Mothers’ Day is in a week! Every once in a while, we face those situations where we just needed a listener or a comforter around and as always, our mom will always be around to help us and strengthen us! Its the time we celebrate the unceasing and unending love they provide us and thank them for always being there.
To celebrate this joyous occasion, I have a few ideas for you to express your love to all the mothers out there!
You can never go wrong with flowers. As the saying goes “I’d rather have flowers in my hair than diamonds around my neck” Flowers have a wonderful scent, bright colours and a stunning look. Different flowers represent different meanings and by choosing the right ones, you can express your love through a simple yet thoughtful gift. Below are some flower ideas which symbolize love and are seasonal flowers in spring and summer.
Carnations are wonderful as they come in many colours, you can mix and match and form one that is unique. They are also fluffy, so you can simply pick a few and tie them together with some ribbons and a bouquet will be formed instantly.
Orchid is another great choice as they are easy to grow and can be kept longer, around 2 months. They also varies in colours and styles and as they mostly come in a pot, it can turn into a great decoration for indoor areas.
Roses are a classic. It is undoubtedly the flower that most people thought of when it comes to love. While you may think roses are too predictable or ordinary, you can try to pump it up by adding some wild flowers or use them to make a flower crown to give it a modern touch.
Peonies are a fantastic choice if you prefer a more simplistic gift. When it fully blossoms, it will turn into this wonderful massive flower that is perfect to give as a single one instead of a bouqet.
2. Edible bouquet of flowers
If you want to be a bit fancier, you can try these edible bouquet of flowers. Although it will take some more time and preparation but if you are up to it, the result will definitely worth it.
This is a fancier yet simple way to show your creativity and love to your mom. All you need are some fruits, a vase, some wooden skewers and a Styrofoam ball. Firstly, just cut out the shapes you want from the fruits (such as watermelon, melon, cantaloupe, pineapple), it can be a flower, a heart, a circle… the options are endless. You may also want some smaller fruits such as grapes, blueberries, strawberries… to decorate. Secondly, skewer the fruits onto the wooden skewers, with larger pieces of fruit on the bottom and leaving some space at the end of the skewers so they can be placed into the Styrofoam ball. Thirdly, stick all the skewers into the Styrofoam ball and there you have it, a nice edible arrangement. You can look up on the web for different arrangement ideas and inspirations.
Thought this was a pretty cool idea, using strawberries covered with chocolate!
This is definitely gonna wow your mom! This certainly takes a lot more effort and time. The things you need are cupcakes of any flavour, frosting, a piping bag, a vase or basket, a Styrofoam ball and some ribbons and small wild flowers(optional). Firstly, stick all of the cupcakes onto the wooden skewers and place them into the Styrofoam ball. Secondly, pipe a flower/rose pattern onto the cupcakes. Thirdly, use the wild flowers to fill up the holes in between the cupcakes to cover up the Styrofoam ball and lastly use the ribbon to decorate the vase or basket if desired. If you are not confident with your baking skills, you can certainly use a cupcake mix and the results will be just as stunning. This will definitely impress your mom and you can all enjoy the cupcakes afterwards!
3. Hand cream
Washing dishes, cleaning table, preparing lunches and dinners, our hands perform many tasks daily but we often forget to care for our hands and moisturize them. While we may always be alert of our face conditions and try different products for our face to ensure they are well taken care of, we should also do the same for our hands. Take this opportunity and remind your mom to also take care of her hands by giving them a nice hand cream.
Crabtree & Evelyn is a pretty good brand when it comes to hand cream. With a ton of fragrance to choose from, it moisturizes your hands pretty well too. They also come in travel sizes, so it can fit perfectly in any purse and you can moisturize your hands all day long!
Bath and body works is known for their special scented candles but their hand cream is as good too. With exotic scents like Georgia peach and pink chiffon, you would want to moisturize your hands every moment so you can have that wonderful smell around you.
The Body Shop also offers an array of hand creams. One of the best is the Spa Wisdom Africa Honey & Beeswax Hand and Foot Butter. It can provide intense treatment for dry or cracked hands and feet. It might be a bit pricey but if there’s a need, you will thank them once you feel how magically they works.
Above are just a few ideas, there are tons more you can do to celebrate Mothers’ Day. No matter whether you are buying them presents or writing them a card, what matter most is your genuine intention and love for her and gratitude for everything she has done. So take this day and spent quality time with her, may it be chatting, eating or laughing!
Comment down below what you are planning to do on Mothers’ Day and a early Happy Mothers’ Day to you all.