Cupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Meeting the ParentsCupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Meeting the Parents

By Sarah Ribeiro & Melissa Lee

Celebrate this Mother’s Day by taking a trip home. Plan a weekend visiting each other’s parents in the spirit of the holiday.

Check out this weekend date idea if you’re interested in introducing your partner to the family!

If you live nearby, look at this weekend as a road trip with your beau. The two of you can pack snacks and create a playlist with songs from your childhood to makes yourselves feel nostalgic. Some great 70’s and 80’s favorites include “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “Vogue,” “Dancing Queen,” “Take on Me,” and “Thriller.” If your honey has never met your family, you can share stories about them on the ride to get him or her ready for their endearing eccentricities, like the fact that your father sings opera in the shower or that your mother will wake up at 5 a.m. to make you all breakfast. Make it a game to see who has the strangest family stories.

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Before you get to your parent’s house, take a drive around your hometown. Show your sweetheart where you grew up: take them to your high school or grammar school, bring them to where you had your first date and show them your favorite hangouts when you were a kid. Pick out the best ice cream shop in town and buy a cone for your partner, telling them your favorite memories of going out for an after-dinner sweet treat with your parents.

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After the nostalgia has worn out, head to the house and make a mother’s day meal with your love. Try to replicate your favorite recipes that your parents used to make you and serve it to them on a fully set table with flowers and candles. Don’t forget to bring a bottle of wine and dessert. You can harken back to your childhood with dessert: try something simple that you would make as a child, like brownies, ice cream sundaes or strawberries with whipped cream. It’s a great chance for you and your love to work together and bond in the kitchen. Be sure to let your parents know how much you appreciate them — and don’t forget to buy a Mother’s Day gift!

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After dinner, pull out your old photo albums. Let yourself be humbled as your parents tell your partner all of your embarrassing childhood stories and show off your braces-filled middle school yearbook photo. Then spend the next day doing the same with your sweetheart’s parents.

What’s your favorite Mother’s Day date? Tell us below.