With the world in an unprecedented situation, I want to share some creative ideas for how to celebrate Mother’s Day in Quarantine – 12 Creative Ideas.
With adult kids and grandkids physically distanced from the matriarch of the family, we don’t want that to mean socially distanced as well. There are still meaningful ways to make connections with ones you love.
How to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Quarantine – 12 Creative Ideas
While I’m sure there are fathers out there looking to celebrate Mother’s Day with the one they are quarantined with, this post is made specifically for those you want to celebrate with from a distance. Wait! Don’t go though – the next paragraph helps that situation too.
For those looking to honor the mom within your home, might a recommend breakfast in bed, a spa day set up by the family, a given amount of alone time for some peace & quiet, homemade coupons of chores to help with or massages to give, a special dinner, a picnic in the backyard or hand written cards made by you and the kids.
The rest of this post will be dedicated to ideas you can do from a distance. These are especially great ideas to do for a grandma.
Have the grandkids and adult kids compile video messages to mom or grandma. Compile them all to send on Mother’s Day. This can be a spontaneous video messages or people can write out a more planned, written out response to why that person is so loved.
Drive-By Mother’s Day
By now, I’m sure you have seen the drive-by birthdays. We did one for our daughter, and it was a huge hit.
It’s possible that the mom or grandma in your life has not seen these yet, especially if they are disconnected from social media. This can be a great surprise for someone not expecting such a celebration.
My daughter’s birthday celebration is shown above.
This would be impactful and particularly special in big families that can have many people drive by. You don’t need to limit it to just family either.
Decorate Mom’s Windows
Imagine mom waking up to loving messages all over her windows. She goes to glance outside and discovers notes and drawings of love all over her windows.
If you use window markers, liquid chalk or window crayons, assure her that you will be back when she wants to clean it up. Tip: Print out your messages in mirror image so you can copy them on the window in a way that she can read them from the inside.
Alternatively, you can hang signs with messages.
Plan a Zoom or FaceTime Game Time
With gaming families, how to celebrate Mother’s Day in quarantine is obvious. Game time! This definitely is how our family rolls.
Want some wonderful ideas of games to play on Zoom? I have a fabulous list already prepared for you right here.
Make A Digital “What I Love About Grandma” Book from all the Grandkids
The “What I Love About Grandma” books are really special. If you have one person purchase it and have everyone in the family contribute to filling out a page, it becomes a great keepsake for grandma.
There are two ways to do this. One option is that the person who purchased the book can be in charge of filling out all of the grandchildren’s answers in the book.
The second way to do this is digitally. Again, one person would need to order the book. Then, you can have that person scan and distribute the pages to family members. The family members can fill out the pages in their own handwriting and scan it back to the person compiling the book.
That person can then assemble the book digitally and send it to Grandma on Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day Talent Show
I think grandma would love to be the audience for a Mother’s Day talent show. Each family would put together acts for grandma to watch over Zoom.
Kids can put together acts of singing, dancing, playing instruments, doing sport trick shots, presenting a monologue, doing skits, entire family routines, stand-up comedy, magic or any other talent your child wants to display.
Decorate Her Front Porch
Deck out the front porch with decorations. Flowers, balloons, signs, crepe paper, wreaths, gifts and more can be adorned on her porch.
Here are the things I would encourage:
- Be diligent about washing hands.
- Hand sanitize before touching all decorations.
- Don’t touch your face while decorating.
- Volunteer to clean it up after the surprise.
- Encourage her to sanitize any gifts and then wash hands.
Plant New Plants in Her Yard
Hardware stores and nurseries are open, so if you are willing, go there and pick out plants, you can fill her pots and yard. Then, go do the planting for her. It can be a great surprise to add beauty to her surroundings.
Create a Mother’s Day Slideshow
Compile all of your favorite pictures to create a fabulous Mother’s Day slideshow to send to the mom in your life. Encourage all family members to get involved and send in their favorite pictures.
I love to use Animoto, but I do pay for their services. They do have a free trial. I can’t testify to other free slideshow makers.
Compile Photo Messages from the Grandkids
Above is a frame craft we did with my son’s class a few years ago. Why not create a digital version to send to grandma from all of her grandkids. It will take some coordinating among the siblings, but it is very doable.
Here’s how to create the picture with the kids and their word bubbles.
Order Her a Special Mother’s Day Dinner
Support the local economy by planning a really special Mother’s Day dinner to be delivered. You could get involve her spouse by having him set up a great setting for the dinner to be enjoyed.
Dining with her over a Zoom call is always encouraged. Don’t forget dessert! After the meal, make sure dad knows that he is in charge of the dishes.