Mother’s Day: make the day extra special on a budget

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! As the day dedicated to celebrating all the wonderful mothers out there, it is a great occasion to show the Mums in your life just how much they are appreciated.

Celebrating Mother’s Day doesn’t have to break the bank, however, especially for children on pocket money budget. If your child needs some guidance on fun activities and thoughtful gestures, look no further – we’ve collated some ideas that could be helpful for their Mother’s Day plans.

Rustle up a special breakfast

Get Mother’s Day off to a great start by giving Mum a lie-in and helping your child make her a special breakfast – she might even like to have her breakfast in bed!

If your children are interested in cooking and want to take charge of breakfast this Sunday, why not point them in the direction of a child-friendly breakfast recipe? If you need any inspiration, BBC Good Food has put together a helpful selection of Mother’s Day breakfast and brunch recipes that your child can have a go at on Sunday – from pecan granola to delicious banana pancakes.

Handmade cards and gifts

Your child doesn’t need to break the bank to show Mum how much she is appreciated. Not only is handmaking cards or gifts fun, but it is also budget-friendly and allows children to add a unique personal touch which will mean a huge amount to their Mum.

If you need a bit of inspiration for what to make, Cute DIY Projects has a lovely list of over 30 Mother’s Day card designs that children can have a go at – we especially love the flower pop-up cards, and the fingerprint dandelion design. For gift ideas, Good Housekeeping has gathered a selection of 45 brilliant child-friendly Mother’s Day crafts. From homemade lemon bath salts to pom-pom bouquets, your children are sure to have fun making a special, personal gift for Mum with some of these ideas.

Quality time together

Another great way to celebrate Mother’s Day is by spending some quality time with the whole family. Now that spring has sprung, you might want to head out to a local park or nature reserve for a fun family day outdoors. Your children might even want to organise a family picnic, making sandwiches and snacks to enjoy together in a local outdoors spot.

If the weather doesn’t allow for any outdoors activities, you could also plan an indoor games day, or arrange a family film night to enjoy spending time together.

Mother’s Day could also be a good opportunity to get some of your extended family together – especially for celebrating grandmothers on Mother’s Day too! Whether you meet up for a meal or connect with family further afield over a video call, it is the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time connecting with loved ones and showing your appreciation for the wonderful mothers and grandmothers in your life.

Whatever you choose to do, we’re sure the effort that you and your children put in to make this Mother’s Day extra special on a pocket money budget will be hugely appreciated!

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