Fun activities to do on Mother’s Day

2018-05-17 06:02

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Let her sleep in

For Mother’s Day (especially if it’s her first one), give her what she’s been desperately craving: a few hours of uninterrupted sleep. You and baby can go somewhere out of hearing range and let Mom catch those ZZZ’s.

Go swimming (or hang poolside)

Take advantage of the warm early-summer weather and spend a day relaxing at the pool. Let mum kick back in the sun with a good book while Dad handles sunscreen duty. Make it even better with a fun pool float.

Head to yoga

If mum can’t get enough “omm,” the whole family can join her for a yoga session. Many studios offer family classes that are designed for both parents and children.

Go wine tasting

If the children are all 21 +, then head to a nearby winery for a Mother’s Day tasting. Or, if she’s not a “wine mum,” try a local craft brewery instead. At the end of the tasting, make sure to grab a bottle or two of her favourite to take home.

Serve breakfast in bed

More like brunch in bed — let her sleep in, then enjoy flapjacks and snuggles.

Take a family bike ride

Get the whole crew up and moving. You can deck out mum’s bike with some pretty flowers, and pop baby in a bike trailer for a day of family fun.

Plan a picnic

We’re sure any mum would love having some fun in the sun with her favourite foods and her favourite people.

See a movie

When’s the last time she got to watch something that wasn’t a children’s show? Have someone else babysit and take mum to a movie for a few hours.

Make a delicious dinner

If she’s always the person making the meals, give her a night off by making Mother’s Day dinner.

Let her series binge while you clean

Set her up with some popcorn and a glass of wine (preferably in a fun glass) and get scrubbing.

Book mani/pedis

Nothing says, “You’re the best” like a good foot scrub and a fresh coat of polish.

Set up a scavenger hunt

This sweet scavenger hunt that uses heartfelt cards is the perfect way for the children to feel involved in celebrating Mother’s Day.

Plan a day hike

Spend some time in the great outdoors and let mum get back in touch with nature. You could make it a family outing, or if you know she’s been itching to get back to some more challenging trails, you could hire a sitter for a few hours.

Stroll through a botanical garden

A stroll through a nearby botanical garden is a gorgeous and thoughtful way to celebrate her on Mother’s Day.

Or start a garden of your own

Kick-start a sweet Mother’s Day tradition by planting a few blooms in your home garden. Every time she sees them, she’ll be reminded of the special day — it’s the gift that keeps on giving!

Some flowers that are fairly easy to maintain include sunflowers, marigolds and sweet peas. Go to a museum or gallery If there’s a new exhibit or gallery she’s wanted to check out, the whole family can make a day of it. Some museums may even offer special Mother’s Day tours and events she’s bound to love.

Let her explore a passion project.

Maybe she’s always wanted to try her hand at photography, or maybe she wants to learn how to make French cuisine. Whatever her interests are, there’s probably a class or workshop in your city where she can explore a new passion or rekindle an old one.


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