Mother’s Day 2020 is Sunday, May 10. And even though the holiday is likely to look different this year for many families, Moms still deserve to feel special … even if you’re celebrating from 6 feet apart. In fact, she’d probably appreciate some extra love this year more than ever!
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Your Mother’s Day plans are probably going to vary a lot depending on if you’re able to physically be with her for the day. While many families would typically be celebrating with multi-generational get-togethers, celebratory meals and local excursions, you’re probably staying closer to home this year. Here are some ideas that can make the day feel different than every other day in quarantine – either at home together or from a CDC-approved distance. (Tip: If you’re a Mom reading this, there’s no shame in taking the lead with some of these activities in your own home, OR sending this article to Dad or older kids as a hint!)
- Breakfast in bed. (Even better if you let her sleep in first!)
- Have a picnic in your backyard.
- Have the kids make a special Mother’s Day craft. (You can find some ideas at this link.)
- Clean the house for her and/or give her some time alone to soak in the tub, read a book, watch her favorite show, or take a nap. NO interruptions.
- Set up a video chat date. If possible, set up one time with the grandkids (if there are any) and a separate time for adults only.
- The day before, secretly give everyone in the house small pieces of paper or sticky notes. Ask them to write down things they love about Mom. Then wake up before her on Mother’s Day and display them in a place that’s prominent in the house.
- Chalk the walk! Get creative with special Mother’s Day chalk drawings or messages. (This is a great one if you live near your mom, but you’re keeping a safe distance.)
- Spend time outside together. Here’s a link to places that are open for socially distant activity in Montgomery County and things you could do in your own yard.
- Make her a coupon book if things that are especially relevant right now and pair it with a gift card (or a few) to enjoy when things reopen! (Some suggestions: Get out of bed time routine, a walk around the neighborhood by yourself, 1 hour in the bathtub by yourself … you get the idea.)
- Plan a scavenger hunt that will take Mom around the house before she finds her gift. Here’s a link to a free printable for one from the website thedatingdivas.com.
- Do a puzzle or play a game as a family.
- Watch a movie – either one of Mom’s favorites or something she’s been wanting to see. This could also be an activity to do from afar if you make use of a tool like the new Netflix Party extension on Google Chrome.
- Have a painting party! Local spots like Painting with a Twist (a Montco Happening List Finalist in multiple categories) and Board & Brush are offering art kits that you can paint at home. This is a fun activity to do with the people in your own house, or you could also set up a Zoom session to paint with family at a distance.
- Bake or cook something together. Make enough extra that you can drop some off at your Mom’s house if you’re not with her. (Or, you could even pick a recipe to make at the same time as your Mom and talk on the phone or using a service like Zoom while you do it.)
- Cook her favorite meal … or support a local business by ordering out! (You can even do this one if you don’t live together.) See our suggestions below.
- Order flowers. Or get out in the garden! This could also be a good one to surprise Mom while she watches from a safe distance. Here’s a link to our article about local spots that can help.
- Have a spa day. If your kids would enjoy this activity (and won’t take away from the relaxation), this is something you could do together. If not, make sure Mom gets some alone time for some at-home pampering. You could also have spa day essentials delivered to Mom. There are places in our list below that can help.
Check out our Montgomery County (or nearby) picks for #lovelocal ideas that will pamper, inspire and treat the special women in your life! (And no, quarantining isn’t an excuse to skip gifts this year.)
La Chelé Medical Aesthetics
430 Union Square Drive, New Hope, PA 18938
Their Mother’s Day Spa gift basket includes: $100 La Chelé gift card, plush Boca Terry robe, Musee Dreamweaver Sleep bath balm, Patchology Flashmasque Hydrate face mask, and Tea Forte Hanami) (savings $29) The ultimate pamper $195.
Sometimes the best gift is spending time with your mom.
Zanya Spa Salon
287 S. Main Street, Lambertville, NJ
Moms are notorious for forgetting to make time to take care of themselves. Prioritizing self-care is essential when managing the pressures of daily life, now more than ever. We are more resilient and more able to handle stress when we are feeling our best both physically and emotionally. Whether you are seeking the benefits of self-care for yourself or you want to give the gift of this healing practice to your mom, look no further than Zanya Spa Salon. Even though their doors are temporarily closed, you can still shop products that will leave you feeling refreshed, relaxed, beautiful and healthy. Place your orders for curbside pickup or they can deliver locally. You can also order e-gift cards to enjoy some in-salon pampering just as soon as they reopen.
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Do you need to restock your favorite beauty products? Maybe you need dry shampoo to get you through the week, that perfect nude lipstick for your Zoom meeting, a face mask for some #selfcaresunday, SPF for outside runs, or CBD body lotion for those sore muscles after your at-home workout. We have you covered. Pay over the phone and come pick-up curbside or we can deliver locally. Give us a call or email [email protected]!
14 Penn Valley Drive, Yardley, PA
Exercise is a great way for Moms to relax, relieve tension and focus on herself for a bit.
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Now through Mother’s Day, Beauty Releaf is offering FREE shipping on all order. Plus, they are donating 10% of all proceeds to Off Their Plate, a non-profit organization that is helping restaurants and healthcare workers in multiple cities under crisis from Covid-19.
900 Heritage Drive, Pottstown, PA 19464
At ROG, it’s all about YOU, uncompromised care and affordable treatment options that allow patients to have the Fantastic smile they’ve always wanted without adding hassle to busy schedules. Invisalign® is a great treatment option for parents because it’s discretehttps://sweetashleys.com/collections/mothers-day? and allows for no interruption to your lifestyle aesthetically or functionally. The office is temporarily closed, but you can get a virtual smile consult on the website.
Sweet Ashley’s Fine Handmade Chocolate
Limerick Square Shopping Center, 70 Buckwalter Road, Royersford
Sweet Ashley’s is our 2020 Montco Happening List Winner for Candy, so of course they have tons of sweet treats for Mom. Order online and schedule a pickup date or have your gift shipped directly to the recipient. Here’s a link to their Mother’s Day Collection.
538 W. Main Street, Trappe
Help Mom maintain and channel her inner fashionista with our Montco Happening List Finalist for Women’s Clothing! Shop anytime via website and enjoy FREE shipping on purchases over $50. Options are not limited to clothing & accessories, but also includes home décor. If Mom is in need of a face mask, you can find a number of prints on the website and by checking their Facebook page. Masks are available for pickup, Monday-Friday = 12 p.m.-4 p.m. or through coordination via email with Meghan: [email protected]
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Rust & Sparkle
333 Main Street, Royersford
Rust & Sparkle is another Montco Happening List Finalist for Women’s Clothing, but they also offer jewelry, gifts, home decor, and more. The local spot is family-owned and operated by all women, so it’s perfect for Mother’s Day shopping. Right now, all items SHIP FREE via website and local order drop-off is also available.
Because Mom deserves something pretty! This 2020 Happening List Winner is offering 20% off all jewelry, free shipping and curbside pickup from their Doylestown location Monday through Friday until their store reopens. You can also purchase instant e-gift cards. Shop the website or visit the Facebook page to stay up-to-date on new products and offers.
North Wales Running Company
If Mom is using this time to focus on exercise, North Wales Running Company (our Montco Happening List 2020 Sports Shop Winner) has everything the at-home fitness fan would need to work out and keep fit. Conveniently order via e-mail or Facebook; FREE shipping and delivery are available.
2749 W. Main Street, Trooper
While their stores may be temporarily closed, this Montco Happening List Finalist for Best Gift Shop has their full store available to shop online, offering everything from gift baskets to personalized gifts, care packages and even balloons to make at-home celebrations even more festive! Local delivery within 10 miles is available, as is shipping.
This Little Gallery
617 West Avenue, Jenkintown
Current Hours of Operation: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for curbside pickup (Typical hours, but be sure to check Facebook or inquire to confirm!)
This Jenkintown shop was a 2020 Montco Happening List Finalist for Gift Shop. You can shop their full website and opt for shipping or curbside pickup between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Now popular and in-demand are their custom-made “bands” serving a multitude of purposes (wear as a face mask, hair-tie, ear warmer, headband, hood liner, neck wrap or head wrap!) Available in numerous colors, these bands have become a hot commodity given their mask capability, so be sure to submit orders promptly if interested! Shipping and daytime curbside pickup is available. They’re also currently partnering with Prairie Dance to offer handcrafted decor items like those shown on their Instagram page.
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WE ARE DOING A PRE-SALE with @prairiedance FOR MOTHER’s DAY!! 💜👑 🌹 All items shown here are on our website. All PRAIRIE DANCE orders placed through Saturday evening, May 2nd will arrive in time for Mother’s Day! 💜 We are offering curbside pick up OR DROP SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE USA! We’re excited to announce THIS PRE-SALE OF SELECT, beautiful items from our friends @prairiedance ! 💜Each item is handcrafted from steel and hand-finished with a one-of-a-kind patina pattern.💜 Any of these will make a really great gift! 💜 Link in profile to our website. $26.50-$140.00
Antique Garden Cottage
22 North Main Street, Ambler
Antique Garden is our 2020 Monto Happening List Winner for Home Decor, so it’s the perfect spot to get Mom cute seasonal items like new throw pillows, wreaths, and more. Plus, they also have a great selection of unique jewelry and other gift items. Most items are available for local delivery or curbside pickup.
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Mother’s Day is definitely a day that Moms deserve a break from cooking (especially since she’s probably been doing even more if it than usual lately.) If you’re lucky enough to live in a house where Dad’s a great cook, he might want to cook Mom her favorite foods today. Even better? Leave the cooking to the pros and support a small business. These local spots are offering delivery, takeout or curbside pickup on Mother’s Day. (Tip: This is also a great way to treat Moms and Grandmas that you can’t be together with that day.)
119 Fayette Street, Conshohocken
Blackfish is a 2020 Happening List Finalist for Seafood Market, so if Mom is a seafood lover, this is a no-brainer. In honor of the holiday, they’ve put together a special family-style Mother’s Day menu that serves 4. Each meal includes classic shrimp cocktail and Maine lobster bisque, your choice of main course (Maryland Style jumbo crab cakes, roasted filet mignon or surf & turf), and strawberry short cake trifle. Pricing ranges from $160 to $200. You can also add on options like an artisan cheese board, black truffle & leek tart, and buttermilk mashed potatoes. Order now for curbside pickup on Mother’s Day between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
William Penn Inn
1017 Dekalb Pike, Gwynedd
William Penn Inn is a 2020 Happening List Finalist for Most Romantic and Best Brunch, so you’ll want to visit when places reopen. In the mean time, they’re offering no-touch curbside pickup for family-style Mother’s Day dinner. Call Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to place you order. Pickup will be available Saturday, May 9 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The menu includes your choice of salad, an entree (with choices like prime rib, Maryland crabcakes, and chicken marsala), two sides and a dessert. Pricing varies depending on the entree. You can also order items like quarts of soup, chicken tenders with mac & cheese, crab dip and additional desserts ala carte. View the complete menu at this link.
Grumpy’s Handcarved Sandwiches
137 E. High Street, Pottstown
Grumpy’s is a 2020 Happening List Finalist for Sandwiches, but they serve more than just delicious hand-helds. In honor of Mother’s Day, they’re offering brunch and dinner menu options for pickup or delivery on SAturday, May 9 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Menu options are priced per person and include choices such as quiche, smoked almon platter for two, salads, chicken pot pie, coffee-crusted eye round, ginger chicken satay, and sides such as honey-roasted Brussels sprouts and balsamic-glazed beets, plus desserts. View the menu here. Plus, you can add on fresh flowers to your order to support the owners’ daughter’s confirmation project of raising funds for Main Line Animal Rescue.
The Farmer’s Daughter at Normandy Farm
1401 Morris Road, Blue Bell
The Farmer’s Daughter has put together a special Mother’s Day menu featuring 3-course dinners for two as well as a variety of appetizers, brunch specialties, desserts, and wine. You can even add on a beautiful flower arrangement handcrafted by their in-house floral design studio, Willow & Thistle. View the complete menu here. Order by May 6 for pickup on Mother’s Day between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Place your order online or call between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. The Farmer’s Daughter is a 2020 Montco Happening List Finalist for Brunch, so be sure to check it out when they reopen.
8 W. Butler Avenue, Ambler
Bridgets is offering curbside pickup or delivery upon request on Mother’s Day from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Each meal includes your choice of salad, an entree (rack of lamb, sliced filet, roasted half chicken or halibut), choice of two sides, and dessert. It costs $35 per person, and there are also a selection of special appetizers that you can add on for $15 each. View the complete menu here.
Piero’s Italian Restaurant
3500 Reading Way, Huntingdon Valley
Support 3 local businesses with one-stop shopping! Piero’s has put together a special Mother’s Day package in conjunction with Lochel’s Bakery and Pennypack Flowers that they’re calling “Mom’s Day Brunch & Bouquet.” Choose either a hot (French toast, breakfast meats, potatoes, scrambled eggs, butter & syrup) or cold brunch platter (fresh fruit, bagels, croissants, yogurt & granola, pastries, chicken salad, cream cheese & jelly) for $45. (Add on Nova Lox for $10.) Both platters are meant to serve 4 people. You can also choose from 3 flower arrangements prices at $25, $50 or $75.
Stove and Tap Lansdale
Mom gets a break on Mother’s Day with a full brunch plus options to add on brunch cocktails. The Mother’s Day Brunch Box includes: Scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage, french toast, fresh fruit, biscuits and gravy for $45 (feeds 4). You can also add on a mimosa package for $30 or Boardroom Bloody Mary package for $50. Call to pre-order for delivery or pickup.