Last-Minute Mother's Day Ideas: Social Distancing Edition
You have a million reasons to celebrate your amazing mom – don’t let distance stand in your way! This Mother’s Day, find unique ways to show your mom that she means the world to you while keeping everyone safe.
Make it festive with door decor! Dress up your mom’s front door with bright cut-outs, cute wrapping paper, custom hearts the kiddos made – anything to show off your mom to her neighbors. Design and hang a cute poster in the window “#1 MOM Lives Here.” If you’re feeling especially crafty, pull together a Spring wreath to hang – think paper flowers, fairy lights, tissue paper butterflies, or a large bow - use whatever you have on hand to devise a rockin’ wreath.
Host a Netflix Party . Netflix has now made it possible to watch your favorite movies all together – near or far! This free service enables synchronized playback and a chat bar, almost like you’re in the same living room! Need some suggestions for fan-favorite movies to watch with mom?
- Classics: Little Women, Steel Magnolias
- Cute and Funny: Dumplin’
- Best Friends: Thelma and Louise
- Fun: Mamma Mia!
- For the Whole Fam: Tarzan, Brave
- Old School: Freaky Friday
Virtual Brunch and Cheers
It wouldn’t feel right to skip the mimosas this year (or any year for that matter). Bring on the OJ and champagne when you plan for a virtual brunch with mom. Take time to toast to her and express your appreciation for the love and support she has offered over the years. Live close to mom? Drop off the mixers and maybe a loaf of that banana bread that you finally nailed.
Virtual Tours of Places
Oh the places you will go! Who knew that trip to Paris that you and mom daydream about would come so soon. Time to pack for a virtual trip of a lifetime! Many wonders of the world are now offering peeks into their main views with digital tours. Schedule a time with mom to explore through screen-share with Zoom or GotoMeeting.
- Never seen the tulips in Holland? Visit Keukenhof gardens right now.
- Take a stroll through a museum together? Step into these 12 Famous Hot Spots.
- Need an outdoor adventure? See National Parks.
- Interested in real estate? Check out these Newport Mansions.
Virtual Sibling Serenade
Maybe you’ve never won a karaoke award (or maybe you have, who knows!), but how much fun it is to be serenaded by the people we love (‘Happy Birthday’ is always a huge hit, right)? Jump at the opportunity to sing your heart out with your siblings! With online tools like Zoom or Join.me , it’s easier than ever to get together and show off for mom. Coordinate with the others for the best time on Sunday and get it on the calendar now. Browse Youtube for karaoke versions of your favorite tunes and plan to belt out your best!
Make a Donation to Her Favorite Charity
Does your mom have a soft spot for pups? Does she volunteer to help feed the hungry? Is she a guest reader at the community center? Make a donation to a charity your mom cares for in her name! Nonprofits everywhere are in desperate need – why not triple up on the feel-good win - you and mom feel great, while the nonprofit gets some much needed support!
Mom is sure to not feel forgotten this year despite the unusual times. You’ll remain her favorite (even if you are her only child) when you celebrate her this season!