Simple Mother’s Day Ideas

Mother's Day Theme Idea |

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I’ve asked my family not to make a big hoopla this year.  I don’t mean that in a “don’t do anything, but I’m secretly hoping for a parade” kinda way.  I mean it in a “pleeeease don’t do anything” kinda way.  Next month I’ll be traveling to see my mom, so Mother’s Day already feels sufficiently covered. I’d rather just keep things simple instead.

But trust me… I normally want the parade.

However, that’s not to say that I don’t have some picks that would brighten someone’s day.  I think these are some sweet little ways to pamper mom and they’d also be nice for a friend, neighbor or even teacher appreciation.

Simple Mother's Day Ideas |

Dove Sea Salt Caramel Dark Chocolate.

Dove Sea Salt Caramel Dark Chocolate |

Honestly, I picked these up because they matched my table decor perfectly, but they did not disappoint.  You’ve got sea salt, caramel, AND dark chocolate… what’s not to love?! Fair warning: my family who typically turns down the sea salt and dark chocolate combo devoured these.

Archer Farms Shortbread Cookies.

Archer Farm Shortbread Cookies |

These little treats are courtesy of Target and they are A-MAH-ZING.  They are buttery, sugar goodness looking like an innocent cookie.  A little strawberries and cream and they would be the most divine mini-strawberry shortcakes EVER.


Mother's Day Flowers |

Flowers are always a safe bet for Mother’s Day, but I love daisies for their simple elegance.

Cute Napkins

Cute Napkins |

Decorative napkins are always a fun and practical way to dress up a meal together.

Homemade Breakfast

Easy French Toast |

Nothing says “I love you” like cooking for me.  Tess has been making this Easy French Toast since she got The Gourmet Cookbook for Christmas.  It’s so delicious!  Also, this recipe can be made ahead of time… even the night before.  Then while it’s cooking, you can really impress by making homemade syrup (from the same cookbook).  It will blow your mama’s mind!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s in my life!

Happy Mother's Day 2013 |

To my own mom,

To my sister-in-law, mother-in-law, step mother-in-law, cousin-in-law and aunt,

To my California moms,

To my Oregon moms,

To my blogger moms,

And to all the sweet gals (moms or not) who pour into my kids and make-up for my own shortcomings as a mom.  I’m not going to say “it takes a village”… only that I am forever thankful for your presence in their lives.

Have a great day, ladies!

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    • admin says:

      Thank you! Nova, I hope you have a treasured holiday with your family and I’m so glad that you are feeling better. Happy Mother’s Day!

  1. kellycreason says:

    I am one of the lucky ones who have enjoyed Tess’s French Toast. It is so scrumptious! Happy Mother’s Day, Danielle!

    • Danielle says:

      The french toast that Tess makes is like eating bread pudding. It should really be classified as a dessert… which is actually my favorite kind of breakfast. Hope your day is fabulous!

  2. PamPam says:

    Beautiful post, except now I have to go out and buy those Dove Sea Salt and Caramel chocolates. I always keep the dark chocolate ones in my freezer…but now those!

    • Danielle says:

      They are so good at room temperature, I can only imagine how amazing they would be frozen. Too bad I don’t have any left. Looks like I’m just going to NEED to get more so I can try out your suggestion. 😉 Hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day and thanks for the tip!

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