You have to wonder if Mother’s Day and even Father’s Day are conveniently dated right before school’s out for the summer. Yup, hate to burst the bubble of your unregularly scheduled candlelit bath this week. But, school’s almost out so make this Mother’s Day (make it a week) count! So how do we recommend you celebrate Mother’s Day? First, take the week off! That’s right, line up a couple of days of fun! At funseek, we’re all about “MomME” Day! Let the countdown begin and let the cocktails, cupcakes (those are for you too), camaraderie flow. We conducted an informal survey of mothers and our findings show that mothers prefer TIME as the best gift. While we can appreciate Virginia Woolf’s, “A Room of One’s Own,” we think quality me time also means making time to celebrate with friends. In other words please don’t hang out by yourself at home. We get you want some me time alone but this is the perfect opportunity for a long lunch, a fun run with friends, and maybe even a getaway, with your gal pals. We love brunch! It’s one of our favorite words in the dictionary. But mother’s day should not be about leftovers made pretty, thankfully with Mimosas. Nope a celebration of motherhood calls for more, drastic fun. We’re declaring May Mother’s Month! Remember school is going to be out soon!
Do something off-beat and interesting. Stimulate your senses and intellect. We suggest something like the The Idiot’s Guide To Impressing Your Friends At An Art Museum” hosted by the The R.W. Norton Art Foundation in Shreveport, Louisiana http://funseek.com/event/4395477
Remember when you wanted to go to Paris to study art history? This is just the event for you: “Just what is the difference between an etching, an engraving, and a lithograph? What are bisque, basalt, and Majolica? How do you scumble? What's the difference between sand-casting and cire perdu? What female artist was the only Westerner to paint the Dowager Empress of China? Who was the First Family of American art? By the end of our tour, you'll be able to pontificate as an "art critic-at-large" in your circle of family and friends, learning what to see and how to go about seeing it.” Check out a local gallery showing or an exhibit at a museum with your friends on .
Speaking of friends coming together, the annual is one of the biggest do-not-miss charity events” to be held this year at the . Known as “one of the best dinner & shows in Los Angeles” the show has raised more than $4.1 million for the women and girls served by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center since 2002. We’ve got tons of events and opportunities for you to get involved in your community. Do something fun and impactful!
Meeting friends for some gab and grub is great but let’s face it motherhood is a team sport. So let’s celebrate as a team and let’s get messy! Why should our kids be the only ones having fun in the mud. Why not go on a playdate with your friends and their families? We’re talking the real deal here. That’s right we’re talking “Trails. Mud. Obstacles.
Good clean fun!…Check out Tennessee’s Harmony Family Center’s 2nd Annual on May 10. Mudder’s Day is “an obstacle course designed for people age 12 and up, of all athletic abilities. Mudder’s Day is different from most races you will experience. You are welcome to mud it alone, but it might be more fun to get muddy as a team and encourage each other along the way! After the run, we’ll help you get cleaned up and you can visit the runner’s village where you will enjoy post-race snacks, live music, food and beverages, activities for the kids, contests, prizes, and a whole lot of fun for the entire family.” Especially if you’re not doing laundry afterwards!
If running in the mud is not your idea of fun, we’ve got you covered. Perhaps a mud mask facial or a massage (aaahhh, exhale) is more your groove. What goes better with a massage than chocolate? Sound blissful and decadent? Check out at in San Fransisco for “a super chill night” of sensorial play. With therapeutic flying and massage/bodywork; music and performance; and last but no least, decadent desserts, it’s a party for your senses. If acroyoga is not your idea of hanging out (get it!) check out funseek for local fun near you to stimulate your senses.
Alas, it is about time. Time for gratitude, for your body and spirit.
Happy MomMe’s Day from all of us at funseek!