Take Mom “Out” for Mother’s Day Without Even Leaving Home
Spring has sprung, the Easter Bunny has hopped away and Mother’s Day is coming up fast. This year, Mothers Day is May 8th, 2016; have you given any thought as to what to get for dear ‘ol mom? Nearly every woman would enjoy a fancy meal, a day at the spa, or expensive jewelry, but if your tax refund wasn’t quite what you expected and your wallet is left wanting, there are some fun things you can do to make mom’s day special without breaking the bank.
- Treat her to a “fancy restaurant” for brunch. Instead of dropping $100 for a Mother’s Day brunch out, make your own at home. Break out the nice table linens and china, put some fresh flowers and candles on the table, and try your hand at cooking quiche and mimosas. Play the part of waiter and tell mom not to worry about the dishes.
- Treat her to a day at the “spa”. Turn your bathroom or bedroom into a first class spa with some pretty flowers and candles. Let her soak (uninterrupted!) in a bubble bath, paint her nails, give her a foot massage and maybe even a facial. Let her sip some relaxing green tea while you pamper her.
- Take her to the latest “art gallery”. Hang up several pieces of the kids’ artwork and pictures on the living room wall and act as a docent, explaining each piece in thorough detail- the “mood” of the picture, what the artist was most likely feeling, and genre. Mom will probably get a good chuckle out of that!
- Take her to the “theatre”. Put together a little skit or play about how much mom means to your family, complete with homemade costumes. Play her favorite songs and you can call it “Mom: The Musical”.
Moms work hard to take care of their families and keep the household running smoothly. From cooking and grocery shopping to scheduling doctors’ appointments to getting everyone to school and practice on time, managing a busy family is a big job, but moms handle it all with grace out of love. Yes, moms love to receive gifts, but the one thing every mom really wants and needs is to feel appreciated. Folding laundry and scrubbing toilets are often thankless chores, and moms just want to know that their daily efforts don’t go unnoticed. It doesn’t take a mint to let mom know she’s loved; just a little creativity can go a long way toward making her feel like a million bucks.