SURPRISING MOM ON HER DAY
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Let us tell you some history about one of the most special and commemorative days of the year – Mother’s Day Celebration. We also added some Mother’s Day Ideas to make mom feel super special on her day!
A little History…
The origin of the celebration dates back to 1865 in the United States. Activist and poet of the time, Julia Ward Howe, proposed to establish a special day as a way to reconcile the parties involved in the Civil War. This proposal was made through religious celebrations and peaceful demonstrations; where mothers of families who were victims of the war marched in Boston. Due to Julia’s success, activist Ann Jarvis from Virginia, began to organize mothers’ meetings to exchange different issues. These meetings were held for many more years! On May 12, 1905, Ann Jarvis passed away, and her daughter, also named Ann Jarvis, commemorated her every year by organizing a Mother’s Day celebration every second Sunday in May. From 1907, Jarvis started a campaign to make this date official. Based on Howe’s demand, the petition was spread throughout the country, and different personalities supported the cause. President Woodrow Wilson signed the official recognition of Mother’s Day in 1914. YAYYYY!
There are many reasons why we must thank mom on her special day. Let’s not forget any detail so that she can spend a day full of unforgettable moments. Below are Chef Eric’s Mother’s Day Ideas for an Unforgettable Celebration. Let’s do this!
1. Breakfast in Bed:
First surprise of the day, spoil her with her favorite breakfast in bed! Make sure you are aware of her morning favorites…Get a little creative and add a flower to the plate. There’s nothing better than waking up to the smell of coffee, eggs, toast and pancakes. If you can’t make it to breakfast, you can surprise her at lunch, or dinner with her favorite meal!
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2. Involving the Little Ones:
This important day gives the little ones the opportunity to use their imagination. Encourage them to prepare a surprise gift for mom!
Arts and crafts activities encourage creativity in children while they surprise mom – It doesn’t get better than this! The gift might not necessarily be the most elaborate or perfect but the result will always be the greatest. A mother’s or grandmother’s heart full of tenderness, love, and a big smile!
Here’s an original craft idea:
CLOTH BAG: Mothers can use this bag to go to the supermarket, avoid using plastic bags, and contribute to the environment, all at the same time. This is a great, unique, and exclusive gift! Let your kid’s imagination run wild and create a work of art on the surface of the bag:
- Basic Cotton Bag
- Drawing Tools & Painting Supplies: Choose from Oil Pastels, Several types of Paint,
Tempera, and other drawing tools to help you create the perfect masterpiece!
- Template of a special drawing (or you can make a freehand drawing)
- Colored buttons, needles, and threads
Now that you have all the materials – It’s time to GET TO WORK…Another way to involve children is to invite them to participate in the preparation of breakfast (under adult supervision). There are great benefits of learning to cook as a child that contributes to human development. To learn more on this topic, click on Cooking with Kids post.
3. Online Shopping:
There are two things to keep in mind at this point. First, take into account the world situation and stay away from crowded places, such as shopping centers. Second, many times giving mom the opportunity to choose the right gift fulfills her desires and avoids that this gift remains kept in the trunk of memories. So Gift Certificates to her favorite store are a great option!
Choose to shop online! It is easy, practical, and safe. Keep your options open, maybe gift her an experience!
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4. Spa at Home:
Moms have always been multitaskers and often forget to pamper themselves. This is the perfect day to stay away from worries and stress – what about a good SPA hour at home?
First, adapt a space with very dim light or candlelights, a humidifier with lavender scent, and relaxing background music. You have two options depending on your budget: one hire a professional masseuse for the perfect massage. Two, recreate a spa scene and start with a facial mask, you can find many natural options online, or use a charcoal mask that you can easily find in any beauty store.
5. Movie Night and Popcorn:
There are plenty of Mother’s Day Movies on Netflix. To end this special day, you can choose the perfect mother’s day movie. Don’t forget to make popcorn and snacks of her liking to accompany the movie. This amazing activity can be done with the whole family! Here are some great options:
- Step Mom
- The Life Ahead
- Instant Family
- Mamma Mia!
- Mother’s Day
Being a mother is one of the toughest jobs on earth. Show mom how much you appreciate all that she does every day. Give her a day full of surprises as a form of gratitude for her infinite love, dedication, and generosity. Every day should be Mother’s Day!
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Chef Eric wishes all the moms out there a Happy Mother’s Day!