4 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Show your mom how much you love her! Learn about Mexican Mother's Day traditions featuring ways to celebrate, gift ideas, recipes, and more with El Mejor Nido!

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It's time to honor Madre! Each May, Americans celebrate Mom on the second Sunday of the month. But many Latino and Hispanic Americans celebrate Mothers Day twice–once for the American holiday and again on May 10th for Día de las Madres which is observed in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Belize.

With double the fun and festivities to plan for, here are some tips to pamper all the fabulous mamas in your life.

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Breakfast in Bed

Across cultures and countries, Mother’s Day is typically an entire day devoted to Mom–it’s what she deserves! In Mexico, kids might wake their madre up with a song, skit or mariachi serenade while Americans might wake Ma up with breakfast in bed.

No matter how you spend the morning, a breakfast of Mom’s favorites is sure to make her feel special. You could also make Dulce de Leche Donut Holes or Crunchy French Toast Sticks from our Mother’s Day Brunch Menu. Oh and don’t forget to make Mom a Tres Leches Iced Latte for the road so she’s ready to take on the rest of the day!

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Keep the Day Delicious

Whether you’re spending the day shopping, treating Mom to a spa day, helping her garden, or just relaxing with the family, an easy lunch or simple snack can make Mom feel cherished and appreciated.

Check out our Easy Baked Abuelita and Banana empanadas for a sweet snack to treat your family to or explore the Mother’s Day Lunch menu for simple and tasty lunch ideas.

Give Mom a Break

Another great way to honor mom is to give her some peace and quiet. So Dad, round up the kids and get dinner plans started for both Mother’s Day and Día de las Madres.

In Mexico it’s tradition to eat regional delicacies like mole, pozole, enchiladas, cochinita, sopes, tamales and more, but unless Dad and the kids are ready to cook all day for Mom, dinner at a favorite or fancy restaurant will do.

Dinner should be a fun and relaxing time on Mother’s Day so make sure it’s stress free. But If you do want to treat Mama to a special dinner be sure to check out our Mother’s Day Menu for inspiration.

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Honor Every Mama

Lastly it’s important to remember every Mother in our life. So don’t forget to call Grandmas, Aunts, family friends or any other special parents out there. And if you’re seeing them during the month of May, consider making them a delicious treat like Clásico Coconut Truffles, Creamy Lemon Bars and Choco-Café Covered Strawberries.