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Wondering how to celebrate Mother’s Day from afar? Here are some brilliant virtual Mother’s Day ideas for adults for the memorable day your mother deserves.
1. Virtual Brunch
You may be used to brunching at fancy resturants or swanky hotels. But that doesn’t mean you can’t brunch from home on Mother’s Day.
Order delivery or takeout from your mom’s favorite restaurant for both her and you. Set up a video conference call, and enjoy a virtual Mother’s Day brunch together.
Want to make it extra special? These glamourous glasses for your mimosas are perfect for creating that luxurious restaurant feeling.
2. Virtual Movie Night
Streaming services have thousands of movies to choose from. Bringing the magic of watching a movie into your home has never been easier.
Maybe your mom loves a good rom-com. Or, maybe she enjoys the thrill of a high-paced action movie. Whatever she loves, make sure you pick one of her favorites.
Personally, I watch movies from Amazon Prime. I’ve found so many good current and classic movies in their list. And now you can get a Prime 30-day free trial.
Decide on a movie she’d like to watch. Set a time. Then get comfortable and watch together over Zoom and champagne.
3. Go on a Virtual Trip Together
Ask your mom for a few destinations she’s always loved to visit. Once you have your list, look online for virtual tours of those places.
Over video conferencing, you and your mom can experience the magic of her dream trip, together.
Pour yourselves a glass of wine or champagne, sit back, and enjoy the journey together.
4. Virtual Mimosas or Happy Hour
Mimosas are so easy to make. All you need is champagne or Prosecco and orange juice. Make sure both you and your mom have purchased both.
You can send your mom a grocery store gift card ahead of time so that the mimosas for Mother’s Day are on you.
Choose an hour in the late afternoon or early evening, join a call together, and toast to your mom. Then, enjoy a fun and relaxing evening together.
5. Start a Virtual Book Club Together
Book clubs are a brilliant way to get together on a regular basis. And, you can focus the conversation on something you can both talk about.
Maybe your virtual book club could expand to include more people. Or maybe it can just be you and your mom’s secret club. It’s entirely up to you.
Choose a time to meet every week. Start with a book you know she would be interested in. Each week, discuss what you loved about the book, and what you would change.
Book clubs meet weekly. However, if you wanted to experience the book with your mom, audio books are an amazing way to do this.
Audible has 1000s of titles to choose from. If your mom loves audiobooks, you can get her an Audible subscription.
Set aside an hour or two. Invite your mom to a video call. Once you’re online, play the audio book from your computer.
Now, the two of you can enjoy listening to a range of amazing stories, together.
6. Have a Virtual Spa Day Together
Who doesn’t love a spa day? This is a memorable way to treat your mom on Mother’s Day. And you don’t need to worry about going to a spa.
It’s never been easier to bring the spa to your own home. And thanks to the beauty of video calls, you can have a spa day together. Maybe you could have a mani-pedi together and try these foot peel masks. Or you could both wear face masks and watch a film in bed.
Whatever you choose, your goal is to make Mother’s Day relaxing. Plan out a schedule for you both, and let aromas and essential oils take your stresses away.
7. Drive-In Movie Theater
Nothing beats watching a great movie together. And, if you and your mom can drive, you’re in luck.
There are a number of drive-in movie theaters across the U.S. where you can go watch movies while remaining safe and protected in your car. Many of them have permission to stay open, even now.
8. Take a Virtual Cooking Class Together
Be sure to choose a class she would enjoy. You’ll also need the right ingredients. Make sure to buy them beforehand.
Finally, pick a class time for the two of you, and get creative with international cuisines together.
9. Virtual Board Game Night
Through apps such as Zoom, it’s very easy to play virtual board games. You can play many of the classic games, such as Scrabble or Monopoly, over the internet.
Think back to your childhood or weekend evenings together. Think of the board games your mother enjoyed playing. Find a virtual version online, and invite her to play.
Fun, simple, and relaxing.
10. Take an Online Dance Class Together
Dancing can be a wonderful thing to do on Mother’s Day together. Many dance classes exist online and cover a wide range of styles and dances.
A class such as salsa will be more structured and about the movement. And some classes just want you to turn the music up high and let yourself go.
You know your mother better than anyone, and you know what she loves.
11. Book an Online Activity
You’ll be amazed at how many activities you can do online. Maybe your mother loves arts and crafts. Or maybe she has a thrill-seeking side and likes to try new things.
Online Experiences from Airbnb offer a wide range of experiences from all over the world. From coffee tasting workshops to yoga classes, there is something you will probably love on there.
This can be a great way to surprise your mother. A virtual activity you can do together gives you so much choice. You know your mom and what she loves.
12. Buy a Gift Card or Voucher for a Future In-Person Activity
The activity you do together doesn’t have to be on Mother’s Day. To give each other something to look forward to, you could buy an activity to do in the future.
Lots of resturants and hotels do gift cards and voucher experiences. Buy it now, then tell her about it over video.
That way, you’ll have a fun thing to do in the future together. You can both get excited about it.
With a little bit of effort and planning ahead, spending Mother’s Day virtually can be just as fun as spending it in-person.
And no matter what you choose to do, remember to tell your mother that you love her and that you appreciate everything she does for you.