Our mothers are the most incredible women in our lives. With Mother’s Day around the corner, I am sure many of you are wondering how you can celebrate considering the circumstances we are facing. While this year will be tough for many of us, there are some fun and creative things you can do for your wonderful mother.
Have a cooking or cocktail session on Zoom or FaceTime.
If you and your mother both love a good meal a great cooking session should be in store. Either share a family recipe or even take a virtual cooking class together. You can cook together and see who can make it at least look more appetizing.
If you and your mother both love a good drink, look up a good cocktail recipe. Perhaps send her a starter mixer kit. Over zoom, you can both try your hand at some classic cocktail recipes.
Surprise her with a gift card to her favorite restaurant.
Tell her that when social distancing is over you can’t wait to see her there. It’s not only a great gift for your mother but also you are supporting local businesses.
Create a special slideshow for her.
Gathering some of your favorite moments together and a special song could be the perfect gift for a mom who you’re missing. You can also give her a “physical” slideshow with an electronic frame.
Instead of getting her flowers try this:
Send your mother a plant starter pack (pot, soil, seeds). Make sure you get the same for yourself. Over FaceTime plant your seeds together and put them in a good spot in direct sunlight. You can let the flower or plant remind you of each other while you watch them grow together.
Write her a personal letter or e-mail.
I’m sure every year you write your mother something very special, but this year take it up a notch. Let her know how loved she is and how much you can’t wait to see her when you get to be together again.
For the mothers with a sense of humor:
Send your mother a funny e-card and try to sync up a comedy special on your televisions. Chances are after a few failed attempts you will both be able to watch it in unison together for a good laugh.
Livestream a paint and sip class together.
If you both love wine, try getting her some art supplies and then streaming a painting class. You can both show off your best or “worst” art skills to each other.
If you have multiple siblings that are separated from her try this:
Have all your siblings and yourself record some videos saying how much your mother means to them. Tell some stories that were funny and some important moments growing up. Have someone cut the video together for her. Add a few pictures and music and it will be a guaranteed tear-jerker.