Mother’s Day celebrated on Sunday, May 12, 2013, is fast approaching. Whether you’re anticipating a big event or just a small family get-together, it’s best to plan early. There are many ways you can honor your mom on her special day.
Take Her Out to Eat
We all know that no one cooks quite as well as Mom, but it’s not really fair to ask her to prepare a meal on Mother’s Day. Instead, take her out to her favorite restaurant and treat her to a meal she loves. Don’t forget that many restaurants offer special brunches to celebrate this special occasion. Because so many families celebrate by going out to eat, be sure to make reservations early.
Create a Memory Book
This is one of the best gifts you can give your mother. Have several loved ones send you their favorite stories of your mother’s life. These stories can be serious or funny – a mix of both types of stories is ideal. They should acknowledge her love, caring, sacrifice, and hours of service to her family and to her community.
Once you have the stories, select some of your favorite pictures of your mother and arrange the stories and pictures in a scrapbook. This is a warm-hearted gift that she can enjoy looking at for the rest of her life.
Throw a Party
If your mom has always enjoyed a good celebration, throw a party in her honor. Pick a theme she will enjoy, buy decorations and refreshments, and send out invitations to her family and friends.
On the big day, make sure you recruit someone to take pictures of your mother and her guests enjoying themselves.
Share a Quiet Day Together
Sometimes the best way to celebrate Mother’s Day is to plan a quiet day with family and close friends. You can fix snacks or have food delivered to the house. Small get-togethers are great times for sharing favorite memories and stories. You may learn things about your mother that you never knew before.