I don’t mean to alarm anyone, but we are days away from Mother’s Day. Some of you might have a gift already for your mom, or even an entire day of fun planned out. Some of you might not have anything at all but do not fret, there’s still time. Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be about expensive gifts or the biggest floral arrangement she’s ever seen. Mother’s Day should be about celebrating your mom for who she is; an incredible woman. Sure gifts help, I mean who doesn’t want to get a little something special now and then, but it’s about the experience that makes the day special and memorable. Here are five sure ways to make this Mother’s Day memorable.
1. Do the traditional flowers and card. Absolutely! I’ve yet to meet a woman who doesn’t like to receive flowers or a card. But stay away from the traditional roses unless these are your moms favorite. Try and find out what her favorite flower is and get her a bouquet or arrangement of that. A potted plant/flower might even be better because with a little care she will always have it and always remember you.
2. Do buy her something nice. This could be anything from chic jewelry to a book by her favorite author. Just make sure it shows that you really thought about her likes and all the things she truly enjoys on life.
3. Make her laugh…a lot! There is no better way to make Mother’s Day fun and memorable than by making your mom laugh. But please, don’t go tickling her to achieve this. Instead, talk about funny things you did as a kid or something funny that happened to you recently or better yet, play or send the link to this song by Tracy Newman called “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now”. I promise it will make her laugh out loud! Tracy is a former script writer who wrote for legendary shows including Cheers, Ellen and According to Jim. She’s traded scriptwriting for songwriting and has released her first CD. Who knows, you might turn her on to something new.
4. Treat her to a mother/daughter (or son) spa day. I know, this can get expensive, however, it’s your mom for pete’s sake! But I hear ya, we’re still in a recession and we need to watch our spending. If you can afford the full spa day great! But if you can’t, why not go get mani-pedi’s together. As long as you share in the experience together, I promise you she’s going to love it. One of my guy friends planned an entire day of fun last year for his mom. The day included lunch, a movie and a mani-pedi. He did everything together with her including the mani-pedi and she loved that he embraced it. He tells me that she still talks about this day.
5. Take her to brunch, lunch or dinner and tell her you love and appreciate her or better yet you can make it! If you just don’t fancy spending any time in the kitchen, definitely take mom out to a special place, she deserves it. But as I said before, this doesn’t have to be a 5 star restaurant or the trendiest place in town. I can assure you that she’s more interested in connecting with you and spending great quality time. After all, she probably hasn’t seen you in some time. But if you do know your way around the kitchen, why not make her a special meal. There’s always something more memorable about a home cooked meal.
I hope these tips have given you a little inspiration on how to make this Mother’s Day fun and memorable. May you have lots of fun planning and enjoying the day.