Social Distance Mother’s Day Ideas
We’ve all had to become experts at social distancing over the past year. Hosting Zoom happy hours, drive-through birthday parties, online dates, you name it, we’ve tried it.
And given where we are, it’s highly likely that you may not be able to get together with your mom or Grandmother this Mother’s Day. Meaning we’re probably going to have to make do with another virtual event to celebrate them. After you’ve shopped for a few charming Mother’s Day gifts, consider embracing one of these stay-connected activities! It’s not the same as gathering around the table, but it will serve up some much-needed quality time during quarantine.
Go On A Virtual Picnic
Sunday looks like it will be mainly sunny (fingers crossed) and the flowers and tress are blooming. Surprise mom with a pre-packed picnic basket porch drop off—and schedule a time to enjoy your alfresco menu on FaceTime. For another fancied up twist, make it a “Rose & Croquet” Mother’s Day, and gift her the fun lawn game.
You can also hit up one of the many local restaurants (including vegan locales) offering Mother’s Day meals to pre-order your fixins.
Watch a Mother-Daughter Movie
Chances are, you’ve spent plenty of time housed in front of the television this year, so why not do it “alongside” your mom? If you really want to knock it out of the park, drop off a cozy pair of socks and/or some snacks/wine along with a proposed tune-in time of a favorite movie featuring mother-daughter dynamics. Netflix actually has a lineup of shows every mother and daughter should binge watch. Post show, connect with Mom to chat via phone or FaceTime as you quote favorite lines and discuss things. Keep it clean! (Or not)
If you need a destination for the finest snacks for your binge session, hit up J’adore Fine Cheese downtown, open for pickup through the weekend.
Decorate Her Front Door
If you’re lucky enough to live nearby, sneak over the night before to deck out the doorway with a wreath of spring flowers and greenery. Or make the floral display play double duty as a gift, too. If she’s a gardener, for example, fill a watering can or a pair of gardening wellies with blooms. And add a note, with some sweets or wine. (Yes, we know…wine and chocolate is a theme here)
There’s still time to arrange a floral present from places like Bradford Greenhouse.
Surprise Her with a Porch Party
Even if you’re trying to keep your distance, you can still deck out her front porch into a fun party setting. Set up a table with breakfast or lunch from her favorite local restaurant, add flowers and decorations, and fill a wheelbarrow with ice and a few bottles of her favorite drink. And by drink, we mean of course…Wine.