It’s almost Mother’s Day again. Time for the brunches and teas and flowers… or IS it? This year I find myself a little tired of the same old, same old. Don’t get me wrong, if your Mom looks forward to her yearly special brunch and flower bouquet, do NOT disappoint her! We have deliciously scrumptious brunches happening in the FV this year (check FVP’s event calendar). But if maybe, just maybe, she’s someone who might like something out of the ordinary, we’ve put a list together of alternative Mother’s Day ideas that will WOW your Mom.
Instead of: Giving Mom flowers
Try: Signing her up for a flower arranging course
If your Mom loves getting flowers (what woman doesn’t?), that means that she loves flowers themselves. Learning to arrange them professionally would be a treat she probably would never have imagined. Yes, the course at UFV is a bit pricier than a single bouquet, but the enjoyment she’ll get out of it will be worth every cent.
Instead of: Sending Mom to the Spa
Try: At home spa treatments, with wine!
Going to the spa is a favoured tradition of every Mom I know, but how about planning a spa party at home with you, her favourite ladies and a few bottles of wine?! We are lucky to have great mobile spa services in the FV, such as Soulful Indulgence. Stop by your favourite local liquor store or take a drive out to Kermode Wild Berry Winery and enjoy their Mother’s Day discount for FVP readers!
Instead of: Taking Mom to brunch
Try: Hire a chef to make brunch at home
It’s nice to go out for a fancy meal once in a while, but sometimes it’s nice to stay home with Mom. Why not hire one of the Fraser Valley’s amazing professional chefs to make your Mom and family a meal in the comfort and privacy of your own home? You control the lighting, the music and the menu. What could be better for a foodie? It doesn’t have to be ON Mother’s Day – gifting her with a sweet letter and a date for brunch at home with her family is a wonderful idea!
Instead of: Buying Mom bike/running/hiking gear
Try: Going with her to a pole fitness class
This last option is for the truly adventurous! Pole fitness is new to many women, but if your Mom is athletic, game to try new things and has a good sense of humour, this activity will be one she (and you) won’t forget! Sign up for a class at The Goddess Movement…you won’t be disappointed! This Friday FVP is giving away a private party for 10 lucky ladies!
She Who Loves Bling
Instead of: Jewellery
Try: Signing her up for a class at Kellie’s Bead Boutique
Your Mom loves bling but she also loves learning new things. Why not gift her with a class at Kellie’s Bead Boutique? Kellie Sutton offers an assortment of classes that teaches you how to make your own beautiful jewels! The boutique is pink, girly and Mom will love it.
Whatever you decide to do with your Mom this Mother’s Day, be sure to give her lots of hugs and tell her how much she means to you!