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Spouses and children, this article is just for you! We all have moms and this year we need to be extra creative. So here are some easy ideas for Mother’s Day that you can do with what you have at home or just a simple stop at a supermarket.

Easy ideas for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is around the corner and a lot different this year with social distancing and stay at home rules making us be more creative to make mom feel more special, loved, and appreciated.

Easy Ideas for Mother's Day at home

Here are some easy ideas for Mother’s Day. Each of these easy ideas for Mother’s Day can be done with things you have at home already or easy things to pick up the next time you go for groceries. Have fun choosing one, or a combination of these easy ideas for Mother’s Day.

Easy Ideas for Mother’s Day: Gift of a Garden

Lots of families are spending more time making their gardens look better than before as we are staying safe and staying home. Surprise mom with a new flower bed or veggie garden by giving her the potted flowers and or veggie pots in the shape of “M”, “O”, “M”. Then mom can plant them were she wants! Need some help with what types of veggies would be best? I would recommend checking out these articles on Better Homes & Gardens and Canadian Living.

Easy Ideas for Mother's Day - Gift of a Garden

Easy Ideas for Mother’s Day: A Peaceful Candlelit Bath

Basically that is it! Mom would love some quiet time, just for her. Light some candles, toss in some epsom salts and download some ‘spa” music! To top it off, make a MOMosa with the recipe below! Here is a link for some spa music: https://youtu.be/QZbuj3RJcjI

Easy Ideas for Mother's Day - GifA peaceful candlelit bath

Easy Ideas for Mother’s Day: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Flip through some old photo albums and scrapbooks and listen to mom share stories. These stories will actually be a gift to you as well! You can also make a photo book with mom’s favourite photos. Here is my favourite place to do it! www.photoexpressions.ca

Easy Ideas for Mother's Day - photos and stories

Easy Ideas for Mother’s Day: Hike & Picnic

Pack a surprise picnic and go on a family hike that ends with a picnic at a favourite spot (keep social distancing rules of course). Love these 3 simple picnic suggestions from Real Simple Magazine…

Easy Ideas for Mother's Day - Hike and a Picnic

Easy Ideas for Mother’s Day: Have a Family Paint Night

Simply pick up a pack of canvases and brushes and paints at a local art store or dollar store. Then find a paint tutorial and paint together! Here are a few links to check out to choose a free paint lesson at home for the family:

Easy Ideas for Mother's Day - Family Paint Night

Easy Ideas for Mother’s Day: Family DIY Project

Make a keepsake for mom. There are so many great “kits” out there! Here is one of my favourite places for DIY: https://homeworksetc.ca

Easy Ideas for Mother's Day - Family DYI Project

Easy Ideas for Mother’s Day: High Tea

Use what you have at home! Make Scrumptious Cinnamon-Bun Muffins, add some easy cucumber sandwiches by cutting them into triangles and no crusts, and add some strawberries. Top it off with serving a MOMosa (recipe below). You can also make a yummy 5-ingredient breakfast smoothie that our family loves called the Sunshine Smoothie.

Easy Ideas for Mother's Day - High Tea

Cinnamon Bun Muffins Recipe

Ingredients:

1 box yellow cake mix

1 cup milk

1/3 cup butter at room temperature

3 eggs

1 cup packed light or dark brown sugar

3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

3 tablespoons butter, melted

Icing

1 ½ cups powdered sugar

3 tablespoons real maple syrup

2 tablespoons milk

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Paper cup two muffin trays (24 muffins).
  • In large bowl, combine the following with mixer until smooth:

1 box yellow cake mix

1 cup milk

1/3 cup butter at room temperature

3 eggs

  • In small bowl, combine the following, clumps are good:

1 cup packed light or dark brown sugar

3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

3 tablespoons butter, melted

Easy Ideas for Mother's Day - Cinnamon Bun Muffins
  • Stir in half of the brown sugar mixture into the large bowl. 
  • Spoon batter into muffin cups only two-thirds full. 
  • Sprinkle each with remaining cinnamon mixture.
  • Bake 12 minutes and let cool in pan 5 minutes.
  • When the muffins are cooling, make the icing.  Stir together the following and drizzle over the cooled muffins, and then enjoy!

Easy Ideas for Mother’s Day: Make a MOMosa

This is simple! Just find a fancy glass and serve this to mom with any of the activities above! All you need is orange juice and something bubbly like Sprite or 7Up!

Easy Ideas for Mother's Day - MOMosa