Though one day is far from adequate to express all the wonderful things about our mothers, we are here for the celebration (who’s surprised?)! As always, we like to take tradition and turn it on its head a bit, so here are some fun, slightly unconventional ways to show your mom, or the mother figure in your life, that they aren’t just a regular mom, but a cool mom.
5 Easy Ways to Say "I’m Not a Regular Mom, I’m a Cool Mom."
Who doesn’t love a Glam Picnic
Picnics are a great way to bring everyone together and have full autonomy over the setup of the space. Find a lush spot and bring in food and decor to make the space reflect you and your taste. Plus, free location! My favorite way to picnic is simply pulling my car right onto a field, opening up the trunk and creating an entire party from there—Think of it as chic tailgating.
Looking for more ideas on picnic? Check out our article in Martha Stewart Living.
Fuck Brunch, Throw a Dinner Party
Who decided Mother’s Day was only brunch? I’m here for the raucous dinner party. Invite friends or all the generations to celebrate together. May we suggest a little wine from our favorite, Parcelle.
Netflix and chill, amirite? Send the kids to bed, grab a million candies from the drug store, and get that popcorn going. I like to get all my snacks in these gorgeous bowls so I can layer Milk Duds directly into my popcorn.
Not everyone has a mom happy hour
Not all families look the same or celebrate in the same way, so it’s important to make sure that you’re considering and honoring all the mothers, mothers-to-be, hopeful mamas, adopted grandmothers, and maternal figures in your life. Far from your family or don’t traditionally celebrate Mother’s day? Get your friends for whom this holiday is maybe a little harder, and host a cocktail party. Keep it easy with a pre-batched, easy-to-serve punch.
Not your average breakfast in bed
No toast and OJ for you. Treat mom to something truly glam. Layer up a chic tray (vintage perhaps?), order in her favorite French pastries, and start chilling that champers. Mom-osas deserve their moment.
LAUNCHING TODAY: Our NEW Mother's Day Scene Edits
Today we're launching NEW Scene Edits for Mother's Day with three edits designed for all the cool moms in our life.
If mom enjoys a nice cocktail to get her day started, add to cart. Complete with all of the ingredients needed to concoct a beautiful beverage, including pink mixing glass and rose confetti, shower her with love this holiday. And booze.
Do you have a woman in your life that embodies a widowed Emily Gilmore in Nantucket? How about Diane Keaton in any Nancy Meyers movie? This kit is the perfect gift for her. Clean and bright, it includes everything for a simple yet stunning Mother’s Day brunch. Sunset not included.
She’s a cool mom! And she likes to do the most on her special day. Build a champagne tower with the silver rimmed coupes, a fruit buffet for the gods on her new marble serving board. Light the tapers and let the celebration begin.