What to Do for Mother's Day: Unique Mother’s Day Activities for 2023

Moms are the best. They give us life, (literally!) provide us with a shoulder to cry on, act as a confidante, a friend, and so much more. Moms also sacrifice so much for our happiness, so much so that they often neglect their own needs and wants. Celebrating your mom (or the motherly figure in your life) is the perfect way to spoil and treat her like the queen she is. Of course, she'll always be your #1 fan, but Mother's Day is her day to be celebrated. 

Mother’s Day 2023 is just around the corner and we’re as excited as ever to brainstorm some unique Mother’s Day activities with you! Celebrate all the mom figures in your life this year: your mom, step-mom, daughter, beloved neighbor, aunt, grandma, wife, or family friend — with the perfect Mother’s Day activity! 

Whether the mother in your life is an avid outdoor explorer or the cozy indoor type, we have plenty of Mother’s Day celebration ideas to inspire you. From a thoughtful homemade breakfast to a relaxing staycation – we guarantee that you’re going to love these unique and fun-filled activities. 

How to Choose What to Do for Mother’s Day

Choosing the best Mother’s Day activity can be difficult! First of all, you might be overwhelmed by the sheer variety of options available. To cut down time spent pondering on what to do, we suggest compiling your top ideas for Mother’s Day celebration ideas based on what your mom loves. 

For example, if your mom is a foodie, Google the top restaurants in your area and see which ones have a reservation that you can book. If your mom is a wine connoisseur, make reservations at a local winery. If mom is more of an outdoorsy kind of person, check out some local hiking trails that will make Mother’s Day an adventurous experience.  

No matter which of these Mother's Day activity ideas you choose, make sure it’s something that reflects your mom’s passions and interests. Choosing an activity with care and consideration will show mom how much you cherish and adore her! 

Mother’s Day Activities for Every Kind of Mom

Mother’s day activities shouldn’t be a bore! There are limitless options available to celebrate the special mother in your life, regardless of your budget. Let’s take a look at the following inspiring ways to celebrate Mother’s Day: 

Spoil mom with breakfast in bed: Simple, yet effective! Who doesn’t love being treated to a luxurious lie-in featuring a decadent breakfast? Let mom sleep in while you cook up a storm; think pancakes, waffles, or french toast for that sweet touch of deliciousness.  Need some breakfast inspiration? Try one of these recipes.

Surprise mom with a day trip: Let mom enjoy a touch of spontaneity with a surprise day trip! If you live near the sea, mountains, a park, or any nature reserve, this may be the perfect location to go exploring for the day, particularly if she loves the outdoors. Plan ahead to ensure mom is well-fed by making a reservation for a spot for lunch, too. 

Encourage her to do that one activity she keeps on mentioning: Have you heard mom mention an activity that she would like to explore? Finding an online course for it or taking her to an in-person class will get her inspired to pursue her passions further. 

Organize a flower arranging class: Instead of buying a bouquet of flowers for mom, why not treat her to a flower arranging class for added fun? Flower arranging is not only a beautiful and practical skill to hone, but it also provides a great bonding experience, too. 

Take a trip to the farmer's market: From local, seasonal fruits and vegetables bursting with flavor, to healthy sweet treats, to freshly brewed coffee, a trip to the farmer’s market is always a fun time! Take mom on a fun visit and treat her to her favorite treats and food items. You’ll be surprised at how much the little things make the biggest impact. 

Plan a fun staycation: If a far-flung trip to an exotic destination is beyond your budget, consider planning a more reasonable staycation within your vicinity. Research local and affordable B&Bs or hotels where you and mom can enjoy a night away.

Write a love-filled letter: In a world of texts and emails, the act of expressing your love on paper is so profound. The mom in your life can cherish your letter forever, and the words you write will be a gift in themselves. If you are feeling extra inspired you can even write a short story or poem. The perfect companion for your letter is a lovely Lovepop Mother’s Day Bouquet. 

Organize a fun photoshoot: Create lifelong memories with some beautiful, professionally captured photos. You can make the photoshoot extra fun by getting mom all glammed up, either at home or at the beauty parlor. Consider hiring a photographer who can come to your home, which may offer a more comfortable setting. 

Send mom a greeting card: What better way to celebrate the mom in your life than sending her a thoughtful and beautiful card? Pop-up cards are a fantastic option that stand out from the crowd of greeting cards. Browse our Mother’s Day Collection for inspiration – you can choose from cards inspired by sentiment or even mom's favorite flowers. 

Courtesy of LovePop.

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