If you?ve got a health-conscious mom, consider choosing an alternative to taking mom out to a restaurant this Mother?s Day. For moms who would rather go hiking than eat a box of chocolates, choose an adventure over an unhealthy gift. You could plan an active day, do something sentimental, or craft together without consuming a high-calorie meal.
A gym-going family could plan to try a new fitness class with mom, like Zumba. Runners can sign up for any one of the Mother?s Day races that are held across the nation. Many of these runs benefit nonprofits that focus specifically on women?s interests or women?s health problems. If your family has a wide range of ages to include in your celebration, you should plan something with an adjustable pace, like bicycling, hiking, or a team sport the whole family can play.
It is important to consider how many people will be in attendance, what their regular activity levels are, and whether everyone can be involved. You may need to make some adjustments to accommodate everyone?s fitness level in whichever activity you plan. If you have some family members who would rather cheer on the sidelines, encourage a real cheering section by supplying poster boards, markers, a megaphone, and other props.
Would mom rather not get sweaty on Mother?s Day? Focus on more sentimental plans. Flip through photo albums and encourage everyone to share their stories and memories. Rent a projector to show family videos, movie-theater style. Include a great gift by having your mom choose her favorite family photos in advance, scan them, then burn them to a DVD, and show them on the projector or add them to a digital album, so mom has backups of those precious photos.
Playing board games is another fun way to bond. Get together some of your family?s favorite board games and play them all. Kids and teens who have grown up playing app games may find they really enjoy the interaction and family competition. Have the winner of the first game choose which game will be played next.
A day at the spa or a DIY, at-home spa day is a wonderfully relaxing way to celebrate Mother?s Day. Enjoy gentle music, massage, body wraps, facials, and mani/pedis. Home spa treatments can be accomplished with our amazing It Works Global product line.
If your mom loves to scrapbook, plan a family scrapbooking day. Choose photos in advance, then gather the scrapbooking supplies you?ll need. On Mother?s Day, have everyone in attendance create a page that captures their favorite times with mom. While assembling the scrapbook, you can tell stories about the photos you?ve chosen. If you have family far away, have them create a printable scrapbook page and present it to mom on the big day.
Making jewelry as a group is fun, too. Whether you?re all making a piece for mom or making something for yourselves with mom, you?ll all enjoy the time spent together. Gather jewelry making supplies. Set everything up on a table that offers each person some work space and access to the supplies.
The most important thing to consider when planning a healthy Mother?s Day is what your mom would enjoy doing. Don?t sign her up for a 5K run if she has never done one before. If you don?t know how to participate in your mom?s favorite hobby, then now is the time to learn. Your mom will be even more touched by the effort you put into making her day special.