Your mom is the one who always organized a great birthday party for you, replete with your favorite foods and, of course, friends. Now, it is your turn to throw her a totally awesome birthday party that she would enjoy. If you are short of great ideas and have no clue about your mother's likes and dislikes, then you should talk to her and gather information first. Some great ideas are to throw her a birthday party as well as getting her a good gift. Some mothers might not be comfortable in having a huge party though. In that case, just invite a few of her friends and family for an elegant dinner. Make sure that she likes what you have planned for her big day, and remember that it is her birthday and not yours, so consider her comfort and likings.
Birthday Party Ideas
When you are looking for birthday party ideas for your mother, making sure that she enjoys the party is the most important part. Make a guest list of your mother's close friends and invite them well in advance for the party. Once the guest list is taken care of, decide the venue and menu. If you can handle all the organizing, then a party at home is your best option. If the weather permits, you can even have the party in your lawn or garden. Keep the menu simple and sophisticated, and make sure that the food tastes good and is presented well. You can have five or six appetizers, two or three main course dishes, and one dessert. Having a sit-down party is more comfortable then a buffet, so plan accordingly. Don't forget to either order a birthday cake or make one yourself.
Make your mother's birthday party unique and different by thinking of some nice themefor it. You can go for a flower themed party, where you can decorate the venue with beautiful fresh flowers, use floral motif china, and make a birthday cake that is shaped like a flower too. Another great idea is to have a tea party, where your mother and her friends can enjoy cups of fresh tea with coffee cakes, scones, clotted cream, fresh strawberries, and chocolate chip cannoli.
Birthday Present Ideas
The most important element of any birthday is the present. It is essential that you find the perfect gift for your mother on this special day. A great gift would be to gift her a spa certificate at a good spa. Your mother works all day to make your family's life easier, and she deserves some pampering in return. A spa certificate is a perfect gift for your mother as it allows her to relax and have a good time. Another good gift would be to give her a nice piece of jewelry. Give her something that is elegant and classic, and in a style that she is sure to wear. Avoid buying anything too ornate, flashy, or loud as your mother will probably not like it. Jewelry is a classic gift and every women loves it, whether she is 18 or 80.
If your budget does not stretch to gold and silver jewelry, a beautiful pearl earring or a pendant are also good options. A gift basket comprising some bath products, like body shower gel, lotions, and bath salts also makes a good birthday present. A magazine subscription to her favorite magazine, her favorite movies' DVDs, tickets to the opera or music shows are some other great ideas. Of course, any birthday gift has to be accompanied by a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers and a card. Kids can make a homemade birthday card for their mother, or a handmade cake or just a bunch of roses.
If your mother is having her 50th birthday, why not spend the whole day with her! Take her shopping, go for a movie, and conclude the day by going to a fine dining restaurant. A pearl necklace or a designer wrist watch will be the best 50th birthday gift for your mother.