Mother’s Day is an amazing holiday set up to honor mothers, but it also does not have any dictated tradition, which can make it a difficult one to really know how to celebrate. With Christmas you have hanging stockings, and Santa stories, with Halloween you have dressing up and traipsing about neighborhoods asking for candy, but what are some fun things to do for Mother’s Day? Consider the following ideas:
Memory lane meals: this is a fun Mother’s Day activity that involves food, which is always a good activity for any holiday, as a meal shared as a family provides ample opportunity for discussion, time spent with one another, etc. The way this particular meal works, is that each child of the mother makes, buys, or brings their favorite dish that mom used to make, and that is what the meal is comprised of. It is a ton of fun because everyone will be talking about why they love the meal they share, and the memories they hold dear with it. Of course, this works best if there are several children who will be able to celebrate with their mother all together. However, even if it is just you, it is fun to walk down the memory food lane on Mother’s Day, and make that your big meal.
Go through old albums: A low cost, and high fun activity for Mother’s Day is that of going through old family albums, and while doing so, writing down, or reminiscing about your favorite mom and you moments. Mothers love to hear the moments their children hold dear, and looking at the old pictures together can help spark the memory, fuel the fun. Of course, you can also make a game out of it where each family member brings some old photos, and you put them all in a box. Then, you take turns going around in a circle and drawing out one of the photos. When you draw out a photo, you have to share your memories about mom surrounding that photo, a funny happenstance, etc. The whole family will be laughing, arguing, and smiling as you go around the circle.
What mommy likes activities: A great thin you can do on Mother’s Day is make the day all about mom. It will be a lot of fun if you put time and thought into it. Think about what your mother enjoys, and make a list of all those things. Then, create activities around the list. For example, if your mom loves flowers, you could help her plant flowers in her front beds. If your mom loves chocolate, you could drip strawberries in it together. If your mom loves books, take her to a book store with a coffee shop, and browse the titles, and talk about your favorites as you sip a hot beverage and eat a pastry. The idea of this is to make the day about her, and include fun activities to make it possible. She will love it, and you will build more great memories while you are at it.