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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Creative Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day

Though families are scheduling their COVID-19 vaccines, quarantined-celebrations are still in full-swing, and Mother’s Day is no exception. While some vaccinated families may opt for a dinner out at Mom’s favorite restaurant, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Mom’s special day inside your bubble.

Check out our list of creative ways to celebrate Mother’s Day to make Mom’s day even more special:

Take a virtual trip together

Airbnb is now offering virtual experiences from around the world. Take a trip with mom and learn all about a new city, as well as its culture, from the comfort of your home. If your mom is an art aficionado, you can also check out virtual tours of famous museums like the Guggenheim in NYC and Musée d’Orsay in Paris. FaceTime with mom while you tour to make it a trip you take together—virtually!

Make a craft together

The past year’s nationwide lockdown has sparked a trend in old-fashioned crafting, like quilting, pottery and jewelry-making. Order matching craft kits from sites like Etsy and spend some quality virtual time with Mom working on your masterpieces together while chatting on the phone or videoconferencing on Zoom.

“Dine out” at home

Dining inside restaurants may not be the best option until both you and Mom are fully vaccinated, but you can always order in. Pick up mom’s favorite dinner for the family. If you’re celebrating with your mom remotely, have her favorite meal delivered for both of you to enjoy in your own homes. Deck out your table in its finest and make it a joint experience by setting up a videoconference while you eat.

Say it with flowers

Brighten up mom’s day with a fresh flower delivery from your local flower shop, or from an online-delivery retailer. Just remember to order your bouquet early to make sure they don’t run out of flowers!

Enjoy a custom photo album together

Sort through your old pictures and create a custom photo album on a site like Shutterfly. Make one copy for you and one for mom. Flip through the albums together while chatting on the phone or FaceTiming to relive some of the year’s best moments.

Send a spa kit

Let mom enjoy some pampering at home this year with a DIY spa kit. You can order a premade kit online, or create your own basket of specialty soaps, bath bombs, scented candles, a loofah, body brush, moisturizer, bath salts, massage tools, facial mask, scented oils, shampoo and conditioner. Throw in her favorite magazine and a CD with soothing music for the ultimate in relaxation.

Watch a movie together

Is there a movie you and your mom both adore? Watch it together on Mother’s Day, quarantine-style. Apart for the holiday? Start the movie at the same time in your own homes, and keep up a steady stream of text messages about the movie instead of the live chit-chat you’d enjoy if you were really watching together. If you’re together, make it extra-special for mom with a homemade “ticket” to your movie, including the title and the official start time. Either way, it’s bound to make her smile.

 

Your Turn: With all of these creative ways to celebrate, Mother’s Day is sure to be extra-special this year! How are you celebrating Mother’s Day at home? Share your ideas with us in the comments.


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