Do you remember the days where checking in with mom felt like a major task in and of itself? It seemed ridiculous to have to call and check in at every new destination. Jump forward a few years and you call mom ten times throughout the day to check in and ask her advice because mom knows the answer to everything, right?
Days feel like years, and years feel like moments. In just one blink of an eye, everything changes. What started out as an annoyance is now a true understanding of why mom did everything she did. She asked you to check in to make sure you were safe and butting in was her way of making sure you were staying on the right path.
Your mom is your greatest support. She has taught you the importance of loving people and serving others. She is the breath of fresh air and that extra push every time you needed it. She is the rock in which your life was built from, and she is the foundation that remains consistent. She is the one person in life that you were biologically closest to, and that relationship is something that has blossomed into something extraordinary.
When the tables turn and you are the parent, many of the annoying habits mom had are now yours. Those little things are no longer the big deal you claimed them to be. God forbid your mother curses you with kids that were just like you growing up because that same curse was placed on her. That’s right. We all become our parents at one point or another. It could be through simple ticks and twitches or even how we sound when we parent.
Now that you are at the point where you appreciate where you are and who your mom encouraged you to be, Mother’s Day becomes more than a tradition. It becomes an honest celebration. Mother’s Day is the one day of the year where taking time to celebrate mom is your main mission.
This Mother’s Day, work with your siblings and loved ones to make mom feel as loved and appreciated as ever before. There is so many things that mom had to do for you when you were growing up that she didn’t want to do, but she did. Her time became yours. Often, she neglected her own wellbeing to ensure you were at your best. Make sure to let her know how much all the things you seldom thanked her for growing up means to you now. Mother’s Day is your chance to show your gratitude. Let’s pop the bubbly and get the celebration started! Mom deserves it!
It’s an All-day affair.
Don’t limit the bubbly to your brunch mimosas this Mother’s Day. Expand the celebration throughout the day. Plan out extra activities after brunch. Show mom that she means so much more to you than a quick, obligatory Mother’s Day get-together. Make it personal- personal to who she is as a mom. Your relationship is unique. Branch off that.
Starting Mother’s Day off with brunch is a good place to get the celebration started. Who doesn’t love a good brunch? Breakfast is debatably the most delicious and versatile meal of the day. Want pancakes? Eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Throw a fried egg on a burger for lunch or slap it next to some bacon for breakfast or dinner. Breakfast is a crowd pleaser. Brunch is our excuse to enjoy the delicacies of breakfast and lunch. Plus, day drinking is acceptable! Starting off Mother’s Day with brunch is bound to be a crowd pleaser. Mom will be happy, and we all know if momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!
Smother your mother with love this Mother’s Day. All the love she smothered you with growing up was what kept you safe, sound and helped form you into who you are. Sometimes stepping away and growing up is the only way you can truly appreciate it. Now, you are the one bugging mom.
Plan a brunch at one of her favorite spots, or if mom isn’t one to treat herself, pick a place that has some of her favorite foods. Good conversation over a good meal and mimosas should be a mandatory way to kick off Mother’s Day. French toast that is crisp on the outside and ooey, gooey goodness on the inside- topped with syrup and fresh fruit. It’s the way to start Mother’s Day off right.
Your mid-day activity with mom can vary according to your schedule or simply by mom’s choice of hobbies. Movie day at a home surrounded by candy, snacks and perfectly popped popcorn is a great option for the overly exhausted moms that just wants to relax. Pick out some classic rom coms and let her rant about how your father used to be romantic. It’s not ideal, but she’ll enjoy ranting. If mom is more of a suspense filled movie type, a Liam Neeson marathon may be the way to go.
Some heavy duty pampering at the spa is a great Mother’s Day getaway for you and mom. She’ll love the company, and it gives her the chance to enjoy something she would never do for herself. Manis, pedis, massages and more- spa days are a great way to get mom out of the house and doing something for herself. With how much she does in a day, let alone what she has done for you in your lifetime, she deserves to kick her feet up.
A shopping spree is a great way to get mom out and about for Mother’s Day. Get mom to do something for herself this Mother’s Day. Whether you are shopping side by side or you are the pack mule lugging around her shopping bags, a shopping spree gives mom a chance to treat herself. Set her up with some gift cards and treat her to lunch. If you are still full of brunch, grab one of those steaming hot pretzels. Their smell radiates across the mall. You can’t miss them. Plus, they are grab and go. The shopping doesn’t have to stop. You truly can’t go wrong.
If your mom is more of an adventure seeker, consider doing something new together. Lift the weight of life off her shoulders and glide through the day right... literally. Indoor sky diving may be just the activity for the two of you to enjoy together on Mother’s Day. Make this Mother’s Day a day your mom will remember. While her friends are bragging up their freshly painted nails, your mom will show off her mid-air pics on Facebook. #BestMothersDayEver has a nice ring to it. You could be off the hook for at least a year but be ready. She’ll expect her next Mother’s Day to be just as invigorating.
A Well-Thought-Out Surprise
Keep the gifts for mom sentimental this Mother’s Day. You took her out and treated her with everything she loves. She deserves to relax. However, don’t let the day go by without giving her a small piece of your heart. Sentimental gifts are always winners in mom’s book. You can give it to her whenever you feel appropriate. The day is hers.
An appropriate sentimental gift to give mom is a personalized blanket made of photos of the family. This gift is her reminder, every time she winds down from a long day, that she's loved. It’s a priceless gift that she’ll cherish forever.
A git that seems mediocre to some may seem like the greatest gift in the world to mom. Putting in enough thought to surprise her will not only make her Mother’s Day; it will make her year. Give her a sweet surprise. One she can brag about to all her friends. The thought you put in this Mother’s Day reflects your feelings for the woman she is.
Do some research. Listen to what she talks about liking. Talk with some of her girlfriends. Dad may not be the best source for information, but it is worth a shot. There are many different types of moms in the world. Some moan and groan about their daily hardships. Others hardly utter one negative word about anything or anyone.
Remain consistent on Mother’s Day. Setting aside some time and money every Mother’s Day to make her feel special is important. If the funds aren’t there, the Mother’s Day festivities don’t have to linger away. Do something that will make mom feel special. Spend some time doing what she loves. A well-thought-out day for mom is all she really wants. Give her the affirmation and appreciation she craves and deserves.
Cheers to a day well spent.
Alright, mom has been fed, pampered and is ready to call it a night. There are two approaches on how to end the celebration. Team up with your siblings to have to the house cleaned before she gets home. If the time is not there, chip in and hire a well-trusted cleaning service. The look on mom’s face as she enters her clean house will make it well-worth it. She’ll have no choice but to end her day relaxed. It will be just another way you show mom how much she is appreciated.
If having the house cleaned is not in the books, consider having dinner waiting for her when she gets home, along with a fuzzy blanket and a good book. Let her relax and enjoy the remainder of HER day. She means so much to you because she has always been there. Her goal in life was to make yours the best it could be.
Ensure that Mother’s Day is spent right. The only way you know Mother’s Day is a success is if mom feels loved and appreciated. How you choose to show her is up to you, but please make sure you show her. Having a mother by your side is truly one of life’s greatest blessings. What you have, many people envy. Take some time to enjoy your blessing called mom. Do whatever makes sense to you. Make Mother’s Day your opportunity to surprise mom with a message of love and appreciation, but don’t limit the love. This year, make it a goal to ensure mom feels special as much as you can. A letter, a day out or simply some flowers can mean the world to her. Our florists at Daniela's Flower Shop II in Morningside Heights, NY, are here to help.
What does your mom mean to you? Is she your support and guide? The best friend you never knew you needed. Tell her. If you are wondering what to get mom this Mother’s Day, give her the reassurance she craves. Tell her what she means to you and make a point to say how she is a great mom because that is her main goal in life. You may not always see eye-to-eye, but your relationship is truly one of life’s greatest treasure. Celebrating mom should extend way after Mother’s Day brunch. She should be celebrated daily. Make her a priority. Every day deserves to be Mother’s Day!
Any and all these tips for Mother’s Day after mimosas can be adjusted according to what feels right. Frankly, all that matters are that mom feels loved and thought of. Every mom and every relationship with a person’s mother are different. Choose a gift that you think your mom will love. Plan the day you know will mean the most to her.The most important thing to do on Mother’s Day is to let mom know she is appreciated. Stray away from making Mother’s Day another day (gift included). Make Mother’s Day an entire day about mom, even after mimosas, because she deserves it. Mimosas are great though. Don’t forget the mimosas!