A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.
It was only yesterday that your mom was scolding you for not doing your homework. Then came the time when she had to warn you against the wild world, time and again. After that, she was there as a friend when you fell in love, time and again. She was by your side, when you stepped into motherhood. In a few days, she'll be turning 60. Tables will turn and it'll be you who'll take care of her from now on.
On her 60th birthday, she deserves a grand celebration. Here are a few ideas to help you plan it.
Now, now, a surprise party is one of the best ideas, isn't it? Specially at 60, when you hardly get any time to spend with your children and grandchildren, a surprise party will also mean having all your loved ones back. What's more? Also invite a few of your mom's friends who you know don't meet her often. Keep all the party decorations of her favorite color. She'll surely notice and appreciate the effort. Make a small movie/video out of all your old videos, records, and photographs; show it at the party. This won't only be nostalgic and special, but also show 60 years of her life―her journey. Write a small speech for her and deliver it nicely in front of everyone.
So, what can you gift your mother? Age-old gift baskets? Jewelry? Same old, same old. It's her 60th birthday! SIX DECADES. It's big. Make sure the gift is one of a kind. Send her and your dad on a vacation immediately after the birthday party. If you can't afford a vacation, send them on a small trip. If you gift her jewelry, make sure it has precious stones. If you have a tight budget, make something for her. Handmade jewelry will be special and will surely do the trick. Is there something she's always wanted? Think. You can ask your dad and/or siblings for ideas.
Now that you know these ideas, make sure her birthday is one big memorable day. Don't plan any activities that will tire her. Let her enjoy the entire day.