This year, Mother’s Day is going to look and feel a little different with COVID-19 still running wild out there.
The big day isn’t canceled, we just need to get a little more creative with how we show mum how much we love her. With the year she’s had, a nice Mother’s Day is most certainly needed.
For some of us, Mum is just down the hall, and for others, she is a little further afield. But this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the day together.
We’ve gathered 7 great ways to celebrate Mother’s Day during the lockdown with your Mum. Feel free to comment below and let us know how you get on this Sunday.
7 Great Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day During the Lockdown
There really isn’t anything like a spot of afternoon tea to make you feel fancy.
Last year, my sister and I had arranged afternoon tea for my Mum and it was perfect. We had mini sandwiches, tiny pastries, and gallons of tea from our very own Uccello Kettle. We loved every second of it. We even bought small silk scarves for the occasion to be extra fancy.
- Living with Mum:
Living with Mum means you can all sit together and enjoy tea with nibbles. Going to your local shops like Tesco or Aldi is all you need here. Pick up some of your Mum’s favourite treats and you will have a winner.
- Living away from Mum:
The trick here is to get organised. Drop the treats in a basket at her front door with a note saying to open the link in her email or to answer the phone at a specific time. You may not be with one another but you can still enjoy the day ‘together’.
With everything that is going on in the world, it’s time for a laugh and some fun.
A good old-fashioned game of bingo could be just what the doctor ordered. I had noticed that my own Grandmother was feeling a little low cocooning and isolating so I organised a game of homemade bingo (she is in our support bubble).
I made bingo cards from recycled cereal boxes and went to my local bargain store to pick up a few goodies for the winners. This could be an ideal pastime for Mother’s Day this year whether you live with Mum or away. The only difference is Mum may have to play Bingo with you via zoom instead.
The sun doesn’t often come out but when it does, make the most of it.
We’re all cooped up in the house a long time now with lockdown so why not try making home dining a little more exciting? Dress up the table and chairs or grab a blanket and voila, you a 5-star dining experience for Mum. Of course, you could go a step further and bring the BBQ into the mix.
- Living with Mum:
You are the chef for the day and Mum get’s pampered. Simple as.
- Living away from Mum:
Sadly Mum won’t get to be quite as pampered but she can get the next best thing. 3-course meal with a bottle of her favourite wine and a bouquet of flowers. If it’s sunny she can enjoy it in her back garden and if not (which is more likely in Ireland) she doesn’t have to worry about what to cook today.
Movie day anyone?
If we’re going to be stuck inside we may as well cozy up with a good movie or perhaps a movie marathon. Whether you live with or away from Mum this is one of the easier ideas to carry out this Mother’s Day. We have Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+ to thank for that. Here is a great list of must-watch movies.
Make sure you have all of Mum’s favourite goodies and don’t forget the popcorn.
We may not be able to travel but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a good merlot from France.
Last year for a family activity (we’re all above 18 years of age) I had arranged a small wine tasting. We are by no means a sommelier or even know what we are talking about when it comes to wine. I just thought it would be a fun family activity to keep our minds off COVID for an hour or two.
It’s also a great idea for Mother’s day. All of the big stores in Ireland sell sample bottles of wine. This way you won’t have to commit to a big bill or worry about waste if you don’t like the wine itself.
Pair that with crackers, cheese, salami, and prosciutto and you have a great night on your hands. It will go down a treat.
If you are living away from Mum – buy 2 of everything and leave a care package at her door with a note on when the zoom call will start.
Mum could probably do with some R&R
While you might not be able to deliver the sull spa treatment. There are some items you can check off the list;
Foot spa (in a pinch a basin of water works just as well)
Even giving Mum 5 minutes to unwind could leave her feeling relaxed and pampered on her special day.
Learn Something New Together:
You are never too old to learn something new.
If you think about it, your Mum has always been your biggest cheerleader. Now it’s time to show her the same level of support. Why not take up a hobby, craft, or something she has always wanted to try. Whether it’s fondue, knitting, or painting, it’s a great way to pass the time and perfect for some one-on-one time with Mum.
Still not sure what to get Mum for Mother’s Day? How about something sleek, safe and stylish all in one neat and easy to wrap package? The Uccello Kettle.