With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we’re thinking about all the ways to celebrate the moms in our life. Whether celebrating virtually or spending the day together in person, there are still plenty of ways to make the day special– even during quarantine. Read ahead for a list of ways to show the women who’ve raised us– moms, aunts, grandmas, & friends– the Mother’s Day they deserve!
If staying home together, the classic breakfast-in-bed move never goes out of style. Tasty has a compilation of recipes for the perfect Mother’s Day breakfast, from one-pan breakfast potatoes to strawberry shortcake pancakes. Share your favorite recipes as part of Newport’s The Great Recipe Swap by tagging your posts on social media with #NewportRecipes. And if cooking together isn’t possible, how about ordering Mom breakfast from a local restaurant and having it delivered to her door?
Even though we can’t hop on a plane and vacation together right now, there are so many ways to take a virtual escape. Fancy a trip to Paris? The Louvre museum is offering online tour options to be enjoyed from the comfort of home. The selection of virtual exhibitions at the National Women’s History Museum is also perfect for Mother’s Day.
Good Housekeeping recommends decorating mom’s front door with a special Spring wreath. The festive surprise is sure to bring a smile, and will last longer than a Mother’s Day bouquet. Check out some fun DIY wreath options here.
Now that Netflix is offering Netflix Party, it’s possible to watch a movie together even while social distancing. If you have a desktop or laptop computer, all you need is a Netflix account and Google Chrome to get set up. Then stream movies and TV shows with Mom, and even share comments live with the chat function while watching.
Together or apart, try a virtual workout class for Mother’s Day. There are so many options to stream from home right now. Roll out the mat for some yoga or pilates…or maybe a dance class is more your speed! There are so many choices and the feel good endorphins are sure to brighten Mom’s day.
If staying home together, painting Mom’s nails is the perfect small way to pamper her. Check out this DIY project for making your own mani/pedi mason jar gift set. Spending Mother’s Day apart? Try painting your nails while chatting over FaceTime or Zoom to still share in the moment together.
Setting time aside for the women we care about on Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be complicated. Even a simple phone call or video chat goes a long way– taking the time to really listen is one of the greatest gifts we can give. Newport wishes all the special women in our lives a happy and healthy Mother’s Day!