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29 Ways to Make Mother’s Day Magical

Most moms are easy to please on Mother’s Day, think: brunch with friends and family, a mani-pedi, a bouquet of flowers, a homemade card, some chocolates or just a little free time. But this year, we find ourselves still restricted. So, no brunch reservations required or spa appointments to be made. There are still countless ways to make Mother’s Day special, just plan ahead and use your imagination. We’ve pulled together a whack of ideas to help you get started. Pick one, two or a whole bunch for a full day of celebration!


  1. Let her sleep in while you prepare breakfast
  2. Make her a homemade pop-up card
  3. Serve her breakfast in bed
  4. Indulge her love of yoga in the backyard
  5. Decorate the house with balloons and streamers
  6. Gather family members virtually for an afternoon visit
  7. Have flowers delivered
  8. Bake her a cake
  9. Sip mimosas at a virtual brunch with distant family members
  10. Go for a socially distanced walk
  11. Make her a playlist of her favourite tunes
  12. Clean your room (and under your bed)
  13. Treat her to an at-home manicure
  14. Create a photo bouquet of your favourite shots together
  15. Tour famous gardens, virtually, our top pic: Monty Don’s American Gardens on TVO
  16. Plan a picnic in the backyard
  17. Let her binge on Netflix while you tidy up
  18. Set up a scavenger hunt with her favourite treats and coupons for help with chores
  19. Plan ahead for an extended family wine tasting via Zoom
  20. Light a scented candle and let her read her book…by herself
  21. Set up a game of croquet in the backyard
  22. Throw a small “real” or larger “virtual” tea party
  23. Help her in the garden
  24. Treat her to a luxurious blow-out (we all miss getting our hair done)
  25. Sign up both of you for a virtual paint and sip
  26. Make a pitcher of real lemonade and flip through old photos
  27. Take a family bike ride
  28. Go backyard camping
  29. Order takeout for dinner from a local restaurant
Photo by Xavier Mouton Photographie on Unsplash