Mother’s Day 2019 is just around the corner and we’re just as excited as ever to celebrate this special day! The moms in our lives deserve the world. No. More than the world… They deserve the universe. And at the very least, they deserve to spend Mothers Day doing something unique, fun and perfect for their personalities. Some moms want nothing more than to sit back, sip a cocktail and enjoy some serenity while others would have it differently. They’d love something a bit more exciting like a hike or bungee jumping. Ok, so maybe not the bungee jumping — definitely skip that. But you get the idea. Every mom is different so when you’re thinking up plans for this year’s Mother’s Day keep her preferences in mind.
With that said, there are a few things that just about every mother out there would want for her special Mother’s Day. And honestly these are no-brainers, but still worth mentioning. Moms just want a day where their usual mom responsibilities take a rest.
Common sense, right?
Top three things to keep in mind when planning Mother’s Day.
- Let mom sleep in. [When was the last time she did this?]
- Don’t let mom lift a finger. [Mom shouldn’t have to wipe, clean or cook a thing on her special day.]
- Quality time. [Whatever you plan for the day, think about adding in some quality time with the whole family for at least a portion.]
Straight from the source —
My Mother’s Day is a quiet one. A day where I could relax and not have to cook, clean, wipe butts, or manage the household. In my perfect Mother’s Day, my husband would take care of these things and I would expect my kids to help.
We do so much as mothers and self care is often neglected. We need to take care of ourselves. As the saying goes, you can’t pour from an empty cup. So on this Mother’s Day, I plan to fill my cup.
— Marissa, Simply Money Mom
Don’t forget the Mother’s Day card!
While you’re busy scheming up the greatest Mother’s Day plans to ever exist– don’t forget about the crucial Mother’s Day card. She will no doubt be looking forward to reading your special message so make sure to write something from the heart. Mom is one special lady so make sure you don’t cut any corners — sending mom a text on Mother’s Day is a huge no.
Postable’s collection of Mother’s Day cards is wide and varied so you have a ton of choices. Everything from photo cards to more designer hand painted master pieces — just choose something you think mom will love most. And the best part? You can write your personal message right there on the site (without leaving your couch) and we’ll print, address and mail the card for you!
Ways to spend Mother’s Day that mom will actually love.
Ok, so you’ve got yourself a good idea of what qualities Mother’s Day should have– what next? If you’re running low on idea juice, we got you. Here are some unique ideas on things you can plan for mom to have the perfect Mother’s Day. You know mom better than anyone so keep her individuality in mind when thinking of things to do. Remember — just because you love a long hike doesn’t mean mom will and vice versa. If mom loves to hike and you don’t, suck it up. It’s her day so make it count.
1. Plan a spa day.
Find a local spa that you think mom will vibe with and schedule her some well deserved me time. If you want to make it a girl’s day — that would work too (and you get a little pampering out of it too!).
2. Take her out for a meal.
When was the last time you treated mom for a meal? Make her feel like the special guest that she is. This option is especially great when it’s just the two of you — you can do this on Mother’s Day or schedule a special treat day for the near future as your gift. You can take mom to her favorite restaurant or do some digging around to find out a new spot that she’s bound to love.
3. Go camping!
If mom is the kind of gal who enjoys time outdoors there’s no better way to spend quality time with the entire family than pitching a few tents and roasting some marshmallows around the fire. It lets mom get away from the house so that she doesn’t feel the need to clean or cook and it’s the perfect way to spend time bonding as a family. Make sure mom is the one to sit back and relax while the rest of the gang prepares all the camping goodies like food and tools. Invite another family to join the fun to make it a social event (just ask mom for her preference first).
4. Breakfast in bed — the oldest Mother’s Day move in the book.
It’s simple and oh so traditional. Let mom sleep in while you make some of her favorites. Need some ideas? Try one of these recipes.
5. Book a private yoga session.
Does mom practice yoga? Going to a yoga class is wonderful and maybe that’s the thing you’ll want to do this Mother’s Day, but consider something a bit more special. Hire a private yoga teacher (that you know mom would love) to come to the house to give her a one-on-one on the morning of Mother’s Day.
6. Have a picnic.
Everyone loves a good picnic, right? If you know mom to love the outdoors this is a great option to enjoy some treats surrounded by some green trees. Pack all the finger goodies you can think of, a cute blanket and maybe a small flower vase as the center piece.
7. Get active with mom!
If mom loves to get sweaty, why not spend some time doing just that! Take the family bikes down to the park or to the nearest trail. Take a run with mom around the neighborhood to start the day sweating together or simply go for a long walk at a state park nearby.
8. Take a trip to the farmer’s market.
It’s a lovely place to spend a morning — browsing flowers, munching on farm-fresh snacks and maybe doing a little shopping for the evening’s dinner.
9. Help mom out in the garden.
If your mom loves nothing more than getting her hands dirty with some planting, give her a helping hand. Help her with whatever tasks need to be done and enjoy spending time together. She’ll appreciate your help and the quality time.
10. Start a family garden.
Ok so maybe mom doesn’t already have a garden of her own, but you’ve heard her talk about wanting one for forever now. This is your chance to help make one of her wants come true! Get the whole family involved and spend the day building out a little family garden.
11. Soak by the Pool.
If you live in Florida — or really any southern state where May is already in full blown summer time — give mom a nice relaxing day by the pool. If you have one of your own or know someone who does plan a day for all the moms in your lives to spend a day just taking in the sun by the pool. Prepare some fruity cocktails mom can enjoy and bring all sorts of yummy snacks to her side as a random delight throughout the day. Family pool time is a lovely way to let mom relax and still spend time with everyone.
12. Take an artsy class together.
Does your mom fancy all things crafty? She would probably love to take a pottery class with you or something more along the lines of a flower arrangement class. Whatever you think would float her boat.
13. Dinner and a movie.
Sometimes the old faithful date ideas are a great idea. When was the last time you went to see a film with mom? She’ll no doubt love spending some time catching up on the latest flick and spending time with you.
14. Volunteer together.
Look up some local beach or lake clean-ups taking place or sign you and mom up to read to the kiddos at your local library. Whatever way you choose to give back — do it together. Giving back together will give you two something special to bond over.
15. Create something together.
Maybe going to an art class doesn’t sound like something mom would like, but what about making something together at home? Just the family. Prepare all the tools ahead of time — paper/canvas/etc. and paint/coloring pencils/etc. — and lay out all the goodies so that mom doesn’t need to participate in the prep (or clean up).
16. Go to the beach.
Although summer hasn’t quite graced us with her presence, spring has definitely sprung! Why not enjoy the beauty that the beach has to offer without the blistering heat? It’s the perfect location to get some family quality time (what mom really wants). Make sure to have a plan B in case the weather is not cooperating on Mother’s Day and make sure it’s equally as awesome as plan A.
17. Make a story book specifically for mom.
Everyone has a life story worth knowing and mom is no exception. Combine arts and crafts with a little research and a whole lot of quality time for a day of helping to re-create mom’s story. Use old family photos, mom’s own recollections and the internet (full of family history tid bits). Make a sort of life-story-book for (and with) mom. She’ll love getting to re-tell some of her favorite stories and you’ll get to know her even more!
18. Visit a winery.
Because nothing says “I love you mom” like treating her to endless delicious wine.
19. Re-create a wine tasting at home.
Check out your local winery or knowledgeable wine store and pick up several different types of wine. Get a little background on each (this may require a little homework on your part) and buy some pairings to go along with the booze. Make it a family only gathering or ask mom to invite some friends.
20. Try a new recipe.
Have a fun recipe you and mom have been dying to try out? Why not do it together? This only counts as a good idea if mom actually likes to cook and isn’t constantly in the kitchen. This shouldn’t feel like another chore. No matter what, make sure to be the one that does all the prep and clean up.
21. Day trip surprise!
Catch mom off-guard with a spontaneous (well, sort of) family day trip somewhere nearby. Make sure to plan the day accordingly so you’re not completely winging Mother’s Day. Know the route, how long it will take, where you’ll be spending the day and the best places to eat (and maybe even make reservations).
22. Mom’s very own happy hour.
Have a few moms in the family? Why not celebrate with all the families together under one roof and from the same mini-bar? Make a signature cocktail for the moms in your life — or a few different mixes each named after a mom. And don’t forget to serve the special ladies first!
23. Start a pen-pal tradition with mom.
Ok, so this shouldn’t be the only thing you do this Mother’s Day, but a fun little addition to the special day. Suggest you and mom become pen-pals and see if you can go a whole year. Save the letters and cards you send to each other throughout the year to read through the following Mother’s Day (maybe even the start of next year’s Mother’s Day craft).
24. Take photos.
Capture this Mother’s Day with some beautiful photos and make a whole day out of it. Prepare by hitting up a salon (or do the dollying up at home) and getting mom all jazzed up. Mimosas are always a good addition. Hire a local photographer in advance to help capture the fun and loving mom you all know and love. You can make it all about mom if you think she’d love that or turn it into a family photo-esque day.
25. Go shopping for mom.
Take mom on a shopping spree where you help pick out things for her. Help her try things on, pick out outfits and make her feel like the special woman you know she is.
27. Visit a museum.
Does mom appreciate a Degas or Van Gogh? Perhaps she’s just really into art history. Chances are she doesn’t have much room in her already busy schedule to ever go to a museum just for fun. Book a private tour of her favorite wing or type of art to make it even more special.
26. Go for a hike.
Does mom really* love the outdoors? What better way than to take her on that new hike she’s been eyeing.
There you have it — 27 spectacularly unique ways to spend Mother’s Day this year. The question is — what plans have you made?
And don’t forget to mail mom a Mother’s Day card. You can even schedule it ahead of time!