Mother’s Day. It’s a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in many forms throughout the world. You can actually trace it back to the ancient Greeks and Romans who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele. However, the most modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival “Mothering Sunday.”
The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official holiday in the U.S. in 1914. Of course, Ms. Jarvis wasn’t thrilled with the commercialization of the holiday and tried getting it removed from the calendar. Today, dates and celebrations may vary, but Mother’s Day commonly falls on the second Sunday in May.
At Improvements, we believe in celebrating moms. Keep reading to discover Mother’s Day recipes and craft ideas. After all, don’t moms deserve a day of rest and relaxation? We think so!
Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed Recipe
Show mom how much you love and care about her by making and serving her breakfast in bed. We have a frittata recipe that everyone will eat up and a non-alcoholic drink that everyone will find refreshing.
Cheese and Vegetable Frittata
Cheese and Vegetable Frittata Ingredients
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small red bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 small sweet onion, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 small zucchini, diced
- 3 cups baby spinach
- 6 large eggs
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled (may substitute with vegan cheese)
Cheese and Vegetable Frittata Cookware
Cheese and Vegetable Frittata Directions
- Preheat oven to 400-degrees. Heat oil in a 10-inch cast iron or oven-safe nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper, onion, and salt. Sauté about 5 minutes until slightly softened. Add the zucchini and spinach and cook until wilted, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Whisk the eggs, parmesan, and pepper together in a bowl until the eggs are broken up. Pour egg mixture into the skillet over the vegetables. Sprinkle with goat cheese.
- Bake until eggs are almost set, about 8 minutes. Turn the oven to broil and continue to broil until the top is set and a light golden-brown, about 2 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
Sparkling Grapefruit and Rosemary Spritzer (Non-Alcoholic)
Sparkling Grapefruit and Rosemary Spritzer Ingredients
- 3 sprigs fresh rosemary (strip leaves off the stem of one sprig and leave 2 sprigs whole)
- 1-1/2 cup pink grapefruit juice (fresh or store-bought)
- 1 cup seltzer
Sparkling Grapefruit and Rosemary Spritzer Drinkware
- 2 pretty glasses
Sparkling Grapefruit and Rosemary Spritzer Directions
- In each glass gently muddle about 1 tablespoons of fresh rosemary leaves in the bottom of the glass. Add ice and fill each glass with 3/4 cup grapefruit juice and 1/2 cup seltzer; stir. Garnish with a rosemary sprig. Makes 2 servings.
Mother’s Day Craft
Create some tissue paper flowers for mom! They’re a fun craft activity you and your kids will enjoy making.
Tissue Paper Flowers Supplies
- 8 pieces of tissue paper cut to 10” square (this will make 1 flower)
- Green pipe cleaner
Tissue Paper Flowers Directions
- Stack the 8 pieces of tissue paper together and fold the paper accordion-style. Crease with each fold.
- Use scissors to cut off the corners of the folded paper to create round edges.
- Wrap a pipe cleaner around the center of the folded tissue paper and twist to tighten.
- Separate and fluff each layer of tissue paper, pulling to the center.
- Continue to separate and fluff each layer until you have a full flower. Repeat this process to make more flowers, and group them together in a vase for an artistic bouquet.
Mother’s Day Printable Card
Instead of buying a Mother’s Day greeting card, create a homemade one instead. Download and print out our Mother’s Day printable card and give it your mom.
Celebrate Mom This and Every Mother’s Day
Have you ever heard the saying that a mom is like a button, she keeps everything together? Even though you’ll celebrate your mom on Mother’s Day, you could celebrate her every day. You don’t have to show grand gestures, a simple “Thank you” and “I love you” will do. Furthermore, don’t forget to celebrate the “mother figures” in your life, from aunts to grandmas. They’ll appreciate being remembered, too.
Happy Mother’s Day!