Mother's Day 2018

Mother's Day 2018

Recently in the UK on the 11th March, it was Mother’s Day. On a usual Mother’s Day, me, my brother and sister give our mum some flowers and a card and whilst this is such a lovely gesture and always appreciated, we wanted to do something a little different this year. Of course, like always we did buy the classic card and flowers (although added some chocolate to the medley this year), but we wanted to do something extra thoughtful for our Mum.

So, the basic plan was to cook her a lovely dinner. This might not seem like anything extravagant, but because we kept it as a surprise and don’t usually cook at home, this was a really nice thing to do for Mum (if I may say so myself). Because, like every other Mother’s Day, it was a Sunday, we decided to make a Sunday roast. We headed down to the shops the night before Mother’s Day and grabbed everything we would need for a roast and a few decorations for the room. There were some lovely things in a few different shops to decorate with and I think the look of the table really made it more special than our usual Sunday Roasts. 

It worked out quite well in the end because our parents had been away for a few nights, coming home on Mother’s Day, which gave us a chance to make the house look lovely before they arrived home. We rushed around stringing floral bunting around the dining room and sprinkling confetti across the table, whilst chopping and peeling vegetables so that everything was perfectly together for the time Mum and Dad got home.

I’m pretty happy with the way the dinner turned out, and in particular the decorations. I think it’s nice to do something more thoughtful like this, especially for Mother’s Day, because it can be more meaningful and also it was lovely to chat around the dinner table before watching a nice film at the end of the night.

What did you do for Mother’s Day this year?

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