To mask or not to mask. That is the Mother's Day question. How do you pick the best Mother's Day gift with restrictions lifting?
From video chats to surprise spa days, there are a lot of cool ways to make her day - even from home or on a budget. Remember, we don't fear coronavirus, we rebuke it. Hence, there are all kinds of activities you can plan at home. And, if you do venture out, pray first and then call ahead. Some areas are lifting indoor restrictions while some events (like concert venues) may still require vaccination proof. So, let's celebrate moms, grandmas, aunties, cousins, sisters, and those that are just like a mom.
Here's a list of the best Mother's Day gifts and ideas you can do at home, for free, by video/chat or out. Enjoy!
Is your family tired of being cooped up inside? How about a fun family photoshoot? What makes this an enjoyable treat is that everyone gets dressed up - or down and they can take pictures together - or separately.
Here are a few ideas:
Have younger kids or toddlers? Let them color on paper or your computer in Photoshop or CorelDraw.
A different option is to let them cut up construction paper and create a beautiful picture or collage. Then, scan the image on your home printer to upload it. You can put their physical creations in a picture frame and online to show off your future Picasso....
To display their artwork so everyone can see it:
Need a last minute Mother's Day gift? Image shown is a few Mother's Day Mugs to make it "Mom"orable!
Have the best cooking skills? Start a cupcake or cookie decorating challenge:
Other ideas for a food challenge include:
Not up for a challenge but still want something sweet for Mother's Day? Surprise her with cookies baking in the oven. Buy Pillsbury cookie dough and follow the instructions (but don't eat the raw dough to avoid harmful bacteria).
Another option is cinnamon rolls, crescent rolls or frozen waffles. With the crescent rolls, roll them flat and then sprinkle in shredded cheese and onions. Then roll and bake them.
To get the kids involved, create a decorate-your-own waffle station. Use ingredients like syrup, chocolate, nuts, honey, fresh fruit and granola. If it's later in the day and you still want to bake something, pop in a frozen pizza or buy a Boboli pizza crust or frozen pizza dough and set up a make-your-own pizza station. Use fresh veggies, extra cheese, and other toppings!
The fun is in the time spent with family! Now, that's amore!
We don't fear coronavirus. God doesn't give us the spirit of fear.
NO weapons formed against us shall prosper. Image shown is a 2 Timothy 1:7 Seed Card
Another great way to help enjoy her day is to get the kids involved in a scavenger hunt. Hide her gift(s) in the house and create a map to give her tips. Maybe there's a spa certificate hiding in the cupboard and it's for a free foot massage whenever she wants it. Perhaps there's a note hidden in the medicine cabinet for a free bubble bath.
Note: If you want to surprise her with a big gift like a vacation or other activity, put the letters on a sheet of paper and then cut the letters out. Hide the letters all over the house and help her find them. Is she getting hot? Cold? Getting warmer?
PS: Don't forget where you hid everything (letters, gifts)!
Want a cool way to relax together on Mother's Day? Here are a few ideas:
And speaking of masks... what kind of mask will you create during your spa day? Here are some easy recipes:
Want to encourage others? Read Psalm 91. We're covered in the name and blood of Jesus and coronavirus is defeated!
An awesome way to spend time with family is to share your gifts with others:
It's a great way to help others and share your gifts. Keep reminding those you talk to that "It WILL get better". God is on the Throne!
Stay encouraged. Our help comes from the Lord. Image is a sample Church Event Card
This idea inspires fun, fun, fun:
Ultimately, however you spend your quarantine Mother's Day, make it fun and memorable. Praise God for the time we have with family and friends, to laugh, enjoy each other, and share our gifts! Keep reading your Bible each day and keep doing things that add value. We rebuke coronavirus and thank God for Jesus's name, blood and covering over us! To God be the glory!