11 Ways To Celebrate with Mama From Afar This Mother's Day
There are still plenty of ways you can make Mother's Day special this year even if you can't be with your mom. Thanks to technology, there are a variety of platforms that you can use to video chat and connect while you cook a meal, watch, watch a movie, and more. While you and Mom may not be together physically, our bright ideas for celebrating will make you two feel just as connected, and leave you with special memories. Celebrating virtually may require a little extra preparation, planning, and creative thinking, especially when it comes to gifts, but we bet Mom will be up for it. With ideas that include taking a trip down memory lane, enjoying a special treat you sent in the mail, crossing items off your bucket list, and savoring her favorite meal, mom will definitely feel the love this Mother's Day. It's never a bad time to start new traditions, so consider thinking outside the box this year with these creative ideas.
Watch a Movie Together
Grab some popcorn and join together virtually for movie night. Whether you want to watch an old classic or find a new favorite, choose a movie to watch together from your own living rooms. You can find a roundup of our favorite Mother's Day movies and how to watch them here.
Cook a Meal
Drop off the necessary ingredients on her front porch or send Mama a pre-packaged meal kit, like Home Chef, and order the same one for yourself. You'll be all set to cook the same meal virtually, and once it's ready you can enjoy eating together.
Have a Wine Tasting
Send Mama a gift card to Winc so she can take the Palate Profile Quiz. They'll then send a personalized selection of wine to her front door. Gather on a video call to enjoy the tasting together.
Host a Virtual Family Game Night
Round up all of Mama's favorite people to play games together virtually. Games like Bingo, Charades, and Pictionary can easily be converted to a virtual format.
Set a Time for Afternoon Tea
Gather virtually to enjoy an afternoon cup of tea and catch up with your mom. Republic of Tea partnered with Harry & David to allow you to gift one or two teas in the flavor of your choice.
Plan a Virtual Painting Night
Whether you want to let your creativity shine and create your own artwork or prefer to follow a virtual painting class, you'll love showing each other your finished creations. You'll both just need an Acrylic Paint Set , a canvas in the size of your choice, and a virtual video connection.
Send a Spa Basket
Pamper Mama by sending her a package of spa products that she can enjoy at home. Candles, bubble bath, tea, and nail polish are just a few ideas of what you can add to the basket. Or you can order a pre-packaged basket, like this one from Etsy, and have it delivered to her.
Book a Flower Arranging Class
A partnership between 1-800-FLOWERS and Alice's Table has you set for a virtual flower arranging masterclass. Farm fresh flowers and a vase will arrive ahead of time. All you have to do is bring a pair of gardening shears or scissors. During the event you'll learn the steps for creating a beautiful arrangement, and some additional tips and tricks from experts. You'll both walk away with a gorgeous new center piece and the memories of making them together.
Take a Virtual Tour
Have ambitions of traveling the world with your Mama? Us too. For now, a virtual tour will suffice. Break out that bucket list and see what sites — like museums, monuments, or cities — you and your mom would like to see. Google Arts & Culture is a great jumping off point with an abundance of options to choose from. You'll be surprised how close it feels to the real thing and how much you'll learn.
Order Dinner to Her Door
If you'd normally go out to dinner to celebrate your Supermom, consider treating her to dinner. Order from her favorite local restaurant and have it delivered right to her doorstep. She'll be thrilled to have someone else make dinner on her special day, and it's a great way to support small businesses in the area.
Host a Scrapbooking Night
Take a trip down memory lane and make a scrapbook for your mom. Choose your favorite photos of her and arrange the book however you like. If your Mama is the crafty type, send supplies and photos to her house. Invite her to scrapbook with you over a video call so you both walk away with a momento.