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How to Have a Meaningful Mother’s Day Celebration on a Budget

How to Have a Meaningful Mother’s Day Celebration on a Budget

Celebrating Mother’s Day with the number one woman in your life doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. Ask any mom and she’ll tell you the best gifts don’t always come with a high price tag. What’s truly important is the love and effort that you put into letting her know how special she is.

So, if treating your mom to an expensive holiday or a fancy restaurant is out of your budget, don’t fret! There are many ways to make her feel loved and appreciated without dipping deep into your savings. 

Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day on a Budget

Here are some ideas on how to have a fantastic Mother’s Day celebration without breaking the bank.

  1. Take her out for lunch and dinner—on a budget

Treating your mom to a fast food restaurant nearby may not sound like the best Mother’s Day date for you, but to her, that could mean the world. If you want something a bit more upscale, though, you can choose from dozens of affordable restaurants in your area. 

Check out travel and restaurant review websites like Tripadvisor and Booky for lists of restaurants near you including cheap eats and budget dining. These websites often have links to restaurants’ menus so you can plan what to order in advance and avoid overspending. Keep in mind that some restaurants do not accept reservations on occasions like Mother’s Day, so it’s best to come early to make sure you get a table. 

  1. Prepare a delicious spread at home

If you want to avoid the crowds and heavy traffic on Mother’s Day, how about preparing a special lunch or dinner at home? It’s time to show your mom you’ve mastered the recipes she painstakingly taught you growing up. Make it a multicourse meal, complete with appetizers and desserts, and be sure to include her favorites. If your mom is like most caring mothers, she will offer to help, but insist on doing everything on your own. It’s Mother’s Day after all and she should get a break from all household chores. 

If cooking is not your strong suit, you can always count on food delivery to come to your rescue. Some restaurants and online food services require a few days’ lead time, so see to it that you order in advance if necessary.

  1. Treat her to a nail spa day

Nothing can make a woman feel like a queen more than being pampered in a spa. If a luxury spa is out of your budget, a nail salon is the next best thing. Many affordable nail salons offer five star treatments and ambiance without the five star prices. For less than P1000, your mom can have perfectly sculpted, gel-manicured nails. For a little bit more, she can enjoy a refreshing mask treatment or a foot spa or paraffin treatment. Again, online review sites and apps like Booky and Yelp are your go-to sources in finding the right salon.

  1. Plan a fun staycation at home

If there’s anything the pandemic taught many of us, it’s that you don’t have to leave home to have a great time. With careful planning, you can give your mom a five-star holiday experience right under her roof. 

Engage the entire family and ask each one to prepare a special gift for mom to open on Mother’s Day. On the day itself, make sure the house is decorated festively to set the mood. Surprise your mom with breakfast in bed and then gather the family to do fun activities together, such as playing games, whipping up something special in the kitchen, cooling off in an inflatable pool, or letting it all out in a videoke session.

If you have a Smart Postpaid plan that comes with Netflix mobile subscription, take advantage of it and cap the day by watching a movie or two. Let your mom choose which movie to watch and have popcorn and drinks ready to complete the experience.

  1. Create a Mother’s Day video for her

Put your video making skills to use by creating a special Mother’s Day video for your mom. Be as creative as you can and don’t hold back on letting her know how much you love and appreciate her. Then make sure she sees it by posting on her favorite social media. Better yet, post it on all her social media so her friends will know how loved she is. For Smart Bro Pocket Wifi subscribers, you can make the most of promo load offers with data inclusions that you can use to access all sites and apps.

It’s not every day that you get the chance to show your mom how much she means to you, so make Mother’s Day count. But remember that if you spend more than you can afford, your mom will be the first to protest. So get your creative juices flowing and use plenty of imagination to give her a special day without busting your budget. She will love you all the more for it!

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