“No language can express the
power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love.”
This Sunday, May 10th is Mother’s Day! Finding the perfect way to celebrate the woman in your life who pours her love and care into you and your children can feel challenging. Especially this year, since concerns about COVID-19 are keeping us homebound. There are many fun and creative ways that you can celebrate with your kids this year! We’ve put together this list of our top 10 ideas to celebrate Mother’s Day at home.
#1. Serve Mom Brunch in Bed
Let mom sleep in Sunday and help your kids prepare a delicious brunch while she sleeps! There’s nothing better than waking up to the smell of breakfast food that you get to enjoy in bed. If you need some inspiration, check out Southern Living’s list of Mother’s Day Breakfast Recipes.
#2. Plan a Scavenger Hunt
Create a Mother’s Day-themed scavenger hunt with your kids. Get your kids involved in coming up with ideas that you can find at home or in your yard. Then, on the day of, split up into teams to complete the list. You can make this activity extra special by including memorabilia on the list like “a photo of you and your mom” and items like “a flower from the garden for mom.”
#3. Get Crafty Together
Pick out a craft with your kids that they’d like to do with their mom. Putting your artistic abilities to the test together is a wonderful way to bond. You can find a great list of Mother’s Day crafts at CountryLiving.com. Be sure to collect all of the supplies that you’ll need for the craft(s) your kids choose ahead of time.
#4. Camp Out in the Backyard
If mom loves spending time outdoors, pull out your camping gear, and set up camp in the backyard. Play outdoor games like ring toss, a cookout for dinner and enjoy smores together before sleeping out under the stars.
#5. Plan a Backyard Picnic
A picnic is another great outdoor activity! Prepare a basket of some of mom’s favorite summer foods. Whip up a tasty drink like homemade lemonade or sangria. Enjoy them together outside away from the distraction of a screen.
#6. Stage a Lip-Synch or Karaoke Contest
Sing and dance together! Stage a lip-synch battle or karaoke contest in your living room. You can find karaoke apps online to turn your family room into a karaoke lounge for the evening. Or have each person choose a song that they want to lip-synch and dance too. Hand out scorecards to your family members so that you can rate each other’s performances and crown a winner at the end
#7. Make Mom’s Favorite Dessert Together
Does mom love to bake with the kids? Then pick up all the ingredients to make her favorite dessert. Let her and the kids work together to whip up dessert.
#8. Host a Family-Only Pool Party
If you have a pool, this is the perfect day for a pool party! Have your kids help you create a playlist that mom will love for you to play outside while you swim. Get mom a new pool float so she can lounge and relax in the water.
#9. Set up a DIY Sundae Bar
What special occasion is complete without ice cream? Let mom create her ideal sundae by setting up a sundae bar! Pick up vanilla or chocolate ice cream and toppings she would love such as hot fudge, brownie bites, maraschino cherries, chopped nuts, and whipped cream.
#10. Go on a Family Bike Ride
Get out of the house together and enjoy the scenery around your home on a family bike ride! Make it extra special by decorating mom’s bike with flowers or streamers.
Remember that kids love to be involved in creative projects! Ask your kids if they have any other ideas to make Mother’s Day special for their mom. Even preschoolers get excited about celebrating their mom. They might surprise you by coming up with a thoughtful idea that you wouldn’t have considered.