Mother's Day doesn't have to mean spending a ton of cash on mom -- it's all about spending quality time with her. Whether she likes to stay in, venture out, get pampered, or just relax, there are plenty of activities for the two of you to enjoy together. Make this year the best Mother's Day yet!
1) Make Dinner Together
If mom loves to cook, join her in the kitchen by making a delicious dinner together, like these chipotle chicken fajitas. If you really want to treat her, keep her out of the kitchen and treat her to a homemade meal.
2) Go on a Road Trip
Nothing is as therapeutic as the open road, and road trips are a great way to get away from the distractions of every day life. It's a time to have some heart-to-heart conversations or blast your favorite tunes.
3) Plan a Picnic
Skip the noisy, pricey restaurant and instead lay out a picnic in a quiet corner of the park. The beautiful outdoors, a loving family, and delicious food make for lasting memories.
4) Visit a Farmers' Market
If your mom enjoys fresh produce and local goodies, she'll love walking around a bustlingfarmers' market on a nice spring day. As she's enjoying the market, you can treat her to some last-minute Mother's Day flowers.
5) Host a Brunch
Who wouldn't love waking up to the smell of a delicious brunch made just for you?! Recruit the rest of the family to help make a fabulous brunch spread that will be sure to impress your mom.
6) Set Up a Mimosa Bar
Mother's Day is about celebrating moms, and nothing says celebration like a mimosa bar. Invite the whole family over for a get-together and share memories over one (or two or three!) mimosas. Or, you can use this set-up for another type of cocktail if Mom has a particular favorite!
7) Spend Time in Her Garden
Visit the local nursery and have mom pick out some new flowers or vegetables for her garden, then help her plant them with you get home. Pitch in with weeding or watering while you're at it—she'll appreciate the gesture.
8) Schedule a Massage
Treat your hardworking mom to some well-deserved time with a massage therapist. She'll leave feeling completely rejuvenated.
9) Take a Flower Arranging Class Together
The only thing better than getting a bouquet of flowers is making your own! Spend some time together placing gorgeous blooms into creative arrangements.
10) Bake Something Together
If your love of baking comes from your mom, enjoy one of your favorite activities together by baking a gorgeous cake for the whole family to enjoy. We love this strawberry limeade cake with cream cheese frosting—and if you go berry picking too, you can even use those strawberries you collected.