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Mother's Day Surprises: 6 Fun Ways to Keep Mom Guessing

I often find myself in the same rut for Mother’s Day; a nice present, or a standard brunch. I know my mom always appreciates the gestures, but I sometimes worry about her getting bored with my efforts! I’m constantly looking for new ways to surprise her. This year, we’re thinking of little ways to surprise mom, and keep her guessing all day long!

1) Leave a Sweet Note For Her to Read First Thing

While cards and gifts are greatly appreciated, a sentimental hand-written message is priceless. Whether it's on personal stationery or a piece of loose leaf paper, write down a beautiful letter for her to wake up to! If you can, give it to Dad to leave by her bedside so she'll see it first thing in the morning. 


2) Serve Her Breakfast — With a Twist

Breakfast in bed is practically a Mother's Day staple; it's not that surprising anymore. But if eating something delicious first thing in the morning is something she's looking fowrard to, make sure you surprise her by cooking something totally unexpected, and serving it to her in style. Try to recreate her favorite restaurant meals, and throw in a fancy breakfast cocktail. We recommend our Raspberry French Toast Casserole served in a mini cast-iron skillet, and a berry bellini. 


3) Create a Touching Tribute Video

Thanks to modern technology, you can create a sentimental video relatively easily. Download some helpful apps your phone or laptop, such as iMovie or Pixgram, and create a photo slideshow with some of your favorite family photos set to her favorite songs. You can also insert some video footage, such as special messages from the kids or Dad. She will be totally surprised when you show her!


4) Be the Housekeeper for a Day

Relieve mom of all of her chores, especially cooking and cleaning. Make sure the whole family chips in so that she doesn't have to lift a finger! And it would be especially kind to tackle the harder tasks on her long-term to do list, like changing lightbulbs, detailed yard work, and washing her car. 


5) Remind Her Calories Don't Count 

I know that my mom loves desserts--and she also loves beautiful jars to put on her mantel! Surprise her with a gift that looks as good as it tastes. This collector’s edition jar from Cheryl’s is the perfect way to surprise her on Mother’s Day. But if this isn’t your mom’s style, don’t worry —  there are plenty of other options at Cheryl’s!


6) Pamper Her with a Spa Day

This one may seem hard, but trust us--throwing an at-home spa day for mom can be incredibly easy. Rather than taking her somewhere, show her that you went the extra mile for her by transforming your own home!

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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