Lots of tween girls love to plan parties. Why not nudge your daughter with a few simple ideas for celebrating you this Mother’s Day? She’ll enjoy the planning, and you’ll all enjoy the rewards.

Donut cake pops—Buy a box of donut holes, a can of frosting, cake pop sticks and sprinkles. The kids can cover the donut holes with frosting, pop in a stick, dash with sprinkles and serve up a festive breakfast treat for the whole family!

Nature journey—Go for a bike ride or hike on a local nature trail. Take a picnic lunch!

Movie festival—This idea is perfect for a rainy Mother’s Day. Allow your kids to pick two or three movies and a variety of snacks. Huddle together in the living room for an afternoon movie binge!

Selfie treasure hunt—Make a list of selfies to take, for example: a picture by the statue downtown, a photo with someone who inspires you, a selfie at the ice cream shoppe, etc. Then go on an afternoon adventure with your daughter to check all the selfie assignments off the list!

Spa day—Invite your daughter to give you a manicure and a facial. Don’t worry about the results—it’s the experience that counts!

Try this simple homemade face mask recipe:

1/2 cup plain yogurt

1/3 cup oat flour

2 teaspoons honey

Mix together and apply to the face (avoiding your eyes, nose and mouth). Leave the mask on for 20 minutes, then rinse and dry.

Nacho bar—Here’s a simple meal that the whole family can prepare for you. Dad can cook the meat while your tween chops the veggie toppings. Younger siblings can mix guacamole or pour shredded cheese into bowls. Then invite another family who doesn’t have a mom to celebrate. Top off the day with ice cream sandwiches for all!

However you celebrate this year Mother’s Day, we here at Faithgirlz want to express our appreciation for you, oh brave mom of tweens. You are raising the next generation of godly women. It’s a big job, and together we will do it well—for God’s glory!

“Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” (Proverbs 31:31)