Moms are awesome. It’s one of those facts of life we can all agree on. Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your mom exactly how much you appreciate her and to thank her for all she’s done for you. Staying green while you do it is not only a great Mother’s Day present, but it’s a great present for the ultimate mother—Mother Earth! Get moving on a Mother’s Day celebration your mom will go bananas for.
Mother’s Day Food:
Brunch! It’s practically a Mother’s Day must. You can cook Mom the classic do-it-yourself breakfast in bed or take her out to a local eatery for a healthy meal. If you’re a wizard in the kitchen, you can make a day of food by attempting some of these awesome Mother’s Day treats from Jamie Oliver, like this beautiful veggie moussaka or this amazing chocolate and beetroot cake. Keeping Mom healthy AND happy is a great, green way to say Happy Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day Activities:
Entertainment! Get the whole family together for some competitive Mother’s Day fun. Play classics, like Monopoly and Yahtzee, or new favorites like Apples to Apples. You can even get creative and print out your own customized games for Mother’s Day. If Mom is more of a movie buff, grab her favorites–or maybe a new one she’s been dying to see that just hit Netflix!–and air pop some popcorn!
Gardening! Spend a day with Mom planting flowers or fruits and vegetables, or maybe use Mother’s Day as a great excuse to finally do some weeding or transplanting. Keeping a garden is a great way to live green year round, especially if your garden grows food. If you do grow food, you can look for recipes that involve what you have on hand to make Mom a Mother’s Day feast straight from the garden to the table! It’s all about the sustainable foods this Mother’s Day, amirite?
Spa Day! You can book a treatment in a fabulous spa, or you can personalize everything and do a spa day at home! Enjoy a relaxing yoga session, followed by a soothing bath and a mani-pedi. Start practicing so Mom’s toes look extra amazing this Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day Decorations:
Crafts! Decorating for Mother’s Day naturally depends on the individual tastes of your mom, but you can’t go wrong with this do-it-yourself paper Mother’s Day flower or this fun Mother’s Day balloon arrangement. Need even more Mother’s Day décor ideas? Check out this beautiful collection of Mother’s Day table decorations! Flowers fresh from the garden—or better still, a living flower you can transplant later—make the best green Mother’s Day decorations of all!
How do you plan to celebrate Mother’s Day? Tell me about it in the Comments section!