Make her a meal for Mother’s Day
We know things are difficult right now and getting to spend time with the mother figures in our lives is harder than usual. Being able to put a smile on their face means the world, so we’re making plans to treat our Mums, Aunties, Grandmas and close friends to something tasty this Mother’s Day. We’ve put together some ideas to help inspire you too, from delicious doorstop drop-offs to at-home cafés.
Breakfast her way
If they love pancakes stacked high, warm buttered croissants or even a generous slice of cake with a cup of coffee, a special breakfast is the perfect way to set the tone for a day of treats. Making everything yourself is a real labour of love, and can be relaxing if you enjoy that sort of thing, but the last year has had enough unnecessary pressures, so if you’re not confident in the kitchen, you can pop to the shop to get something indulgent in. If you live with your Mother’s Day muse, you could treat her to a nice lie-in and bring her breakfast in bed or lay the table ready to surprise her when she’s ready to get up. Use her favourite mug or surprise her with a new one filled with her hot drink of choice, and maybe even add a splash of something sparkling to her orange juice for a change.
Bake up a storm
If you or the wonderful lady you’re spoiling loves to bake, you could turn it into a joint activity with a side of bonding time. Pick up the ingredients for her favourite sweet or savoury treat in advance, get your recipe lined up and spend the day baking and enjoying your creation together. If you don’t live with each other and aren’t in a support bubble with her, baking can still make the perfect present. Whether they love to bake or just love to receive delicious gifts, you can pop all the ingredients or pre-made goodies into a hamper and do a door step drop-off or send a treat in the post.
Flipped for perfection
Who doesn’t love a plate of pancakes? Hopefully you got some practice in on Pancake Day, so now you can flip with the best of them and really impress your Mother’s Day audience. They’re fantastically versatile - not to mention easy to make - so if they have a sweet tooth, savoury leanings or like the best of both worlds, it’s the perfect option for an out-of-the-ordinary meal. You can’t go wrong with lemon and sugar but as it’s a special occasion, try making it extra special with raspberries and white chocolate or a pancake topped with a fried egg and bacon.
Your meal is served
Quality time is definitely one of the best gifts you can give, but if you want to treat her to something she can keep, set the table for Mother’s Day with some new lovely dinnerware. It’ll be a big surprise she’ll be able to enjoy every day from then on, along with the memory of its first outing. If you can’t spend the time together, you could send the spirit of togetherness and treats with a hamper of goodies instead.