In fairness to Beyoncé, she wasn't yet a mother when she recorded Who Run The World (Girls), but I reckon if you asked her now 'Who Run The World?' Mums may well get the nod. And with an alter ego like Sasha Fierce, I bet Jay Z doesn't need reminding when Mother's Day falls each year.
It's a special day, when even pop-megastar Mums get to kick back and be the centre of attention for a totally different reason. One day to be rightfully rewarded for all the things they are and do as mothers, just like the rest of us.
Here at Mad Lilies we absolutely LOVE Mother's Day. Spring is all around us and seemingly every day brings yet more buds bursting with vibrant colours and fresh full flower heads. And we get to celebrate the person to whom we owe so much. In shop owner and lead florist Ali's case, it's both her mother and grandmother florists who despite being no longer with us, were a key inspiration behind her move into the flower business.
Conveniently, with Mother's Day falling as it does in early spring, we have a wealth of options when it comes to flowers and plant gifts to say "Thanks Mum". And let's face it, when it comes to buying Mother's Day flowers it's pretty difficult to go wrong. Our Mother's Day range of flowers is now available for pre-order and we have designs to suit pretty much every Mum's style.
But what if you're looking for a gift to go with their bouquet, to make it that extra bit special, and you're struggling to find that special something that will really suit her?
We were chatting about this in the shop the other day, and realised that when we think of our Mums at this time of year, we think of all the things she has been to us; the backbone of the family, the Caretakers, Teachers, Problem-solvers, Role models, Comforters, the list goes on. And let's be honest, it's not the most inspiring list from a gift-choosing point of view, unless you think a new mop and a fresh pair of marigolds might float her boat (We're sceptical).
It occurred to us that instead, we should be celebrating all the things our Mums are now. The things that fundamentally make them who they are. So we put our heads together and came up with some gift collections for 'The Mum Who...'
We're talking about The Baker Mums, who love nothing more than to whip up a quick cake and serve us a dollop of something sweet! The Creative Mums with a knack for styling, who instinctively know how to turn a house into a home. Or those Mums who just KNOW how to turn every gathering into a memorable event. The Entertainers.
We've written all about them over on our Mother's Day page. And being the super-helpful bunch that we are, we've also put together some gift inspirations to go with each character description. Take a look and see what you think. Is there a Mum in there you recognise? Or maybe there's a particular type of Mum that you think needs highlighting? Give us a shout and let us know, and maybe we'll create an inspiration range especially.
And don't forget, If you’re looking for a gift that lasts long after the event, why not buy your Mum a flower subscription to our Bare Naked Stems service and perhaps also place for you both on our Mother's Day Floristry Workshop, on April 05th?
It's the perfect opportunity to escape the everyday, spend more quality time together and find your inner florists! You'll come away feeling relaxed and inspired with a stunning vase full of ranunculus, tulips, narcissus and anemones. What's not to love?!
Whatever you're doing for Mother's Day this year. Enjoy yourselves and remember, Who run the World?