Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to spoil your Mum. She deserves it! Here are our ideas for celebrating that special day that won't cost the earth.
1. Get out and garden with her
Head off to a local nursery or garden centre and choose a new plant or flower to plant together in her garden. She will love to watch it grow and flourish and think of you.
2. Take a walk and a picnic
Go for a stroll through the beautiful countryside with your Mum and family. Escaping other distractions and spending quality time together is the perfect way to celebrate Mother's Day.
Bring a picnic along with you and find a peaceful spot to sit down and share some delicious food together.
3. Set Up Your Own Tea Party
Host an afternoon tea party and pull out any old vintage crockery you or your mum have hidden away. Make some fancy cakes, finger sandwiches and of course scones filled with plenty of clotted cream and jam.
If the weather is nice enough, move the tea party outside and enjoy the blooming flowers and blossoming trees.
Don't forget to treat your Grandma, it's her day too!
4. Take Your Mum to the Theatre
There aren't many opportunities for you and your Mum to head out for an evening out together, so get dressed up and treat her to a cocktail or two.
Go to the theatre, book something local or be more adventurous and head to the West End in London.
5. Pizza Making Evening
Host a pizza night and invite others to come and make their own pizzas.
It's easier to make dough than you think, lots of recipes online. Buy tasty toppings and get the whole family involved. Perfect if you have younger siblings who'd like to celebrate with Mum too. She will love gathering the whole family together.
Try foraging this spring for wild garlic to make homemade pesto or elderflowers to make cordial or sparkling wine. A perfect way to spend a rewarding and productive day with your Mum and you can both reap the rewards!
7. Breakfast in Bed
Treat your Mum to a lie in on Mother's Day, tell her you've got it covered! More often than not it's your mum who's catering for everyone else needs, so pop the tea on to brew and treat her to a delight she wouldn't normally eat for breakfast. French toast is the perfect combination of savoury and sweet, ideal for a Sunday morning treat in bed.