Mums: the only people who can fix grazed knees, give the soundest advice and multitask like a ninja. Let your mum know how special she is this Mother’s Day on Sunday 30 March 2014 with a personalised gift, family celebration or special treat – we’ve got spoiling-mum-rotten covered.
Give her a proper lie-in
Presents don’t get much better than this, especially when you’re usually the first one up! Keep the noise down when the sun comes up on Mother’s Day and let her snooze through a long, relaxing lie-in while you tick a chore off her usual to-do list.
Mmmm, breakfast in bed
Pamper her with a delicious homemade breakfast spread. Make it extra special with these heart-shaped breakfast ideas or scatter chocolates and flowers on her breakfast tray. Just don’t knock on the door too early!
Turn the bathroom into a spa
She’ll love you just for cleaning the bathroom, but let her really relax with some home spa touches. Scented candles and a basket of rolled towels will transform your bathroom into an oasis of calm where she can unwind and recharge.
Say it with cake
Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a homemade cake. If you’re feeling adventurous, try making this stunning chocolate box cake from our Cake Book in advance, or decorate a shop-bought cake like our Taste the Difference Victoria Sponge with a heartfelt, iced message.
Chocolates with a personal touch
Spoil her with her favourite chocolates, wrapped up in a pretty gift box she can keep and use. Ditch the original packaging and layer the chocolates between colourful tissue paper in something like this Antique Grey Jewellery Box.
Spell out a special Mother’s Day message with these homemade iced biscuits. Great for making with kids, they’ll be ready in less than an hour. For something with a hint of Parisian flair, try a batch of these pastel-coloured macaroons. Pop in a pretty gift box tied with ribbon to finish.
Serve up vintage afternoon tea
Let mum relax while everyone else clubs together to lay on a vintage-inspired afternoon tea. Dress the table with mis-matched crockery, pretty posies and a floral tablecloth, then serve up tempting cakes, sandwiches and jam-laden scones. This sumptuous spread will get mum’s vote, especially if everyone else does the washing-up!
If all this has got you thinking about the top ways to treat your mum this Mother’s Day then view our 7 tips to a vintage afternoon tea party article for even more great ideas.