Spend Mother's Day Out On the Lawn

Submitted on May 9, 2019

The Perfect Outdoor Activities for Mom

May is here, which means Mother's Day is just around the corner. If you haven't made a reservation or booked your event tickets yet, you may be out of luck. Don't scramble with last-minute plans this year, especially on such an important day. Unless Mom wants to eat out late or take a raincheck for another date, you might be better off keeping it low-key. With the spring weather finally here and your grass nice and green (hopefully!), why not switch things up and plan an outdoor activity this year? Enjoy the gorgeous weather and breathe in some fresh air! Weed Man has put together our "Top 5 List" to help get your creative juices flowing.

1. Plan a Picnic in the Park

Reservations at your favourite restaurant impossible to come by? Don't sweat the small stuff. Instead, kick back, relax and enjoy the sun while enjoying the simplicity of a picnic with your loved ones. And no need to spend a fortune – a nice loaf of bread, some delicious cheese, and an array of fresh fruit should do the trick. And remember: location, location, location. Pick a park with a view of the water for an added touch of class. 

2. Organize a Casual Backyard BBQ

If you don’t want to opt for a picnic and would rather stay close to home, why not host a backyard BBQ, celebrating your mom and all of the other lovely female figures in your life? Relax with your family and friends and give yourself an excuse to pull out that patio furniture! Visit your local dollar store to add a little Mother’s Day pizzazz to your space (think twinkle lights, potted plants, candles, and colourful decor), and don’t forget to grill up some of Mom’s favourites!

3. Do Some Gardening (and Provide the Supplies!)

Who doesn’t love getting a little dirty in the garden, especially when the weather is this beautiful? Head over to Mom’s with some bright flowers and gardening supplies in tow and get to digging! Your day will not only be fun-filled, but your gift will last all season long. Let Mom help, or insist she put her feet up while you take the reins yourself and get messy! 

4. Watch an Outdoor Movie

If you’re looking for another activity to accompany your picnic by the waterfront or backyard BBQ, try setting up an outdoor movie and enjoy one of your mom’s favourite films once the sun goes down! Pull out some pillows and blankets and project the film on a white wall or projection screen. Or, even simpler, relax on the deck and stream something on your laptop or iPad. Don’t forget the popcorn!

5. Visit Your Local Farmer's Market

In preparation for your outdoor meal, visit your local farmer's market for some fresh finds including yummy fruits and vegetables, handmade gifts and fresh-cut flowers. Enjoy the sun, while getting some exercise and spending some much-deserved time with Mom.

Mother’s Day should be special, not stressful. This year, plan an outdoor adventure for Mom – she’ll love it and so will you!

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