Unique and Creative Mother’s Day Ideas for 2023

Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day 2023: Create Lasting Memories

Updated May 10, 2023

This year Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 14. Mother’s Day is one of my favorite national holidays. I love celebrating and reminding the mothers who are in my World how special they are. One of my favorite things to do with my mom, stepmother, aunt, and/or sisters, is going out to brunch and sipping mimosas. I put together a Mother’s Day gift guide if you’re planning a Mother’s Day brunch, along with a list of things to do, a Mother’s Day gift for book lovers, and my FAVORITE place to have brunch!

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Look Your Best on Mom’s Special Day

Mother's day brunch outfit inspiration. Orange asymmetric dress, jimmy choo sandals, aurateny ring, ysl airpod case, heart pendant necklace, Bottega bag. Mother's Day 2023
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Dainty Jewelry Rings for Mom / A.L.C. Delfina Asymmetric Side Cutout Dress / Bottega Veneta Mini Jodie Bag / Women’s Camira Square Toe Wedge Heel Sandals / Tropica Knotted Slide Sandals / Saint Laurent Leather Airpods Case / Mother of Pearl & Diamond Heart Amulet Pendant

Mother’s Day Book Ideas

My good friend Stevi Mager-Lightfoot gave me some really great book suggestions to share with you all. Stevi is the owner of SML Editorial, where she offers book editing and business copyediting services. I highly recommend checking her out if you are ever in need of those services.

Contemporary Literature:
Women in Sunlight by Frances Mayes
Paris by the Book by Liam Callanan (this one is super cute)
The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney (not always happy, but it’s told in a funny, witty way, and has a happy ending)

Historical Fiction:
Song of a Captive Bird by Jasmin Darznik (not always happy, but it has a happy ending)
Bridgerton books

Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan
First Women by Kate Andersen Brower
Listen to Your Mother by Ann Imig
There are Girls like Lions: Poems about Being a Woman

From Kids:
I Love Mom With the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Things to do for Mother’s Day

A picnic at your favorite lake, beach, or park. There has been an increase in the popularity of picnics since the pandemic. If you are looking to get outdoors, a picnic is a great way to enjoy quality time with family, friends, or yourself while maintaining social distancing. See below for a cute picnic aesthetic for inspiration.

Camping is another great way to spend time with Mom or family. You can camp out in your own backyard or pick out your favorite camping location. This is a great idea for those who love to camp and spend time in the great outdoors.

camp tent outside in backyard at night time, lights on the outside of it hanging on the trees. Two white chairs sitting on the grass in front of the orange tent.

Volunteer-something my mother-in-law and I love to do together is volunteer work within our church. This year for Mother’s Day we volunteered for our church’s “Laundry Ministry”. This is where members of the church met up at the local laundromat and “Paid it Forward”, by paying it forward for people’s laundry and giving moms flowers, and gift cards to those in need.

My mother-in-law is a pastor of the church and she loves to do things like this. It was the perfect way for us to have quality time and bond together and together pay it forward to the community.

Here are More Things to do for Mother’s Day below:
  • Sip & Paint
  • Private Yoga Session
  • Spa Day
  • Bowling
  • Book a Private Pole Fitness Session
  • Book a Mother’s Day photoshoot
  • Winetasting
  • Craft & Vendor Fair (let mom pick out her favorite handmade gifts from local vendors)
  • Visit a Botanical Garden
  • Go to the Zoo
  • Visit a Selfie Museum
  • Aquarium
  • Make a Candle together
  • Mommy & Me Vacation
  • Escape Room
  • Put together a puzzle
  • Paintball
  • Laser Tag
  • Hiking

Lastly, my FAVORITE place to have brunch is at Shooters Waterfront, a Waterfront Restaurant on Intercoastal in Fort Lauderdale. So beautiful here, my husband and I visited this place when we were in Florida last fall. I fell in love with the entire atmosphere. We had a great experience, the staff was amazing, and the food was delicious! I just have to share it with you guys.

If you are ever in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, or looking to book a Mother’s Day brunch, this is hands down the spot for it! They are currently having a Mother’s Day event, which includes a delicious waterfront dining experience with a special all-day Sunday buffet on the water. Featuring a Sushi & Raw Bar with a delectable selection of seafood, Snow Crab, and Shrimp. A mouth-watering carving station will include Prime Rib, Honey Glazed Ham, and more!

I hope you enjoyed today’s post, how are you spending Mother’s Day this year?

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  1. I love the idea of going camping for Mother’s Day!

    1. Yes! It’s been a while since I’ve gone camping and it sounds fun!

  2. These are some excellent ideas! We’ve already had Mother’s Day in the UK but I’m saving this for ideas for next year!

  3. Great ideas! Camping would be at the top of our list!

    1. Thank you! Yes, camping is so much fun!

  4. So glad I found this post!! Thank you for all the great mother’s day ideas!

    1. Hi Sam, glad you found this post helpful. Thank you for stopping by!

  5. Fun ideas!! My mom loves flowers so visiting a botanical garden would be a good one

    1. Thank you! I love visiting the botanical gardens!

  6. Thank you for the book recommendations. While my mother’s eyesight no longer allows her to read, she loves audiobooks, so I will definitely be checking these out to download for her.

    1. Hi Maureen, I’m sorry to hear about your mother’s eyesight, glad she is able to enjoy audiobooks. I just downloaded Paris by the Book on audible, so far pretty good! I’m going to be checking out some more of these myself. Thank you for coming by!


  7. These are some really great ideas for Mother’s Day. I mom loves to read, so I might get her a book off of your list!

    1. That is great! Love to hear which book she enjoyed. Thank you!

  8. Great post! Loved the wide variety of options with varying costs, something for everyone. Thanks for the tips!

    1. You’re welcome Tracy, glad you enjoyed these options and tips. Have a great day!


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