Held each year on the second Sunday of May, Mother’s Day can be traced back to the 1870’s, conceived with the aim of recognizing and honoring all that mothers do. The idea behind Mother’s Day remains unchanged, and with this special day quickly approaching, here are some one-of-a-kind ways in which you can celebrate, ensuring that your mother knows just how much she means to you.
A Special Meal
It can be difficult trying to arrange a meal at a restaurant that is truly extra-special, but booking a chef’s table for a meal guarantees an experience that your mother would never forget. With a table located in the kitchen itself, your mother will be able to witness meal preparations up-close, while learning more about the chef and the food that is produced. While a chef’s table meal will no doubt draw some excited gasps, there are plenty of other ways to plan a special meal. This can easily be done at home, no matter what your cooking skill level may be, with decorations and fun games to make the evening even more memorable.
Bring the Generations Together
A huge family get-together, with all of the different mothers in your extended family, is a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day. If the weather allows, a barbecue is a great way in which to do this, as it is casual enough for everyone to enjoy, and you will not be limited on the number of guests that can attend.
A Video Chat Celebration
If you are not fortunate enough to be able to physically spend Mother’s Day with your mother, then make the most of technology, and digitally celebrate the day with her. Skype, or any other video chatting software, is a great way to do this, and there are many ways that you can make your video chat session a memorable one. Whether you watch a movie “together”, or cook and enjoy the same meal at the same time, your mother will definitely be able to feel your love and presence, even if you may be on the other side of the world.
Mother’s Day is the ideal opportunity to take your mother away for the day, treating her to a one-of-a-kind daycation. The location, and activities, that you choose should be tailored to your mother’s interests. For fun and escapism, head to a nearby beach for the day, where you can either picnic under the sun, or enjoy an invigorating hike through nature. For mothers who love to cook, a tasting tour around a nearby foodie city would always be appreciated, while mothers who have a soft spot for animals may enjoy spending the day at a wildlife refuge.
Mother’s Day is all about showing appreciation to your mother, meaning that it does not need to be focussed on extravagant gifts. Instead, take some time to really think about what your mother would enjoy and appreciate, and try to tailor your celebrations to this, as the effort and thought that you put into the day will mean just as much as the celebrations themselves.