Moms love flipping through photos of their precious little (or not so little) ones, so why not take photos of the day and make a Mother's Day memory book? Buy a good-quality scrapbook at a craft store, along with some photo mounting squares. Then, each year you can add to the book, creating a unique record of the holiday--and a family heirloom.
A Picture-Perfect Morning
Are you having an elaborate brunch for Mom? Hand the camera to one of the kids, and let him or her record the event. When you print out the photos, good or bad, give credit to the photographer under the print. Include photos of the people and the food. Have each of the children sign the book in their own handwriting, and see how they grow and change over the years.
Capturing the Great Outdoors
If you pack a picnic lunch, take a few snapshots of the food preparation, the packing and the spread at the picnic site. If a child is old enough to be trusted with the camera, let them take photos of things they want mom to see. Be sure they know how to set the camera to "close-up." You will be amazed at the things that catch the eye of the child.
The Group Shot
Do you have a large extended family with many moms in the group? Plan a potluck with a twist: Have each family make a copy of a food photo from a book or magazine, and see who can most closely re-create the food in the picture, dish and all.