This Sunday is Mother's Day  — how will you celebrate your mom ? If you're lucky enough to be spending the day with her, maybe you should think outside the brunch box. I came up with 13 mother-daughter activities, or what I like to call "mom dates," you can organize for Mother's Day. Whether it's high tea or taking advantage of unexpected things your community has to offer, here are some imaginative ways to spend the day with your mom.
Take a Walking Tour
In many cities, companies offer free walking tours (you just have to tip). Sign up for one you know your mom will like. They range from foodie tours to architecture excursions.
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Head to Ikea or a local design store and pretend you're in the market for a complete renovation. You might get ideas for a new update for your home, but even simply browsing can inspire you. When you're finished, bring your mom back to your place for a little rearranging of furniture. It's like bringing HGTV to life.
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Talk For Hours at a Cafe
Skip your Starbucks morning routine, and opt for an outdoor cafe. Slowly sipping lattes will be the perfect excuse to catch up and have a quality one-on-one conversation.
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Get High Tea
Wear your fanciest floral dress and visit a nice hotel or tea salon for high tea. Indulging in the traditional treats will feel more special than brunch, and extra points if the two of you did this when you were a little girl.
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Dive Into Old Family Photos
Invite your mom over to your place on Mother's Day , and ask her to bring a box of old family photos. Then go through them together, getting her to tell the story behind the most intriguing snapshots and point out the names of relatives you never met.
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Go For Ice Cream Sundaes
If you inherited a sweet tooth from your mom, go grab ice cream sundaes with her. You'll feel like a kid again.
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Get Lost in a Library
Go to your local library, or take a drive to a more interesting one, and wander through the stacks. Check out some books and spend the afternoon lazily reading with your mom back home.
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Head to the Flea Market
Get up early to see what the flea market has to offer. You might even stumble upon objects you recognize from your childhood.
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Go on a Road Trip
Jump in the car and get out of Dodge. For the ride, make a mix of your mom's favorite songs.
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Take a Cooking Class
Sign up for a cooking class to take with your mom on Mother's Day . She might even let you lick the beaters.
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Rise and shine on Mother's Day  and volunteer. It will give you a chance to share a meaningful experience together.
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See an Old-Time Movie
Check your local independent theaters to find a classic film you know your mom will like. It'll make for a thoughtful date night.
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Get Manicures Together
Mani-pedis are an honored mother-daughter activity. But mix things up by finding a salon that will introduce your mom to some nail art!
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