Mother’s Day is almost here and now is the time to figure out what you will do. If she lives far away, brunch at her favorite restaurant, a mother-child spa day, and even a laid-back day of shopping may be off the table. There are still a few special things you can do to feel closer than ever. Here are some of our favorite virtual Mother’s Day ideas.
1. A virtual tea party with the grandkids
In your virtual invitations, ask everyone to have their favorite pot of tea, finger sandwiches, or bite-sized desserts ready when the party starts — and to use the beautiful china they’ve been saving for a fancy occasion. However, even though the plates are fancy, your attire doesn’t necessarily have to be. Your dress code can be anything from PJs to the spring dress you’ve been waiting all year to wear.
“Tea Garden” by Happy Menocal for Paperless Post
As host, you’ll set the mood with a table decorated with your favorite tea set, and perhaps schedule a few fun games to play. A classic game like bingo is easy to play online (search online for bingo card generators to make it even simpler), or get creative by asking guests to make a stylish tea party hat out of whatever they can find in their home right now.
2. Host a virtual Mother’s Day brunch
Far-flung family can join in on the fun with an impromptu reunion over a virtual Mother’s Day brunch. Invite guests to join you on Zoom after they’ve prepped their favorite brunch dish. Make it a “BYOB” virtual invitation by asking guests to make their favorite alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink (or pour a glass of champagne), then share the recipe for what they’re sipping.
3. Gather her people for a Zoom toast
Let’s toast Mom! This virtual Mother’s Day idea is simple yet so memorable: invite your mom’s dearest friends and family and have them prepare a simple Zoom toast for Mom. The toast doesn’t have to be formal or involved — it could just be their favorite memory with her. Of course, drinks are a must (so ask guests to have a flute of their favorite sip ready to raise).
4. Virtual Mother’s Day art party
If mom was a product of the ’70s, turn on the Abba, Cher, and Beatles and get to painting. Paint abstract floral bouquets with all the colors you wish. Grab crayons, paints, and heck, even mom’s lipstick. Thank Mother Earth for flowers and thank Mom for being a superhero.
5. Send an online Mother’s Day card
No matter what your plans for Mother’s Day turn out to be this year, sending her a card is a must. Virtual Mother’s Day cards from Paperless Post will save you an unnecessary trip to the store, and will also save you a bit of anxiety from wondering when it’ll arrive.
“Heart Cord” and “Grandma in Bloom” by Paperless Post
Time your virtual card to arrive the day before or the morning of Mother’s Day, then schedule time for a call. Even though you can’t be there for a hug, your mom will definitely feel the love. If you need some messaging inspiration, we have lots of Mother’s Day card ideas on our blog.
6. Have a Mother’s Day gift delivered
If you are not near your mama, have something delivered and dropped off. Whether a gift card to her favorite salon (for a future visit), flowers from a nearby florist, a cake from the best bakery in town, a delivered meal from a beloved restaurant, or a special bottle from a nearby wine shop, these last-minute Mother’s Day gifts are a thoughtful way to show you care. It’s also a thoughtful way to spread cheer in the community Mom loves: These gestures support the local economy, at a time when many businesses are struggling to get by.