How to Celebrate Mom on Mother's Day

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Attention all adult children: Mother’s Day is just around the corner and with it comes a new opportunity to honor Mom and make her feel special. How you and your family decide to celebrate depends on your Mom’s unique tastes and circumstances. But no matter where you go or what you do, make sure your plan includes what Mom values most: Spending quality time with you.

That said, Mom, it’s okay to drop hints that will point your kids in the direction of activities within both your interest and comfort zones.

Check out these Mother’s Day activity ideas. Maybe one of them will be exactly what your family envisioned to create a wonderful new Mother’s Day memory.  

Take a Stroll

Marathon running may not be on this year’s list of viable ideas for Mother’s Day, but that doesn’t mean a scenic walk in the park or a beautiful botanical garden is off the table. If Mom is up to it, a power walk can be a fun and uplifting group activity. If a leisurely stroll is more in her wheelhouse, it can provide both exercise and a chance to have a good long chat.

Take a Stroll Down Memory Lane

Gather up the family photo albums and sit down with Mom to recall the good old days.  You’ll laugh as pictures remind you of your childhood antics. Give Mom the chance to talk about her perspective on those times.

Share Mom’s Interests

Find out what Mom is passionate about and organize an outing that you know she will love. If your Mom is an art lover, check out the special exhibits at the art museum. If she is a sports enthusiast, how about tickets to a baseball game? Maybe yoga is her thing so find a class and get your downward dog on together. If Mom is a card player, brush up on your canasta rules and have a family game. Board games can be fun, or just think of how satisfying it would be to help her complete that jigsaw puzzle she’s been working on!

Get Gardening

If Mom is a gardener, put on the gloves and start digging. There is no better way to enjoy the sunshine—and each other’s company.

Eat Outside

A Mother’s Day picnic is a great way to get some fresh air, eat a great meal and spend a relaxing time together.

Eat Inside

Make a reservation at Mom’s favorite restaurant. Enjoy good food, conversation and of course, excellent company. If Mom would prefer to dine in, put on the chef’s apron and make her a meal that will leave her full—of appreciation.

A Night at the Movies

Top off your day with a movie night either at home or at the theater. Don’t forget the popcorn.

Remember, when it comes to Mother’s Day activity ideas, it doesn’t matter where you go, as long as you are there with your Mom. If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for Mom to make her feel special, check out our Mother’s Day gift guide!