Your baby might not be able to buy you chocolates or take you to the spa, but it’s never too early to set a good example and show them what makes Mums happy. Being a new Mum is not easy, so make sure you take this Mother’s Day to celebrate. Allow someone special in your life to do something nice for you, or take it upon yourself to take a break and do something all for you! Here are some of our favourite ideas for new Mums looking to cash in on some Mother’s Day love!
1. Mums Only Brunch
How long has it been since you’ve had a girls’ day out? If you’re a new Mum, it’s probably been a while. This might take some planning in advance, but try to organise with your girlfriends and other mums to have a baby-free meal and catch up on each other’s social lives.
2. Take Your Mum Shopping
Now that you know what having a little one is really like, it’s likely that your heart is swelling with admiration for your own mum. Why not invite her out and show your appreciation with a day of shopping and a meal or a trip to the cinema? It’s sure to be an afternoon full of laughter and helpful advice.
3. Treat Yourself to a Takeaway
If you can’t manage to leave the house for some alone time, celebrating Mother’s Day can be as easy as skipping a night of cooking and cleaning and ordering your favourite comfort food. Hundreds of takeaway and delivery options such as Hungry House, are available at the click of a button, so you won’t even have to pick up the phone. Finish the evening off with a glass of wine and a girly flick!
4. Mums Gift Exchange
If you can’t get any time free to visit with friends or family, you can always organise a gift exchange. Everyone is assigned a number and chooses one as well. Then, each person buys a gift that they think a mum would love. The more unique the gift, the better! I love the cute and crafty products from Gadget Baby!
5. Have a Date Night
Get your partner to show their appreciation for everything mums do by taking you out! Even if you have to do the work and planning yourself, let them know that they should clear their schedule for Sunday evening 26th March. Having a date night can bring some of the romance and fun back in your life that you may have forgotten about since the baby’s arrival. Go out to your favourite date spot from before you were pregnant, or try something completely new. Karaoke is a great way to remind yourself that mums can have fun too!
If you’re a new Mum, you know that the greatest gift of all is a little undisturbed shut-eye. Tell your partner that they can give you flowers and cards all they want, but only after they leave you home alone for a few hours!