With Mothering Sunday just a few days away and the Government advising against unnecessary socialising – especially for anyone over the age of 70, or those with underlying health conditions – our typical Mother’s Day plans have been drawn to a halt.
Current guidelines given by Public Health England have advised us all to stop all unnecessary social interactions to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, and this is proving rather challenging for some, especially when we all want to be with our families.
Many of us are taking precautions such as self-isolation, despite feeling healthy. This could mean we are unable to visit our mothers this Sunday, so here are some ideas to help you celebrate your mum while keeping safe and healthy…
HOME SPA >>
Had a spa day planned? Bring the tranquil atmosphere into your own home by setting up some mini pamper treatments using those hoarded gift sets you received for Christmas. It’s the perfect time to use up the products and create some storage space, while also pampering both you and the special lady in your life. Try a soapy bubble bath, face masks or mani-pedis. Mark the occasion with a bottle of bubbly, too – mum deserves it.
VIRTUAL DINNER >>
Unfortunately, some of us won’t be able to dine in the same room as our mothers this weekend, but instead of cancelling all plans, why not adapt your dinner date to something that keeps you both safe? This is where the digi-world saves the day, once again! Try an online video call using FaceTime or Skype. Set the atmosphere with dinnerware and candles so you can pretend you are in a restaurant. Cook up your favourite meal, dress up for the occasion and spend some valued virtual time together.
SELF-ISOLATION CARE PACKAGE >>
During these uncertain times, Royal Mail ensures the public that it is still safe to send parcels and letters. Hamper.com still has a few slots left on their online hamper service, guaranteed to get to your mum on time. Choose from an afternoon tea set, prosecco and chocolates or a chocolate bouquet. Want something a little more personal? Create your own parcel and include some of mum’s favourite treats, books, beauty products and more.
MOVIE MARATHON DAY >>
Netflix has introduced the perfect streaming service, which allows you to watch the same movie at the same time from various locations. ‘Netflix Party’ is a Chrome extension which hundreds of people are getting involved in during these isolation periods. This week new movies have been added such as 2018’s A Quiet Place, mother-daughter crime drama Lost Girls or a classic chic-flick Always a Bridesmaid. Binge-watch movies with your mum this Sunday, no matter where you are. Popcorn at the ready!