As an aftermath of the national confinement, Mother’s Day festivities shall be very atypical this year… If you are running out of gift ideas for your mom, can help you plan the perfect Mother’s Day to brighten up her day.

8:00 am: Breakfast in bed to her delight

Wake her up with the bewitching smell of coffee and a hearty breakfast. Toast, bacon and eggs, or even cereals and some fruits… Get her everything that can make her happy.

10:00 am: A cocooning moment makes everything right

As the temperature drops, the cold weather calls for a warm little spa moment at home. With the help of scented candles and essential oils, along with some music and her favourite book, let her unwind as she pleases!

If you have a tub, run a hot bath and drop a handmade bath bomb in it!

What you need:  A cup of baking soda (for the foaming effect); half a cup of cornstarch or white clay (for the binding effect); a cup of lemon juice (for the cleansing effect); a tablespoon of melted butter or vegetable oil such as sweet almond, olive or sunflower oil (for the moisturising effect); a spray bottle filled with water, and food colouring (optional).

How to proceed: Mix the baking soda, cornstarch, lemon juice and oil in a bowl. Add the food colouring of your choice and continue mixing until your dough has a uniform colour. Pour water over it until it looks like wet sand. Do not to spray the mixture too much as it will start to foam. Make small balls (or use a mould if you wish) and let the dough harden at least 6 hours.

4:00 p.m: Heart-shaped cookies to have a bite

How about a tea-party? Besides, it is the perfect excuse to have some cookies, guilt-free! Simple and quick, prepare some small butter cookies.

What you need: 140 g of butter, an egg, 100 g of powdered sugar, a small packet of vanilla sugar, 250 g of flour and a pinch of salt.

How to proceed: Mix the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla sugar and salt in a bowl. Stir in the flour, then the egg. Assemble in the shape of a ball and keep it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 160 °C. Spread the dough on a floured surface of 5 mm thick. Cut out the cookies with a cookie cutter and place them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake for 8 to 10 mins. When golden brown, remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on a wire rack.

8:00 p.m: A mellow salad, before saying goodnight

For dinner, a cauliflower salad! Crunchy and tasty, accompanied by a savoury vinaigrette… This is the perfect way to beautifully end this day.

And for those who cannot head to their mother’s house, but who still wish to honour them on this special day, there are several shops offering delivery services at this moment. 

Wonderful ways to make her smile on Mother’s Day.