Mother’s Day Fun

Another Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Last year, we talked all about how Mother’s Day came to be. As it turns out, we owe our thanks to a West Virginian woman named Anna Jarvis for the creation of Mother’s Day. Though, surprisingly, Anna Jarvis wasn’t pleased with the way the holiday ended up, eventually disowning it. Interested in learning more? Click here to read all about Anna Jarvis, John Wanamaker, President Wilson, and everyone else instrumental in making the first Sunday in May Mother’s Day. This year, though, we’re taking a slightly different angle. We’re filling your brain with all sorts of different ideas for Mother’s Day Fun: all new, creative ways to treat Mom extra-special this year. And if you happen to be one of the “Moms” in question here, feel free to leave this post on your computer screen for any curious eyes to see…

Mother’s Day Fun Ideas for the Whole Family

  • Spa Day
  • A little bit of pampering goes a long way, doesn’t it? Rest and relaxation…sometimes that’s all that Mom is looking for. Whether you plan an in-home spa day, take her to get a pedicure, or just give her time alone for a long soak in the tub, treat Mom to some indulgence. [spacer]

  • Yoga Class
  • What a fun way to bond together while also working the body and clearing the mind! If your Mom isn’t so interested in yoga, maybe a different class would pique her interest. Zumba? Cycling? A backyard game of catch? The options are endless. [spacer]

  • Afternoon Tea
  • Have you ever enjoyed afternoon tea with your Mom? The Watt’s Tea Shop is offering a Mother Daughter Tea on May 7th at 11 am or 2pm. Reservations are required for this event, so check out for more details. [spacer]

  • Volunteerism
  • There’s many, many ways to give back, and Mother’s Day is a great time to do so. Pick a cause that is near and dear to Mom’s heart, or leave it up to her to pick the cause. [spacer]

  • Run a 5K
  • “Do. Something. Fun. with Mom” is the motto of the Mother’s Day 5K & 10K run/walk. This race takes place Veteran’s Park, and all finishers are given a rose when they cross the finish line (hint: give yours to Mom!). Learn all the details here. [spacer]

  • Go on a picnic
  • You may need to watch the weather forecast for this one, but, scratch that: even an indoor picnic would be loads of fun on Mother’s Day! Be sure to pack Mom’s favorite treats. [spacer]

  • Plant flowers
  • Get Mom’s yard looking fantastic for spring. Plus, Mom always needs extra hands to help with spreading mulch, pulling weeds, mowing the lawn… [spacer]

  • FREE Bowling at JB’s on 41!
  • Yes, you read that right. JB’s on 41 is offering free bowling for all Moms ALL DAY LONG. We open at 10 am on Mother’s Day. Bring Mom and have a ball together! [spacer]

    No matter what you decide to do this Mother’s Day, make sure to take some time for hugs, kisses, and “I love yous.” She’s a special woman, your Mom. Make sure she knows it this Sunday with some Mother’s Day fun. And to all you Moms out there: Thank you. Your work does not go unnoticed.