Creating Mother's Day Traditions

May 8, 2013

“A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.”~ Honoré de Balzac

Moms should be celebrated every day, of course, but sometimes the daily routine of life gets in the way of the party. Creating a special Mother’s Day tradition gives the whole family something to look forward to and will produce special memories that will last the whole year or even a lifetime.

Have you created a Mother’s Day tradition with your family? Here are a few ideas:

Mother’s Day Hike or Bike
Usually we’ve had our last snow by the time Mother’s Day rolls around and the skies have turned bright blue. Take advantage of the many hiking and biking trails connecting the open space of our neighborhoods or visit a Colorado State Park and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Summer Blooms 
Instead of giving a bouquet of flowers that will only last a week or two, consider planting some flowers together. Use annuals or biennials so you can enjoy different colors and types of flowers each summer. Chrysanthemums, geraniums, impatiens, and pansies come in a wide variety and tend to grow well in Colorado.

Time for Herself 
Time as a family is a wonderful way to spend Mother’s Day, but most moms could use a little time to themselves as well. An annual Dad + Kids trip to the zoo or a baseball game will make it possible for Mom to sleep in, drink a cup of coffee while reading the paper, or head to a salon for a little pampering.

An Exquisite Meal 
Spoil Mom with a delectable meal and no clean up afterward. Whether you go out to eat, order take out, or prepare something at home, family memories can be made around the kitchen table.