Making Mother's Day Memories

Ways to spoil your mum this Mother’s Day.

I have never received a diamond encrusted Wonder Woman cape, but as a daughter and a mother there are times when I have really deserved one.

While grand gestures are guaranteed to make mum feel good, the Mother’s Day presents I treasure most are the home-made cards and hand-written notes in nearly illegible writing. I have a box filled with them, marking my children’s progress through the years.

Make memories rather than presents your priority for Mother’s Day this year and give your family a mental treasure chest to cherish forever. Here are some suggestions:

Do it together

  • Just you and mum? Go out and get your hair done together. It shows dedication if you’re a guy.
  • Take a flower arranging class together. The only thing better than receiving a bouquet of flowers is making your own.
  • Schedule a visit to your nearest vineyard for a day of wine tasting.
  • Bake something together, then eat it.
  • Find your mum’s favourite movie and watch it together while indulging in her favourite snacks.
  • If your mum struggles with technology, set up her laptop, internet or other device and show her how to use it.

Get active

  • Start a new herb or flower garden for her.
  • While in the garden, help with weeding or watering.
  • Take a weekend trip to a farmers’ market and stock up on goodies.

Make it

  • Create a book with your family photos.
  • Collate your mum’s favourite family recipes, or the ones that have been passed down through the generations and bind them together with photos and family stories from the past.
  • Come up with all the reasons why you love your mum and write them on scraps of coloured paper. Roll them up and put them in a jar.

Eat it

  • Let mum enjoy a sleep-in while you and the rest of the family pitch in to make a delicious brunch.
  • Set up a cocktail bar and invite the whole family over for a get-together. Share memories over a few cocktails.
  • Throw a garden tea party to honour your mother, complete with fancy finger sandwiches.
  • Go strawberry picking at local farm or orchard with the whole family.

Treat her

  • Give mum a day off from everything – cooking, cleaning and errands – and treat her to breakfast in bed.
  • Create some “me time” for your mother by booking her a manicure or massage.
  • Organise a weekly cleaning service to give mum a much-deserved break.

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