Thursday, May 9, 2013

Happy Mother's Day: Some Thoughts on Celebrating That Special Woman in Your Life

This weekend is Mother’s Day; time to celebrate that extra special lady in your life!  Don’t have any clue how to do it…here are a few ideas.  You can go more traditional or a little off the beaten path.

Going out for dinner is always nice.  If you decide to go this route, there are a few things to keep in mind.  First, pick a place that suits not only your Mother’s taste, but her schedule as well.  Mom may not be able to take extra time off, so make sure you plan ahead so the meal is relaxing instead of rushed.  Second, call ahead to see if the location you have chosen is taking reservations.  If they are not, I recommend arriving about 30 minutes earlier than you would like to eat because it may be busy.  I say 30 minutes because you don’t want to get there too much earlier than you want to eat in case the wait is short, and if you do have to wait a little longer, it usually won’t be more than an additional 15 minutes.  Of course, be sure to check the wait time when you arrive to be sure.

Some other more traditional ideas include flowers and chocolate/sweets.  Again, make sure to pick something that your Mother enjoys and isn’t allergic to.
Some less traditional ideas might be a good book, or collection of books, or even hooking her up with a book club.  Maybe she enjoys tours, in which case a nice wine tour or museum visit or historical site tour might be a nice idea.

Whatever you decide on, I am sure your Mother will love it as long as she can tell it came from your heart with love!