Mother’s Day is coming up soon, but since taking your mom out to lunch is out of the question during the craziness of coronavirus, let’s consider some other ways to safely celebrate Mother’s Day during lockdown!
5 Ideas To Safely Celebrate Mother’s Day During Coronavirus Lockdown
Traditionally, you probably took your mom out to lunch on Mother’s Day. If you still want to include food, there are lots of delicious options that can replace the traditional out-to-lunch Mother’s Day Meal.
Why not buy all the same kinds of things you’d get in a posh, upmarket, afternoon tea, and organise an indoor picnic for your mum? You could go all-out and fill a picnic basket with all the goodies and her gifts, and top it off with a cosy blanket. Deliver it to her home (or have it delivered). She can spread the blanket out safely at home and enjoy a lovely lunch. You could do the same from the safety of your home and share the picnic with her via Zoom or Whats App. Make it into an adventure so that having to stay in doesn’t feel like a punishment.
If you don’t have time to go and do the shopping, perhaps a Mother’s Day Hamper from will be just the ticket. There are lots of companies who do delivery and you can buy online, so you can arrange everything from the safe comfort of your laptop. There are options with or without alcohol, flowers, chocolate… There’s sure to be a combination that works for you.
Buy or rent her favourite movie (or if it’s available, play it on Netflix) and hold a family cinema screening – you can watch the same movie at the same time. If you have Netflix but your mom doesn’t, set her up with guest access on your own account. Some popcorn, fizz and other favourite family goodies will soon get everyone into the spirit of things.
What are her favourite games? Is she into board games, cards, or doing jigsaw puzzles? Whatever her preferred activities, organise a little celebration around that. Set up a virtual game if you both have the same games in each home and share the game over Zoom or WhatsApp.
Why not get together your favourite family photos and make a photo album up for your mom? So few of us keep our photos in albums, now that our pictures are all digital. For many people though, a photo album is a cherished possession – this is especially true for people who don’t use social media and smartphones.