of us, it’s never been more important to reach out to our loved ones.
Use Mother’s Day as an excuse to check in with your Mum and remind her that she is not alone.
Need some inspiration how to make Mother's day special in times of social isolation? Click here and read our article.
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