Firstly, I think it’s important to stress that Mother’s day means lots of different things to different people. Some people have strained relationships with their parents, some have unfortunately lost their parents and some may not even know their parents at all. Some have a fantastic step-parent or indeed a single parent who is doing all the work! Take from this post what you need-it can also be a day for a bit of self care!
1. Breakfast in bed. Grab a tray, a lovely mug add a little bunch of flowers to pretty up the tray. Get really fancy with a cotton napkin and a pretty napkin ring or if you don’t have one fold up some kitchen roll to look a bit presentable and tuck it under the plate!
Options for breakfast can be as simple or complicated as you like but here’s some ideas for a bit of inspo! …
Simple – coffee and a croissant/cereal
Sweet – cinnamon toast frumpet.
“recipe”- beat 2 eggs and add a splash of milk or cream and a dash of vanilla and a liberal pinch of cinanmon. Immerse your crupets in the mix and allow to soak for a few minutes. Meanwhile heat a frying pan over a medium low heat and melt some butter with a little vegetable oil. Add the now sodden crumpets to the pan and cook on both sides until browned and firm with a slight softness in the middle. Serve with a sprinkle of sugar or maple syrup and a squidge of butter.
Savoury – the works!
Bit of both – pancakes with maple and bacon
Fruity – mixed fruit platter
Don’t forget their favourite drink! Tea, coffee, fruit tea, juice, mimosa!
2. Relaxation time – Run a bath/ get some goodies ready for a shower. A luxurious bath/shower gel, a new sponge/loofah and some lovely body lotion. Add in a special playlist of fave music to accompany, light some candles and warm a fluffy towel or robe on the radiator!
3. Glow up kit – Assemble a face mask, hair mask, hand cream, foot cream, nail varnish, lip balm, throw on some tunes and glow up! I think we all feel a bit like we’ve been hibernating of late, and a little spruce can do wonders for your mental wellbeing!
4.’Me time’ – a book/ magazine/ craft kit/ cd/ game, something that can be done alone, uniterrupted for an hour or so.
5. Flowers/house plant/plant for the garden/fake flowers/plant. A pretty bouquet or a cute lil cactus, plants and flowers can really brighten up someone’s day. Loved one known for killing plants off?! Give a gift that keeps on giving by making a paper flower arrangement that lasts and lasts. These can even be misted with fragrance to give off a lovely smell! *** See below for a quick turorial on how to make a simple tiny paper flower display! ***
Easy diy miniature paper flower display;
You will need:
Patterned paper or plain paper and pens. (You could use a newspaper/book pages/wrapping paper etc)
Bobby pins or Paper clips
Sharpie or other marker
£1 coin or similar to draw shape
Start by drawing round the £1 several times to give you approx 10 rounds. Cut these out. Draw a basic flower on each like so.
Unbend your paperclips if using and fold in half like so or get your bobby pins and pinch together slightly.
Apply glue to the back of 2 circles and lay the bobby pin/paperclip onto one then sandwich the other on top. 1 flower made!
Repeat to make 5 in total.
Arrange the flowers and wrap a piece of paper ound to look like a bouquet, or stand in a small pot to look like a vase- I used a tiny jar that I had glitter in, and also a mini jam jar with some tissue paper in the bottom. I also cut a couple of leaves out of green card to bulk it out. Cute, right?!
What ideas do you have for Sunday? Comment below!