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Food-Free Ways to Celebrate Mom

For many of us, preparing allergy-friendly meals is a big part of holidays like Mother’s Day, but there are many ways to show Mom your appreciation that don’t involve food at all! 

Below are just some of our favorite food-free ways to celebrate mom! Some will work best if you’re living with your Mom now, while others are great if you live near Mom or far away. But all of them are sure to bring Mom joy.

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Sidewalk Chalk Mother’s Day Cards

Who doesn’t love an afternoon of sidewalk chalking! As we’re spending our days at home and the spring weather has arrived, now is the perfect time to color your world. Turn your driveway or walkways into a giant Mother’s Day card that Mom will love to share across social media.

Mom and daughter at a spa day

Home Spa Day

Put Mom in relaxation mode with a gift that’s always at the top of her wish list. Alternatively, get creative and make her a candle she can use for a calming bath, or a face scrub and mask she can use before bed to cap off the special day.

outdoor family adventure

Family Outdoor Adventure

After you have pampered Mom with a morning of gifts, take her out for an afternoon adventure with the people she loves most. Enjoy a bike ride through the neighborhood, a stroll through the park, or some backyard yoga!

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Crafting a Present

A popular activity for any holiday, an afternoon full of arts and crafts allows you to flex your creative muscles while showing Mom what she means to you. Write her a poem or song, draw a scene from a favorite family trip, or make her a bookmark – it’s often the gifts we take the time to make ourselves that mean the most.

girl gardening with her mama

Plant a Garden

Nothing more fun and rewarding than growing your own backyard produce! If gardening supplies aren’t readily available, deliver a plant that Mom can enjoy as the centerpiece of her table and then nurture outside as the weather warms.

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Read Her a Story

Having Mom read us stories is a treasured childhood memory. So let’s return the favor. After you’ve tired Mom out with a day’s worth of love, cap things off with some light reading. Does she have a favorite tale or storybook from her childhood? Make things extra special and read her your favorite story she used to share with you!

movie with mom

Living Room Theater

Put all those streaming services to use! Bring out the comfy blankets, dim the lights, and check out what new movies are available. If you can’t share the same space, you can host a virtual movie night and make Mom the guest of honor!

kid doing a video call

Record a Thank-You Video

It might seem better to say thank you in person, but getting to replay your words in the future will lift Mom’s spirits when she needs it most. Weeks, months or even a year from now, hearing and seeing your gratitude will always bring a smile to her face.

dad and daughter cleaning

Do Her Least Favorite Chore

It can’t be all fun and games, right? If you want to score some serious brownie points, pick one of Mom’s least-loved tasks to do for her. Clean a bathroom, take out the garbage or wash the car…without having to be asked! These may not seem like fun, but making Mom’s life just a bit easier is something she is sure to appreciate.

Mother's Day

To kick off Food Allergy Awareness Week, we are celebrating Moms - particularly the food allergy Moms of our community that help keep their families safe and healthy all year round.

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