Being a mum is a tough job, even on the best days. Whether you are a working mum, a stay-at home mum, have one kid or a whole tribe of small people keeping you busy — being a mum can sometimes feel like a thankless task.
Thankfully someone came up with the concept of Mother’s Day – one day every year that we can show love and appreciation to the woman – or women – who raised us! After all, ‘mum’ these days can apply to a number of people in yours or your kids’ lives.
In 2017, Mothering Sunday falls on Sunday 26th March and there are plenty of ways in which your PTA can help to make this Mother’s Day extra-special. Here are a few..
One of the best things about custom-made creations is that the kids can choose the colours and styles that they think their mum will like best!
What mum doesn’t like to unwind with a hot, soothing bath at the end of the day? There are plenty of bath bomb recipes online, click the image below for one example.
Here is Kings Langley School’s kids in action!
(Just make sure this guy does not sneak in at the back!)
Most mums love candles, and a lovingly made tealight holder is something that can last for years. Even better, they are super-easy to make and decorate.
There are some great ideas on our Mother’s Day Ideas Pinterest board.
We particularly love this spring daffodil design!.
Gotta love handmade cards — that personal touch is everything, and mum’s heart will melt on receiving their unique creations.
Year 5 at Longroyde Primary produced some epic cards for Mother’s Day cards last year.
Scargill School pupils were elbow-deep in tissue paper for their Mother’s Day creations.
Love this idea:
But perhaps with a little adult guidance, to avoid the odd gaffe!?
Sometimes it seems like mums are the last people (or things) to get some care and attention…
Time to be pampered! Pamper evenings are increasingly popular PTA events, giving mums a few much-needed hours off from the daily grind.
Try “Pamper & Prosecco”, where entry includes a free glass of fizz on arrival.
“Pamper & Shop” is also a good alternative: boost your fundraising by allowing quaint local stall holders to sell products, for a set fee or commission.
Approach nearby salons and beauty therapists to get a good variety of treatments. Popular choices include short treatments such as eyebrow waxing, mini mani’s or pedi’s and henna tattoos.
Old Dalby Primary PTA raised £550 at their Pamper Night last year.
Check out our Pinterest board for more pamper evening inspiration.
Mother’s Day Breakfast
Why not invite mums into school for a delicious breakfast? You don’t need to produce a full fry-up.
Instead, bulk-buy a selection of croissants, knock up some toast and fire up the urn for some much-needed tea and coffee and you are certain to make them smile.
(Besides, a social breakfast is also a great way to introduce your PTA and entice in a few more volunteers!)
The Royal Palm Elementary School held a very successful and well-attended Mother’s Day breakfast.
Or instead of breakfast you could hold an afternoon tea. Finger sandwiches, slices of cakes and biscuits can be accompanied by tea, coffee and squash. It can be as simple or as fancy as you want it to be. Ask the school choir or music group to provide a little entertainment.
And here they are again! Royal Palm Elementary School held a wonderful afternoon tea for mums – nice job!
Cake-decorating is a fun and easy way to produce a unique gift for the mums at your school. Save hassle by buying in basic cupcakes, or make them in bulk cheaply.
Then all you need is some icing and a bucket-load of sprinkles and other edible decorations.
Cake-decorating went down a treat with the mums and kids at Banyan Elementary.
For more inspiration, head on over to our Mother’s Day Pinterest board.
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