May is Mother’s Day Month (Week 3)

May 19, 2022

Enjoy ways number 4-7 of “10 Fun and Creative Ways to Celebrate Mom this Year” from the National Old Farmer’s Almanac.”

Last week we talked about treating Mother to brunch. This week is a continuation. Another idea is a virtual brunch date. A Champagne Mimosa (can be made non-alcoholic). Look for www.almanac.com search for “Recipes.” You can drop off the ingredients. If she’s not local, send the ingredients overnight to her or send the recipe in advance to everyone. Then Zoom with the entire family and raise a glass to Mom!

If your Mom is local, drop off a casserole dinner. It’s great comfort food.

Or bake a cake! Traditionally, children in England always baked a cake for their Mother’s Day. If you like this tradition, here’s a truly delicious (and better than boxed) cake recipe: Chocolate Mousse Cake or the Nana’s Funny Cake. Check out these recipes and others at www.almanac.com at recipes.

4. Give your mom a long phone call or put on a virtual talent show. Talk to her (or video-chat) and make her laugh. Perhaps throw in some good “Mom jokes.” Put on a talent show! It can be simple. Sing a song, show off some gymnastics, play an instrument.

5. Watch a movie or show together. If you’re all at home in one place, have a movie that night, complete with theater treats.

If you’re in separate locations, watch the same movie on your computers at the same time. Or start a marathon of your favorite TV series while indulging in a cup of tea.

6. Get creative: make mom a video, a music playlist, or a piece of art. Record a video from all the children. They can each say, “Happy Mother’s Day” and why they appreciate her. You can always use iMovie to splice videos together on your phone.

Or make a tape or a music playlist. You could gather calming songs for bedtime, such as the sound of the seas. Or you could gather her very favorite songs from the era that she loves most. (If your Mom has an iPhone, create a special iTunes playlist that will get emailed to her.)

How about a special work of art for Mom? For example, paint the outside of a terra-cotta flowerpot and fill it with garden seeds and a card. Or take a beautiful photo frame with your family photo inside. You can find many ideas on Pinterest and elsewhere on the Web.

7. Get outside! Go for a stroll in the park or how about packing Mom a picnic? Fresh air always lifts the spirit. Spring is a wonderful time to visit a park and look for all those lovely spring flowers.

How about packing a simple picnic? If Mom’s living nearby, drop off a picnic basket on her porch. If you’re living together, pack a cooler for a beautiful drive through the countryside.

The sky is the limit! Just have a special day with your Mother!

Next Week: Continuation

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