Moms do so much; every day should really be Mother’s Day. This day doesn’t have to be all about brunch and pretty bouquets. It’s a day to acknowledge who they are beyond the role of mom – sporty, artsy, adventurous, or a homebody. Mom might want more quality time with the family (or a little getaway). Not sure what to do for Mother’s Day? Here are a few fun, simple activities to make your mom, wife, sister, grandma, or motherly figure feel extra special.

1. DIY Brunch

Why fight Mother’s Day brunch crowds when you can set up her favorite charcuterie snacks and a little mimosa bar at home? Deck out the back patio or a balcony with flowers and plants to create a mini garden party for a bigger wow factor.

2. Go to the Movies

If she knows all the words to Encanto, it’s time to call the babysitter and treat Mom to a big-screen movie. Why not sneak in a few portable cupcakes? (We won’t tell!)

3. Picnic in the Park

Give Mom a sunny outing at her favorite park. Then, treat her to a fully stocked Deluxe Gourmet Picnic Gift Basket with charcuterie essentials and wine tumblers.

4. Bake Together

If Mom loves to bake and doesn’t always have the time to indulge, making something sweet is a fun way to spend an afternoon with the kids–no matter their ages.

5. Book a Weekend Getaway

Throw together a surprise weekend trip to that cute town or big city Mom’s always talking about. If you’re on a budget, plan a day trip to a nearby city or play tourist in your own town.

6. Start a Garden or Plant Flowers

Rather than send your motherly figure flowers, give them quality time and plant flowers together or lend a hand in the garden. Gifts with seed bombs are a fun, easy gift option for any newbie plant moms.

7. Plan a Backyard BBQ With the Family

Whether the extended family is big or small, Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to gather all the moms, grandmas, and aunties to celebrate them. Plus, dig into some delicious comfort food.

8. Take a Paint and Sip Class

This is a fun way to get creative. A painting class is an excellent activity to do with the kids or with a few friends. Check first, but these types of places often let you bring your own wine. So why not make it a wine and cupcakes and painting date.

9. Family Game Night

Does Mom have a competitive streak? Dig out a classic game like Monopoly or try a few raucous minute-to-win-it challenges. (And don’t let her win because it’s Mother’s Day!)

10. Let Her Sleep In

Whether Mom has little kids who wake up every day at 5 a.m. or has older kids that she’s carpooling to activities, give her the day off. Clear her calendar, light a soothing candle, and get the kids out of the house. The best Mother’s Day gift is a day of much-needed rest.

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