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Wow Mom at Home: Brilliant Mother’s Day Ideas

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So by now we have come to the disappointing realization that Mother’s Day 2020 is not going to be quite what we’re used to at The Pop Shop. We love hosting our annual Mother’s Day brunch and showering all the special moms in our community with the comfort of a ooey, gooey grilled cheese, a fluffy stack of Bettys or a thick, malted shake!  

Not to worry! Mom is still going to have a fabulous Mother’s Day. In fact, the National Retail Federation states that for many of us, the coronavirus has put a spotlight on opportunities to celebrate and show their loved ones they care. Here are some Mother’s Day ideas you can use to shower Mom with thoughtful inexpensive gestures, lots of creativity and love! 

Start the Celebrations Early with Mother’s Day Eve! 

Mom deserves more than one day, right? Host a “Mother’s Day Eve” celebration. Play her favorite music and start a dance party, create “mom-only” drink specials. Or put on her favorite movie, (that means NO “Die Hard” or “Frozen” family! ) 

Another option: take a more mellow approach. Start your “pre” Mother’s Day early with complimentary chair massages and a wine-tasting flight.

Maximize the Entire Day!

Brunch: “Try a Little Trendiness”

You can’t go wrong with setting up a small omelet and waffle station. But you can also try these trendy, Pop Shop inspired menu items! 

  • Bottomless Mom-mosas: Just for mom…it might be her dream come true. Serve mimosas in a mason jar or other special glass that makes the day feel special Or prepare a full Bloody Mary Bar! Think crumbled bacon, fresh herbs, and hot sauces. *Bonus points for fresh squeezed OJ.
  • Avocado Toast Trio: Prep 3 variations of this trendy toast. The Pop Shop recipe includes fresh Pico de Gallo and lean turkey slices on whole wheat toast! 
  • Gourmet Yogurt Bar: From house-made granolas, to shaved chocolate – set out gourmet toppings and let Mom go wild. It’s the brunch version of our sundae bar. 

Mid-Afternoon High Tea, Dahling

When 2pm hits, tap into the British tradition of high tea for your Mother’s Day 2020! Complete with tasty finger foods and an array of teas, it’s the perfect mother-daughter event. Use the BBC’s guide to high tea to plan an authentic tea time.

A Classic “Pop Shop” American  Diner Style Dinner

There was a time when the local soda fountain was the cornerstone of every town’s Main Street. Recreate the Pop Shops unique interpretation of fountain shop nostalgia and futuristic blue plate sophistication in your kitchen!  Think a quirky collection of modern American comfort foods. Build-your-own burgers, gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, Mac’n Cheese with extra sass, don’t be shy- check out our website menu  or our Pinterest page for ideas and inspiration! 

Most importantly, remembering and celebrating the fact that Mom is the “hub of the home”, the glue that holds us all together and the beacon of unconditional love! We love you Moms, everywhere!