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12 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day This Year

Even if you're social distancing, you can still celebrate the most important lady in your life with these fun Mother's Day activities, many of which can be done virtually.

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Take a Zoom Class Together

Even if you can’t see your mom in person, you can spend quality time together by taking a virtual class! There are all types on online courses available, including everything from flower arranging to baking, and you can complete them together over video chat.

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Plan a Hike and Picnic

If the weather is nice enough, you can take your celebration outdoors for a Mother’s Day hike and/or picnic. Check out our list of the best picnic foods for menu ideas, as well as our tips for planning a great picnic.

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Set Up a DIY Wine Tasting

Does your mom love a good glass of wine? Set up a DIY wine tasting for her (and any other family member that wants to participate). Here are our tips on how to host a virtual wine tasting that everyone will enjoy.

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Mail Mom a Meaningful Gift

Whether your mom loves baking, reading or gardening, you’re sure to find a great present for her in our Mother’s Day gift guide. If she lives nearby, you can drop the package on her porch, or mail it to her if she’s far away.

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Do Crafts with Your Kids

If you’re spending the day with your own children, why not have some fun creating adorable Mother’s Day crafts? These sweet projects are a fun activity to do with your family, and you can gift the finished product to grandparents or other family members. (Or keep it for yourself!)

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Help Tend Her Garden

May is prime gardening time, and you can get your hands dirty by helping your mother tend her gardens on Mother’s Day. Whether she needs help weeding or planting seeds, your family will have a blast playing in the dirt all day.

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“Tour” a Museum Together

Has your mom always wanted to see the Louvre in Paris? Or the Vatican in Rome? These museums (and more) now offer virtual online tours, allowing you to explore their exhibits from the comfort of your own home. So go ahead—set up a video call with your mom and spend the morning experiencing fine art together! Don’t miss our full list of free virtual tours.

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Host a Bingo Night

Invite all your relatives for a virtual bingo night in honor of Mother’s Day. You can email everyone cards to print at home, and get an bingo cage to run the game. And, of course, don’t forget to have prizes for the winners—an e-gift card works perfectly!

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Decorate Her Driveway

If your mom lives nearby, you can put a smile on her face by decorating her driveway with sidewalk chalk. Work together with your kids to create a colorful mural in honor of Mother’s Day, and maybe leave a gift on her doorstep while you’re at it!

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Put on a Family Talent Show

Get your siblings and cousins together for a Zoom talent show on Mother’s Day. Everyone can put on a different act, whether it’s singing, dancing or telling jokes. You’re sure to make some good memories from the event.

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Deliver a Delicious Brunch

Even if you can’t share a meal with your mother, you can still ensure she has delicious food for Mother’s Day. These make-ahead Mother’s Day brunch recipes are ideal for delivering to her doorstep, and she’ll love that she doesn’t have to cook for herself!

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Put Together a Special Playlist

Show your mom how much you love her by curating a special Mother’s Day playlist. You can include her favorite songs, as well as touching musical odes to moms everywhere, such as “The Best Day” by Taylor Swift and “Mama” by The Spice Girls.

Camryn Rabideau
Camryn is Taste of Home contributor who specializes in home décor, product reviews and general lifestyle content. She holds a degree in fashion merchandising from the University of Rhode Island and jumps at any opportunity to tap into her design expertise.