In the era of COVID-19, holidays will feel a little different than usual, and Mother's Day is no exception. The spread of coronavirus might stop you from leaving your home and being around older relatives, but it can't stop you from celebrating the mothers in your life. Whether you're isolating together or unfortunately apart, there are plenty of fun ways you can show Mom that you're thinking of her.
Make upcycled gifts
Create your own piece of art
Whether you paint or draw; use paper, fabric or canvas (even if you re-use an old one) create a piece of art which can be framed and hung after Lockdown ends. Fun for children big and small!
Make a customized playlist
Working from home, escaping quarantine with a short drive, or doing small projects around the house—everything is better with the right music. "The modern-day mixtape”, curating a playlist, is very personal and shows that you took the time to create something just for her,"
Host a tea party
This classic and timeless Mother's Day celebration idea might normally take place at a fancy hotel, but it can easily be done at home. Choose a colour or a theme and make some tasty eats or snacks. If you're spending the day apart from the mom you're honouring, have everyone dress up and host the party virtually. Oh, and take lots of photos
Set up your own fun family photoshoot.
Pictures of the family are a mom's weakness, so bring the photoshoot to her! Choose a room in the home or a space in the garden. Set up some props and a bit of décor. Include the family pets or some of her favourite things and shoot away. See our forum post for camera tips - https://www.i4cc.co.za/forum/photographs/storytelling-through-a-camera-lens
Vouchers or Coupons
Make some cute vouchers that can be redeemed for “Breakfast in Bed”, “Night off Cooking” or other things your Mom will love. Look online for templates and ideas or make your own!
A homemade bouquet of flowers
If your Mom loves flowers and you battle to find any in the supermarket, pick some from the garden or make her some using paper, buttons, fabric or some household items like eggbox cups.
Surprise Mom with homemade biscuits, rusks or fudge or some condiments for her to cook with such as infused Olive oil. Visit our forum page for some ideas -https://www.i4cc.co.za/forum/comforting-recipes