Things to do for Mother’s Day, 15 of the best things to do on Mother’s Day that any mom will love! Easy Mother’s Day ideas, that anyone can do. Happy Mother’s Day!
Do you want to treat your mom this Mother’s Day? Whether you throw her a big party or do some low key activities, I’m sure your mother will appreciate your efforts. I have a great list of 15 Mother’s Day ideas of fun things to do and activities. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to show mom you love her.
Mother’s Day Background:
Ever wonder how Mother’s Day came about? Some people may find it interesting that Hallmark did NOT start this annual holiday. haha!
Although many think Mother’s Day has become over commercialized, the original intent was quite thoughtful.
Motherhood and moms have been celebrated for thousands of years around the world in a wide range of celebrations and holidays. However, the Mother’s Day in the United States that we know now originated in the early 1900’s.
Anna Jarvis started a campaign to make Mother’s Day a holiday in the United States in 1905, the year her mother passed away. In 1908, Congress denied the request to make Mother’s Day an official holiday.
However, by 1911, all states celebrated the holiday, and in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson, signed a proclamation that Mother’s Day would be held each year on the second Sunday in May to honor mothers around the country.
When is Mother’s Day:
Mother’s Day varies depending on where you live around the world. In the United States, Mother’s Day is celebrated each year on the second Sunday of May. In other parts of the world Mother’s Day is typically celebrated in March or May, but varies country-by-country.
Things to Do for Mother’s Day:
Want to make Mother’s Day special? Here are some of the best and easy things to do for Mother’s day!
1. Treat Mom brunch or dinner. Start her day off with a homemade breakfast or brunch. Need some ideas? Check out my list of Mother’s Day Brunch recipes. If find a Mother’s day brunch nearby at local restaurants or hotels. If brunch isn’t her thing, take her to her favorite restaurant for dinner, or make her favorite food for dinner.
2. Go for a walk with a mom. If the weather is nice, go for a nice family walk at a local trail or park. One of the best things to do for Mother’s Day. Easy, doesn’t cost anything, and gets the whole family together.
3. Go to the movies. A nice relaxing afternoon at the movies is always a nice treat. But be sure to let Mom pick the movie, ok?
4. Make homemade cards or gifts. Every mom would love a homemade card or homemade gifts from her family and kids. Doesn’t have to be anything expensive or fancy. Homemade crafts are the best!
5. Play a family game. Family time is always great, so let Mom pick her favorite board game, cards, or outdoor game.
6. Send her to the spa. A massage, manicure, pedicure, or massage is always a great way for Mom to relax, feel pampered, and rejuvenate.
7. Take Mom for a day trip. Is there a cute downtown, beach, or area not too far away? Surprise mom with a fun outing out and about.
8. Treat Mom to some flowers or balloons. Do you know her favorite flower? Whether you buy or pick flowers from your yard, I’m sure she’ll appreciate the thought. Or do some gardening, and plant some spring and summer flowers outdoors for her. If flowers aren’t quite her thing, balloon bouquets are fun!
9. Take some photos! Maybe she’d like a family photo shoot. Whether you hire a professional or do it yourself, some great photos to remember the day is always a nice bonus.
10. Let her sleep in. Ok, so this may go without saying, but don’t wake her up. Let her sleep in!
11. Do some house chores. Any mom would greatly appreciate a clean house. Dust, vacuum, clean the bathrooms and kitchen, take out the garbage, or just empty the dishwasher. Or maybe she has some other chores that she’d appreciate getting done like mowing the lawn, watering the grass, or washing her car just to name a few. Better yet, ask her what chores she’s like done.
12. Be kind. No mom wants to hear yelling, fighting, or cranky people on her special day. I’m sure she’d appreciate some hugs and snuggles as well.
13. Set up a scavenger hunt. If you’re creative (or look online for scavenger hunt ideas…) set up a fun scavenger hunt for Mom which leads her to sweet notes or small gifts.
14. Go to a museum. Does she have a favorite museum or one she’s been wanting to visit? Plan a fun family visit to a local museum, or give her some quiet time and let her go by herself.
15. Give her some time alone. Maybe mom needs some peace and quiet? Set up a nice quiet room where she can watch TV, read a book, or just sit there to enjoy a little “me” time all by herself.
Happy Mother’s Day! Hope you enjoy these things to do for Mother’s Day.
Have more ideas to add to the list? Would love to hear in the comments below!