5 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day From Near & Far


"Mother’s Day may look a bit different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate and treat the special women in your life! With a little creativity, these five ideas can be enjoyed in the company of Mom or with slight variations, from afar."

5 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day From Near & Far

Mother’s Day may look a bit different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate and treat the special women in your life! A nice meal out at her favorite restaurant and a big family gathering may be off the table, but with a little creativity, these five ideas can be enjoyed in the company of Mom or with slight variations, from afar.

1. Enjoy a Meal Together

Near:

Cook a new dish together or treat her to her favorite meal. To make it feel like a night out, pull out all the stops and turn a space in your home into a little restaurant. A handmade “ Chez (insert your name here) ” sign certainly wouldn’t go amiss!

Far:

Bring Italy to Mom! An online cooking class is a great way to feel together while apart. For example, Airbnb is offering amazing online experiences at reasonable rates, hosted by talented cooks from all over the world. Want to learn how to make pasta from an authentic Italian nonna? Now’s your chance. For the less technologically savvy, surprise her with takeout from her favorite restaurant.

2. Do a DIY Project

Near:

Order the supplies for a fun DIY project and work on it together. If Mom loves to decorate the house, create something beautiful and functional to make her home better. If she’s got a green thumb, go for a DIY planter.

Far:

Organize a paint night! Online retailers like Amazon are at your service for all of your paint night supply needs. Send some supplies over to Mom ahead of time, and then choose one of the many DIY Paint Night videos on YouTube. It feels good to get the creative juices flowing!

3. Organize a Game Night

Near:

Break out the board games! If Mom wants to play a 6-hour game of Monopoly, then settle in for the long haul. Tasty snacks and beverages are essential!

Far:

Download Houseparty! If you can’t be there to play games in person, this app is a fantastic solution. Able to host up to 8 people in a virtual room, it has built-in games like Heads Up, Trivia, Chips and Guac, and Quick Draw to keep everyone entertained!

4. Put on a Movie Night

Near:

Pretty Woman? The Notebook? Whatever her favorite movie is, make an absolute event out of movie night. Think popcorn, drinks, candles, cozy blankets. If you really want to go all out and have the weather on your side, consider building an outdoor movie fort! Here’s some inspo!

Far:

Send a gift basket that includes all the fixings, popcorn, her favorite candy, and a cozy blanket, for a perfect movie night. If you want to watch the movie together, there are plenty of apps like Netflix Party and Watch2gether to make it happen!

5. Mother’s Day Parade

Near:

Live locally? Rally friends and relatives together and do a drive-by and wish her a Happy Mother’s Day. You could also take a page out of the UK’s book, a nation that celebrated Mother’s Day in March. One woman’s “Love Actually” style visit to her mother complete with handwritten signs outside of her front door had her in tears!

Far:

Organize a Zoom Call with the whole family- (try one of Bublup’s beautiful backgrounds!) and have a nice catch-up. When there isn’t much to say because you’ve all been very, very bored in quarantine, refer back to #3 and consider using Houseparty.

To help you along in making this a day Mom won’t forget, the team at Bublup has organized some great recipes, Airbnb experiences, online paint night videos, movie recommendations, and more in a group folder. Join here, and have a fantastic Mother’s Day!


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