Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to remind your mom just how much she means to you. It’s a day to appreciate all that she has done for you and show her how loved she truly is. One of the best ways to do this is by creating unforgettable Mother’s Day memories that will last a lifetime.
Mom’s easily get lost in the hustle and bustle of life so the ONE simple way to create an unforgettable day is to make the day about celebrating her!
Whether it’s spending time together, giving thoughtful gifts, or planning a unique activity, there are endless opportunities to make this year’s Mother’s Day one she’ll never forget.
With so many options out there, it can be overwhelming to decide on the perfect way to celebrate your mom.
So if you’re looking for inspiration on creating some amazing memories with your mom this year, we’ve got you covered with these simple ideas to create unforgettable Mother’s Day memories. From heartfelt gestures to fun activities that the whole family can enjoy, these ideas are sure to make your mom feel loved and appreciated on her special day.
Classic but Goodie – Mother’s Day Brunch
The classic but goodie Mother’s Day brunch gives mom an opportunity to relax and enjoy her family without the overwhelm of planning a big meal.
Headed to a restaurant to celebrate with family? Registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist Rikki Rabbin offers the following tips:
If you’re going to a buffet, choose wisely. “If it’s not healthy, and you can make a yummier version at home anyway, skip that item,” Rabbin says. When ordering off the menu, remember the choice is in your hands! Are you sticking to a healthy eating pattern and a menu item doesn’t fit it? You have the power to resist it. You are the one to choose what you order. Really want that chocolate peanut butter whipped cream waffle you’ve been dreaming about since last year? Get it! Split it with Mom or your sister to right-size that portion.”
Fill your plate with fresh produce, including fruit! “Fruit is finally in season! Load up your plate… sweet, colorful, and packed with vitamins, minerals, water, and fiber,” says Rabbin.
Want to maintain energy throughout the afternoon and still toast with a mimosa at brunch? Rabbin suggests eating an appetizer before sipping your cocktail so the food can help slow the absorption of the alcohol.
“Remember to enjoy the day, not just the food,” says Rabbin. “Have some food, talk a while, have some food, talk a while… pausing the eating during engaging conversation keeps you present in the conversation, and has the added benefit of preventing overeating. Eating slowly gives your stomach time to tell your brain that it’s full!”
Cook Mom a Home-Cooked Meal
If going out for Mother’s Day isn’t on the menu, why not plan to celebrate Mom with a home-cooked meal? Break out those fancy dishes that she has stashed in her buffet and serve her up a delicious day. If that is not your cup of tea, try an outdoor picnic, or cook a meal together.
Find out what Mom’s favorite food is and serve just that. Preparing your meal at home also gives you more control over the ingredients on the menu.
Whether you’re a skilled chef or not, preparing her favorite dish shows effort and thoughtfulness. Search for simple (few ingredient meals), yet delicious healthy foods that she will enjoy. Fresh fruit is great at this time of year and bursting with flavor and color.
“Here’s a recipe adapted from 1FineCookie.com,” offers Rabbin. “It blends two of my favorite foods: cake pops and strawberries! Still firmly a “dessert” food with cake and icing, these are healthier than cupcakes because you get a whole berry in each delicious bite.”
Cupcake Stuffed Strawberries
Makes 24 strawberries, 12 servings
- 1 box cake mix, any flavor, and necessary ingredients to bake
- 1 can icing, any complementary flavor
- 24 very large strawberries
- 1 bag of candy melts, any color
- 2 tablespoons shortening
Prepare the Cake
Prepare cake according to package directions. Let cool.
Carefully cut away and discard the crust around the edges, top, and bottom. Crumble the cake that remains.
Add about 2/3 can frosting to the cake, and mix well with a spoon or rubber scraper.
Prepare the Strawberries
Wash the strawberries under cool running water and let them dry.
Cut a small point out of each strawberry
Fill each strawberry with cake mixture, packing it in with a flat toothpick or another small tool.
Build up a little bit of cake mixture on the bottom of the strawberry to create a nice shape.
Arrange in a single layer on a waxed papered baking sheet and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
Dip and Decorate the Strawberries
Microwave the candy melts and shortening on medium power in 30-second increments until melted, stirring after each half-minute.
Holding each strawberry by the top of the fruit (not the delicate leaves), dip it halfway into the melted candy and set on the waxed paper.
Shake sprinkles onto the strawberries.
Refrigerate at least 15 minutes. Enjoy!
Arrange on a platter and serve.
Take Mom on an Adventure
Another way to make Mother’s Day memories unforgettable is by taking Mom on a surprise adventure. Getting out in the sunshine and enjoying activities is a great way to boost your energy and have a positive day. It could be as simple as taking a yoga class together (don’t forget your mat), going on a hike, exploring a new town nearby, or trying out something new like paddleboarding or kayaking.
Plan a day trip or outing that your mother will love. This could be anything from a visit to an amusement park or zoo, a trip to her favorite museum or art gallery, or even an afternoon at the spa. Not only will this give her something exciting and different to do on her special day but it will also allow for quality bonding time between you.
Whatever special activity you are going to do together, plan to make it extra special by capturing photos of the day. Get out those smartphones and start snapping away. You can turn them into a photobook she can treasure all year.
Cheers to a Day of Making Mother’s Day Memories!
Creating unforgettable Mother’s Day memories doesn’t have to be a daunting task. By implementing any or all of these simple tips you will discover that one simple way to create Mother’s Day memories that are unforgettable by showing your mother just how much you love and appreciate her.
Whether it’s spending quality time with her, surprising her with a thoughtful gift, or cooking her favorite meal, the little things can go a long way in making this day extra special. So don’t wait until the last minute! Start planning now and make this Mother’s Day one that she will never forget. Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing moms out there!