This year, make Mother’s Day a memorable celebration for everyone with these ideas for fun and food.
Mother's Day Ideas
Invite the special women in your life (e.g. Grandma, aunt, best friend) over for an afternoon tea party. Make finger sandwiches, deviled eggs and fruit skewers (try bananas, strawberries and pineapple) with low-fat vanilla yogurt for dipping. Serve assorted Pepperidge Farm® cookies with cups of hot tea or refreshing green tea.
Make Mother’s Day cookie “cards” with the kids—supply them with a basic sugar cookie that you’ve rolled, cut and baked ahead of time then give the kids free license with the sugar, sprinkles and frosting. Or let them write special messages on their cookies with piping gels and icings packaged in squeeze tubes. Slip the cookie cards into cellophane bags then tie with ribbon and a gift tag. Or let the kids make cupcakes then decorate their creations.
Kids always love spending time in the kitchen with their mom, so plan an afternoon making something simple like pizza, tacos or spaghetti and serving it for dinner that evening. Help them set the table with fancy dishes and tablecloths or placemats, and don’t forget the flowers! It’s a great way to start a Mother’s Day tradition, share a task together and begin to instill a love of food and cooking in your kids.