Have you been stressing about things to do on Mother's Day to honor the most special woman in your life? Don't worry—we have all the best ideas for Mother's Day activities right here. Sure, Mother's Day gifts are always a nice surprise, but this holiday isn't about spending a ton of money—it's about spending quality time with one of the most important people in your life. Instead of (or in addition to) a flower delivery, sweet message, or a home-cooked brunch, to a day that's all about her. Whether she likes to get out and explore or stay in and relax, our fun Mother's Day activities and ideas for things to do together will make this day one she'll remember forever.
We're not saying you should spend the entirety of Mother's Day glued to your small screen, but watching an episode or two of your favorite series is a great way to unwind. If you're in the mood to start something new together, check out our list of the top TV shows every mother and daughter will enjoy.
Surprise mom by taking a spin in a car she's always dreamed of driving. Bonus points if you plan a fun road trip to a place she's always wanted to visit!
Mom won't mind getting her hands dirty when it's in the name of beautiful art. No matter what her skill level, she'll love creating something to commemorate the special day.
Even if it's just window shopping, just about everyone loves a little spree. Take mom around to her favorite stores and show her some of your preferred shops. If you couldn't settle on the perfect present for mom, she could even pick out her own Mother's Day gift.
Spend the day volunteering for a cause close to both of your hearts. It will fill you with warmth to help others in need while bonding with mom.
Help mom look and feel her best on Mother's Day by heading to your local salon for a day filled with pampering. Begin with a blowout, then do manicures and pedicures, and maybe even splurge on a facial or makeup application. It'll be a special treat for your mom to get spoiled.
Put your artistic abilities to the test... with the help of a little vino. There's no shortage of art studios nationwide that offer painting and wine pairings, and you'll both leave with your very own work of art.
Considering Mom probably taught you everything you know in the culinary department, taking your cooking skills to the next level together couldn't be more fitting.
The art or history buff will loving having a Mother's Day museum buddy.
Kick off Mother's Day on a healthy note by trying a new workout class together. Not only is this an incredible bonding activity, but you'll both feel energized and ready to tackle more activities.
There's nothing more exciting for collectors than discovering a beautiful future heirloom. Take Mom to different antique stores around town and help her find some treasures.
Start off Mom's special day with a tray full of her favorite breakfast goodies delivered right to her bed. As she's enjoying her meal, clean up the kitchen to really impress her. She'll feel like a queen!
Set up Mom's craft room with new supplies to surprise her and spend the day creating memories and art to last a lifetime.
If Mom loves to cook, join her in the kitchen by making a delicious dinner together, like these chipotle chicken fajitas. If you really want to treat her, keep her out of the kitchen and treat her to a homemade meal—complete with a Mother's Day cake, of course!
Nothing is as therapeutic as the open road, and road trips are a great way to get away from the distractions of every day life. It's a time to have some heart-to-heart conversations or blast your favorite tunes.
Skip the noisy, pricey restaurant and instead lay out a picnic in a quiet corner of the park. The beautiful outdoors, a loving family, and delicious food make for lasting memories.
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Who wouldn't love waking up to the smell of a delicious brunch made just for you?! Recruit the rest of the family to help make a fabulous brunch spread that will be sure to impress your mom.
Mother's Day is about celebrating moms, and nothing says celebration like a mimosa bar. Invite the whole family over for a get-together and share memories over one (or two or three!) mimosas. Or, you can use this set-up for another type of cocktail if Mom has a particular favorite!
Visit the local nursery and have mom pick out some new flowers or vegetables for her garden, then help her plant them with you get home. Pitch in with weeding or watering while you're at it—she'll appreciate the gesture.
Treat your hardworking mom to some well-deserved time with a massage therapist. She'll leave feeling completely rejuvenated.
If mom enjoys a glass of Merlot every night, consider scheduling a visit to your nearest vineyard for a day of sipping vino.
Mother's Day falls during that magical time of year when the weather is pleasantly warm (but not hot) and the trees and flowers are blooming once more, so why not move the party outside? A garden tea party is a special and elegant way to honor mom, and it's an excuse to make fancy finger sandwiches.
Spring is the perfect time for strawberry picking, and chances are, there's a farm or orchard near you that will let your whole family come out and . Bring your camera and document all the fun berry-picking memories you'll make!