Mother’s Day is coming up soon (here in the UK, at least). You might be worried about how best to celebrate it with your mum, given the potential risks of going to public places. Since the UK government has advised that the over 70s should self-isolate, and that the rest of us should stop going to pubs / bars / cafes etc, why not consider some safer alternatives to taking your mum 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 set up a picnic blanket in the middle of the lounge too – 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 Marks And Spencer – good old M & S – will be just the ticket. They 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. 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.
Why not get together your favourite family photos and make a photo album up for your mum? 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.
Don’t forget to take even more photos of the event and share them with other family members!