Mums do enough work in the kitchen all year round that we should get a day to indulge in our favourite foods without having to do the cooking and cleaning. Now, some of you might have little angels or knights in shining armour to make you breakfast in bed or prepare a romantic meal, but just to play it safe, you might want a backup plan in order to keep everyone happy and give yourself a little Mother’s Day gift of your own. Here are some tried and true ideas that will let you take a load off and that won’t be met with any disagreements from the rest of the bunch!
Have a Picnic
That’s right, don’t just get out of the kitchen, get out of the house! Now that the spring is here, it’s time to open the doors and windows and get back under the sun again. Pack up some sandwiches and crisps and head to the park or a local beauty spot to relax and take the day in. This is a great opportunity to get moving again after winter, so don’t forget to wear your trainers and bring some Oddballs park toys!
Get Your Favourite Takeaway
No one is going to say no to a takeaway night, but make the ravenous masses you call a family ensure that on Mother’s Day you get to decide the menu. Take this chance to order the foods you’ve always wanted to, like fresh sushi or sweet and spicy Thai (Hungry House offer both of these options). This is also a great chance to get your picky eaters to experience some new flavours and ethnic cuisines.
Pizza might not be the most glamorous of Mother’s Day meals, but really, if you had to think of your top five favourite foods, I bet pizza would make the list! Make the meal into a movie evening by picking a film you love and getting everyone together for some quality time. In the end, that’s what Mother’s Day should really be about anyway, right?
Volunteer at a Soup Kitchen
How do you get the whole family together, do something to make yourself and your community better, and get a meal out of it? Volunteering. If we’ve been fortunate to be blessed with motherhood and many other gifts, it’s important to remember to give back to those mothers, fathers, and children who aren’t as lucky. Visit this site to get started.
Go Out with the Mums
Quality time with the family is good and all, but sometimes you have to get out of the house for a little time with the girls. Mother’s Day gives you a blank cheque for Sunday brunch or dinner and drinks with your other mum friends, and if you’re lucky, you’ll get one of the husbands to act as a chauffeur!
This Mother’s Day is all about you, but remember that the point of spending time out of the kitchen is to spend it with the people you love. So, here’s to a productive and delicious Mother’s Day!