She’s there for you year-round.
But May 13th is the day to celebrate the special mom in your life. Short of taking her on a beachfront vacation, how can you inject a little much-needed life into this annual holiday? Maybe by bringing the pampering and warm attention of a Vidanta getaway back home. Here are five ways to spoil the lady of the hour, inspired by how we do things in paradise.
1. Stage Your Own Cena Romántica
Celebrating Mother’s Day with a nice dinner might sound cliché, but by looking to the Vidanta Resorts for inspiration, you can create a meal that’s anything but ordinary. Every Vidanta Resort offers Cena Románticas, where you can customize the perfect meal for two by creating a bespoke menu, choosing a truly awe-inspiring setting, and ensuring your atmosphere has plenty of charming personality. Bring this perfectly crafted night home by preparing (or ordering!) a multi-course dinner of her favorite dishes, choosing an unusual location (like your patio, or a living room picnic), and amping up the thoughtful ambiance with fairy lights, candles, fresh flowers, and a sweet dining soundtrack.
2. Pamper Her with an At-Home Spa Day
Using the transporting luxury of Spatium or Brio as inspiration, you can create an oasis of relaxation at home. Set the tone for tranquility using candles or incense and soft, serene music. Set up your own cucumber-infused water. Then, fill the day with straight-from-the-spa activities: set up a manicure-pedicure station with a spread of nail polish; provide a selection of sheet or mud masks for that fresh facial glow; or draw a hot bath with added essential oils to recreate the relaxation of the hydrotherapy annex. End the day with something delicious—chocolate, or a margarita…or both—to remind her of Spatium and Brio’s specialized treatments featuring iconic Mexican products.
3. Pack a Gourmet Picnic for the Park
At Nuevo Vallarta guests can now embark on the Almaverde Farm Experience, which allows the whole family to commune with nature with a luxury spin, thanks to a gourmet meal prepared and enjoyed onsite. Draw inspiration from this amazing day at the farm by planning a picnic outing around an elevated menu, including a cheese board, caprese salad-inspired sandwiches, strawberries with freshly whipped cream, and a bottle of champagne. Pick a beloved spot in a local park, ideally one with a great view, pack a blanket and necessary silverware (don’t forget a corkscrew!), and enjoy a day of sunshine and great food.
4. Try an Old-Fashioned Movie Night
If you’ve vacationed at Vidanta, chances are you’ve either attended movie night at the beach, or at least seen it happening. You can stage your own al fresco theatrical screening by renting a digital projector (available at most libraries or specialty electronic shops) and hanging a white sheet against a garage or building to act as a makeshift screen. You can also borrow an old-school pull-down screen from a school or college—many have them on hand. Choose one of your family’s favorite flicks, add some popcorn, and invite friends and neighbors over for a night of fun!
5. Create a Custom Mixology Experience
For many of us, nothing is as relaxing as kicking back and catching up with loved ones over a great cocktail. But you don’t have to go to a fancy cocktail bar to treat the mom in your life to a delicious mixed drink. Channel the fun and spontaneity of Nuevo Vallarta’s custom bar cart experience to create your own adventure in mixology. Simply read up on some fun tropical-inspired drink recipes (or find some of ours here: including the Mr. Big or Mango Margarita), then assemble your own bespoke bar at home, equipped with the ingredients, liquors, and liqueurs you need to recreate a few signature specialties. Dazzle mom by whipping up some of these delicious and unexpected drinks before her eyes!