How can we celebrate Mother’s Day during a global coronavirus outbreak?
Government health officials are urging members of the public to avoid any unnecessary travel or social contact. The question is, will UK families be parted on this traditional day of thanksgiving, or celebrate together and risk transmission?
The independent newspaper explains:
“On Monday 16 March, the British government issued guidance on social distancing, explaining that it is a measure ‘we should all be taking’, in order to ‘reduce the transmission of coronavirus’. Social distancing, Public Health England explains, involves doing things such as avoiding meeting individuals who are displaying symptoms of coronavirus, avoiding ‘non-essential use of public transport’, refraining from attending large gatherings and not partaking in meet-ups with friends or family.”
Considering all this guidance, is it safe to visit and see your mother or family members on Mother’s Day? You must decide what you think is best for your mum and your family members.
However, if you visit ‘Hamper.com’, they suggest eight ways to celebrate a ‘virtual’ Mother’s Day during coronavirus self-isolation. These ideas are:
1) Movie day
Pick a movie or a show that both you and your mum will love and start watching it in your separate homes simultaneously, messaging each other your thoughts in real-time.
Netflix offers something called a ‘Netflix Party’ - a Chrome extension which enables multiple people to watch the same thing at the same time from different locations.
It’s a great way to ensure you’re watching at the same pace so one person doesn’t give away any spoilers! You could even video call one another to chat while you watch.
2) Home spa
Create a home-spa experience by deciding on some pampering DIY treatments, and doing them at the same time, while keeping in contact throughout each ‘treatment.’
These could include enjoying a warm bubble bath, a facemask or treating yourself to a manicure or pedicure.
3) Call and a cuppa
Arrange your own little tea/coffee date by making your favourite hot drink at home and calling each other for a good catch up on the phone.
Reminisce about your favourite memories, or decide on what the first thing you’ll do together will be once you can see each other.
4) Dinner from afar
If you can’t get to your favourite restaurant to have a meal together, pick a meal you both love, or two separate meals that you both would have chosen if you were eating out, and prepare it.
From here you can video call each other while you’re cooking up a storm in the kitchen, or when you’re eating your starter, main and dessert, having the same conversations you would have over the table when eating out.
If you’d prefer to bake, get out the mixing bowl and compare your creations.
5) Learn a new skill
Choose a hobby or skill you both want to get better at and spend a few hours of the day practising your newly honed skills.
You can converse throughout the day on how you’re doing, share images of your creations and then share the completed work with each other in person when it is safe to do so.
Wait for night to draw in and, assuming there’s a clear sky, sit outside and stargaze. Take a night-time picnic out in the garden with you. Whether you’re in the same town/city or miles apart, you likely be able to see the same stars.
You don’t have to be in the same room to enjoy quality time together – and the stars are renowned for making people feel in tune with their loved ones and closer to home.
7) Play games together
There are plenty of games you can play together from a distance, and not just on video game consoles.
Popular board games, like Scrabble and Monopoly, have app versions that you can play from your separate devices.
8) Drive Out
Take a trip out to a picturesque spot or viewpoint in your separate vehicles and take an in-car picnic.
Call each other from your cars once you park up next to each other and sit and have a chat while enjoying your goodies.
You’re still practising social distancing if you’re staying in the car, but you’ll get to see them in person through the window and feel a sense of togetherness.
There is also a useful way of occupying your time...give some rooms in your house décor refresh to cheer you up in your self-isolation. What about looking for a unique mothers day gift at Brilliant Wall Art?
No need to leave your house when ordering online. Brilliant Wall Art aims to provide a fair service so offers delivery based on the weight and size of the parcel of the order, the more you order the cheaper the delivery cost. Items where possible are dispatched on the next available working day & will normally be delivered next day or within 2 to 3 days, subject to availability.
Why not send your mum a unique Mother’s Day gift this year?
Look at the fabulous wall art at Brilliant Wall Art. Here are just a few Mother’s Day gift ideas:
- Golden butterflies metal wall art
- Red rose square panel resin wall art
- Poppy flower bunch with black stems metal wall art
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All our metal wall art items are carefully crafted from metal and easy you for to wall mount. Perhaps you know someone who loves metal wall art decor, with various designs across our site making an ideal gift for any occasion. With metal wall art flowers, fish, sailing yachts, lizards any much more to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice.
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We wish all our FABULOUS and SAFE mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day, after all we wouldn’t be here without you!
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