Mother's Day Traditions
Serve Breakfast in Bed
Serving breakfast in bed is truly a Mother's Day classic, whether or not it's a true breakfast or more of a Mother's Day brunch. Go the extra mile for your mom by putting those homemade waffles (check out our recipe) on a painted Mother's Day craft: a hand-painted tray.
Take Some Family Time
Take Mother's Day as an opportunity to spend time as a family unit with no screens, chores, or work distracting you. Mother's Day activities could mean reading together, enjoying a favorite movie or cooking a meal together. The best Mother's Day gift is the gift of quality time!
Have a Spa Day
Mother's Day is a time for all moms to kick their feet up and relax. Unique Mother's Day gifts can include treating mom to a spa trip, planning at-home mani/pedis, or giving a gift basket with bath bombs and other items made for relaxation.
Peru makes the most of Mother's Day with dinners, lunches and parties celebrating mom throughout the week. Channel the Peruvian tradition by throwing a Mother's Day celebration for all of the moms in your life during the week before Mother's Day itself. Make sure to offer a champagne toast to your mom!
Have a Picnic
Take advantage of the springtime weather. Plan a picnic party for your mom. A lovely garden setting and tasty finger foods are sure to make this Mother's Day Instagram-worthy.
Plant a Garden
Planting a special perennial is a great way to be reminded of Mother's Day year after year. Getting in the garden with Mom is a great way to make memories and gives new meaning to Mother's Day flowers.
Host a Celebration
Show Mom some appreciation for all she's done in the past year by throwing a Mother's Day get-together. Invite other mothers, and their kids, to enjoy a lovely afternoon with tasty snacks and personal touches.
Mother's Day in Mexico
In Mexico, it is traditional for children to treat their mothers' to a long lunch out on Mother's Day. For a unique Mother's Day gift, take a page out of that book and take mom out for a long and luxurious lunch.
Dish Up Some Chocolate
Whether it's in a cake or in a box, chocolate is more than welcome on Mother's Day. This chocolate-cherry stack cake—with chocolate-dipped cherries as garnish—is sure to be a favorite.
Enjoy the Outdoors Together
Whether it's a woodland hike or just a lap around the block, take in springtime weather, together.
Give Mother's Day Flowers
Give a bouquet as pretty as Mom this Mother's Day. Simple touches, such as featuring flowers that are her favorite color, go a long way in showing Mom she's loved.
Treat Mom with Alone Time
Treat Mom to some much-deserved alone time. Clear the house of kids, pets, and unwanted distractions. While the rest of the family enjoys a day out, leave mom with some peace and quiet to catch up on her DVR or her favorite books.
Take a Shopping Trip
Help Mom indulge with a little retail therapy. Take her to her favorite shops and stores or spend the day window shopping. Spending time together is what really counts.
Take a Family Trip
Grab the family and go. It doesn't matter if you take a day, a weekend, or a week—it's the company and quality time that makes it special. Do your research to find a nearby festival, farmers market, or just somewhere fun to visit.
Give a Card
Mom just wants to know she's appreciated. Craft a handmade card and fill the inside with thoughtful sentiments.
Scrapbooking is a great way to preserve memories with Mom forever. Take some time on Mother's Day to flip through scrapbooks and photo albums with your mom and reminisce; or make a new one together!