We all want to spoil our mothers when it comes to Mother’s Day, but not only will an extravagant gift seriously hurt your bank account, but it can also seem impersonal. Instead, why not treat your mum to something homemade and far more personal this year? Now, you might be worried that you don’t have the craftiness to pull off a DIY Mother’s Day, but these simple ideas are easy for anyone to pull off and your mum will really appreciate the thought and effort that’s gone into them.
There is nothing more personal than a gift that you’ve made yourself. Of course, not all of us will have the skills to paint a masterpiece portrait of our mums, but there are plenty of simple DIY projects out there. Pinterest is a great source for DIY presents including something like paper flowers, homemade candles and homemade soaps. Not only personal, these will last your mum ages and she can think of you every time she uses them.
Home Spa Day
You don’t have to go to a fancy spa to have a fun and relaxing day. A home-based relaxation day can be just as fun. Get yourselves some fluffy robes and slippers, chill some prosecco and use some at-home spa treatments. You could even make your own facial treatments using oils and ingredients you have in your fridge. Not only is this about spending the day with your mum and letting her know how much she’s loved, you’ll also get the chance to catch up with one of the most important people in your life – something that doesn’t happen often as you get older.
After all those years of your parents making dinner for you, why not cook an amazing dinner for your mum? Think luxury, and prepare a fabulous three course dinner of her favourite foods. You could even make little homemade menus and set a dress code to really add to the special occasion. Plus, get dad involved too – even if it’s just to peel the vegetables and wash the dishes!
As much as cooking a beautiful three course meal is a great idea, very few of us are Gordon Ramsay in the kitchen which means the whole experience could get a little stressful. So, if you do find yourself challenged when it comes to cooking, avoid the stress and order a takeaway from your mum’s favourite restaurant and get it sent to your home. You can still have a fabulous night and your mum will really appreciate not having to cook.
If you have a large family, then something like an afternoon tea can be the perfect way to celebrate with all the mums. Why not ask everyone to make a certain cake or savoury, then pool them altogether on some mismatched china dishes. You could even serve some bubbles in teapots and teacups for a kitsch touch, or follow a theme in keeping with your mum’s favourite film or hobby – take a look here for some great ideas.