Does your mother deserve a perfect Mothers Day? The answer of course is yes but what does it take to make this special person feel that she couldn’t have planned it better herself. Every mother is different and geography may sometimes get in the way but here are main areas to focus on to make her day special.

The perfect Mothers Day is about making your mother or the mothers in your life feel appreciated and special. In our society that mainly has revolved around getting the Mother the right gift.

You can make a day of it by throwing in a picnic or maybe reserving a special section at Mom’s favorite restaurant so that everyone can enjoy a nice meal with her.


We give you some ideas and things to do for mother´s day that includes some activity ideas.

Give Mom and Dad a Special Weekend at a Nice Hotel

If your Mom lives close to a 4-star hotel you can probably reserve a room for two nights at a decent rate. The hotel will either have a nice restaurant or be close to one where you can get the family together for lunch or dinner. If you can afford it, buy Mom a spa package so that she can be pampered.


Take Mom to a Nearby Small Town

If you know of a nice community theater that is running a show on Mother’s day, treat Mom to live entertainment with a day of shopping in a nearby small town. You can eat lunch at one of the cozy little restaurants and then take in the show.

If you already live in a small town then plan a trip to the largest nearby city that offers entertainment Mom can’t get in her town. Plays, musicals, ice skating shows, water shows, and cabarets all offer special entertainment opportunities. You can still look for a nice restaurant to treat Mom to a special lunch or dinner.

Throw a Mother’s Day Party

Your Mom may have friends whose children are stuck for ideas on what to do. So call up the gang and plan a surprise party for the mothers you all adore. You can buy them special gifts, arrange for catering, hire a photographer, and even bring in entertainment for the children. You just need to make sure you have a good venue to handle 4-8 families all at once. Churches and community centers may be able to rent out facilities at a reasonable cost.

No one ever said you had to celebrate Mother’s Day alone. It can be a great festive occasion that strengthens the bonds of friendship as well as family ties. And it just may be more cost-effective for everyone, too.

Take Mom on a Site Seeing

Tour If you live near a natural park or wildlife reserve and your mother has never visited there, now is a great time to see about going. If you live near the ocean or a large lake see if there are glass bottom boat tours, dinner boat tours, and similar entertainment. The idea is to find a fun venue that the whole family can enjoy while doing something Mom has always put off.

Depending on your Mom’s interests other activities you can look into include visiting a nearby planetarium, museums, zoos, and corporate headquarters that offer tours, shows, and custom merchandise.

natural park

Organize a Flash Mob for Mom Find out which of her favorite songs are good for flash mobbing and then see if you have an organization in your area that can put together the event for you. Professional flash mob companies may be able to handle everything from picking the venue, setting up the music, recruiting and training the performers, and hiring the camera crews to record the event.

Treat Mom to a Concert Whether it’s a symphony orchestra, an outdoor music festival, or her favorite country band your mother may have a favorite kind of music that is being performed nearby on Mother’s day. Give it a shot and see what you can find for that weekend.


Have a House Painting/Cleaning Party

If Mom is living in a cluttered home that she can no longer keep by herself, bring in friends and family to do a thorough job of cleaning up, painting up, or reorganizing the house. Of course, you don’t want this to be a surprise so plan ahead with Mom. Make sure she is in charge. Don’t let it get too complicated. Ask her what she would like to have done with the house assuming you can bring in enough labor to get the work done. Everyone can stay for pizza or hamburgers, or you can all go out to a restaurant after the dirty work is done.

Take Mom to a Wine Tasting Event

Whether you visit a local vinyard, a wine shop, a wine club, or a wine festival there may be something going on the weekend of Mother’s Day that allows Mom to do something different. Any venue that is no more than 1 hour away is fair game. These often make great family outings.

taste wine

It’s all about doing something special for your mother; but the day can be special for everyone around her, too. The more you can get other people involved the more exciting the day will be and thus the more memorable it will be.

And you will want to plan ahead to have supplies on hand, including spare clothing, cameras, batteries, chargers, umbrellas, sunblock, water chests, snacks (especially for kids), etc. Mother’s Day comes only once per year, so make it a day worth remembering and talking about for the next year.