LA Rewards BIG Weekend! Get 25% Off Sitewide!
Use Code: REWARDS25. Log In Or Join Now To Access.
x

It looks like you're in United States, we've set your currency to US Dollar.

menu
US flag $ (USD) open country preferences

How to Host the Perfect Mother's Day

By Francesca Leon - 16th February 2024

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we think it's high time to start to think about the ways to treat yourself or the wonderful mother figures in your life to a day they'll truly cherish. Motherhood is undoubtedly a monumental role, filled with countless joys but also its fair share of stresses. Having said that, it's worth noting that many other individuals play vital roles in nurturing and guiding us through life, and this Mother’s Day, we want to honour them too. Whether your idea of a celebration involves being at home or venturing out for some fun, Mother’s Day is a family affair. So let's raise a toast to the aunties, stepmothers, mothers-in-law, and all those who have contributed to shaping us with their love and care.

Mother's Day in the UK holds cultural significance, it’s celebrated each year on the fourth Sunday of Lent. Originating from the Christian tradition of Mothering Sunday, when people returned to their 'mother church', either the church of their mother or where they were baptised for a special service. During the 17th century, domestic servants were also granted this day off work to visit their families, often gathering before the service to pick wildflowers to gift their mothers. Later, in the early 20th century, with the influence of American culture, Mother’s Day was popularised to the day we know today, with an emphasis put on maternal appreciation. No in the UK Mother’s Day is marked by expressions of gratitude, cards, gifts, family gatherings, and heartfelt sentiments, acknowledging the invaluable role and influence mothers and mother figures play in society and most importantly family life. 

How to Celebrate The Day

If you’re asking the question of what to do for Mother’s Day, there are plenty of ways to host or plan a memorable day, catering to various preferences. Here’s a list of activities for homebodies, artsy types, and those who prefer a more elegant affair. It's crucial to understand your own mother's tastes, preferences, and style to ensure that you can tailor the day to perfection, personalising it to her.

Make the Most of Being at Home

Breakfast in Bed: Start the day off right by serving up a delicious breakfast in bed for the special mother in your life. Whether it's a full English breakfast, fluffy pancakes, or a simple continental spread, she'll appreciate the pampering and thoughtfulness.

 

Sunday Lunch: Gather the family together, and set the table for a traditional Sunday roast dinner. Whether you love succulent roast beef, tender roast chicken, or you prefer a veggie option, it's a comforting and classic way to celebrate Mother's Day. Just don’t forget the Yorkies.

 

Sushi Making: Get creative and spend some time in the kitchen together with sushi-making. Learn the art of sushi making, and then savour your homemade creations. This is a fun and interactive way to bond while exploring your culinary skills.

An Out of the House Adventure

Afternoon Tea: Treat Mum to a luxury afternoon tea experience. Indulge in an array of finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, delicate pastries, and a selection of fine teas. Often you can make it a boozy one and add a glass or two prosecco if that’s more your style.

 

Day Trip to the Beach: If the weather is up to scratch, why not take a trip to the English seaside? Enjoy a walk along the sandy shore, treat yourselves to some classic fish and chips, indulge in an ice cream, and have fun spending the afternoon in the lively arcades by the seafront.

 

Brunch: Both a relaxed and laid-back celebration at home where you can whip up a variety of brunch dishes, or you can take mum out and opt for a bottomless brunch, enjoying a wonderful meal together taking the late morning into the early afternoon.

Get Crafty

Cooking Class: Whether it’s pasta making or you want to polish up on your knife skills, a cooking class together is a great way to learn how to prepare a new cuisine or master a particular culinary skill. It’s an exciting and educational experience to create memories together.

 

Art Workshop: Tap into your creative side with an art and craft workshop. Spend the day painting, sculpting, or crafting together, allowing each person to express themselves artistically, this can also double up as a gift for Mum as you will be able to create adorable keepsakes.

Throw a Party

Garden Party: Why not go all out and host a charming garden party complete with a colour theme decorations and floral arrangements? Whip up or buy some delicious treats for your guests to indulge in. Set up a beautiful outdoor space with blankets, cushions, and fairy lights, and enjoy the afternoon of conversation and laughter with your favourite people. A party is an ideal way to celebrate multiple women at once.

Set the Scene

There's truly nothing quite as heartwarming as waking up to a house adorned with delightful decorations. It sets the perfect tone for the day, instantly infusing the atmosphere with joy and excitement. Picture the glow of lights twinkling in the morning light, colourful banners and garlands adorning the walls or doorways, and perhaps a beautifully arranged bouquet of dried flowers and a card with a heartfelt message gracing the mantelpiece. Each decoration serves as a cheerful reminder of the love and thoughtfulness behind the celebration, creating an atmosphere that lifts spirits and fills the home with warmth and happiness from the moment you open your eyes.

If you're crafting a lavish meal, paying attention to the details of your table setting is essential. Create a focal point by positioning a charming wooden serving boards and Dried Flower Offcuts at the centre of the table, offering a rustic touch that enhances the dining experience. Take the time to select exquisite glassware, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to each place setting. For an extra special treat, consider carefully selecting a wonderful bottle of red wine to complement the flavours of the meal, allowing it to aerate in a Wine Carafe so it can develop its full depth of character as you dine in style. This attention to detail ensures that every aspect of the dining experience is elevated, creating a truly memorable occasion for all to enjoy.

Get the Right Gift

Now you’ve planned the day, and know the importance of decorating for the celebration, it’s time to find the perfect gift for mum that will show her how truly special she really is. 

If you're keeping an eye on your budget, fear not, as we have a delightful selection of thoughtful gifts that are sure to make a wonderful impression but won't break the bank. A gift for the mum who savours a comforting cup of tea or a robust coffee to kickstart her day, look no further than our delightful Ceramic Pink Heart Mug. It’s the perfect vessel for her daily morning hot beverage. Alternatively, if she has a penchant for adding a touch of charm to the living space, our adorable East of India Mum in a Million Tealight Holder is a perfect addition to her coffee table decor. With its sweet sentiment and gentle glow, it's sure to bring a smile to her face every time she lights a candle in it.

As previously mentioned flowers serve not only as beautiful decorations but also as wonderful gifts, in particular, dried flowers offer a unique advantage as they last much longer, ensuring that their beauty can be enjoyed over an extended period of time. So, whether you're adorning the home or gifting as an expressing of your affection, dried flowers are an excellent choice that promises endless delight. Dried flowers are also very low-maintenance and do not require water or special care, making them ideal for every kind of mum, especially if they don’t have much of a green thumb or lead a busy lifestyle. They also offer a unique aesthetic, adding a touch of rustic charm to any space. As Mother’s Day is often a sign of the beginning of spring, why not embrace the anticipation of summer with our delightful Summer Nights Dried Flower Bouquet, serving as a charming reminder that warmer days are on the horizon? Pair it with our Personalised Flower Large Cylinder Glass Vase for an extra special touch. This elegant vase can be customised with two lines of text, each containing up to 10 characters, allowing you to craft a dedication to your mum. It's a thoughtful gesture that adds a personal and meaningful touch to this beautiful gift.

After a gift that will stand the test of time? Then a personalised jewellery gift is perfect for Mother's Day as it’s unique and thoughtful and shows that you've taken the time to pick out something special just for her. Whether it's a necklace with her initials like this Tiny Pearl Initial Charm Necklace that comes in silver or gold. Or a bracelet engraved with a meaningful message like our Personalised Sterling Silver Russian Ring Bracelet which you can engrave with her children's names. Personalised jewellery carries sentimental value that can't be replicated with off-the-shelf, generalised jewellery. It can be worn and cherished every day, serving as a timeless reminder of your love and appreciation, making it the perfect way to honour the incredible mothers in our lives on their special day.

Mothers and others alike often work tirelessly all year round, so show them some appreciation this Mother’s Day, after all, they are the ones who made us, shaped us and most importantly loved us.

Contact Us