Most of us are spending Mother’s Day stuck at home this year, so fancy dinners out and going shopping at our favorite stores are likely out of the question.
This means we’ll have to get creative in giving our families suggestions on how to celebrate Mother’s Day at home.
A Mother’s Day gift doesn’t have to be expensive, it just has to come from the heart. And there are many awesome Mother’s Day ideas that don’t require buying anything at all.
I hope this post will inspire you to talk with your kids (and hubby too) so they can create a plan for your special day.
Here are some Mother’s Day at Home ideas that will spark creativity and help your family prepare for this unprecedented Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day Activity Ideas
Think about it. You can’t go out for dinner, you can’t go to the store. So what kind of things to do on Mother’s Day are we supposed to ask for this year?
We’ve all been spending more time with our families. But likely that time doesn’t include you being catered to, waited on and overall treated like a queen, am I right?
This is what you have to let your family know, that Mother’s Day activities can include all the things they can do to help you! They will make you feel special and appreciated, even when stuck at home!
Practical Mother’s Day Gifts
Here are some ideas that would be well received by any mom!
Clean the kitchen after every meal– I mean, who wouldn’t want a clean kitchen all day long?
Vacuum all the carpet– If your kids are old enough to handle this task, let them! (And if not, let hubby help out!)
Sweep the floor– Again, something most kids can handle unless yours are babies and toddlers. Although even toddlers can attempt this one!
Plan Dinner– Let the little ones help come up with dinner ideas. And if your kids are old enough, let them do the cooking as well!
Dust the furniture– Pretty much any kid can do this chore, except for babies of course.
Laundry helper– Have teens or tweens? They can tackle the laundry for the day. Yup that means wash, dry, fold and put away, all in the same day!
Make mom’s bed– A simple gift for Mother’s Day most kids can handle.
Clean up after & feed pets– If this isn’t something your kids do already, let them help with it today!
To me, a practical Mother’s Day Gift is having the kids and hubby take something off of your plate that you would normally do. For the most part it means helping out around the house.
Creative Mother’s Day Gifts
Give mom a manicure, pedicure or both!– Who doesn’t want a mani pedi? If the thought of your kids using nail polish is a tad scary, just skip that part. They can still file and rub down your tootsies with lotion.
Write a poem for mom– It’s so much fun when kids write from the heart, and it’s especially cute when they are little. (Too young to write? Let Dad pen what they want to say!)
Sing a song– Music to every mom’s ears is the sound of her child’s voice.
Run a bubble bath and leave mom alone so she can enjoy it- Enough said!
Make mom breakfast in bed– Again this depends on the ages of your kids. Let the younger ones help the older ones or dad on this.
Mother’s day brunch at home– they can set the table nice, decorate, and make all of your favorite foods. Don’t forget the coffee (<– my favorite!) or tea or bubly! Same rules as above, dad has to help if your kids are little. But this is a neat idea that teens and tweens could pull off totally on their own.
A creative Mother’s Day Gift can be anything at all the kids come up with to make or do for you. The sky’s the limit!
Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts
When you think about homemade Mother’s Day gift ideas, DIY and crafts usually top the list, and for good reason. Kids like to make things for us and we love to receive them!
Bake cookies, a cake or a pie. Or make this Chocolate Bark. Because goodies taste much better coming from the ones you love, am I right?
Paint or draw a picture– You can update your decor to include a new picture. Consider using an old frame on your newly acquired masterpiece!
Get Crafty! We love craft projects made by our children. Here are some ideas you can give your kids (and hubby) of gifts that they can make at home.
• Thumbprint Butterfly Coffee Mugs– hopefully you might have some plain white coffee mugs that can be used, but if not, Amazon has a bunch of different sizes and shapes! If you don’t have the paint it can be ordered on Amazon along with Modge Podge.
• DIY Paper Plants – Such a neat idea and they can be made with construction paper and materials you might have lying around the house already.
• Reasons Why I Love You Flip Through Book– I really love this project and think it would be super fun and simple for kids to do! They don’t even have to print them out, they can be hand cut and written by them.
• DIY Box of Chocolates– Because, you know, chocolate! Such a simple idea that all kids will enjoy making.
• Homemade Mother’s Day Card – I think these are a true favorite among moms. There’s nothing like getting a card made just for you by your child, complete with their sweet words and drawings, decorated just the way they want to. These are things we moms tuck away in a drawer and cherish for years to come.
Well there you have it! I hope these awesome Mother’s Day ideas will come in handy when dropping hints to the kids about what you’d really like for Mother’s Day this year.
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