Scouse Ma’s top tips for giving your own Scouse Ma the perfect Mother’s Day
2 years ago
Mother’s Day in Liverpool is always huge as the city celebrates its beloved Mums, including our very own Queen of social media, Scouse Ma.
This Sunday is for all the mums out there, giving them a massive thank you for everything they do for us even when we’re driving them nuts.
Scouse Ma is getting out there this year to step things up with a Big Night Out Mother’s Day special at Invisible Wind Factory.
As a mum of three girls, aged eight to 18, Elle can usually expect her own celebration at home, although this one could be a bit different.
“I’m going to be a busy bee on Mother’s Day, getting everything ready for the night, so I don’t think I’m going to get any time to get treated myself,” she admits. “With my nerves I’ll probably be up at about 5 in the morning anyway, so even breakfast in bed might not happen.
“If the kids do want to bring me something, I think I’d probably like a big pizza because I’ve been on a diet for so long for this event, and a glass of prosecco with it because I haven’t been drinking either. It’s your day, you can do exactly what you like, so I’ll just call it an early brunch!”
Everyone has their own way of showing their mum some love on her special day, but if you’re looking for some inspiration here are Scouse Ma’s top tips for giving your own Scouse ma the perfect Mother’s Day …
Make her the focus of the day – that’s how it should be on Mother’s Day, with your mum at the centre of things. Let’s face it, mums do everything in most households still, they’re the matriarch of the family who sorts everything out and takes the most stress. If there’s a problem you always go to your mum, whatever gender you are and whatever age you are. Mother’s Day is all about the mums who are still here, the mums who are gone, your nans, the women who are like mums to us, it’s all the females in your family and celebrating them.
There’s got to be food – treat your mum to something nice that she hasn’t had to cook herself. It doesn’t even have to be on the day, but just to make a fuss of her, give her a bit of time off and make sure she gets waited on for a change.
And drink obviously – my mum loves a gin, I don’t know many mums who don’t, so maybe book her in for a nice bottomless brunch or an afternoon tea with a few gins or prosecco.
Let her do what she wants for the whole day – try not to call her with a crisis, just for those 24 hours, we should all agree to ring our dads with any crap we’ve got going on! Mums get no hassle for the whole day, then by the Monday we’ll all be back on the phone moaning, back to business as usual.
Pamper her – it’d be nice to take her to a spa, but you can do it at home as well – just get the face masks and all the nice creams out, get some prosecco open and sit back and have a good old gab.
Dads, don’t buy terrible presents and pretend they’re from the kids – don’t buy any household appliances either – imagine getting an ironing board or a new Hoover on Mother’s Day? And don’t buy something you want yourself and then go ‘I thought this would be nice’ or ‘look what the kids got you’, because we know what you’re up to.
Give her your time – this is a big one. Mother’s Day isn’t necessarily about flowers or gifts or stuff like that, it’s about having some one-on-one time with your mum because everyone’s so busy these days, especially when you’ve got kids of your own. Most mums love a good gossip don’t they, so it’s a really good time to have a catch-up.