Amanda Rabinowitz is the founding owner of Experiential events company, Jellybean Concept Events. As an events company the team – as a collective – has more than 20 years experience in hosting many private and corporate events and they have learned a thing or two along the way. They specialise in concept design and creating experiences for their clients. This year they have created some tips for your mom’s special day!
Homemade crafts are the only way
Create some homemade crafts to give to mom. Things you can find lying in the garden or in the dusty cupboard that have never been used. Some ideas include: A crayon candle, Painted rock art, Finger print hearts, DIY herb harden, Toilet roll crafts, wine cork creatures or even a clothes peg frame. So much can be created with items from home. Youtube will be your best friend and this is a great way to fill a morning up with activities.
Serve her Breakfast in Bed
Breakfast in bed is one way to start the day on the right now. If your cooking skills are a worry, order takeaways from her favourite coffee shops. Some small local coffee shops are now offerings cappuccino deliveries and freshly baked goods! Support local and spoil mom all in one go! A fresh croissant and cappuccino has never smelt so good.
Set up a scavenger hunt for your mom
Let mom search fun hidden pressies around the house. Let mom do a different task/ or answer a different question before she continues. Let the end prize be something like a hot bubble bath with wine.
Set up a spa day
We know moms are in dire need of manis and pedis, either give mom an at home spa day with candles a bubble bath, cucumbers and a face mask otherwise gift her with a DIY self-care basket (include things like foot scrubs, bubble bath, anything treat yourself that you can find in stores). Check out Lulu & Marula for body and skin care products and Thoclor Labs for their GF2 Skin Rejuvenating Mist which fights Inflammaging in your skin. Mom deserves for her skin to be rejuvenated, that’s for sure!
Create a memory jar
Find an empty jar and fill it with sentimental items. Each item mom takes out let the children explain why the chose to put it inside.
A picnic at home
With so many restaurants offering take-away, support your favourite places with a take-away meal prepared into a picnic. If the kids are old enough, allow them to run the evening by making decorations, acting as waiters, making a menu etc…
A family video message for those who are not at home
Create a montage of video messages from siblings to send to their mom about how much she means to them.
Get computer savy
Get your kids to print or design A4 signs of “Happy Mother’s Day Grandma, We Miss You” and make it into a pic collage to send to grannies/oumas/nanas that your kids probably won’t see on this day. Let each child/cousin hold a word and together frame it as one photo.