6 Tips for a Pandemic-Proof Pampering of Your Mom!

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

by Ashley

OH NO! What do we get mom? 

Well- we can't take her for dinner- we're in lockdown. So- what can we do to pamper our princess?

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and we think we might be celebrating in lockdown again this year- at least in the Greater Toronto Area. But even if you have things open where you live, we can always use some tips on how to wow mom, safely and at home! Our Moms deserve the absolute world, so we are here to help you plan an amazing covid-safe Mother’s Day whether you live with your mom or are apart this year.

If you Live with Mama:

1. Bring the Spa to Ma!

The spa is the perfect place for moms to relax and escape from their busy day-to-day lives. Bringing the spa to your mom is a perfect way to treat your mom and pamper her the way she deserves. Here are the steps to the perfect at home spa day:

-Set up and dedicate a calm, clean, clutter free and peaceful room for your mom's treatments. A nice touch would be to have a fireplace in the room.

-Create a schedule and give her treatments you are able to do (ie. manicure and pedicure, massage, facial, etc).

-Turn your living room into a “spa waiting room” and set-up calming music and set out lemon water and coffee or tea and light snacks like almonds, apple slices and biscotti to dip into her coffee or tea.

The picture above is of the spa room I set-up for my mom last year on our first lockdown Mother's Day together. I used our cot as a massage bed and set it up right beside our fireplace so she would be warm. Then I used different products I already had and gave her a relaxing facial.

2. An Afternoon Tea for Mommy and Me

The tradition of Afternoon Tea is known for its social charm and its slow food experience. Who doesn’t love wearing a beautiful hat or a beautiful dress, and enjoy little finger foods while drinking tea? If you have been to Ste. Anne’s Spa or The Old Mill or The Studio Paint Bar's Paint and High Tea Event, you will know what I am talking about. Here is how to do it!

-Create a menu out of your mom’s favourite food. Some places local to The Studio to get Afternoon Tea fixings are My Secret Kitchen, Wake and Bake by Simmy Jassal and Amazing Grace for Charcuterie Boxes. My family is big into crackers and cheese so we really enjoyed making our own cheese board and added sweets and treats down for a long afternoon of chatting away.

-Select a bunch of special teas and create a tea library to explore with your Mom

- Plan what you will wear! Get dressed up and enjoy some quality time together!

TIP: Incorporate an afternoon tea into your spa day to really make this Mother’s Day special!

3. Have a ‘Yes’ Day!

Moms are always putting their kids first, and although she says ‘no’ a lot to us throughout our lives, it is always for the best. If you think your mom needs to be put first for once then this activity is for you. ‘Yes’ Day is where the dad and kids have to say yes to whatever mom wants to do for the entire day. (This idea may have been inspired by the new film ‘Yes Day’ starring Jennifer Garner on Netflix). 

Far Away from Mama?

1. Bring out the hidden Artist in a Virtual Paint Party!

Attending a virtual paint night with The Studio Paint Bar is the perfect way to connect with your mom this Mother’s Day. Whether you live together or apart, painting allows you to tap into a creative side and share this unique experience. Plus, you never know, your Mom might be a hidden MOM-et, Ma-chelangelo, Mom Vinci... or a MomDigliani.

Here are the steps to take part in a Paint Party like No Other!

-check out the awesome paint projects that will be on The Studio Calendar.

-The Studio will arrange either pick up or delivery of your kits.

-set up a sweet Studio at Home once you get your kit and make sure Mom does too. Have the same bottle of wine delivered along with your kits for a special added touch.

-Join The Studio Paint Bar online and be ready for an interactive and amazing artistic experience!

We are hosting 3 Mother’s Day events between May 7th and May 9th. View our calendar of events to see the beautiful paintings that will be taught by our amazing Co-founder Julia. 

Don’t want to attend a public event? We would be happy to host a private event for you. Email to book today. 

2. Take a Virtual Tour of Paris

We are longing for the day we can hop on a plane and visit our favourite countries around the world. Our Studio is inspired by Parisian cafes and we are longing to be back in Paris. In the meantime, ‘Woyago’ is hosting virtual tours of Paris, where a tour guide will take you on an exclusive and intimate tour of the most romantic city in the world. They even send you wine and cheese to enjoy during the virtual tour. 

3. Host a Private Virtual Mixology Class

If you and your siblings live in different parts of Ontario but are eager to celebrate your mom in a special way, then a private virtual mixology class is perfect! The Studio Paint Bar’s virtual mixology classes are an incredibly fun experience. It is hosted by an amazing mixologist and flare bartender. You can customize your party to create a fun theme and event pair it with food from their amazing partner’s Amazing Graze and My Secret Kitchen. Email to book your private party. 

Our Mixology Set-Up

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