5 Exciting Ideas to Make Mother’s Day Special
As Mother’s Day approaches, many of us are searching for the perfect way to celebrate our mums, sisters, and special women in our lives. While getting gifts for them is always appreciated, we think that making time to be there for them means so much more. Flowers, cards, and gifts may depreciate over time, but it is always the times we spent with our loved ones that matter the most.
We’ve put together the top 5 things to do for Mum this Mother’s Day to make her feel loved and appreciated.
But first, do you know the history of Mother’s Day in Australia?
Introduction to Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day has long been part of the Australian calendar, and for most of us, it was something we found happening and continued with the tradition. But did you know that Mother’s Day was first celebrated in Australia in 1924?
It was started by Janet Heyden out of concern for how lonely forgotten aged mothers at Newington State Hospital were when she visited a friend in the hospital.
Fast forward to today and the world has changed drastically, but the importance of spending time with our mums still stands.
Here are the top 5 ideas you can go with:
1. Creating a Personalized Gift for Your Mum
One of the best, and budget-friendly ways to make Mother’s Day exceptional is to create a personalized gift. Our mums put so much time and effort into our growth journeys and this is the least we can do for them
A great idea for a personalized gift would be a photo album or scrapbook. You can re-create mementos of times you spent with Mum, and add a personal thank you note for each item in your scrapbook/ photo album.
You can do this as a project with all your siblings chipping in, and adding their own messages. We guarantee that this is one of the most perfect gifts, and will granted bring a tear or two.
2. Pampering Your Mum with a Spa Day
If your mum loves good pampering(haven’t yet met one that doesn’t!), then a spa day is the perfect way to go.
Treat her to a massage, facial, or mani-pedi, and let her relax and unwind. Many spas offer Mother’s Day specials, so be sure to check out the options in your area and book this early as this is usually a busy time.
You can also create a spa day at home by giving your mom a foot soak, a facial, or a massage.
3. Have a Cook-out
This definitely brings back the memories of waking up to delicious home-cooked breakfasts, lunches, or dinners, before the entry of fast food and dial-a-delivery.
If your mum loves to cook, then a cook-out would be a definite hit with her. Simply gather a few of her favourite recipes, get the ingredients and head over to her place! You can have a fun time bonding and making her favourite dish, or experiment with ingredients and make an absolutely new dish! Then sit down and enjoy the meal with Mum.
Did we mention this is a great chance to have your post-Mother’s Day week dinner sorted? We definitely know she will pack some for you to carry. Because that’s just how awesome mums are.
4. Going on a Fun Adventure
If your mum is the adventurous type, then planning a day trip, hiking, or even camping are some of the things you can do this Mother’s Day. Winter is almost here so it would be a great time to experience the outdoors before the cold comes calling.
Australia is home to some of the most scenic and beautiful places and this would definitely be a great time to experience them, and needless to say, create new memories for the next generation.
5. Having Game Night
We all agree that sometimes, it’s just too exhausting to go outside, especially after having a long week. Well, maybe your mum just loves the indoors. In this case, a game night would definitely be the way to go. It’s fun, low, key, and absolutely cozy. You can even have the whole family separate into teams and put a prize on it!!
Some ideas for game night would be to play board games or have a video game tournament. The beauty of the game night is that it works both ways; whether you are both together, or virtually if you can’t get home in time for Mother’s Day due to unavoidable circumstances.
And oh, you can actually have some snacks to go with the game.
Pro Tip: Even if you’re good at the game, please let your mum win. Trust us, it’s for your own good:)
Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate all our amazing mums, but it doesn’t have to end there. Every day can be Mother’s Day for you because we can never really appreciate them enough. So why limit it to just one day? If you haven’t already, you can create a schedule that works for both your mum and you to spend more time together.
And you can absolutely start this Mother’s Day. After all, good things start small.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums out there, and cheers to many more!
Written by Joyce O. for the CBF Store