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5 unique outdoor ideas for celebrating Mother's Day

5 unique outdoor ideas for celebrating Mother's Day

Apr 29 2016

Mother's Day is quickly approaching, and May 8 will be here before you know it. Your celebration honoring the special lady in your life who's earned the name "Mom" should be as unique as her personality. Of course, making this day extraordinary takes some creative thought and planning - homemade macaroni art won't cut it! Here are some ideas to celebrate Mother's Day in Mother Nature:

1. Have a picnic brunch
Sometimes, mom just needs a lazy morning to set the relaxing tone for the rest of Mother's Day. Make this happen by celebrating the holiday with homemade brunch, compliments of some appreciative kids. Remember, a run-of-the-mill late breakfast won't suffice for your supermom. Turn this meal into a picnic adventure!

To make sure the food is served hot, set up camp right in your own backyard. Lay out a blanket on the lawn and play some of her favorite music through your wireless speakers while you whip up scrambled eggs and pancakes.

Mom and dad holding baby at picnic.Set up a picnic right in the backyard.

"Make a slideshow of your baby pictures and photos of family vacations." 

2. Plant a garden
Why gift your mom a bouquet of roses when you can give her a whole garden of flowers? This Mother's Day, plant some of your mom's favorite blossoms in the backyard. Not only does this landscape design option last longer than a vase of flowers, but it's also one less thing your mother has to do when fixing up the backyard. Of course, if your mom enjoys gardening, let her join in on the fun. This hobby can be a great stress reliever, according to Dutch researchers!

3. Throw an outdoor movie night
Even if your mom's not a film buff, she's probably always up for watching a romantic comedy. Instead of heading to the theater or lounging on the couch, set the scene for an outdoor movie night. If you have a TV on your custom patio, you're already good to go. Otherwise, use a projector and a screen (you can even throw a white sheet over the fence), snuggle up in some blankets and munch on some popcorn while watching a flick under the stars.

If you really want to impress mom, make a slideshow of your baby pictures and photos of family vacations and celebrations. Set the video to a song like "The Best Day" by Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood's "Mama's Song" or "Julia" by the Beatles, and you'll have a memory that she'll hold close to her heart forever.

4. Backyard yoga
Give your mom the gift of relaxation by buying her a new workout outfit and having a yoga session in the backyard. If you're not sure what moves to do, bring out your laptop and follow some tutorials. There are plenty of websites that offer free videos, like DoYogaWithMe and Yome. Doing this in your own backyard lets your mom focus on inner peace instead of the crowds and noise at the gym.

5. Host a Mother's Day barbecue
If you live in a tight-knit community, there's probably more than one mom in your life who has made you into the person you are today. Those who want to say "thank you" to these special women should host a backyard barbecue. It's a low-maintenance way for everyone to enjoy each other's company - just throw some burgers and brats on the grill and let the ladies relax. Remember, moms want to be with their families on Mother's Day, so prepare for several groups of folks if you're sending out a neighborhood invite.

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