How to celebrate Mothers Day in lockdown

Mother's Day is on March 14th this year - have you got thinking about how to celebrate your special Mum this year? With lockdown impacting us all, it will be different to normal but we can still make sure Mum feels like a million dollars on Mothering Sunday. Here are 7 ideas to give you inspiration of thoughtful gifts and things you can do for your Mum!

Bespoke flowers just for Mum

A beautiful bouquet of blooms created by Feehily’s Florist and delivered on Mothering Sunday is sure to brighten Mums day. A lovely surprise when she opens the door and finds a bunch of her favourite flowers to enjoy at home, she will feel like a Queen! Feehily’s Florist have a gorgeous selection of Mother’s Day flowers and gifts – our bestseller is our stunning Mother’s Day Pastel Gift Set which includes a pretty bouquet of blush pink flowers, helium balloon, bottle of wine and box of Belgian chocolates.

If you can’t spend Mother’s Day with your Mum due to Covid-19 restrictions or you live far away, then bespoke flowers ordered from your local Sligo florist is a lovely way to send a thoughtful gift and sweet message to say you are thinking of her on Mothering Sunday. Feehily's Florist are based in Sligo so offer local delivery to Sligo Town and the surrounding areas including Coolaney, Strandhill, Hazelwood and many more!

Enjoy her hobby

Mothering Sunday should be all about Mum’s favourite things. You can plan an afternoon doing Mum’s hobby together as a family; listen to a podcast, dig out the trowel and do some gardening, get out the bikes and go on a local cycle ride, have a Harry Potter movie marathon with tons of popcorn or bake some yummy brownies in the kitchen. The idea is to spend quality time as a family doing something your Mum really loves!

Treat her to Brunch

Treat busy Mums to a Mother’s Day lay in and yummy brunch cooked for her! Deliver her a cuppa tea in bed so she can relax whilst you rustle up a brunch to remember. Depending on what your Mum's favourite breakfast bites are, you could cook a full tradtional fry up with all the trimmings, get trendy with poached eggs and smashed avocado on toast, or warm French croissants and fresh fruit ….have the bottle of bubbles on ice too for an extra treat!

Check out Lyons Café located in central Sligo for delicious brunch goodies -  their website has artisan sour dough breads, pain au chocolat and pastries which can be pre-ordered for click and collect!

Trip down memory lane

A really sentimental gift for your Mum, you can get crafty creating a memories scrapbook (or video reel if you love technical gizmos!). Print off a selection of your favourite pictures from years gone by – family days out, holiday adventures, cute baby snaps and silly faces photos. Get creative with coloured paper, stickers and glitter pens to make Mum a thoughtful keepsake book for Mother’s Day that she will treasure forever.

Home spa time

It has been a while since we could go for a proper pamper session at a Luxury Spa or Beauty Salon. So for mums that love a little TLC you can set up your very own Home Spa for the afternoon. Light some scented candles, pop on some relaxing tunes on Spotify, have a pot of mint tea brewing, packs of face masks ready and line up the nail varnish! You can have a giggle and girly catch up whilst having a proper pamper time on Mothering Sunday.

Get baking

Star Bakers at the ready! Grab your aprons and whisk up a storm in the kitchen for Mother’s Day. A lovely treat for Mum is baking her favourite cake, and she will appreciate the time and thought that went in to it - and fingers crosed she shares a slice with you too. There are some brilliant and easy to follow baking recipes to suit all levels of bakers; think zingy lemon cheesecake,  deliciously moreish chocolate brownies or carrot cake heaven – we love Jane’s Patisserie website for mouth watering inspiration!

Virtual Cheese and Wine tasting

If you can’t be together in person for Mother’s Day, you can still plan some fun activities over Zoom. We love the idea of a Cheese and Wine tasting night; you can start with some brie-lliant cheesy jokes to set the scene before moving on to taste some of the finest local cheeses and pairing wines. You can have fun guessing what they are, the tasting notes and discussing which are your favourites.

How to celebrate Mothers Day in lockdown