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Spend time with Mom on Mothers Day

Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 8:00 am

Eight ideas to show that special person in your life how much you love her.

With Mother’s Day swiftly approaching, men and women across the country will be looking for ideas to make the day special for their mothers.
So now the question is, what to do?
There are a variety of things that people can do to show mom that they love her. If you are still trying to figure out how to spend time with mom this Mother’s Day, here are some ideas to make the decision a bit less stressful.
1.) Take her to her favorite restaurant.
A vast number of families travel to their favorite restaurants for Mother’s Day meals. Mother’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year for restaurants.
The National Retail Federation says 54.8 percent of Americans treat their mothers to a special meal out on Mother’s Day. Billions of dollars are generated by people eating out with their mothers.
2.) Give her flowers.
This simple gesture can show your mother how much she means to you. The most popular flower given during Mother’s Day is the carnation. Pink carnations represent gratitude and love, while red carnations signify admiration. White carnations are traditional flowers to give or wear in remembrance of a mother who has passed away. Several flower shops throughout the St. Louis area provide these flowers as well as others to brighten up the day.
3.) Take her to a movie or watch a movie at home.
Nothing beats popping in your favorite movie with your mom According to, Steal Magnolias is the most popular Mothers Day film.
For those who want to get out of the house to watch a movie, Troy Moviehouse and the Senate Theater in Elsberry can provide the perfect evening.
4.) Take her to an arts and crafts fair.
Viewing various works of art can be a good way to spend the weekend with your mother.
The 26th annual Laumeier Sculpture Park Art Fair in St. Louis can provide you and your mother the opportunity to browse through works of art from 150 different artisans accompanied with food and music.
5.) Take her shopping.
Most women enjoy shopping and the St. Louis area provides several stores mothers can choose from.
For example, historic St. Charles provides several locations that mothers can shop from and provides a variety of products including soaps and lotions, clothes and accessories.
6.) Spend a weekend away with mom.
Taking some time to get away from it all can provide a reflecting weekend for both you and your mother, even if it is just for a few days.
7.) Enjoying nature.
Mother’s Day falls at the time when nature come’s alive. To show your mother how beautiful she is while spending the day with her, enjoy the beauties of nature. Cuivre River State Park provides several trails and several locations that display the full beauty of nature. A sunset at Frenchmen’s Bluff will give you and your mother a memory that will last a life time.
8.) Take her to a beauty salon or spa.
Spoil your mother by pampering her with a new hairstyle,a manicure, or pedicure, or get your hair styles done together. Both of you can look good as you both enjoy that special day together.

Mother’s Day is a special time that we set aside to honor and enjoy time with the one who always made time for us.
Hopefully these tips will help you make the first special someone of your life a day she’ll never forget.