Do you have any ideas for fun things to do for Mother's Day or gift ideas around my USF apartment?

This post is a reminder that Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 8th, this year. It is a busy time on the University of South Florida campus between the spring and summer semesters, so we thought you might need a reminder. The mom in your life will thank us. Whether you are looking for a unique gift or a fun event to attend around your apartment near USF, we hope this list helps you prepare for the upcoming holiday for your mother, wife, or any woman that is a mother in your life.

Let Your Mom Relax

Any mother, especially ones with small children, will probably tell you a relaxing day is on the top of their list and something many of them never seem to find time to fit in. You could achieve this by taking the kids out of the house for a few hours while she gets some extra sleep, takes a long bath, or even catch up on some missed tv time. A spa gift card for a massage, nails, or another service also falls into the relaxation category. The SOHO Wellness & Med Spa is located in northwest Tampa near the University of Tampa and offers monthly memberships that include massages, facials, and other bonus discounts.

No Cooking, Just Eating

Another idea revolves around food and the mom not cooking or cleaning the kitchen for the day. Maybe breakfast in bed? That would be a fun idea to get the kids involved in cooking and cleaning. If your little chef or even the big chef needs some practice, try one of these fun cooking classes held at the Publix Aprons Cooking School of Citrus Park just west of the University of South Florida, or check out one of these cooking classes on the Fun 4 Tampa Kids website. Maybe mom would enjoy a fun brunch location such as Keke's Breakfast Café off of Fletcher Avenue, a trip to St Pete Beach and The Don CeSar, or a Champagne Tea Buffet with author Kristin Harmel at Oxford Exchange. Again, the key is to make sure she spends no time cooking or cleaning for the day.

Family Fun

The last group of ideas includes fun family events around your USF apartment in Tampa. Is this mom creative? Maybe a painting party would be of interest? Painting With a Twist offers painting parties in multiple locations around the Tampa area with many fun themes for moms and even at-home paint kits to paint wherever she is. A painting party could also be fun for a girl's night out for the mom that doesn't find the time to spend with friends as much as she would like. Maybe mom would enjoy a pirate cruise aboard the Lost Pearl that she can enjoy with all the little buccaneers while enjoying complimentary champagne and photo.

We hope this list gets you started on some fun ideas around your University of South Florida apartment to celebrate a special mom in your life. Whether it is your own mom, wife, or even a friend, let's make those moms feel extra special this year.

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