With stay-at-home orders and social distancing as the new norm, we’re faced with the reality of trying to find novel ways of celebrating the ever-giving moms in our lives.
Our team has put together a full day of home activities for the family that will give mom the thanks, and the bit of alone time, she deserves.
Start It Off Right
Whether a leisurely breakfast served in bed or a festive table setting, start off the day with a meal she deserves. If there are little ones in your house looking to assist in the prep work and presentation, colorful fruit kabobs are little works-of-art that are sure to decorate any plate. For more easy recipes we turned to this list of 12 Mother's Day Breakfast Ideas by Nurture Life's Rachael Janas, a Registered and Licensed Dietitian. We understand that quarantine food shopping can be challenging, so we highly recommend this Ham and Cheese Brunch Bake from Delish. Described as super forgiving and flexible, this recipe will allow you to easily substitute ingredients where necessary. Hint: We also suggest swapping out the ham for bacon and making some extra for mom’s next treat...
Get the Creative Juices Flowing
It wouldn't be Mother's Day without a cocktail, especially a delicious Bloody Mary. Toma makes it super simple and convenient to simply pour mom's favorite spirit and finish off with one of our award-winning mixers. Bloody Marys can be made so many different ways. Try our Bloody Mary, Bloody Maria, or Michelada recipes. And don't forget the garnishes! Give mom the freedom to elevate her cocktail (or cocktails, never any judgment here!) with some of her favorite garnishes. (Here's where the bacon comes in!) We have an entire post dedicated to building your own Bloody Mary Bar. It has a list of must-have ingredients, as well as some suggestions on making it a cinch for you to pull it all together.
Venture Out to Your Front Porch
Capture these peculiar times to be saved as a precious memory by participating in the #frontporchproject. Snap a Mother’s Day-themed family selfie or choose to give back to a charity with a professional portrait. Photographers all over the country are keeping their social distance, taking front porch photos to raise money for charities that are helping those on the frontline. If you know mom would appreciate the time to prepare, book a day/time with the photographer and make a homemade card letting mom know. It may be the most unique portrait your family ever takes!
The Show Must Go On
This Mother's Day, why not grab a show? What better than a family Broadway theater experience... in some casual attire or even your pajamas. Thanks to services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and BroadwayHD, you can stream live recordings of original Broadway productions. Broadway Direct has been kind enough to put together this Theatre Lovers Guide to Streaming.
That’s a Wrap... with Surprise Special Guests
Finish up the night by setting up a comfy spot in front of the TV with mom’s favorite movie theater snacks and a beverage or bottle (again no judgment here!) of her choice. Pick a girlie Netflix movie, gather up her quarantine support crew, and set up a Netflix watch party. We promise this is the recharge mom needs - watching a movie with her friends while chatting through the message functions. Need some movie ideas? Popsugar put together this list of movies ranging from tears of laughter to tears of joy.
If you are lucky enough to have your mom with you this Mother’s Day, celebrate her with appreciation, acknowledgment, and more hugs than she can ever wish for.