On Mother’s Day, we celebrate one of the most important women of our lives. Mother’s Day is all about celebrating mom and everything she does for us. It is a way to thank her for who you are, how hard she works for you, and everything she does to keep the family going.
Starting a new tradition for mom on Mother’s Day is a great way to show mom how much she means to you and it is an opportunity to make memories and spend time with mom. Plus, traditions are something that everyone can look forward to each year and they can be carried down for generations.
If you do not have a Mother’s Day tradition yet, here are a few simple traditions that you can start this year and carry on through the years ahead. These traditions will allow you to spend quality time with your mom and build lasting memories as you bond through the traditional activities.
Create a “Year Full of Memories Scrapbook”
Creating a scrapbook from the pictures that have been taken throughout the year is a great gift to give to mom. She will love looking back at the memories that were made that year and through the years will enjoy seeing how the family has changed.
Sometimes mom must miss out on some of the fun stuff. Those activities or events that she is not able to take, be sure to take lots of photos so that you can include them in the scrapbook. Each year put those pictures into a scrapbook so that mom can look back on all the things she may have missed out on.
Take a Road Trip
Since Mother’s Day is always celebrated on Sunday, which gives you the whole weekend to spend some time with mom, a great way to do this is to pack up a few things and take a road trip for the weekend.
You don’t have to go anywhere fancy; just a simple trip with mom experiencing new things or visiting her favorite places will work. It’s not about the destination; it is about the memories being made.
Have a Mother’s Day Brunch
Mom does not want to cook on her special day so why not set up a brunch and invite everyone in the family.
You can have a family brunch at home. Everyone brings a dish or a drink making for easy cleanup and less work when it comes to cleanup. This can be a yearly tradition that you start so that everyone in the family will be able to celebrate and enjoy time with mom.
Another option would be to go out for brunch. Many restaurants serve a special Mother’s Day brunch, so if no one is looking to cook, taking mom out to her favorite restaurant is also a good option.
Do Something Exciting and New
If mom likes a little excitement in her life, trying something new each year can be a great way to spend time together as a family.
Skydiving, rock climbing, or ziplining are just a few examples of something exciting you can try out. Each year you can make it something different so that everyone has a new experience that they can share stories about.
Start a Family Movie Tradition
This has become more popular over the years with many families. Each year on Mother’s Day the family can get together to enjoy a day of movies or simply go see a show.
You can either take mom to see a new movie that has come out and enjoy some popcorn at the movie theater or set up a movie day at home with your favorite snacks.
If you are stumped on some movies to watch, you can either watch mom’s favorite movies, choose random movies that no one has seen, or watch movies that are all about mom. Many stations on television now run a full marathon of movies on Mother’s Day so that you can enjoy movies at home with your mom.
Learn Something New with Mom
This will be a fun activity that everyone can enjoy and have fun with. Each year you can try learning something new with mom. For example, enjoy a painting lesson together, learn how to crochet, or take a cooking class to learn a new skill.
Traditions don’t have to be boring, and it is fun to mix things up a little and create something new and creative each year. Make it fun and memorable!
Starting a new tradition that everyone takes part in will build lasting memories for everyone and the traditions can be carried on throughout the years.
Since it can be hard to get everyone in the family together in one place at the same time, you can break the traditions up and set up some time with mom when you can. The most important thing is spending that quality time with mom and showing her how much you care, no matter what day it is on.