If there’s one day of the year that flowers are essential, it’s Mother’s Day. Here at Arena Flowers, only the finest blooms are selected to make beautiful, fresh bouquets for delivery to show your mother just how special she is. Ordering flowers online means that the finest Mother’s Day flowers will be delivered straight to your mother's front door.
Flowers are the traditional gift to give on Mother’s Day and it’s not hard to see why. Available in a vast range of colours and different types a floral displays, it will brighten up any home. Roses are probably the most popular bloom with a distinct aroma, but when coupled with freesias or lilies, the combining scent is simply stunning. Pink Posies are also a popular choice, but there are other floral varieties and bright colourways available too; yellow is vibrant and fantastic for brightening up any room whilst a multicoloured bunch with accent colours can help to emphasise or even contrast with an interior's colour scheme and create some rhythm. But with so much variety to choose from, how do you know which flowers to go with? It all depends on which type of of mother you are buying for. Nowadays, mothers have become increasingly complex but yet they can be divided into a number of classifications.
To make it easier for you to establish between the different types of complex mothers out there, our light-hearted guide puts them into several easy to identify categories.
Cold, distant, an Orwellian monster. These are just a few of the headmistress’s attributes. She loves her children more than anything, but has no way to express her emotions. She keeps her distance in order to avoid rejection. It is not uncommon for the Headmistress to have a secret room filled with dolls where she can go to stroke their hair and sing nursery rhymes until the early hours of the morning.
How to spot a Headmistress: She will be wearing a t-shirt with the word “Discipline” on it.
Suggested Mother’s Day Gift: A hug. Our Majestic Bouquet is perfect. A reflection of great dignity.
THE PIE BAKER
The Pie Baker never wanted to be a mother. Every day is a waking nightmare. She looks at her children and her heart feels so empty that it aches. She has but one dream – to become a grandmother. Her own children are simply a means to an end. She spends the first 30 years of motherhood perfecting the art of baking. Once her first grandchild has declared her baked goods to be “delicious”, the Pie Baker’s existence finally becomes validated and she is finally able to open her heart to her own children.
How to spot a Pie Baker: Flour under the fingernails, the scent of vanilla extract on her neck and a hollowed out tooth filled with marzipan.
Suggested Mother’s Day Gift: A grandchild. Our Mother's Day Bouquet Gift Set is charmingly sweet and the box of Fairtrade Cocoa Loco milk champagne truffles would cater for her sweet tooth.
Very little is known about Stacy’s mum, only that she has got it going on. She's often mistaken as the older sister and can usually be found at the local salon getting her hair/nails/brows done. Everyday is an occasion and an excuse to look good. School boys flock to the gates just to catch a glimpse of Stacey's mum sitting behind the wheel of her 4x4.
How to spot a Stacy’s Mum: Looks a lot like Rachel Hunter.
Suggested Mother’s Day Gift: Our Dozen Red Fairtrade Roses is a classic for loved ones (or lusted ones) whilst also supporting Fairtrade farmers and their communities.
THE "SOCCER MOM"
Originating from North America, the soccer mum exists solely to further the cause of the MLS. They struggle to understand the appeal of the more established American sports such as baseball, basketball and football. They have a natural dislike to children, but sacrifice their lives to raising them in the hope of giving birth to the next Pele. How to spot a soccer mum: The soccer mum can nearly always be found holding a football with a face painted onto it. It was this trait which inspired the character of Wilson in the hit film ‘Castaway’.
Suggested Mother’s Day Gift: Try our Serendipity Bouquet. Only the most lavish bouquet will do for her.
These days it is very common for a father to re-marry in the event of his wife’s death or theft. There are seventeen sub-categories of step-mother, but these are perhaps the most common:
a) The Evil
The Evil Step-mother is quite evil. She can often be found mimicking the voices of her step children and making strange faces behind them in photographs. She cannot be trusted. How to spot the Evil Step-Mum: She will cast no shadow.
Suggested Mother’s Day Gift: Our Purity Bouquet may or may not help in 'purifying' the evil within.
b) The Gold Digger
Often very young, the Gold Digger loves precious metals. It is common for men with access to large supplies precious metals to marry a Gold Digger in order to have someone to talk to about them. The Gold Digger is invariably very attractive and can be seen as more of a sexy sister than a mother.
How to spot the Gold Digger: Suspiciously large breasts, carries a metal detector, can often be seen whispering on the phone and frequently encourages her husband to take part in bungee jumps and sky dives.
Suggested Mother’s Day Gift: Gold. And a bottle of our Pol Roger Brut Reserve Champagne.
c) The Great Step Mother
Of course, not all step mother’s are either a or b. Indeed, we’re only joking about all the types above and don’t mean to cause any offence! Apologies if we have inadvertently done so in any of the lighthearted classifications above!
Arena Flowers also offer additional gifts that can be sent along with a bouquet. Chocolates or champagne will always be a winning gift, although sometimes something as practical as an elegant vase for the flowers to go into will also be greatly appreciated. If there are little ones who want to add their own present for Grandma, a helium foil balloon will provide a fun gift, as will a card with a personalised message inside. Adding these extra touches will show your mum just how special she is to you, especially if the gift is carefully selected to be as personal as possible, such as a big box of chocolates for the chocoholic in the family!
However, it’s not just home where flowers can be received as a touching gift. For mums that have to work on special occasions, why not get a bunch sent to their workplace? There are few sights more likely to raise the spirits of somebody hard at work as a beautiful gift of flowers thoughtfully sent to their desk, especially if they’re sent with a vase ready for immediate display.
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