What to Do for Mother's Day: Unique Mother’s Day Activities for 2023


“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” – Princess Diana

Moms are the best. They give us life, (literally!) provide us with a shoulder to cry on, act as a confidante, a friend, and so much more. Moms also sacrifice so much for our happiness, so much so that they often neglect their own needs and wants. Celebrating your mom (or the motherly figure in your life) is the perfect way to spoil and treat her like the queen she is. Of course, she'll always be your #1 fan, but Mother's Day is her day to be celebrated. 

Mother’s Day 2023 is just around the corner and we’re as excited as ever to brainstorm some unique Mother’s Day activities with you! Celebrate all the mom figures in your life this year: your mom, step-mom, daughter, beloved neighbor, aunt, grandma, wife, or family friend — with the perfect Mother’s Day activity! 

Whether the mother in your life is an avid outdoor explorer or the cozy indoor type, we have plenty of Mother’s Day celebration ideas to inspire you. From a thoughtful homemade breakfast to a relaxing staycation – we guarantee that you’re going to love these unique and fun-filled activities. 

How to Choose What to Do for Mother’s Day

Choosing the best Mother’s Day activity can be difficult! First of all, you might be overwhelmed by the sheer variety of options available. To cut down time spent pondering on what to do, we suggest compiling your top ideas for Mother’s Day celebration ideas based on what your mom loves. 

For example, if your mom is a foodie, Google the top restaurants in your area and see which ones have a reservation that you can book. If your mom is a wine connoisseur, make reservations at a local winery. If mom is more of an outdoorsy kind of person, check out some local hiking trails that will make Mother’s Day an adventurous experience.  

No matter which of these Mother's Day activity ideas you choose, make sure it’s something that reflects your mom’s passions and interests. Choosing an activity with care and consideration will show mom how much you cherish and adore her! 

Mother’s Day Activities for Every Kind of Mom

Mother’s day activities shouldn’t be a bore! There are limitless options available to celebrate the special mother in your life, regardless of your budget. Let’s take a look at the following inspiring ways to celebrate Mother’s Day: 
  1. Spoil mom with breakfast in bed: Simple, yet effective! Who doesn’t love being treated to a luxurious lie-in featuring a decadent breakfast? Let mom sleep in while you cook up a storm; think pancakes, waffles, or french toast for that sweet touch of deliciousness.  Need some breakfast inspiration? Try one of these recipes.

  2. Surprise mom with a day trip: Let mom enjoy a touch of spontaneity with a surprise day trip! If you live near the sea, mountains, a park, or any nature reserve, this may be the perfect location to go exploring for the day, particularly if she loves the outdoors. Plan ahead to ensure mom is well-fed by making a reservation for a spot for lunch, too. 

  3. Encourage her to do that one activity she keeps on mentioning: Have you heard mom mention an activity that she would like to explore? Finding an online course for it or taking her to an in-person class will get her inspired to pursue her passions further. 

  4. Organize a flower arranging class: Instead of buying a bouquet of flowers for mom, why not treat her to a flower arranging class for added fun? Flower arranging is not only a beautiful and practical skill to hone, but it also provides a great bonding experience, too. 

  5. Take a trip to the farmer's market: From local, seasonal fruits and vegetables bursting with flavor, to healthy sweet treats, to freshly brewed coffee, a trip to the farmer’s market is always a fun time! Take mom on a fun visit and treat her to her favorite treats and food items. You’ll be surprised at how much the little things make the biggest impact. 

  6. Plan a fun staycation: If a far-flung trip to an exotic destination is beyond your budget, consider planning a more reasonable staycation within your vicinity. Research local and affordable B&Bs or hotels where you and mom can enjoy a night away.

  7. Write a love-filled letter: In a world of texts and emails, the act of expressing your love on paper is so profound. The mom in your life can cherish your letter forever, and the words you write will be a gift in themselves. If you are feeling extra inspired you can even write a short story or poem. The perfect companion for your letter is a lovely Lovepop Mother’s Day Bouquet

  8. Organize a fun photoshoot: Create lifelong memories with some beautiful, professionally captured photos. You can make the photoshoot extra fun by getting mom all glammed up, either at home or at the beauty parlor. Consider hiring a photographer who can come to your home, which may offer a more comfortable setting. 

  9. Send mom a greeting card: What better way to celebrate the mom in your life than sending her a thoughtful and beautiful card? Pop-up cards are a fantastic option that stand out from the crowd of greeting cards. Browse our Mother’s Day Collection for inspiration – you can choose from cards inspired by sentiment or even mom's favorite flowers

Mother’s Day Activities for the Outdoorsy Mom

  1. Enjoy a picnic: On Mother’s Day, you can enjoy your favorite picnic with mom by your side! Pack your wicker basket, a comfy blanket, and a selection of her favorite foods to make it a picnic to remember.  

  2. Go cycling: If you know any cool cycling trails in your local area, take your mom for a fun bike ride! She’ll love the quality time spent together and you can grab lunch with her to refuel post-cycle. 

  3. Hit up the hiking trail: Is your mom an avid hiker? Hit a hiking trail that you know she’ll love! You can make the hike extra special by packing her favorite snacks to munch on at the top of the summit, or perhaps go for a bite to eat afterward to refuel after getting your sweat on! 

  4. Gardening: Does ‘’green thumb’’ come to mind when you think of your mom? If so, why not organize a gardening day together? Pick up her favorite plants and flowers from your local garden center and watch her light up. 

Mother’s Day Activities for the Travel-Loving Mom

  1. Explore a new city together: Your travel-loving mom is always looking to explore new places, so why not bring her to a new city to explore together? If a far-flung location isn’t in the budget, aim to keep it local and go for a mini road trip. 

  2. Bring her shopping for new luggage: If traveling isn’t in the cards this year, bring mom shopping for a cute travel set. She’ll be set up for years to come with some high-quality luggage from you! 

  3. Join her on her next adventure: Know your mom’s travel itinerary? Why not surprise mom by joining her for her next trip? Get that flight and hotel booked and join her on her next adventure. 

Mother’s Day Activities for the Hard-Working Mom 

  1. Plan a spa day: The ultimate day of relaxation, a spa trip might be exactly what mom needs to unwind from her busy schedule. Treat her to the works: a massage, facial, and some time to relax in the infinity pool, sauna, or steam room. If a conventional spa is out of your budget, remember that you can also treat her to a home spa: think face and feet masks, cucumber peels, and plenty of pampering.  

  2. Take her out for dinner, followed by a movie: In a world filled with endless TV subscriptions and multiple takeout apps, we often forget the beauty of an old-fashioned evening - a restaurant meal followed by the movies! Make a reservation at your mom’s favorite restaurant, followed by a trip to the theater to enjoy a movie of her choice. A sure way of putting a smile on mom’s face! 

  3. A night away: Whisk your mom away for the night for the ultimate break! Budget-allowing, book her favorite hotel with all the frills. Or, if you want to go with a more budget-friendly option, try out a local B&B. 

Mother’s Day Activities for the Sentimental Mom

  1. Scrapbooking: How about a Mother’s Day scrapbook activity to really show how much mom means to you? To make the activity collaborative, prepare photos and the scrapbook in advance, and then organize and beautify it together! Your mom will be touched by the effort you put in to make her day extra memorable.  

  2. Make a playlist: Songwriters have long been writing touching lyrics about mothers and daughters. Make mom a cute playlist of the best Mother's Day songs to remind her just how much you adore her. Listen to the playlist together over dinner or on a long drive. 

  3. Watch a mother-daughter movie: Nothing says sentimental like a touching mother-daughter movie to enjoy watching together. If you want to go the extra mile, purchase some sweet treats, popcorn, and any other food that she loves. 

  4. Flip through your family photo album: Your sentimental mom will love taking a trip down memory lane as you spend time flipping through your photo album favorites. Make an occasion of it with a nice lunch and some refreshments.

Mother’s Day Activities for the Foodie Mom

  1. Cooking class: A cooking class is the perfect bonding activity to enjoy with your foodie mom! Make sure to do some research ahead of time to find a cooking class she’ll love and cuisine she’ll enjoy. 

  2. Take her for dinner in her favorite restaurant: Everyone loves to be wined and dined, and your mom is no different! Remember that restaurant she’s always raving about? Bring her there and watch her light up. 

  3. Book a local food tour: A foodie and a food tour is a match made in heaven! Book the two of you for a food tour so mom can enjoy some delicious delicacies and discover new cuisines. 

Mother’s Day Activities for the Luxury Mom

  1. Shopping spree: Is your luxurious momma a shopaholic? Treat her to a mother-daughter shopping day at your local mall or retail outlet. Just make sure to grab some lunch to re-energize after all that shopping! 

  2. Pampering: Nothing says luxury like a good pampering day! Book you and your mom a pampering day including massages and facials (maybe a glass of prosecco, too?)

  3. Afternoon tea: Afternoon tea is the ultimate treat! Google to see if any restaurants in your local area offer the service, and make your mom feel like royalty with tea, cakes, pastries, and all the delicious things! 

Mother’s Day only comes around once a year – so spend it wisely! Whichever activity you choose to do, we hope you and the mother in your life will cherish the memories fondly. Don’t forget about the cherry on top - that special Mother’s Day card.

Happy Mother’s Day, we hope you enjoy this special day!

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