Here at Cameron’s, we believe that every day brings a new opportunity to brighten the days of those around us. Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparents Day, you name it – they’re all wonderful reminders for us to take some time to reflect on the awesome people we have in our lives and give them a little extra love.
Although Mother’s Day might feel a little different this year, it gives us the opportunity to mix it up and get creative with brightening mom’s day. Here are some unique and fun ways to celebrate the special mom in your life this Mother’s Day.
1. Get Creative with “Breakfast in Bed”
We’ll start with the classic breakfast in bed, because over time it’s become a Mother’s Day staple. I mean, who doesn’t love waking up to the smell of fresh pancakes, bacon and smooth coffee without having to lift a finger? My mouth is watering just thinking about it!
The delivery might look a little different this year, but in our opinion, that makes it all the more special. Get up early to whip up mom’s favorite brunch recipe and package it up for a surprise doorstep delivery. We love the idea of a DIY waffle bar! Provide a couple waffles and a variety of toppings like fresh fruit, chocolate chips, peanut butter, and of course syrup. You could even include a personalized menu to make it official!
If you don’t live near the special mother figure in your life, send her a gift card to her favorite brunch restaurant! You could even organize a delivery for her ahead of time, as many restaurants are still doing delivery and takeout.
2. Put together a Favorite Things gift basket
Think about some of her favorite things and put together a special gift basket that’s unique to her. This could be anything! Maybe a new book on her reading list, a journal you think she’d love, her all-time favorite sweet treats, a bouquet of her favorite flowers, etc. If she’s more of the creative type, get her the tools and supplies to do a fun DIY project – like a crochet kit or even a coloring book (because those are fun for any age)! This is a wonderful time to think and shop local as well.
If she loves coffee (and who doesn’t😊) put together a fun at-home coffee gift basket. Snag an inexpensive French Press off Amazon, include some always smooth, never bitter coffee blends for her to try and finish it off with a colorful mug!
Package everything together and leave it as a surprise on her doorstep, or send it via old fashioned snail mail. It doesn’t matter what’s in it, what matters is that is unique to her and hand-picked by you.
3. Make Her Something
No matter what age, there’s something special about receiving a handmade gift. It shows that you took the time and effort to create something truly one-of-a-kind. “Handmade” could mean so many things, so use your interests to inspire you.
Break out the art supplies (even if it’s just some colorful pens and printer paper) and make her a fun card or picture. Order some beads and make a bracelet. Pick some flowers from your yard and put together a custom bouquet. Cut out pictures from magazines and make a collage. Organize a tribute video by compiling short messages from some of the special people in her life. String them together and send it with her on that day. (Writer’s note – my friend recently did this for her mom’s birthday and it was the sweetest thing ever!).
When you take the time to create something totally unique, no matter what it is, it shows that person they’re worth it. And hey, you might have some fun in the process!
4. Organize a Spontaneous Drive by Parade
Have you seen those wonderful drive by parades that have gone viral over the past few weeks? They seem to be popping up in every community to honor special occasions. Friends, family members, neighbors, etc. all drive by the house of a special person with their cars decorated in colorful streamers, balloons and signs. Do your own take on this spontaneous celebration to honor the special lady in your life!
Reach out to a handful of people that are near and dear to mom and schedule a time to drive by together. Even if it ends up just being you, that’s great! Honk your horn, play her favorite song out the window, and don’t forget to tell her to come outside and watch!
5. Host a Virtual Get Together
Just because you can’t physically be in the same room, doesn’t mean you can’t still meet for dinner, happy hour or brunch to celebrate mom. Sometimes that makes it even a little more fun to put a special, creative twist on it.
Meet for brunch or dinner by dropping off something you made (see option #1) or sending a fun new recipe for everyone to cook and enjoy virtually. Host a virtual coffee or wine tasting. Send her some individual flower stems and do a DIY flower arranging class together. The options are endless, and you can make it as lowkey or over the top as you want. After all, the greatest gift of all is quality time, no matter what form it comes in.