14 Mother's Day Party Ideas For 2016 To Celebrate Your Favorite Leading Lady

Now that we're well into the spring season, it's time to start thinking about Mother's Day party ideas to celebrate our favorite leading lady. After all, Mom has put up with our nonsense after all these years... it's time to treat her with a big ol' thank you. What better way to do just that than with a party that’s all about her?

Of course, we can't forget about the aunts, grandmothers, guardians, and family friends in our lives. Anyone that showed us care and love deserves to be recognized on this day. It doesn't even matter if you aren't actually related; you don't have to be blood to be family.

The awesome thing about these party ideas is that you can customize them to fit the celebrant's taste and style. Simultaneously, you'll be channeling those springtime feels with a medley of flowers, natural elements, and sweet treats. It really doesn't get any better than that.

To top it off, throwing a Mom-day party beats facing the inevitable crowds on this holiday. You can even invite multiple mother figures for a day that’s all about them. It’s the best way to show just how appreciative you are for everything they’ve done.

1. DIY Fresh Flower Banner

Say it loud and proud with this Mother's Day banner by Studio DIY. While the original project uses fresh flowers, feel free to use fake foliage for a creation that will last forever. Personalize this creation by choosing flowers in Mom's favorite color scheme. She'll love it!

2. Herb Wreath

For decor that everyone can enjoy, make this herb wreath with some help from eHow. This is an excellent way to get those spring feels going. It doesn't hurt that it will smell amazing, too.

3. Slippers Gift Idea

Encourage some rest and relaxation with this slipper gift set by Pretty Providence. The best gifts are cute and useful, after all.

4. Vanilla Cupcake Flower Bouquet

Traditionally, flower bouquets are a tried-and-true gift for mothers. But what about a version made of... cupcakes? It's enough to make anyone with a sweet tooth swoon. Learn how to make this project at See Vanessa Craft.

5. Strawberry Roses

How adorable are these strawberry roses by Ash and Crafts? These would be a super sweet addition to pancakes, waffles, or cupcakes. Finally, a Mom-approved way of playing with your food.

6. Swedish Pancake Cake

Pancake cakes are a thing and I couldn't be more excited. This recipe by Green Kitchen Stories features layers of fruit, vegan pancakes, and honey. Yum.

7. Coconut Coffee Shake

Get the party started with this healthy coconut coffee shake from Green Kitchen Stories. It's the best way to get the caffeine flow going for the day's festivities.

8. Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls

Impress Mom with this decadent dessert by Joy the Baker. It features two of the most beloved treats of the foodie world. Brush your shoulders off, ladies!

9. Banana Split Cupcakes

With some help from Your Cup of Cake, you can transform the popular ice cream dish into a cupcake version. Don't forget to choose cupcake liners that fit Mom's taste and style, too.

10. Cake Batter Dip

Cake-batter-anything is bound to be a hit at any party... and Mother's Day is no exception. Create this unique concoction with the help of Ari's Menu.

11. Homemade Cookie Butter

Keep the sweets coming with a batch of homemade cookie butter by A Beautiful Mess. It also makes an awesome activity for the actual party. Party favors, anyone?

12. Photo Booth Background

Pictures or it didn't happen... am I right? Encourage guests to snap some memories with a DIY photo booth set up. It's the best way to highlight the day's celebrations. Learn how to make this background with Pretty Providence.

13. Flower Petal Clothespin Place Cards

Keep the flowery spring trend going with these clothespin place cards at Weddingbee. These are especially useful if you have multiple moms coming by for the festivities!

14. DIY Doily Apron

While you're serving up a storm, protect your threads with this darling DIY doily apron from Crafts Unleashed. The best part is that you can use it over and over again.

For more fun party ideas, check out Bustle on YouTube.

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Images: Studio DIY; Jonathan Fong / eHow; Pretty Providence; See Vanessa Craft; Ash and Crafts; Green Kitchen Stories; Green Kitchen Stories; Joy the Baker; Your Cup of Cake; Ari's Menu; A Beautiful Mess; Pretty Providence; Weddingbee; Crafts Unleashed