Mother’s Day is around the corner and the cynic in me thinks “Oh no! Not another day for restauranteers to come up with exhorbitantly priced set menus, florists to increase prices on carnations and stores filled with gift sets for mothers!”
But let’s not be cynical shall we? So I came up with 5 ideas to help us all celebrate our mothers not just on Mother’s Day but any day! Some are budget friendly others are less so but I’ve done them all more or less for my mum at one time or another.
1. Have a Mother’s Day meal at home
Can you cook? If you can, why not give Mum a rest and cook her dinner instead? Even if you can’t, you can takeaway food from your favourite restaurant and have it in the comfort of your own home on a nice dining service without having to join in the human crush at restaurants. If you are a mother yourself with young kids you might appreciate this too. I might do some cooking – I’m getting rusty.
2. Spend a girls day out with Mum
Last year my sister and I took Mum out for the day. Just us 3 – no guys included. We went shopping, we had a lovely Japanese lunch, we chatted and we had coffee. It was fun!