The restrictions may be lifting – ever so slowly – but things won’t be back to normal by Mother’s Day this Sunday. Instead of spending it like we usually would, we’re getting creative.

Here are our top ways to celebrate Mother’s Day, iso-style!

Have a mama movie marathon
Our Netflix has been given a serious workout through isolation, and we don’t plan on slowing down. This weekend, we’ve got a lineup of mum-themed movies to binge – including, but not limited to…

  1. Cheaper by the Dozen
  2. Ladybird
  3. Steel Magnolias
  4. Wonder
  5. The Guilt Trip

Take a walk
Some national parks have reopened – though note that day facilities and toilets are still closed – so why not celebrate with a walk in the park? Check out our top hikes here, here and here, but make sure to confirm whether they are currently open and which measures you’ll have to take during your visit before setting off.

Hit the beach
If you’re lucky enough to have a beach within 50km of home, why not make the most of it this Mother’s Day? Find a secluded spot for a picnic (you may even want to choose one with a nearby takeaway spot for convenience), go for a family surf or simply walk along the shore. We reckon the best family memories are made with sand between our toes.

Drive-in movie
The Yatala Drive-In recently announced it had reopened, much to the delight of locals. This Mother’s Day (Sunday May 10) they’re showing ‘Sonic the Hedgehog,’ ‘The Invisible Man’ and ‘Bloodshot’. If none tickle your fancy, or you don’t live within 50km of Yatala, why not set up your own outdoor cinema? All you need is a blank wall or sheet, a projector and some comfy seating. Oh, and plenty of popcorn.

Have a barbeque
The last of the semi-warm days are upon us, so why not make the most of eating outdoors while you still can? Whether you cook up some prawns for lunch or sausages for dinner, nothing beats a freshly-barbequed meal on Mother’s Day – it’s your rare chance to get out of the cleaning up!

Get gussied up
Who says you need somewhere to go to get all dressed up? Putting on shoes may feel like a foreign concept right now, but you shouldn’t underestimate the power of a bit of makeup and a fresh hairdo to boost your mood. Whatever you do for Mother’s Day, why not set a dress code to give everyone a reason to get out of their tracksuit pants?

Have a games night
Anyone else been dusting off the board games of late? Why not let each family member pick their fave and run your own family board game competition? Each person could get a point for games won, and the winner could receive a special treat at the end. Head over here to WIN a pack of 4 boardgames!

Create your own nook
Finding space to call your own is difficult at the best of times – keep the whole family home for weeks on end, and you’ll even struggle to sneak away for a shower. Gift yourself your very own nook to read, sip or just breathe this Mother’s Day. It could be a chair by a window, a quiet spot in the backyard or a set time of day that you spend in your bedroom, free from interruption. Head here for some inspo!



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