Unfortunately Mother’s Day 2020 will be different from every other Mother’s Day. This year we have to recognize the special women in our lives while practicing social distancing. Since most of us will not be able to physically be with our mothers, we will have to be more creative to celebrate Mother’s Day quarantine style.
Originally for mother’s day this year we had Brewers Tickets to attend an afternoon baseball game as a family. There was a Christian Yelich Bobblehead giveaway for attending. We collect bobbleheads and my son plays with them so it was a win win. However, with the quarantine and major league baseball not currently playing, we had to change our plans.
Instead of attending a baseball game, during the Mother’s Day quarantine my siblings and I are putting on a “Social Distance Wine Tasting” for my mom. In my mom’s driveway we will each have a wine station on a small table or tv tray (over 6 feet apart of course). To start we will each set out 6 small cups (one for each kind of wine we have). Then we will go around and pour the wine we brought so we each have the 6 different wine samples. Every 10 minutes we will sample another new wine while practicing social distancing. It’s not our original Mother’s Day plan, but it’s still a fun way to celebrate mom during this Mother’s Day quarantine.
There are many ways to honor and acknowledge your mom and mother like figures in your life without being together. Furthermore, if you are a mom, it is a day to observe YOU too. Here are more ideas to celebrate Mother’s Day quarantine style in 2020.
Ideas to Celebrate Mom on Mother’s Day Quarantine Style
1. Social Distance Wine Tasting
If the weather is right and you have space outside, do a social distancing wine tasting with your mom. Bring a couple of her and your favorite flavors, or get the individual size wine bottles so you do not have too much wine. Instead of wine, you could also do this with beer, soda, or almost any beverage you prefer.
2. Virtual Party
Have a virtual party with you mom over facetime, zoom, or google hangouts. Blow up balloons, put up decorations, eat her favorite foods, and use special plates and napkins to celebrate your mom.
3. Do a Drive By Visit
Tell your mom what time you will be coming and drive by her house. Make signs for your mom and hang out the window, decorate your car, and honk the horn as you drive by.
4. Mail a Card
Get your mom a nice card and write how you are thankful for her and what she means to you in the card. Then mail it to her. Since mail is not delivered on Sundays make sure to send it early so she gets it by Saturday.
5. Give Flowers
Send your mom her favorite flowers or drop them off by your mom’s front door.
6. Favorite Food
Make your mom her favorite meal or dessert and drop it off at her house. If you are not able to cook her favorite, pick up food from her favorite restaurant and drop it off or have it delivered.
7. Create with Sidewalk Chalk
Write a colorful message to your mom or decorate your mom’s driveway/sidewalk with sidewalk chalk.
8. Make a Video
Make mom a video telling her all the reasons why you love her. Then send it to her via text or email. If possible – watch it together over video chat (Facetime, Houseparty app, Zoom, or Google hangouts).
9. Look at Photos Together
Pull out some old photo books or pictures and look at them together on video chat. Look specifically for old pictures of you and your mom together.
10. Make a Slide Show
Make a slide show of photos with you and your mom. Put it together with your mom’s favorite song(s) and send it to her.
11. Reminisce Past Mother’s Days
On the phone or video chat reminisce what you have done together for past Mother’s Days. List each year and try remember what you specifically did that particular year.
12. Send a Text Message
Send your mom a text wishing her a Happy Mother’s Day. Get creative and send a fun text with a gif, cute bitmoji, or telling her a joke. This is something easy to do to celebrate all the mothers in your life.
13. Post on Facebook
Post a nice picture of you and your mom on facebook. Write a nice thankful and loving message along with the picture.
14. Create a Fun Mother’s Day Game
Create a fun game for your mom to play. You could play Mother’s Day Pictionary or create a trivia game relating to your mom. Make up a crossword puzzle with mom terms or Mother’s Day hangman.
15. Make a Photo Book
Make a photo book for your mom. It could be a book of pictures of her and you with reasons you are thankful she is your mom. Alternately, it could be a picture book of places you have been together and things you are done together with special memories listed. Another option is to make a family memory book and have everyone contribute pictures or write memories for the photo book.
16. Write an Acrostic Poem
Write an acrostic poem for your mom using her name or Happy Mother’s Day. It can have a specific theme or simple things that describe your mom.
Ideas to Celebrate Mother’s Day at Home
Besides honoring your mom, as a mother yourself you want to have a special day too. Likely your original plans have changed or you are not able to do what you normally like to do on mother’s day. Alternatively, here are some ideas to enjoy Mother’s Day quarantine style at home.
17. Set up a Massage Parlor
Most moms love massages so set up a massage parlor and take turns giving massages with family members. Maybe you might luck out and receive a massage without having to give one in return.
18. Play Beauty Salon
Set up a home beauty salon. You could do each other’s hair or paint finger and toe nails.
19. Take a Family Walk or Hike
Take a family walk around the neighborhood or hike at a local park. Create a scavenger hunt to do as a family while you walk.
20. Set up a Home Restaurant
Have your family set up a restaurant. Create a special menu together with some of your favorite foods. Set the table nice and have everyone sit down together to order and eat.
Final Thoughts on Celebrating Mother’s Day Quarantine Style
Even through we may not be able to do our normal Mother’s Day activities, there are still plenty of ways to honor your mom and make it a special day for her. The main point of Mother’s Day is to show your mom gratitude and let her know how much you love and appreciate her. Trying one or a few of these ideas above will do just that.