Top 7 Mother-Daughter Bonding Activities For Mother's Day
Mother’s Day is just around the corner. For many mothers throughout the world, this holiday may feel a bit melancholy. After everything that has happened in previous months, families may feel the strain of social distancing or the loss of loved ones. Now more than ever, it’s important to remind our families of how much we love them.
For mothers and daughters everywhere who hope to spend time together this Mother’s Day, here are a few things you can do to make the day special even when you’re miles apart.
Host a Brunch
Sharing a meal together is one of the best bonding activities for families. The dining table is where we gather to share joyful moments and forget those daily stresses. However, if you can’t be in the same room, then how can you still share a meal?
Virtual hangouts have become a popular way to stay in touch in recent months. It’s a way for people to still get some social interaction in their daily lives and to see some familiar faces. So, this Mother’s Day, why not host a virtual brunch? It doesn’t matter if the menu is pop tarts, avocado toast, or a turkey sandwich, you can still share a meal and a few laughs over a video call.
Looking for some delicious brunch treats that you can make at home? Check out these recipes for inspiration.
Get Competitive with Game Night
Game nights can be just as fun in the virtual world. Online Monopoly or Pictionary with friends is enough to get any party going. So why not compete in the gauntlet of games as a bonding activity? Virtual charades, trivial pursuit, and classic card games can be just as fun as an in-person game night. Get creative with your game choices. There is a considerable uptake in virtual Dungeons and Dragons campaigns, especially among women! Try out something new and spend some quality time with one another.
Show Your Creative Side
Have you and your daughter been meaning to take those classes at the local pottery studio and never got around to it? Well, now is the time to get creative. Take an afternoon to paint together or sculpt together. Show off your creations and exchange advice. Creativity comes when you least expect it, and it’s more fun when it’s shared. If you’re stuck on what artistic activity to do, check out this list of videos and classes you can do together in an afternoon.
Share a Spa Day
Maybe you both need a little pampering? At-home spa days are a great way to relax and de-stress. You can make almost anything into a spa treatment at home, all you have to do is look in the cupboards. If you have brown sugar and honey in the pantry, you can make an exfoliating face mask in minutes.
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Have a Movie Viewing Party
Movie marathons are the perfect excuse to sit on the couch and veg all day. Which, when you think about it, isn’t a bad way to spend an evening. So, why not share the fun with Netflix viewing parties? You can create a virtual watching experience that the whole family can enjoy. Not sure what movie or TV show to watch? Take a look at these critic’s top choices to get you started.
Have a Wine Tasting
When it comes to the virtual world, it could get a little boring sitting around watching the TV. So why not pump up the fun with a virtual wine tasting experience? Break out a bottle or two of your favorite wines and fix a plate of cheeses, fruits, and crackers for pairings. It doesn’t matter if you don't know anything about wine, just getting together to talk over a glass or two can be enough to make stress melt away. Are you in need of a wine list? Do you need some help with wine and cheese pairings? Take a look at these recommendations from the world's top sommeliers.
Celebrate with Others
What better way to celebrate Mother's Day than by celebrating with other mothers and daughters? If you have friends or family that want to get together to celebrate Mother’s Day but need a little help, then why not have a virtual party? Use video calls platforms to invite a few other mothers and daughters for some laughs. Take this time to talk about what you all are going through and make plans for the future. Your community is everywhere, even online. So take advantage of the tools you have and connect with others to celebrate this Mother’s Day.
Even in uncertain times, Mother’s Day should still be celebrated with the same joy and love that it deserves every year. For the many mothers and daughters who are feeling the strain of being apart, know that you are not alone. You can still enjoy spending quality time with one another, even when distance separates you.