If I was on top of things maybe I would have put this post up earlier but here we are. Sometimes when you’re juggling a full time job, writing, working out, and a social life the blog falls through the cracks. Some people say you should treat your blog as a job but hey I do this for fun and because I want to so if I’d rather go to a hot yoga class one night that slam out a blog post well it’s got to be done.
Anyways, in case you didn’t know Mother’s Day is on Sunday (if you’re in need of some last minute gift suggestions check out Monday’s blog post). That means you probably need something to do with your Mom on Sunday.
First of all let’s dispel the myth that breakfast in bed is what all moms. Sure maybe there are moms out there who enjoy getting crumbs in their bed while everyone stands around and watches them eat. Add in the impending fear that your coffee or juice are going to tip all over your nice sheets – wow relaxing.
So instead I’ve got some suggestions of things you can actually do with your mom on Mother’s Day.
Take her out for brunch
The most classic option. This is what we used to do every year for Mother’s Day, we’d go out with my whole family (on my Dad’s side) to have brunch at a place called the Old Schoolhouse. Brunch is a staple when it comes to Mothers Day and most restaurants are fully booked up at this point but you might be able to find a few hidden gems.
Go on a wine tasting
My mom and I went and did this a week’s ago. We headed to Niagara-on-the-lake for a nice Easter brunch and then had a wine and chocolate tasting. It was so much fun and I discovered a love for ice wine, especially paired with really dark chocolate. We had such a lovely afternoon that I can’t recommend this enough. If you have any wineries near you it can be so fun to head out for an afternoon. Tastings aren’t often as expensive as you’d think.
Go out to dinner
Wow groundbreaking. But actually all of the restaurants are packed weeks in advance with brunch reservations. Maybe you’d like to enjoy a nice Sunday dinner with your mom. A Sunday roast is a classic way to spend time with family anyways (my British ancestors would be proud). My mom and I will be heading to dinner for Mother’s Day this year. It can be a great alternative with way less crowds.
A favourite activity of mine. I’m constantly on the hunt for anywhere new that has a high tea. Getting a beautiful cup filled to the top with amber liquid and trays piled high with treats – it’s so special. Wherever you live there’s somewhere with high tea nearby I guarantee it. Check out some of the hotels near you as that’s usually the best bet.
If you want something unrelated to food and drinking and maybe a little outdoorsy then head outside. Unfortunately the weather here has been unseasonably cold and is going to rain all weekend but if you have a nice day ahead why not head outside! I love going on hikes. But even a nice walk around where you live can be a nice time to really spend time with your Mom.
What are you doing for Mother’s Day? What do you usually do? Give me your suggestions I’d love them!