As we continue passing by holidays while at home during lockdown, I wanted to share some simple yet sweet ways to celebrate Mother’s Day at home this year. Whether it’s celebrating yourself (cheers to you, mama!), your own mom or mother-in-law, friends who are moms, women who are caregivers, expecting mothers, or hopeful mama’s, I think it’s a beautiful day to celebrate women.
We’ll be keeping things low-key which I’m honestly happy with and will probably be doing a few of these ideas below. Oh, and all of these ideas are free, which makes them even better, in my opinion.
I don’t know about you, but throw together a cheese board and open a bottle of rosé and I’m happy. There’s something nostalgic about a picnic and it’s literally the easiest way to switch up a meal. You can do this from the comfort of your own yard or patio or even layout a blanket in your living room and eat on the floor if you don’t have outside space. Kids will love the idea of eating without the regular rules and it’s a simple way to celebrate. One rule though: moms aren’t allowed to be on clean up.
Photo board or collage
I personally love going through old photos of mine and Austin’s childhood. Seeing us both as kids and comparing us to George or to see what we were up to at his age. I know it always fills me with gratitude for our own moms as I now realize everything they did for both of us.
It could be fun to spend the afternoon going through old photos or even magazines and making a collage board at home. It fills you with inspiration and is good for the soul. Plus, if you have older kids, they’ll get a kick out of seeing you as a kid or grandma with 80’s hair.
I put together a full Chic Mother’s Day Gift Guide but if your wishlist is simply photos of the family, this is a smart day to leverage that – especially if you have kids that are in the ‘no pictures’ stage. Ask everyone to change out of their PJs into something casual and snap away. Nothing fancy and that’s the best part.
Cuddle up for a mid-day movie
There’s always something luxurious about closing the blinds and turning on a movie during the day. Give yourself a break from whatever is on your to-do list and spend the afternoon cuddling up with your family. You get to pick the movie, obviously!
Drive to walk
We’ve been taking daily walks around our neighbor which is nice, but honestly, it’s getting a little repetitive. I’m beyond grateful to have the chance to do these walks but the same route every day and I think even George is bored of it. I had the idea of driving outside of the city a bit and taking a walk out in the country.
Obviously this will depend on your state’s lockdown situation but if you have the chance to switch up your walk routine, it could be a great day to do it. Turn on some chill music from your phone, grab a coffee or to-go glass of wine (secret is safe!), and enjoy the outdoors.
What are you doing to celebrate?