Last Minute Ideas for Mother’s Day

Time passes so quickly.  Spring is here and Mother’s Day is upon us.  If you haven’t quite finalized what you’ll be doing to honor your mother or other mothers in your life, then maybe you can find a few great last minute ideas for Mother’s Day in this “round up” style post.

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Crafty Last Minute Ideas for Mother’s Day

Young children love to make things for their family members and mom is no exception!  Check out these great ideas for young and not so young children.


Pull out the finger paint and let the kids get a little messy as they create a one of a kind masterpiece which captures a part of them with Handprint Flower For Kids (from Just 2 Sisters) or Fingerprint Flower (from Money Saving Michele).


I love this crafty card for Mom using celery to create the image as featured on Confessions of an Overworked Mom.


Stacie at Simply Stacie featured a neat Family Photo Tree Craft that would make pretty much any mother smile.  She also has a great listing of Mother’s Day printables found online.


If you have a color printer and frame handy, then you might love one of the Mother’s Day Subway Prints created by Kimberly at Saving More than Me to gift the mother in your life.

You can always run to the local store and pick up a beautiful flower arrangement or plant.  Why not make it a bit more personal as shown in this Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids Garden Planter shown over at Sassy Girlz?  I know that I would cherish the planter for many years to come, regardless of how ‘perfect’ or ‘not so perfect’ it was.


Tasty Last Minute Ideas for Mother’s Day

Spoiling is something that should happen on Mother’s Day.  As much as I try to eat super healthy and keep my sweet tooth in check, I would not be one to turn down a tasty treat prepared by the boys for me. 


Ellen over at Confessions of an Overworked Mom has a great looking idea for brunch ~ Breakfast Bread Pudding with Praline Topping!  I can almost taste it just from reading the ingredients and would love something different for brunch.


Does your mom love coffee or maybe a great cup of tea?  Pair it with a tasty dessert whether a scone, a few cookies, or a decadent slice of cheesecake. (Okay, I go for a half slice of cheesecake to keep the calories down.  But, a little does go a LONG way!)  Jennifer at 1 heart, 1 family showcased Chocolate Cranberry Muffins which look simply scrumptious.



I’ve taken to making my own ‘fancy’ coffee drinks at home.  I do have an espresso machine, but you can modify the following recipe for Salted Caramel Mocha using regular coffee.  Of course, in a pinch you can visit a local coffee house to pick up mom’s favorite drink.  But, why not try your hand at making one at home!



Salted Caramel Mocha

Salted Caramel Mocha


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Salted Caramel Mocha
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1
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  • Double Shot Espresso
  • ⅔ to 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 shot caramel syrup
  • whipped cream
  • caramel syrup
  • Coarse sea salt
  1. Prepare a double shot serving of espresso. While this is brewing, mix together the cocoa powder and caramel syrup in the bottom of the serving mug. Add the hot espresso. Heat the milk (either in the microwave to warm or using the frothing attachment of an espresso machine.) Add warmed milk to the serving mug. Top with whipped cream. Garnish the whipped cream with caramel syrup and finish with a small amount of coarse sea salt.
If you do not have an espresso machine, you can make a small batch of very strong coffee in a press or coffee pot. Alternatively, you can find instant espresso in some grocery stores. The mug I used for these photos is BIG and uses approximately ⅔ to 1 cup of espresso with a similar amount of milk. I found the caramel syrup at a local store, but have not seen it on the shelf recently. I'm investigating how to make it myself. That being said, this particular recipe is quite tasty skipping that garnish and using a chocolate whipped cream instead or regular.







What are YOU planning to do for Mother’s Day this year?


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A Catholic mom to four boys, Laura has been homeschooling since 2005. Currently, one son is in school while the others are at home. When not 'working', she is enjoying life up in Alaska.


  1. Thanks so much for sharing my posts! I’m off to check out a few of the other ideas.
    Ellen Christian recently posted..An Audiobooks App Can Save You TimeMy Profile

  2. Thanks for sharing our (almost) Mother’s Day Planter (Fail)!!
    I’m totally making that salted caramel mocha!! NO fail there for sure!
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  3. Well I would love the Mocha (great recipe) and the bread pudding for Mother’s day Breakfast and I would love the card made from celery

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  4. Great ideas!!! Wow, I want some of that caramel mocha right now!!!

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  5. So many great ideas! I shared the quote with my mom!

  6. I love these ideas! My kids and I are doing the plantar and making a GF treat for my mom!!

    Jenn recently posted..Food Friday~ Mother’s Day Glutino Chocolate Cranberry MuffinsMy Profile

  7. Thanks I think i may try one of these ideas!

  8. It’s a little bit of a bummer for me on Mother’s Day now because my kids are not under my roof. They’re on the other side of the country, but at least we chat on the phone. Actually we chat on the phone all the time, not just for Mother’s Day so never mind. I’m not bummed anymore! lol
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  9. How fun, there are some really neat idea’s here. I love the Celery craft!!!
    Kelsey Apley recently posted..Chicken Fried Hamburgers – It is a Winner Recipe in Our Home!My Profile

  10. These are all great last minute ideas! I think the celery art is especially cute and I wouldn’t mind if I was greeted with a salted caramel in bed tomorrow morning! Happy Mother’s Day to all you mamas out there!

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  11. I love these ideas! The bread pudding especially caught my attention because I am a huge bread pudding fan and like trying different recipes. The pralines are a nice touch.

  12. I love the painting with a poem – all kids seem to love painting and it would be so quick and easy you could do the entire project in 15 minutes I bet. :)
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  13. Such great ideas. My mom would love the bread pudding and drink.

  14. thanks for including our post. Happy Mother’s Day!!
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  15. Michelle B says:

    I was just looking for a recipe of a delicious drink to make my mom today and this salted caramel mocha is perfect!!! It is a pretty nice day, so I am tempted to also blend one with ice…my mom and I always go for flavored mochas when we are together. Thanks for the recipe!!!


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