Quite often Mother’s Day can end up becoming a pretty stressful day as you’re torn between where and who to spend the day with. Do you spend Mother’s Day with your mum, your partner’s mum or do you both split up and spend the day apart? Of course, you can try to visit both mums together in the same day but this can seem rushed.
If you’re a mum yourself, do you instead plan a family day with your partner and kids? It can all become very tiring – the last thing you need on a day for relaxation!
Instead, why not organise a simple day that involves everyone? It will make your day fuss-free and highly enjoyable. Plus, there are lots of easy activities that will make for a fun, memorable Mother’s Day for the whole family. Here are just a few…
1. Book a pub lunch
There’s nothing quite like a Sunday Dinner with all the trimmings, but it’s even better when someone else cooks it. You can invite the whole family and spend the afternoon drinking, eating and celebrating all the women of the family – mothers, grandmothers and aunties. If you have children, book a pub that’s child friendly – here’s a list for the Birmingham area. You might even be able to find one with some toys, a play area or soft play that will keep them entertained.
2. Have a family picnic
If the March weather allows it, then a picnic in the park could be the perfect Mother’s Day event for the whole family. Getting out to a park means everyone can pitch in on food, you can have some fun with a game of football or rounders and you all get some fresh air. It’s also a great idea if you’re limited on space at home and it’s a much cheaper option than going out to eat.
If the weather does look like an issue you could always host your family picnic in a family member’s garden with a marquee. You could even dust off the barbecue and all take shelter in the garage!
3. Stay at home
Going out is great, but there’s nothing quite like being at home, especially on Mother’s Day when mums want to make the most of not having to do a thing. Plan a family day to keep the kids entertained, perhaps bake a cake or do some crafts.
Later on, forget doing any cooking, snuggle down together as a family with your favourite film – Freaky Friday or Mamma Mia are great light-hearted choices – and order food in for you all to enjoy.
What are your plans for Mother’s Day this year?
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