As Mother’s Day is soon approaching, it can be tough finding balance between your significant other and your mom, especially in terms of planning dates. Both deserve the equal amount of attention, but sometimes one naturally ranks higher than the other, which isn’t always right.
This is also a pure and awkward interaction, as while we all care about both people, they see two very different sides of you. Normally it would be easy to do this, as restaurants and spas would be open, which provides you with an easy and effective plan. But with quarantine being a must right now, going out is not an option, which does not make creating plans easy.
The key is to find easy events that can be recreated at home, which can make your mom and S.O. feel comfortable. One idea that fits the mold perfectly is to recreate high tea in your kitchen or dining room.
Dust off your china and get a nice table cloth that would fit the ambiance. All that you have to do is brew your mom’s three favourite types of tea, set aside some milk and sugar, make some little sandwiches, and buy some scones and little desserts. This is a great way to revert the conversation to old times of high tea and some of her favourite British baked goods, which can help take the pressure off while allowing you all to sip, instead of struggling to make good conversation.
If anything says “Mom, I love you”, this is one of those ways, which can never go wrong. The three of you can bake her favourite dessert to bring a smile to her face. Everyone loves sweets and this is a way to share your love by hard work and dedication in the kitchen, which never ever fails.
This is a perfect way to keep everyone distracted, which helps with the need to let the conversation flow naturally, instead of having to force it with small talk. From following the recipe to a T to making sure the mixer is not exploding everywhere, it’s a great bonding experience, which serves as a 2-in-1 bonus. On top of avoiding awkward conversations and getting a treat at the end of it, it allows the three of you to feel rewarded by getting to bake something absolutely delicious. Put on your apron, tie your hair back in a messy bun, and don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty.
If you’re in need of some recipes, BBC has some killer recipes to choose from if you want to surprise your mom, or if she’s just indecisive.
This is one idea that no mom can ever reject. The clichéd yet cute quarantined Mother’s Day idea is simple yet effective, as it appeals to the inner sap in each person. Grab some popcorn or some chips and dip with some cocktails to make this a self isolation Mother’s Day to remember.
Elevate this at home movie marathon by stocking up on the appropriate snacks and drinks. I recommend purchasing some wine and some snacks in advance, including some ice cream chips, or popcorn to make this feel like a personal movie theatre. Food makes everything better and snacking during movies is an essential mood always, but especially now.
If you're feeling adventurous, you and your S.O. can try making some cute snacks at home to add a personal touch to your movie marathon at home. Eatwell has a great list of recipes for at home movie snacks, which is one of my go-to’s for all things snack related.
While this might seem boring for your partner, I can assure you everyone enjoys watching a good romcom beneath the layers of “it’s too predictable” or “it’s just a dumb movie with no plot.” Everyone loves a good romantic comedy to remind them that there’s still some lighthearted fun. Don’t be shy and go all out while binge watching all your favourite classic and new romantic comedies. This is sure to get all of you laughing and getting your mind on something else other than being in quarantine.
I hope you enjoyed this article and that it gave you some solid ideas for how to celebrate this #SelfIsolationMother'sDay. If you use any of these ideas please tag me @lovestation.ca on instagram, as I’d love to see what you do to make your momma feel special.
As always, stay healthy and safe.
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