Mother’s Day Event Ideas (That’ll Make Her Feel Appreciated)

Mother’s Day is around the corner. That’s means everyone and their mother (literally) will look for things to do.

This is your chance to organise an event for people and their mothers to attend.

The majority of Mother’s Day ideas online include things like serving them breakfast in bed.

That’s not something we recommend unless you know the mothers personally. Things could get awkward.

So what’s an event planner to do on Mother’s Day? Well, we’ve got you covered.

Our guide to Mother’s Day event ideas includes things like…

  • Craft sessions
  • Pampering parties
  • Food events
  • Fancy drinks
  • Physical activities
  • Entertainment

Help mothers around the country feel appreciated on this special day!

Craft sessions

Every child has gifted their mother a home-made present. That doesn’t have to stop just because the kids have grown up. In fact, a good crafting session is a great way for the family to unite around something creative. Here are some ideas for craft sessions:

Scrapbook session

Organise a session where families can bring in their family albums and create a scrapbook. It’s a good way to bring back old memories and have a good laugh.

Soap making workshop

It’s one thing to take one’s mother to The Body Shop. But it’s a much better idea to make the soaps together. A soap making workshop will be a fun activity to do for mothers and their kids. Afterwards, the mothers will have something to wash their kids’ mouths with.

Flower arranging class

As with soap making, flower arranging is a fun way to spend the afternoon. Stock up on flowers in different colours and put on an event for the family to enjoy.


Mothers are hard working and deserve a treat. Which is why a good pampering session will hit home on Mother’s Day. Here are some ideas for what you can organise.

Pampering is among the classic Mother's Day event ideas.

Spa experience

Create a spa experience for mothers and their daughters. In addition to a hot stone massage, you can include a few nibbles and a glass of champagne.


If you want something that lasts a bit longer, why not have a mani/pedi party? Mothers rarely get to let their hair down and put their feet up.


A makeover day can also be fun for the otherwise busy mum. The event can range from trying on new make-up to trying a full-blown fashion makeover.


Good food works for every occasion, and Mother’s Day is no exception. Here are some of the best ideas you can put together for your event.

Short on Mother's Day event ideas? Food always works!

Host a brunch

Everyone loves a good brunch — even more so if it’s a bottomless brunch. Get out the Prosecco and combine it with some posh breakfast muffins. Add a blueberry smoothie for extra points.

Organise an afternoon tea party

If you want it even posher, then a good old-fashioned tea party always hits home. You’ll need some tiered cake stands and practice folding napkins. Remember to add scones!

Host a delicious dinner party

Jamie Oliver has dedicated a whole section to Mother’s Day dinner recipes. But just because it’s for home cooking doesn’t mean you can’t steal them for your Mother’s Day dinner event!


Truly busy mothers rarely have time for hobbies and passion projects. That’s why Mother’s Day is the perfect day to learn something new!

Here are some ideas for classes you can host on Mother’s Day.

Cooking class

A cooking class is a good opportunity for mothers to learn new dishes. It’s also a good opportunity for their children to learn how much work their mothers put in on the daily.

Cupcake class

A cupcake class is a great alternative for those with a sweet tooth. Not only are they delicious, but it’s an art form to make them as pretty as possible. Get out the unicorn glitter!


Sometimes family life can get so hectic you just need a stiff drink. Or five. That’s why Mother’s Day is a perfect occasion for you to host a drinks party.

Drinks work well with any of the other Mother's Day event ideas.

Organise a wine tasting

Create a wine tasting event to help expand mum’s wine repertoire. It’s a great way to learn about new wines. Best of all, your guests can take home their new favourites afterwards.

Host a cocktail party

A cocktail party is a good alternative for the more adventurous drinkers. It can work as part of a brunch event (see above) or on its own.

Be sure to read up on the history behind each drink!

Yoga is one of the more physical Mother's Day event ideas.
Yoga is one of the more physical Mother’s Day event ideas.

Physical activities

For the mums who are more fitness oriented, there is plenty of stuff to do as well!

Yoga class

Organise a yoga class specifically for mothers…or for mothers-to-be. There are many yoga courses specifically designed for mothers and their children, so get in on the action.

Dance class

Your options are endless when it comes to hosting a dance class on Mother’s Day. Host a session of swing, salsa, cha-cha-cha, or country dancing.

It’s a fun way to shake off the calories from the brunch.

Run, run, run

A more intense activity you can organise is a Mother’s Day fun run (if runs can be fun). It’s a great way for mothers to show their kids what all that running around has done for their shape.


There are a whole host of entertaining events you can put on for Mother’s Day.

Film screening

Invite families along for a Mother’s Day film screening event. There are plenty of options to choose from, including JunoLife As We Know It, and The Parent Trap.

Find more ideas with this list of 30 Best Mother’s Day Movies.

Live music

Nothing beats a bit of live jazz to complement the Mother’s Day cocktails. Here’s your chance to host an evening of smooth music to make mums across the city feel special.

Over to you…

It’s not easy to cater to mothers, especially since you have to compete with the people who know them best.

But as an event organiser, your job is to inspire the children to take their mom out and show her a good time.

Hopefully, these ideas have given you some inspiration to put on the best Mother’s Day event in 2020.

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