This year, Mother’s Day might look a little different due to COVID-19. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t find unique and fun activities to celebrate this special day. Depending on your mom’s interests, that could mean a lot of different things. Does she like being creative?

Perhaps she would be down to make TikTok videos. Does she like the great outdoors? Consider planning flowers or taking a hike. In that spirit, our blog squad will share their traditions and ideas for the best Mother’s Day activities during a pandemic.


Make Her Breakfast in Bed

Brunch was never the only option when it came to spoiling her silly and indulging her appetite. Lapse back to your childhood tradition of a surprise tray-served brekkie, complete with a piping hot cup of coffee served just the way she likes it, eggs, bacon, and any other fixing you can imagine. Bonus points for freshly squeezed orange juice.

Flowers, Online Gifts, and Takeout.

Although mixed tapes no longer exist, the idea of making a playlist with mom’s favorite songs will always be cherished. Work some exercise into it by using the playlist to have a dance party with the whole family.

Make a spa day of it

You may not have an aesthetician on hand but that doesn't mean that some good old fashioned pampering is off the table. Whether you want to copy some of the old fashioned DIY beauty tricks of the Hollywood gliteratti, indulge in an at-home bespoke facial, including a peel, a hydrating mask, and a face massage, or maybe even an at-home mani-pedi, the day is rife with opportunities for self-care.

Do a yoga flow

Maybe you have a sporty mom and her idea of Mother's Day fun would have been taking a workout class together. It's still possible! Stream a yoga class and get your down dogs in, or raise your heart rate remotely with the streaming version of her favorite group workout.

Plan a Picnic

Send mom a sweet tin filled with picnic fixings that she can enjoy on a blanket in the backyard. Set up a blanket at your own home, too, and dial her up so you can have dueling picnic experiences. See more at Camille Styles, and get our best picnic recipes.


Stream movies

It may be impossible to go to the movie theater or invite mom over for a movie night when you’re social distancing, luckily, there’s a way around that. While on a video call, you and your mom can pick a movie and then start it at the same time. Or there are popular apps such as Netflix Party that allow you to view movies or shows simultaneously. While you’re watching movies set in iconic locations, you can think about planning a trip for after the quarantine is over.

Virtual dinner

You may not be able to dine together with people under the same roof, but we can still come together at the dinner table like we used to 50 years ago. There are quick and easy dinner dishes you can make out of cans or pantry staples. Make the same dish as your loved ones, cook it together via video chat, then sit down together and have a catch-up session as you dine.

Host a Virtual GAME Night

A virtual game night is an evening of shared delight provided by online games that include anything from professionally hosted virtual trivia nights to classic board games that just got virtual makeovers. Whether you’re living alone or have a family with children, a great way to stay connected while having fun is playing games. Play games like Monopoly or UNO online, or break out the best board and card games and play together via video chat for a virtual dinner party. 

Don't LET THE PANDEMIC STOP YOU from having fun

Sometimes a girl just needs her mom—plain and simple. Mother’s Day is a special day to show your gratitude for the maternal figure in your life. And while that deserves tributes and adulation everyday, not just Mother's Day, there is a specific day dedicated to celebrating her and everything she has done for you. Whether it’s your mom, your grandma, an aunt, or someone else, honoring that person might look a bit different this year as we deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

But if you can't take her out to brunch or dinner on Mother's Day 2020, or even if you're just virtually visiting because of social distancing measures, there are still a number of activities to keep you guys occupied and ensure that she has the best day possible.