This Mother's Day, remember that it is not about giving gifts. It is about showing your mother, or the mother of your children, that you really appreciate all that they do, and cherish them for all that they are. This year, rather than focussing on buying gifts, why not consider creating a special moment for her. Those with a polytunnel have a special opportunity at their fingertips – the chance to turn their polytunnel into a space that can be used for a Mother's Day treat.
In March, the weather can be unpredictable, but a polytunnel could offer the chance to get outdoors without risking being rained off. Like a gazebo, a polytunnel can be used as a venue for intimate special events. Put up some bunting and perhaps some solar lighting in your polytunnel, and place a table and chairs, and you could use your polytunnel for a special Mother's Day tea, or a family party. Outside in a polytunnel it is likely that you will be able to prepare and set up without ruining the surprise more easily than you could do inside your home.
Whether or not you have been able to grow all the ingredients at home, a Mother's day tea in a polytunnel could be a wonderful way to show her how much she means to you. Whether the polytunnel is her sanctuary or yours, being in a polytunnel on a sunny day can be a lovely place to be, and even if the weather is less than ideal, it won't be a total disaster. Polytunnels are perfect spaces for spring events, and you might even be able to pick some crops from the polytunnel to feed your family or guests.
At this time of year, you might have salads, spinach, pea shoots and a range of green vegetables that are perfect for a delicious Mother's Day salad to accompany other Mother's Day treats. Even a few home-grown additions to your Mother's Day meal will make it feel a whole lot more heartfelt and personal – so much better than heading out to enjoy a meal somewhere away from home, surrounded by people you do not know.
A polytunnel is a great venue for Mother's Day meals and parties – as well as for other spring time events. However you choose to dress the tunnel, and whatever food and drinks you choose to serve – think about how you can make all the details add up to a delightful treat for the woman you want to celebrate this Mother's Day.