As we are all learning, celebrations are taking a different twist these days. From drive-by birthday parties to Zoom weddings, we are having to get creative and adjust.
There’s no postponing Mother’s Day. It arrives on Sunday, May 10th this year so I thought I’d put together some ideas for how to commemorate the occasion, given the social distancing and shelter-in-place guidelines we are all following.
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Check local restaurant offerings. You will be amazed at what local restaurants are doing to keep their doors open during the pandemic and keep their customers supplied. You can check out my roundup of Lake Oswego restaurants open during COVID-19 and contact your favorite to see if they have anything special planned. I know my family ordered the special Easter Sunday family dinner from La Provence and were extremely satisfied. They plan to do something similar for Mother’s Day. And they offer a weekend family brunch for four on Saturdays and Sundays complete with four of their delicious croissants for $35.
Download Houseparty and set a time when you and your family can connect and play a game together. We did this on Easter with our son in London and our daughter in San Diego and had a blast with a lot of laughs thrown in. There are several games you can choose from including: Heads Up, Trivia, Quick Draw and Chips and Guac.
Plan a spa day. If you can’t send mom to the spa, bring the spa to her. Assemble all the ingredients from a fluffy robe and fragrant candles to face masks. Follow this link for a DIY recipe for make-your-own face mask with ingredients you probably have on hand.
Mix up her own special “quarantini” with ingredients you already have on hand. Let’s face it. Happy hour has become even more important than B.Q. if for no other reason than that it’s something we can put on our schedule. What better way to perk up the mom in your life than to christen a newfangled cocktail in her name? This Philadelphia bartender has put together some innovative ways to mix what you already have in your pantry that you can then claim as your own special creation in her honor.
Make staying at home an adventure-family style. Without the normal schedule we are all used to, one day can seem like the next so why not make Mother’s Day stand out with a family scavenger hunt that can involve everyone? Let’s Roam features in-home scavenger hunts (perfect for quarantining) complete with photo challenges and trivia in an interactive way. We all know that family bonding is one thing that makes a mom’s heart melt, so this could be a real winner if you have little ones in the house.
Gift ideas. With all this “staying in” chances are a luxurious set of bed sheets with a high thread count would be really welcome right about now. And there’s a reason that joke about setting an alarm to remind you to switch from your daytime to your nighttime pajamas has been going around. Those PJ’s may be getting a lot of wear and tear so a Pajamagram order may be just the ticket! Right now they’re offering a Buy one Get one free special so you might be able to take care of two moms on your list at once!
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