10 Apr 5 Ideas To Make The Most of Mother’s Day 2020 At Home
Mother’s Day 2020 is like no other. Most of us will be stuck at home with limited options on what to do and where to go. Here’s how you can make the most of this unique situation and treat a special Mom in your life to a memorable Mother’s Day at home.
On a typical Mother’s Day, we would be planning to treat Moms to their favorite places, restaurants and activities. With this year’s Coronavirus stay-at-home orders in effect throughout the country, most people will be staying home and many unfortunately won’t even get to see their moms or grandmas in person. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make this Mother’s day special and memorable. With a bit of creativity and thought you can still make your Mom, Grandma or wife feel loved and appreciated.
Mother’s Day 2020 is on Sunday, May 10th, which is just a month away. It’s time to start planning your Mom’s special day. While gifts are nice and will definitely be appreciated, focus on spending some quality time with her – even if it means doing it virtually.
1. Recreate Her Favorite Meal At Home
If her favorite place to eat is closed for the time being, see if you can recreate her favorite dish and the atmosphere of the restaurant at home. You can easily find copycat recipes online for everything from appetizers, main courses, desserts and even drinks.
CopyKat.com and Allrecipes.com’s collection of copycat recipes are both great places to start, but you can find much more simply by searching for the specific recipe your Mom likes best. From Cheesecake Factory and Olive Garden, to Panera Bread, Chipotle, California Pizza Kitchen, and almost everything in between you can recreate Mom’s favorite meal at home with the right recipe.
2. A Virtual Cultural Outing From Home
If you were planning on treating Mom to a cultural outing, consider recreating it at home.
You can create a free virtual trip to the Musee d’Orsay and the Louvre in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Art Institute in Chicago, Van Goh Museum in Amsterdam, the British Museum in London and more.
The Metropolitan Opera is hosting free nightly performance streams, New York City Ballet has introduced its digital spring season and you can watch numerous symphony orchestra performances right from your living room.
Search for other famous museums, art institutes and performances around the world to see if they offer free virtual access. Chances are wherever you want to go and whatever you want to see, you can do so with mom safely from home. Grab a glass of wine and let mom indulge in the online experience.
3. Take Her Shopping At Home
For moms who love to shop, create a shopping experience from home with one of these brilliant services.
Let her try out some new outfits with Stich Fix, Amazon Prime Wardrobe or Nordstrom’s Trunk Club. If she misses shoe shopping, sign her up for ShoeDazzle, or help her find her next favorite pair of shoes on Zappos, which offers free shipping both ways for super easy returns. If she’s into makeup, consider a beauty subscription like Birchbox, Ipsy or Target Beauty Box. For jewelry lovers you can do the same with Rocksbox, Penny + Grace, or Emma & Chloe.
Or simply do some online shopping at her favorite online shop.
4. Spa Day At Home
Every Mom can use some rest and relaxation. Help your Mom relax by creating an at home spa experience with a warm bubble bath, a gentle massage or a pedicure. Treat her to a scented candle or an essential oil diffuser, some fluffy new towels, calm tunes and alone time in the bath. Then if she’s up for it, offer her a shoulder, back or hand massage or a foot rub with a rich lotion or body butter in her favorite scent.
To make sure the experience is relaxing and rejuvenating for her, offer to take on some (or all) of her to-do list for the day so she can truly enjoy the time off and unwind completely worry-free.
5. Movie Night At Home
If she’s loves going out to movies, create a movie night at home with gourmet popcorn, her favorite snacks and a new release movie rental. Turn your home into a movie theater by darkening the room and making is extra comfy. Find a movie she missed out on seeing in the theaters and stock up on her favorite treats and drinks.
Then enjoy the movie time together, while making sure Mom is comfortable and relaxed.
How will you be spending this Mother’s Day at home? Share your ideas and tell us how you’re planning to treat your Mom, Grandma or wife on this most unusual Mother’s Day 2020.