Celebrating Mother's Day should be a personal expression of all your mom means to you. Remember, it's also meant to be an all day affair, so don't stop the royal treatment as soon as breakfast is over! Clean the house for her, go for a walk together or just get the kids out of the house and give her some peace and quiet.
There's hardly a mother out there who hasn't been treated to breakfast in bed on Mother's Day. The clatter of a kid climbing the stairs with a wobbly tray will have some mothers tearing up at the thoughtful gesture and others tearing up at the thought of the mess downstairs. If you're looking to create the perfect breakfast in bed (or to help little ones do the same) we've got tips that can help.
Next to Valentine's Day, Mother's Day is the busiest holiday for florists. Carnations are the traditional Mother's Day flower, but a colorful bouquet or combo of her favorite flowers will bring a smile to any mom's face. Plan to order Mother's Day flowers early as some florists have a limit on the number of orders they'll accept.
Mothers with grown children often forego the traditional breakfast in bed for brunch at a nice restaurant. This is a great way to bring the family together and saves any mess for Mom to clean up. Make reservations early because there are a lot of other families with the same idea and you don't want to get stuck waiting in line.
If your mom is the religious type and you're not, Mother's Day is one of those occasions when you should make an exception. Most sermons on Mother's Day will talk about how important mothers are and the significance of their role in society. If your mom plans to attend, you should too - or plan to hear about it later.
Mother's Day is really all about family. Spend some quality time with your mom, catching up on what's going on in each other's lives, looking through old photo albums, going for a hike or just watching a movie together. Some moms really just want some quiet time on their own on Mother's Day, so if you have a house full of small kids, ask ahead of time whether she would like to get the kids out of her hair for awhile. Take the kids somewhere to burn off their extra energy and then bring them home to tell Mom all about their big day and how much they missed her. Pick up a bouquet of Mother's Day flowers to show you were thinking about her.
When you're planning your Mother's Day activities, try to think about what your mom likes to do best. Spend time doing the things she likes to do or the things she wishes she had time to do. Be sure to take a moment to give her a heartfelt thanks for all her hard work and tell her just how important she is.