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Mother’s Day: Ideas to Celebrate Mom

Heads up: Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Year after year, moms are treated to a Mother’s Day brunch. But what if mom isn’t a huge fan of brunch? What if your mom would prefer another sort of celebration for Mother’s Day. Here are some ideas of fun things to do for your mom on her special day.

Treat mom to a cooking class. Cooking classes have popped up at many places other than schools. And they span many categories: seafood, vegetarian, Holidays, ethnic cuisines – you name it. Has your mother has expressed interest in a certain type of cooking style? If so, sign her up for a cooking class. Even better, sign both of you up for a fun couple of hours.

Tea time! When I was a kid, I used to come home from school to a house with a mom, grandmother and often times a couple aunties too. Around 3 pm, without fail, we would all have a cup of tea. Why not rekindle this special time and make an appointment for tea at a fancy tea house and be waited on?

Is your mom and wine lover? Why not look into wine pairing dinners around the area (there’s always one going on somewhere) and book one at a restaurant your mother enjoys or would like to visit?

Has it been a while since your mom got all dressed up and went out for cocktails? Why not plan an outing to a fancy cocktail bar or speakeasy (they’re springing up all over) and have a lovely evening?

The best gift is you. As we get older, we get busy with our own lives. Work, friends, and our own kids supersede making time for our parents. It would be a treat for mom if you were to set aside a day or even just an afternoon to spend with your mom. Get takeout from her favorite cafe and enjoy a relaxing lunch. After that, take her to a movie, or help her with stuff around the house.

And don’t forget, just because the day is “Mother’s Day” that doesn’t mean it has to be only your mother you celebrate. There are probably a number of women who have contributed to making your life better through the years. Don’t forget these women on Mother’s Day.