Celebrate the important mothers and caregivers in your life – all while staying home! There are many ways you and your family can still recognize this important holiday while also ensuring the health and safety of others. Whether you plan an activity for everyone to do together, or as a surprise for the person you’re celebrating, start planning your Mother’s Day activity as soon as you can to make sure everything is ready for Sunday, May 10!

It’s also important to remember that this is a difficult and stressful time for everyone. Do whatever is best for your family, and what works with the resources and time you have. Below are some suggestions on easy  and cost-effective activities families can complete together at home to recognize mothers and all special caregivers:

Bake or cook together

Plan to make breakfast together or bake a special dessert. While going out for brunch may not be possible, you can easily create your own experience at home with breakfast in bed or homemade brunch. To get ideas on what to make, or how you can create restaurant-worthy dishes in your own kitchen, look online for virtual tutorials or recipes that will meet everyone’s skill level and dietary restrictions.

Treat Mom to an in-home dinner

As an alternative to cooking or baking, consider supporting a favourite local restaurant and order delivery or curbside pick-up. Visit the website of a family favourite and see what options are available for take-out orders. With a nice place setting you can re-create the experience of going out for brunch or dinner in honour of this special day.

Connect with loved ones

Many people are separated from their mothers, grandmothers, and other caregivers, but physical separation won’t prevent you from celebrating together. Be sure to reach out with a phone call, video message or text to wish them well! To make the visit more engaging, consider completing an activity together or having a meal at the same time to make the experience feel more like a typical Mother’s Day celebration.

Get crafty

Now is the perfect time to put together a homemade gift for mom. Whether it’s knitting, baking, painting, or colouring, there are many online tutorials available that can walk people through the steps of creating a perfect gift on their own. Consider making it a challenge and try to use the supplies you have on hand. If this isn’t possible, you can also look up the policies on your local craft and hobby store’s website to see if delivery or curbside pick-up options are available.

Enjoy the outdoors

With the weather warming up, consider taking your Mother’s Day celebrations outside! Stay in your backyard or patio and have a family barbecue, campfire, or picnic – with many of these supplies easy to find in your home already, you don’t need to worry about picking up anything extra. Continue the fun by playing a game together or take a stroll around your neighbourhood, being sure to follow social distancing guidelines.