Mother's Day is an annual reminder to stop everything and shower your mom with the love she deserves. Given this year's unique circumstances, many of us are celebrating the holiday at home or even, away from the women — moms, grandmas, aunts, you name it — we love most. For that reason, some beloved Mother's Day activities like spa days and boozy brunches have been put on pause until next year. But remember, nothing can get in the way of you and your mom; it's simply a matter of being more creative with what you have.
In fact, the sentiment behind this year's holiday may be more meaningful than ever before, especially if you and your mom are celebrating apart or it’s the little ones showing Mom how much they love her. Wherever in the world you both may be, take a look at this list of quarantine Mother's Day ideas for inspiration on all the fun ways you can celebrate the special woman in your life while still keeping safe and healthy. If you're currently holed up in your own house, we've included a few virtual activities that you can enjoy together, no matter the distance.
Plan a virtual game night
Zoom fatigue may be real, but Mother's Day is the perfect time to hop on a video call with your whole family to celebrate your special lady. Make a night out of it by playing a bunch of virtual games, everything from Pictionary to 20 questions. Because laughter is truly the best Mother's Day gift of all.
Write special messages on her driveway
Even if you can't go inside to celebrate, there's nothing holding you back from showering her with love (from a distance, of course). Ask your kids to lend a helping hand by using sidewalk chalk to draw rainbows, flowers, and write heartfelt messages to mom, grandma, or another woman worth celebrating.
Get Your Clean On
Let's be real: If you actually want to celebrate mom this year, you'll take something off her never-ending to-do list. Clean the house.
Prior to the pandemic — even though more moms were working outside the home than ever before — moms still shouldered the majority of household and parenting responsibilities. She will appreciate the gesture.
Serve her breakfast in bed
Start her day on the right note by showing up at her door with a tray full of pancakes, eggs, or any other brunch favorites. And if you can't be there IRL, order coffee and breakfast from her favorite local spot and have it delivered right when she wakes up.
Host a Virtual Mother’s Day Celebration
Just because you might not be able to safely celebrate Mother's Day via a large in-person celebration, doesn't mean that you or the moms in your life have to miss out on all the fun. You can host a virtual Mother's Day event via Zoom or Skype and bring the party to mom. You can play a fun game on Zoom, ask Dad to get a Mother's Day cake beforehand, and have Mom open up her Mother's Day presents in front of everyone.
Check places off your bucket list (virtually)
Even if you can't hop on a plane and sightsee, you and your mom can still bask in the world's beauty with virtual tours of museums, gardens, mansions, and national parks.
Picnic in your backyard
Make dining at home more exciting by bringing the party outdoors. Set up a blanket, and cover it with plates full of picnic-ready snacks, or even take-out from her favorite local restaurants