Okay, so you’ve got Mum a great present. Now you just have to come up with what to do on the actual day. If you’re keen to avoid the cafe crowd crush, here’s a list of 12 different ideas for things to do on Mother’s Day.

Spring blubs for Mother's DayPlant bulbs for the spring

You could visit the local Garden Centre together and pick out some lovely spring bulbs, such as Anemones, Hyacinths, Tulips, Irises or Daffodils. In New Zealand bulbs can be planted up until early winter, so it’s perfect timing for Mother’s Day. What’s more, when they flower in spring Mum will think of you.

High tea for Mother's DayTea fit for the Queen

Go all out and make Mum a fancy high tea lunch. Bake a batch of scones topped with jam and cream, some cupcakes, along with cucumber and smoked salmon sandwiches, all served on your prettiest china.

Take Mum for a Sunday drive

Why not head off the beaten track and take in some new scenery. Or take her to visit a special friend or family member she rarely sees. On the way you’ll get to spend some quality time together and have a good catch-up.

My Mum Interview JournalReally get to know your Mum

This Mother’s Day capture special memories of your Mum’s life and create a treasured family keepsake with an interview journal. Take the time to find out what made her the wonderful women she is.

Farmers MarketVisit a local craft or farmers market

If your Mum likes a bargain or finding something a little bit different she’ll really enjoy a trip to the market with you. Check out online or in the local newspaper any markets or events happening in your area.

Enjoy an afternoon at the beach or park

Weather permitting, head to the beach or park. Sit on the swings or beach, chat and watch the world go by. Take a picnic rug, some home baked treats and a couple of takeaway coffees. Just stop for a while to enjoy the atmosphere and company.

Cooking ClassSign-up for a cooking or craft class

Surprise your Mum with a gourmet cooking or craft class. It’s a great way to learn something new and have a few laughs together.

Indulge in a spa treatment

Spa TreatmentPamper your Mum with a day at the spa. Why not share the experience and book yourself in too – win, win ;)

Take her for a trip down memory lane

Go through old photo albums together. She’ll love reminiscing about old times.

MoviesGo to the flicks

Modern or classic, let Mum choose the movie. You take care of the popcorn and drinks.

Throw her a surprise party

Most Mums don’t expect to be thrown a surprise party on Mother’s Day, which makes it the perfect occasion to organise one. Even better if you or a sibling live out of town and turn up out of the blue.

Family HikeGet active

More energetic Mums will enjoy heading outdoors and going for a family bike ride or hike. Alternatively go to a Zumba class together. If you’ve never been, it’s guaranteed for a few laughs.

Have you got any new or different ideas for things to do on Mother’s Day? If so, leave a comment below. We would love to hear them!