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How to Create the Perfect Mothers Day Activities Itinerary

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It’s been a long year. With Covid putting an extra weight on your already-over-the-top heavy shoulders, we believe that Mother’s Day should be a fun day of relaxation and celebration for moms all over the world for their hard work, whether with gifts, Mother’s Day cards, or chocolate. 

The history of Mother’s Day is an interesting one. In the United States, Mother’s Day dates back to before the Civil War, when Ann Jarvis from West Virginia proposed the idea of Mothers’ Day Work Clubs, and eventually arranged for Mothers’ Friendship Day. The origins of Mother’s Day continue in 1914, when then-president Woodrow Wilson signed the Mother’s Day Proclamation declaring that Mother’s Day would be celebrated on the second Sunday in May. 

This custom is also followed in Mexico, Canada, Australia, and Puerto Rico. Globally, Mother’s Day is celebrated at different times: in Ireland, on the fourth Sunday of lent, in Bolivia, on the first Sunday of June, on the birthday of the queen in Thailand, and during Autumn festivals in Ethiopia.

If you’ve been stressing about what to do on this beautiful day to celebrate stepmothers, great-grandmothers, or biological mothers alike, look no further … We’ve compiled a Mother’s Day Itinerary for you and the entire family to enjoy. These activities take no longer than 30 minutes, which is perfect for some quick fun with the kids or some much-needed “me” time while your kids are busy on Caribu! Download the Caribu app, and don’t be shy to ask your friends and family to hop on the app and get in some quality time with the kids! It is Mother’s Day after all.


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It’s your day, treat yourself and the fam to a delicious brunch! Of course you can always go to your favorite cafe for eggs benedict and a mimosa ( or three), but why not make it at home with your family? We’ve gathered a few kid friendly recipes that can make your brunch more fun and are quick to make!

  1. Avocado nests

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A new, paleo take on the classic egg-in-a-hole! Preheat your oven to 425F. Slice your avocados in half, remove the seed, and scoop out a little extra to make space for your egg. Then arrange your halves on a baking dish. Separate your yolk carefully into the hole and dump the remaining egg white into a bowl. Fill up the remaining space in your avocado with the egg white. Season with salt and pepper, then bake for about 15 minutes. Garnish with parsley, feta and chives!

  1. Virgin Mimosas

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Allow squeezing fresh orange juice be an activity the kids can partake in! Then pop the sparkling cider and mix the two for a virgin mimosa the kids won’t be able to get enough of.

  1. Fruit pizza

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Having trouble fitting fruit into your kids’ diets? We have come up with a fun and healthy pizza sure to get your kids eating. Slice a watermelon until it resembles a pizza pie. Layer some greek yogurt and top with granola and berries of your choice. Then, slice as you would a pizza and serve. Your kids will be begging for another slice!

Bath Time

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No matter what you end up doing, a relaxing bath always helps de-stress and treating yourself is made easy with the Caribu app! While you unwind, your kids will be busy spending some quality screen time with their grandparents. For the bath, sprinkle some lavender and bath salts and watch your problems melt away as the perfect Mother’s Day gift. We recommend putting on a sheet mask half way into your bath, so that you exit with glowing skin. Multi-tasking made easy! If you don’t have a sheet mask don’t worry we have got you covered. Face masks are easy to recreate at home, with products you already probably have in your fridge or pantry. The best part is that you know exactly what you are putting on your skin!

  1. Soothing Hydration Mask

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Oatmeal is a household pantry staple. Your kids may hate it, but your skin will love it! Not only do oats hydrate the skin, they also can be an amazing exfoliator. In a bowl, mix a 2:1 ratio of oats to honey, respectively. We recommend about 2 tablespoons of oats. Then add in 1-3 teaspoons of warm water, depending on the consistency you want. Rub it into your skin and leave on for about 15 minutes.

  1. Oil Control Mask

The soothing hydration mask we previously mentioned would be perfect for someone with dry to normal skin, but what about moms with oily skin who want a spa day in lieu of jewelry? Oily skin can be a pain and it’s hard to find the right natural products to treat it. Although this face mask can’t promise the end of your oily skin troubles once and for all, it will help with a temporary fix.It also doubles as a toner! All you need is half an orange, yogurt and honey. Mash about 3 tablespoons of greek yogurt ( to counteract the acidity of the orange), ¾ a tablespoon of honey and the juice + meat of half an orange until the mixture thins out. Apply to your skin for 10 minutes and remove with a warm cloth. Bonus: this mask is also filled collagen from the orange, so wave goodbye to fine lines!

Arts and Crafts

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Are your kids always begging for your phone, or running around with an iPad playing games? We found some fun arts and crafts to get them away from the TV and interacting! Your kids will be thanking you for bringing out their creative side.

  1. DIY Mother’s Day Card

Brighten up your mom’s day by making a handmade card this year with your kids’ help! Thank her for all her help, whether it’s in person or on Caribu. Take finger painting to the next level and collaborate on a fun card for grandma. Use glitter and washable paint to let your kids’ imagination run wild!

  1. Fortune teller

You will be left feeling nostalgic from this craft! Remember the paper fortune tellers we would make during class in grade school? Have you and your kids each make one. The best part all you need is a square piece of paper and markers! Find the instructions here