Mother’s Day is a special day for spoiling Mum and thanking her for everything she does throughout the year. Whether it’s breakfast in bed with homemade cards, a family lunch or a special tea with her favourite cake, there are plenty of ways to treat her. Mums, look away now, we’re plotting…
Get together with siblings and make your mum a breakfast of champions – she is one, after all! Eggs done just the way she likes them, toast, juice, real coffee and a homemade card or two will start her day the right way. If you want to bring spring to her, a bunch of seasonal blooms such as tulips or daffodils will make her smile, or why not make a tissue paper bouquet that she can treasure. A pretty teacup collected at a car boot sale planted with a spring bulb makes a pretty gift too.
Mother’s Day has also been known as Simnel Sunday due to the tradition of baking the Simnel Cake, a traditional fruit cake associated with this day in Lent. It might be a fun idea to join Mum and all bake one together. Have fun decorating it with fluffy chicks and spring colours, ready for Easter.
Treat her to surprise tea party with a pretty stand of cupcakes, iced and decorated with sprinkles or multi-coloured M&Ms (M for Mum, of course). Hang the room with bunting that you have made yourself or personalised with pictures of the family and scatter sugared almonds and other treats on the table.
Mums work hard, every day. In return, each present her with special home-made vouchers which she can redeem at any point during the day. For example, one of you will do the washing up after lunch, and another will paint her fingernails or run her a bubble bath. Add a heart-shaped bath fizzer for a special treat.
Most importantly, make sure that you spend some serious quality time with your mum today, whether it’s a trip to one of her favourite places for brunch; an outing to a park, a cinema or gallery visit, or simply a bout of board games together in the living room. That’s what she’ll treasure the most, after all.