Thinking of unique and special things to do on Mother’s Day can be challenging, and even more so if your mom doesn’t live in the same city! Luckily, one positive thing that came out of the COVID quarantine is that there are more ways than ever to stay connected with remote loved ones. So skip sending the basic card and flowers for Mother’s Day this year, and try one of these fun things to do for Mother’s Day instead, all of which can be done with your mom no matter how far away she is. Here are 4 fun things to do for a long-distance Mother’s Day!
Take an Online Cooking Class
Check out the online cooking classes from Airbnb Experiences to find an amazing variety of classes including everything from making sangria with a drag queen, to rolling pasta with an Italian grandmother, to cooking Mexican street tacos with a Mexico City chef.
If a structured class isn’t your thing, have ingredients delivered to your mom and cook a favorite family recipe together over video chat, then enjoy the final product. It’s the next best thing to being together!
Virtual Wine Tasting (with real wine!)
Pour yourself a glass (or three, we don’t judge) and learn about wine during a guided, online tasting. Purchase the wine for yourself and your mom before the class, then meet online for a special Mother’s Day activity. There are many wineries offering this entertaining service — check out this list of recommendations from Food and Wine Magazine.
Host a Remote Game Night
Invite mom and the rest of the family to connect over game night! Try one of GameApart’s board or card games designed for fans of Taboo, Heads Up, Uno, and Cards Against Humanity. GameApart works over any video conferencing platform that allows screen sharing, and all players download the app to their phone to use as their controller. Whether your family prefers cooperative games or intense competition, your mom will be pleased that you planned a fun family game night!
Watch a Movie Together
Queue up mom’s favorite movie on your favorite streaming service and watch together over Zoom, Google Meet, or any video conferencing app where you can share both your screen and sound. (This will avoid the buffering, delays, or other tech issues that could happen if you were watching on separate streams.) If you plan ahead, you can send your mom candy, popcorn, or other treats to help make her Mother’s Day movie watching experience extra special.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, stepmoms, grandmothers, pet moms, work moms, mothers of dragons, and all maternal figures out there who make life better for the rest of us. Hope you all have a special day!