10 Things To Do At Home On Mother's Day
In light of recent events, many of us are stuck inside and unable to gather with our loved ones. While these measures are important, it doesn’t make not spending time with loved ones any less heartbreaking, especially now that Mother’s Day is around the corner. So if you’re stuck inside and you’re looking for ways to celebrate Mother’s Day or just in need of a distraction, here are ten things you can do from the comfort of your own home.
Virtual Hangouts with Family and Friends
When distance keeps you apart, technology can bring you together. Video call platforms have become extremely popular in recent months as a way to connect to friends, family, and colleagues with ease. All you need is a camera and a microphone. Use your webcam or your smartphone to talk to friends and family, one-on-one. It's a great way to catch up and celebrate with those you love. Have a virtual brunch or game night. No matter how you choose to spend your time, you can still spend it together.
Treat Yourself to a Spa Day
Even when stuck inside, it pays to have some quality alone time. Decompressing and de-stressing are the best gifts you can give yourself, so what can you do to unwind? An at-home spa day is an excellent way to relax. Spa masks, manicures, pedicures, foot soaks, and steamers are great tools to help you unwind. Take an hour out of the day to sit back, put your feet up, and relax.
Do Date Night at Home
When you can't go out to that 4-star restaurant you've heard so much about, why not make a gourmet meal at home? Better yet, go full out with a stay-in date night. Put on your best dress, pour some of the good wine, light a few candles, and turn up the romance. Whether it's dinner for two or dinner for one, you can create a luxurious evening for yourself and get a good, home-cooked meal out of it.
Spend the Night Stargazing
What if you're into the outdoors? When you can't go on those popular hiking trails, you can still take in the beauty of nature by stargazing. There are quite a few astronomical events that you can view this Mother's Day. Like the approach and conjunction of the moon, Jupiter, and Saturn. So, break out a telescope or just lay back and look at the stars this Mother's Day.
Take a Virtual Trip to the Museum
A trip to the museum can be a fantastic way to spend time with the kids, but when you can't take in a new exhibit or travel to places you long to see, what can you do? Some of the world's greatest museums have created virtual tours of the most beautiful and popular exhibits. Take a look at the Mona Lisa in the Louvre from the coffee table or the priceless Van Gogh's from around the world. If you're looking for all the virtual tours available to you, here are the top 30 virtual tours you can view from your living room.
Be Your Own Interior Decorator
Are you getting tired of your living room situation? Maybe your bedroom or your office needs some sprucing up? When you're stuck indoors, and you're tired of seeing the same four walls day after day, take a stab at interior decorating. Rearrange the furniture, break out a few new decorations, brighten up the place with a few coats of paint. It's your home, so experiment as often as you want and shake things up.
Build a Terrarium or Small Greenhouse
Visiting the local botanical gardens might put a smile on your face, but what can you do in place of that when you're stuck inside? If you don't have the space to plant a garden, or you're not one for getting your hands dirty, try something at a smaller scale. Terrariums and tiny greenhouses are great ways to try out a new hobby. Build landscapes out of pebbles and succulents in a terrarium or plant fresh herbs and the occasional flowers in a small greenhouse outside. Whatever you choose, give yourself the gift of a green thumb and brighten up your home with something beautiful.
Revamp Your Wardrobe
Is your closet a catastrophe? Are your winter clothes still hanging up when they should be in storage? Do you have clothes that are old, torn, or just don't fit anymore? Then perhaps it's time to revamp your wardrobe. No matter what your closet situation is, going through your wardrobe can be surprisingly liberating. Get rid of old clothes and make way for new ones that you can purchase online. It's a great gift to yourself.
Throw a Happy Hour
One of the best ways to celebrate Mother's Day is to raise a glass of your favorite alcoholic beverage. Be it wine, beer, or a classic cocktail, every woman deserves a celebratory drink in her hand to toast to her journey as a parent. So throw yourself a little happy hour! Share a drink with your spouse or partner and raise a glass to your fellow mothers from the comfort of your couch.
Enjoy a Lazy Day
If you work from home and you need to take time to escape from a hectic workweek, then why not take the opportunity to have a lazy day this Mother's Day? Spend the day in that cozy pajama set. Snuggle up with a blanket, a tasty drink, and your favorite movie. Spend the day doing whatever you want, even if it's just sitting on the couch and eating chocolate. After all, you deserve it. So treat yourself for all of your hard work.
Mother's Day doesn't have to be a bore when you're stuck inside. You can still find ways to celebrate at home. So whether or not you’re spending Mother’s Day with family, make sure to check in on loved ones and remember to enjoy yourself.