Mother’s Day instantly brings to mind the multitude of plans hatched over the years, either solitarily or by teaming up with siblings, to celebrate and pamper these life-givers.
It’s a day when we show our moms just how much we love them and how much they mean to us. It’s the day when moms can sit back, relax, and let themselves be spoiled.
But breakfast in bed and a big bunch of beautiful flowers is not the only way to show your love, there are loads of activities you can do to have fun with your mum.
Celebrating Mother’s Day in South Africa is not about the amount of cash spent, but the miles we go to put a smile on our their faces.
How can one make it extra special? Here are some fun, slightly different ways to treat mom on Mother’s Day.
1. Enjoy brunch together
The best part is that every Mother’s Day falls on a Sunday. Hence, you can opt to take your mum to her favorite restaurant, where she can indulge in all her preferred meals. Various restaurants in South Africa have exclusive deals for Mother’s Day; hence, make sure to secure a reservation beforehand.
2. Cook for her
In the early hours of this remarkable day, wake her up with some breakfast in bed or treat her to some home-cooked lunch. Remember to wash the dishes too!
3. Book a spa day
A spa day is something she is likely to enjoy. At the spa, she can enjoy getting a manicure, pedicure, new hairdo, and get a massage to help her relax. Your mother will surely appreciate the effort of getting her pampered.
4. Enroll in a cooking class
Enrolling in an adventurous cooking class is another activity you can engage in on this day, while you both get to learn a new recipe, you as well bond with each other during the course.
5. How about a family photoshoot to mark Mothers Day SA?
What a better way to celebrate mum than with a family photo? Call all the family members to the shoot and get them to take countless pictures. This is one of the best memories your mom will look back to for many years.
6. Engage mum in an adventure
If your mum is adventurous, then planning a weekend getaway will be a great idea. Moreover, if your mum is artistic, you can take her to a museum to enjoy some art and gallery. Most museums have a special Mother’s Day discount on their tours and events.
7. Buy flowers and gifts cards
Most people in South Africa celebrate Mother’s Day buying flowers. Younger kids make home-made gift cards that are often priceless. You can include other goodies in the gift basket such as chocolates and cupcakes that she will enjoy.
8. Enjoy mummy’s favorite TV shows and music
It will be amazing to take out time from your tight schedule and spend quality moments with your mother while watching some of her favorite shows. You can prepare some popcorns and drinks while at it.
9. Provide housecleaning
Assisting your mum to clean house while she take break from her daily chores is another great way to celebrate mother’s day. If you are a busy type, you can easily hire a maid service to tidy up the whole house.