Mothers Day Party Guide

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The party guide helps plan a themed Mothers Day event with ideas, tips in the food departments, creative crafts, and clever conversation chats, menus, recipes, cookies, cakes and food labels. Free printable games, puzzles, place name cards and coloring pages.


Mothers Day is a timeless holiday that honors a group of extraordinary women, those who gave us life and raised us to become the people we are; both strong influences and gentle nurturers, these women deserve a special celebration, one that comes complete with an array of good music selections.

Whether sung to celebrate, recognize or remember a special mother, no party is complete without the ultimate Mothers Day playlist:

I Remember Mama by Shirley Caesar
A Song For Mama by Boyz 2 Men
Mother I Miss You by Dalia Reed
I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack
Ma Mere by G Love
Lisa by Lita Ford (a tribute to Fordís mother)
My Mama Told Me by Tom Tom Club
My Mama Said by Lenny Kravitz
Aside from sweet and meaningful tunes, no Mothers Day party is complete without some equally beautiful party supplies. These could include Motherís Day commemorative plates, heart-shaped wall hangings and centerpieces in feminine colors such as red and pink, lacy table coverings and wall art that depict classic images like Whistlerís Mother (or, better yet, the party hostís mother); as well as plenty of take home party favors for moms in attendance, like colorfully wrapped mints and chocolates, roses and carnations, etc. Quick suggestion: Use movies or music to help set the mood when they are related to a theme or idea. Pick your favorite music and play it softly in the background before your guests arrive, to help you calm down and start to relax. Games will be most useful when selected accordingly to the age range of the participants.

Mothers Day is a time set forth to honor mothers and homemade party supplies such as homemade aprons, balloon bouquets and handmade candles are great additions to this special day. Most mothers love receiving handmade flowers bouquets from their children and making them yourself will save a lot of money. In addition to the flower bouquet and other homemade party supplies, mothers also enjoy receiving balloon bouquets and candle baskets for Mothers Day. Both of these handmade party supply items will be appreciated. Additional Mothers Day party supplies such as colorful paper plates, dainty napkins and cups are perfect for this event.

Most mothers will enjoy being invited to a special Mothers Day celebration and seeing homemade party supplies made especially for them. These homemade items will be not compare to traditional party supplies. Other homemade party supplies such as homemade candles, handmade door curtains and hand painted flower vases will add a lot to your Mothers Day celebration.

Most Mothers will enjoy waking up to a variety of homemade party supplies such as a Mothers Day garden flag, Mothers Day banners and Mothers Day signs. In addition to homemade fresh flower bouquets, balloon bouquets and other handmade party supply items your mother will feel blessed on this special Mothers Day.


Around the world there is probably more then a few women who will celebrate two events on one day, such as doing a Mothers Day birthday cake. Making one special cake to celebrate both events, will require some planning as to what will be needed with the party supplies. The directions will come up in a bit, first some possible decoration ideas; a flower made with icing, a simple message of love, draw a picture of mom with icing using her favorite color. Just some ideas to help out, here is a couple more; have a bakery make a cake with a printed image of mom or one of mom and kids. Having a bakery do the cake will save time for more work around the house. Otherwise here is a recipe for a pound cake, grease a 9 Ĺ inch square baking pan with one teaspoon of butter and set aside. Also the oven will need to be heated to 350 degrees. Next on low heat place a saucepan and melt 1 cup of butter, add sugar and stir until combined. The vanilla will need to be stirred in, whisk in eggs one at a time.

Reserving the second Sunday of May, Mother's Day is meant to be a day for reflection on and showing appreciation for all of the things that a mother provides for her family: husband, sons and daughters. Many different civilizations recognized and honored the work done by mothers in a variety of different ways in the past. Reaching as far back as times of the ancient Greeks, honoring mothers was already a concept of great importance as the god of Rhea and Cybele represented the Mother of gods.

The English held a custom as early as the 1600ís, very closely resembling that of our American Motherís Day. Reserving the fourth Sunday of the Lent season, this day was called Mothering Sunday and was a day in which all servants were excused from their duties so they could travel home and pay their respects to their mothers. Tradition often included the gift of a cake for the celebration. With such a long history, it to no surprise that America also adopted such a holiday.

Anna Jarvis of Grafton West Virginia pushed for the national recognition of all mothers after her mother had passed away on May 10th, 1908. Held locally at first, the campaign spread to the political limelight through the businessmen and politicians of the time. Finally successful in 1914, Woodrow Wilson declared Motherís Day as a national holiday and reserved the second Sunday in the month of May to honor them on. Although it is nice to declare such a day, mothers of American deserve such respect everyday. The cooking and cleaning and caring that is extended by mothers is both exhausting and rewarding, but the rewards are more easily gleaned from the context of of the daily hustle and bustle when acknowledgement and appreciation is noted on a regular basis.

Motherís Day, as with many holidays, holds in addition to the recognition the day is designed an even larger economic importance. Not to be taken lightly, some claim this holiday to have surpassed the sales of the Easter traditions, making it of the second highest sales market related to holiday seasons.

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Mothers Day History, Facts and Educational Resources

Add an educational twist to any birthday party, holiday celebration, or theme party.  Share the history of the Mothers Day theme to the guests.  Play some free printable educational party games.  Shhh don't tell the kids that they are learning!

The history of the honoring of mothers and motherhood is believed to have begun in ancient Greece. It is believed that it occurred because of a custom of the worship of mothers. It was a festival which took place from March 15th (the Ides of March) until the 18th.

Ancient Romans celebrated a holiday called Matronalia. It was dedicated to the mythological God Juno, and mothers were given gifts that day.

In 1868 there was a committee created by Ann Jarvis to establish ďMotherís Friendship Day.Ē The purpose of the committee was for the reuniting of families that were separated during the Civil War. She died before she was able to expand the ideals to recognize an annual memorial for the mothers of those families. Her daughter continued these efforts after her motherís death in 1905.

Other first attempts for the modern Mothers Day holiday began with womenís peace groups. Women who had lost their sons to war would have meetings. This took place between 1970 and 1880, but the observances were limited, and they remained on a local level.

Today Mothers Day is celebrated in different parts of the world on various different days. It is most common in May, but in the United Kingdom it is celebrated as Mothering Sunday in March or April. Other parts of Europe celebrate Mothering Sunday, as well, and, in fact, this day is part of a liturgical calendar for many Christians.

Julia Ward Howe wrote the Motherís Day Proclamation in 1870. It was a proclamation that women should be shaping their societies. Howe believed that this should be at a political level.

Mothers Day around the world tended to change and fit the already established customs for certain countries, such as the Virgin Mary day in many Catholic countries. It was also celebrated on the Prophet Muhammadís daughterís birthday, is some Islamic countries. Bolivia celebrated the day in recognition of womenís participation in battle. And there are other countries that prefer to celebrate International Womenís Day, instead of the traditional Mothers Day. A mixture of games both physical and mental will be welcomed by many guests when given the choice. Have games and activities at a get-together, they are always a hit. A mixture of games both physical and mental will be welcomed by many guests when given the choice. The history of Mothers Day has different interpretations by each person, so use your own judgement. Share these facts with friends at a celebration.
The Party Supplies Hut has more free elementary educational teacher resources for Mothers Day to use in the classroom for active learning to create lesson plans with trivia questions, games and fun activities.

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