Mother's Day doesn't have to mean spending loads of money on expensive gifts. Spending time together, getting messy in the kitchen and tucking into a simple bake or breakfast in bed is our idea of a great weekend.
We've put together our favourite, easy bakes and breakfast ideas for making together. So whether you want to impress mum with pancakes in bed, or need to get the ingredients in for the kids to 'help' out in the kitchen, these recipes are sure to make for a magnificent Mother's Day...
Blueberry burst pancakes
Pancakes make the perfect breakfast for Mother's Day. Whip up a batch of these blueberry burst pancakes, stack them up and serve them with a squirt of honey, or crispy grilled bacon and maple syrup if you want to push the boat out. And if you're helping the kids in the kitchen - why not get them to help pour the batter into the pan and try a flip!
Cherry & pistachio pastries
You can't beat the smell of freshly cooked pastry wafting through your home. So try your hand at making these delicious cherry pastries and serve them up to mum hot from the oven for a breakfast to remember. The kids can help with folding over the pastry edges and topping each parcel with the cherry filling.
Carrot cake cupcakes
Who'd have thought carrot cake could get even tastier? The kids will love getting involved in making our take on the classic treat, which will make the ideal gift for their favourite lady this Mother's Day. We've added grated juicy apple into our version which adds a fresh, fruity twist.
Chocolate fridge cake
Chocolate fridge cake - or tiffin cake as it's often called - is always a winner. Get the kids involved with mixing in the rice snaps, cherries, digestive biscuits and raisins. And they'll love piping the icing on top too! Serve up your homemade treat alongside a cuppa for the ultimate elevenses snack.
Fudge and white chocolate cookies
If your mum's a cookie monster then these American-inspired fudge and white chocolate treats are bound to go down well. The kids will be able to help with spooning the mixture onto trays before baking. Once cooked pour a cold glass of milk and don't forget to save some for mum! We love this stack tied in a bow for top marks on presentation...
Yogurt and raspberry bark
Colourful, fruity and very easy to make, this yogurt and raspberry bark will have your mum feeling spoilt in no time. Even really young kids can help make this no-cook treat as a gift for their favourite lady. Simply mix together yogurt and vanilla pasta, before pouring in a tray and swirling with raspberry jam. Decorate with 100s and 1000s and choco beans, then freeze! Simples. It's a treat for the eyes and stomach.
Chocolate and orange brownies
Nothing says 'I love you' more than a batch of beautiful brownies, right? And these chocolate and orange brownies are no exception. Gooey and oh-so chocolately on the inside, these citrus-infused treats are simply irresistible. Get the kids involved with stirring all the ingredients together. Once cooked, decorate with icing sugar and orange rinds and you'll have a brilliant bake in no time.
And if you're surprising mum with breakfast in bed, take it to the next level with our special 'Mum' themed crockery. Serve up her eggs and soldiers on our 'Amazing Mum' crockery kit, and carry it all upstairs (with a nice bunch of spring flowers) on our 'Amazing Mum' tea tray.