Whether it’s Mother’s Day, her birthday or a special occasion, the editors of The Old Farmer’s Almanac have come up with some good ideas to celebrate your mom if you can’t be physically together. Here are a few of their creative suggestions and they included some helpful links.
Article by the editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac
Decorate your mom’s door or front porch
If you’re local, you can have fun decorating your mom’s front door with streamers, special signs, a wreath, and flowers! If you have kids, get them involved! Mom or grandma will love the surprise.
Of course, flowers and plants are always a delight. If you’re local, deliver plants to her porch in person. If you’re not local, there’s always delivery in most places (but order well enough ahead!).
- A rosebush or geranium plant is always welcome.
- Or, perhaps a dogwood or flowering shrub for her garden would be appreciated.
- Buying cut flowers? See the symbolic meanings of common flowers! Or consider the monthly birth flowers for each child.
Cook for Mom or set up a virtual brunch date.
- If your mother is living with you, breakfast in bed is always a classic and appreciated.Something simple is fine for this, such as toast or a croissant with jam or fruit and a cup of coffee or tea. Or, if she’s not fond of eating in bed, how about preparing a sit-down brunch?Here are 15 delicious brunch ideas.
- If you’re not with mom in person, how about a virtual brunch date? We suggest these Champagne Mimosas. You can drop off the ingredients at her door if she’s local, or send the recipe in advance to everyone! Then Zoom with the entire family and raise a glass to mom!I
- if your mom is local, drop off a casserole dinner. It’s great comfort food, and you can put it all together to drop off on her porch! See 15 casserole recipe ideas.
- Or, bake a cake! Traditionally, children in England always baked a cake for their Mother’s Day. If you like this tradition, here’s a truly delicious (and better than boxed) cake recipe:Chocolate Mousse Cake. We also love Nana’s Funny Cake.
Give your mom a long phone call or put on a virtual talentshow!
- Talk to her (or videochat) and make her laugh. Perhaps throw in some good “mom jokes.” All most moms want is time with you.
- If the young kids are involved, put on a talent show for Grandma! It can be simple! Sing a song, show off some gymnastics, play an instrument.
Watch a movie or show together, side by side.
- If you’re all at home in one place, have a movie that night, complete with theater treats.
- If you’re in separate locations, watch the same movie on your computers at the same time. Or, start a marathon of your favorite TV series while indulging in a glass of wine or cup of tea.
(Did you know? Netflix also has away to watch together online. If you and your mom have a Netflix account and Chrome installed on her laptop or desktop, you can watch a movie together!There is even agroup chat function for commenting live during the movie from wherever you are in the world. See Netflix Party.)
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