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How to have a safe, distanced, Mother’s Day celebration in Sudbury

With COVID-19 restrictions in place, there are still meaningful ways we can celebrate
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With the latest round of COVID-19 restrictions in place, many are searching for a meaningful way to celebrate mom on May 9. Traditionally, the family would visit and tell mom in person how much she means to them. This year we all have to get creative. We’ve put together some ideas for a safe, distanced, yet impactful Mother’s Day celebration.

1) Online Group Games

Does your mom love board game night? If so, you have some options for fun, interactive, online games. Crowdpurr has both free and paid options for group online trivia. It’s easy for the host to create a trivia game using a variety of specific or general topics. Crowdpurr can create the questions or the host can write the questions using topics specific to the family. The players don’t have to download anything; the game is accessed via a code typed into a website. The host can manually control the game or just hit the countdown timer and let the website automatically display the questions and tally the results.

For a small fee, Jackbox Games has a variety of highly interactive games that will keep you laughing, guessing, and entertained for hours. Interspersed with video and audio elements, these games range from the ordinary, like trivia, to the wild, like Split the Room where you try to divide the opinions of the other players. Games are bundled in packs so you can choose the ones most suited to your event.

These are just two sites where your family can gather online for some “board game” style fun this Mother’s Day.

2) Virtual Events

Does mom love shopping? Crafting? Brunch? has a fantastic collection of virtual Mother’s Day’s events in Sudbury that include: Brunch in a Box, the Craft and Vendor Fair, The Market Days, a Mother’s Day card making workshop, and more. Some of these events run ahead of the 9th and require registration, so check this site early for some online things to do with, or for, mom.d

3) Flowers

Flowers have always been in fashion for celebrating Mother’s Day, and they are a fast, affordable, safe, distanced way to show mom that you are thinking of her. At Lougheed Flowers you can choose from a wonderful selection of traditional bouquets, bountiful baskets, arrangements in vases, and more. Talk directly with a florist to create a custom arrangement of mom’s favourite blooms. Lougheed Flowers makes it easy as you can shop online or over the phone. Flowers are delivered in accordance with distancing guidelines.

It’s not easy being apart from the ones we love, especially our mother’s on Mother’s Day, but with some creativity and a little planning ahead there are still ways to make the day memorable.