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Our Favourite Ways to Pamper Mum on Mother's Day

With Mother's Day being less than two weeks away, it's time to start making plans if you haven't already done so! We're offering a few ideas to treat Mum with this year

 

To be honest, we should be celebrating the efforts of mothers every day, but once a year we have a chance to show them how much they mean to us and treat them to a little pampering. Whether you're on a budget or planning to splash out, there are plenty of options when it comes to spoiling your Mum.

This year Mothering Sunday falls on Sunday March 30th 2014 and we've come up with a list of ways Dads and Children can give Mum a day to remember.

If you're a Mum reading this - we suggest you print it out and leave it lying around where the Powers That Be can be influenced by it! If there's a certain suggestion you're particularly interested in, we find that highlighters are a useful tool.

How to pamper Mum on Mother's Day

Breakfast in bed

Ways to Pamper Mum on Mother's DayThis could be planned in advance and include delicious croissants, strawberries and freshly squeezed (maybe freshly poured) orange juice - or something else you know she loves and doesn't usually treat herself to.

Alternatively, it might include chaos in the kitchen as the children rustle around for the remnants of cereal, watch carefully as they try not to burn the toast, or - if they're slightly older - whip up a batch of delicious pancakes.

Regardless of what's on offer, it's always nice to have someone prepare you breakfast!

This activity can move to the kitchen if Mum's not a fan of crumbs in bed!

Mother's Day flowers

Who doesn't like flowers? Well, those who suffer from Hay fever may wish to avoid this suggestion, but most of us appreciate a flower or two - even if it is just greenery! You can look at the traditional Pink Carnations (the Flower of Mother's Day), a rose (symbolising love), or have a guess at her favourite.

Ways to Pamper Mum onMother's DayYou may choose cut flowers, a potted plant that she can keep indoors, or you might decide on something you can plant together in the garden and watch as it flowers for many months to come.

If you've got creative kids rather than the next generation of gardeners, why not try making a bouquet of these homemade blossoms?

Afternoon tea

This is a great way to get multiple generations of Mums together to celebrate the day with a little class! If you want to go all out, you can book a fancy afternoon tea at many locations around the UK, be it your local tea room or the Ritz, there's a tea out there to suit every Mother's day budget.

Depending on your levels of madness, you can attempt to recreate a scene from Alice in Wonderland with jam tarts, fancy dress and of course, a spot of tea. Or get the children to help prepare finger sandwiches and fairy cakes; you may want to supervise the use of sprinkles - death by sprinkle is often a side-effect of overzealous decorating skills!

R & R

If you've got a busy Mum, she might actually look forward to a brief interlude of peace and quiet! We don't mean all day, because we know you'll want to spend some time with them, but perhaps half an hour to read a book or an hour to have a luxurious bath. You might even want to go all out and book them a professional massage... We'd suggest letting the kids do it, but aside from the lack of pressure and sticky fingers, they don't really know what they're doing!

You'll know what relaxation means to the individual, so be creative and give her what she really wants.

Heartfelt Mother's Day cards

Ways to Pamper Mum on Mother's DayWhile you can spend hours deliberating over the cards in a shop, you can also put those same hours into creating a card yourself. From a simple Happy Mother's Day to an elaborately created masterpiece, Mums will know they were made with love and appreciate them equally - especially when they contain a heartfelt message in their little darling's handwriting.

Here are a few ideas if you need some inspiration:

Make a meal

The challenge here will be to keep mum out of the kitchen. It's always good to tie this in with your R & R option, so you know she's busy while you make a mess of the kitchen surfaces and bake stains on to pans which will require hours of soaking and scrubbing! However, you'll know at the end of it that you did spend hours slaving away in the kitchen - you might even surprise yourself by how delicious the meal tastes.

For those less brave, your local pub or restaurant is likely to have a Mother's Day special on - you will have to pick up the bill, but someone else will be left with the dishes!

The simple things

Ways to Pamper Mum on Mother's Day

Remember, it's often the simple things that mean the most. Spending time together, helping more than you usually do, or even offering a promise not to fight with your siblings for a whole 24 hours... You never know; that promise might just last longer than you think!

 
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