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60 Best Mother’s Day Activities That the Whole Family Will Love

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Every May, you spoil your mother with special gifts for Mom and bouquets of flowers—as you should! But this Mother’s Day, you would do well to remember the greatest Mom gift of all: quality time with you. No matter what you do together, she’ll love it. But if you need some inspiration, try these fun Mother’s Day activities that are guaranteed to make her feel extra special.

You don’t have to take our word for it, just ask Ree Drummond! Now that the Drummond kids are spread out in all in different directions on the special holiday, she’s thrilled simply by “a kiss on the cheek from whatever child is around that day!” But when they are at the ranch, the kids make sure she spends the day pampered with breakfast in bed. So take a page out of the Drummond book and make Mother’s Day memorable for that special woman in your life—whether it’s your mom, grandma, aunt, sister, or any mother figure.

This list of fun, easy Mother’s Day activities has got you covered with virtual experiences, cooking ideas, and things to do outdoors. Depending on your mom’s interests, she might enjoy a yoga class, a mother-daughter movie marathon, or a spa treatment. Make her a plate of pancakes for Mother’s Day brunch, then set up a relaxing at-home spa day. Whatever you decide, these fun ideas are the priceless gifts she’ll love.

Start a Mother-Daughter Book Club

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Pick a book to read together and then meet up to talk about it on Mother’s Day. Or, surprise her with the idea and let her choose the first book on her special day!

Have a Dance Party

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Make a playlist of all of her favorite songs and have a dance party. You can also throw some sweet mother-daughter songs in the mix to show her how much you care. Just make some space in the living room or kitchen and go for it!

21 Things To Do on Mother’s Day 2023 near Philadelphia

Get outside and enjoy the chill with a visit to Wintergarden on the Greenfield Lawn, which returns to Dilworth Park. Photo courtesy of Center City Philadelphia

Moms are incredible multi-taskers who deserve more than just one day of recognition! Our special list of activities and brunches around Philadelphia has something perfect to make Mom feel extra loved this Mother’s Day, plus a few additional days in case you want to celebrate a little longer. A lavish brunch or unique museum outing, a fun family bonding opportunity like fishing, or some quality time together trying new eats in Old City—there are so many ways for Philly families to show appreciation for their wonderful moms!

Find more seasonal fun moms will love in our Spring Fun Guide, and get gift inspiration on our list of Mother’s Day Gifts Moms Actually Want.