Whether you’re quarantined together or in separate states, there are plenty of ways to show some love long distance. All you need is a computer or phone, wifi, and a little imagination to plan the perfect socially-distanced Mother’s Day.
Check out our top 5 ways to spend quality time with mom virtually that are just as heartwarming and memorable as if you were side by side.
1. Throw a digital family game night.
Don’t let distance keep you from a competitive game night marathon with mom. Trade in your traditional board games for digital ones like Words with Friends or Heads Up! on Google Hangouts. Don’t worry, winners still get bragging rights!
Looking for a sweet way to be social without sitting next to one another? Choose a dessert – maybe a childhood favorite – and get baking over video chat. Talking and reminiscing while you both whip and blend will make it feel like mom is in the kitchen with you.
Replicate your Mother’s Day tradition of brunch at her favorite fancy spot with Zoom reservations at your respective breakfast tables. Bottomless mimosas are encouraged, and shoes are optional.
4. Take a family portrait.
Family photos are every mom’s soft spot, so gift her with a photoshoot she can treasure for years to come. Make a day of it by getting dressed up and creating a fun backdrop and set the timer, or hire a local photographer to safely capture a “porch portrait” of your family outside the house.
5. Make it a movie night.
Pop the popcorn, cue up her favorite rom-com, and give mom a night at the movies. For a long-distance version of movie night, use the new Netflix Party feature to watch and chat, or go old-school and synchronize your start times.
Want more ideas? We’ve got more Mother’s Day inspiration on the blog, including a list of ways to give mom some time for herself.