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Shared Mother’s Day ideas are all about spreading the love. Sometimes multiple moms get together (like moms and their adult daughters) but they shouldn’t stick just one with all the work. Can we count on the dads to put a party together? I don’t know. Not all the dads, probably, even if they’ve all read my guide to mother’s day for men and also happen to be amazing communicators. That doesn’t mean we can’t rely on them to help with the execution, but for the most part if you want to celebrate mother’s day as a group, you probably want to decide what to do among the mothers. By the way, there are plenty of reasons to group up. Have you heard of a fire wife? What about single moms? No need to rely on the littles to give you a fabulous day when you can do it together.
Shared Mother’s Day Ideas
1. Mother’s Day Brunch Out on the Town
Pretty obvious for shared mother’s day ideas, right? Brunch is so fun and it’s a big deal on Mother’s Day, so you can probably go anywhere. I would pick your place early, like right now, and make a reservation. The more people you have, the sooner you need to make it. This is the way I’m going this year. It’s my sister’s first Mother’s Day (on the mom side anyway) and we both have daughters under one, so why not spare ourselves the trouble of cooking or cleanup? Plus, our daughters have matching brunch onesies. It has to happen.
First off, you can do a potluck for any meal. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, just desserts, whatever. The point is if you’re sharing your Mother’s Day with your mother or sister or friends or whoever, you don’t want to be solely responsible for cooking a meal. You can still help a little though, especially if it happens to be your mother you’re sharing with. I have a post about copycat recipe potlucks if you need some inspiration, but potlucks aren’t usually my jam, so if you aren’t interested in copycat recipes, I suggest heading to The American Patriette. She’s got you covered in pretty much any potluck-related scenario.
3. Wine and Paint
So, I love this idea, and it is actually a thing we do in my family. But, if you’re doing it with a group of moms, it might be too hard to get everyone out of the house without the kids for long enough. Luckily, I know how to throw your own budget-friendly version of a wine and paint. No, you don’t need to prep for it, or have any talent. You would have to clean up though, so it might be better if you go out this time. I have younger children, the evil non-sleeping screaming kind, but if you have older kids you might consider bringing them out too. Just don’t let them drink wine.
4. Tea Party
I love a tea party for shared Mother’s Day ideas, and I’ve been itching to throw one FOREVER. I attended a Turkish tea with my in-laws a couple of years ago, and it’s such a fun thing to do. This is nice if you have only a short period of time too; you can run and get your cup of tea and still spend plenty of time with the kids. Of course, I see no reason why kids couldn’t also enjoy a tea. If you have someone in your group who knows what they’re doing you can let them host it, but really you should be able to pick up everything pre-made at a grocery store.
5. Girls Hour Out
However you like to pamper yourselves, you should do it. I say hour instead of night because who has time to go out for a long time on a Sunday night? Not me. Instead, focus on dashing out for an hour or so without the kids. You need less than an hour for all kinds of activities. Think pedicures, express spa services, whatever you need to feel relaxed after all that hard mothering you have to do. Personally, I’d just go hit up a cocktail hour with my girls – or pretend I was meeting the girls and actually just take a nap.
6. Park Playtime
Most of these shared Mother’s Day ideas are specifically for the moms, but you know what? You don’t have to leave the kids and the dads behind. Going to the park could be great fun – especially if the dads organize a game of kickball or soccer and all you have to do is watch or play. They can be the refs and the medics. Bring food, don’t bring food, whatever. It’s your day. Sharing your Mother’s Day can be a lot of fun – just make sure you all agree on what kind of fun!