Fabulous (and Budget-Friendly!) Mother’s Day Activities

By  May 07, 2010

Hey dads! Guess what? Mother’s Day is just two days away. Show your leading lady just how much you care by spoiling her every whim. But before you panic about buying the perfect present and blow your budget on diamonds and pearls, think about what she really wants. We’re pretty sure she’d be happy to spend a full day being pampered and appreciated. These activities are virtually free… but she’ll think they’re absolutely priceless.

Room service

Breakfast in Bed
Room service, please! You don’t have to be a master chef to prepare a delicious morning meal. Flip some pancakes, scramble eggs, toast bread, or serve fresh croissants with yummy jams. Let the kids help prep and decorate, and then wake mom up with the amazing aroma of freshly brewed coffee. And maybe treat her to a mimosa too!


Clean the House
Mom is always begging for you and the kids to help get things tidy and clean. Surprise her by taking the initiative. Assign the kids chores and get the house looking spotless. That way, mom can just kick up her feet and admire her sparkling home.


Wash Mom’s Car
While you’re in the cleaning mood, why not get a little wet and wild outside? The kids will have a blast helping you scrub and rinse mom’s car until it looks shiny and new.


Make Her a Card
Get out markers, crayons, glitter, and finger paint and let the kids express themselves creatively. She’ll treasure their homemade one-on-a-kind cards.


Have a Picnic
If it’s a nice day out, pack a picnic and head to the park or the beach. Spend time as a family enjoying good food, great weather, and the amazing company.


Bake Her a Cake
Don’t worry. It doesn’t have to be from scratch! Get out some cake mix and bake up some love. Let the kids help stir, ice, and decorate!

Family cycling at the park together

Get Active
Mom just wants to spend time with her loved ones. So do something fun, adventurous, and active as a family. Take a nature walk or get out the bicycles and discover a new bike path together.


Have a Family Movie Day
Pop some corn and cuddle up on the couch. Rent a few family-friendly movies and enjoy a day just lounging around and vegging out. Mom could really use a day of relaxation with the people she loves most.