For many of us, the Circuit Breaker has surely opened our eyes to new perspectives, and deepened our appreciation to the people who’re keeping the household together. Yes, we’re talking about the mother figures in our lives — the mothers, mothers-in-law, grandmas, or aunts, who’re constantly fussing over and taking care of us. With Mother’s Day just around the corner on 10 May, here are 5 special ways you can celebrate at home without the Circuit Breaker dampening any spirits!
Take over the chores for the day
For the mums who’ve been working extra hard this Circuit Breaker period, making sure that all three meals are taken care of, it’ll mean a lot to be able to take a break and breather. On Mother’s Day, check off her to-do list of laundry, cleaning, and meals while she takes the day to relax. If you’re not living with your mum, try surprising her with a full-day course of meal deliveries.
Plan a self-care spa day
Sure, the facial spas and massage parlours may be closed this Circuit Breaker, but D-I-Y works just as well! Order in some herbal foot bath salts, slap on some sheet masks, and bond while you give her a pampering mani-pedi session. If you’re not able to do this in person with your mum, deliver a customised self-care kit for her, with a mother-daughter spa voucher nestled inside!
Go on a wine tasting
If you’ve got a Wine Mum on your hands, a virtual or IRL wine (or cocktail) tasting is the way to her heart. Order in a wine sampler kit from online wine bars and merchants like Analogue Wine Merchant and spend the day swirling like two (very drunk) wine connoisseurs. If you’d like to have a more hands-on activity, alter this to a DIY cocktail tasting instead.
Go on an international virtual museum tour
Even if our passports are on lockdown in our drawers this season, you can still bring your mum along with you globetrotting around the world from the comfort of your couch. Explore ancient Egyptian artifacts at the Louvre in Paris, admire Pablo’s body of works at the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, or take a guided tour of Chinese treasures in Taiwan’s National Palace Museum.
Make her a homemade card
Nothing sparks nostalgia more than a homemade card that’s reminiscent of the cards you used to make for your mums as a child. For the sentimental mother, a hand-crafted card (no matter the aesthetic quality) paired with a heartfelt note of love and appreciation will make her feel like it’s all worth it.
With this Circuit Breaker, it’s the perfect opportunity to take a break from the usual dinner dates and celebrate Mother’s Day in a more unique, once-in-a-lifetime way. So, get planning and make this year a one to remember!