With work, errands, playtime, and dinnertime, most moms lead a grueling schedule—so sometimes, all you want to do is veg out in front of the T.V. screen. And we’ve got the perfect flick picks for you! Ready for a Mother’s Day movie marathon? These four films celebrate mothers and the enduring, loving bonds they have with their children. Snuggle up on the couch with your own kids and press play—plus, we have the perfect Delysia treat to snack on during the movie.
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood: Sometimes mothers work in mysterious ways. Aloof New York playwright Siddalee Walker hasn’t been close to her mother in years. That changes when she’s “kidnapped” by a group of her mother’s oldest friends, dubbed the “Ya-Ya’s,” and dragged to her childhood home in Louisiana to patch things up with her mom—who’s had a complicated past. A much-needed weekend of mother-daughter bonding in the spirited South ensues. Watch this flick with your own grown daughter or sisters, who understand that even when things get complicated, family is always number one.
Freaky Friday: Teenaged daughters and their moms: talk about a perpetually at-war pairing. But when mom Tess and daughter Anna swap bodies (thanks to a magical fortune cookie), they finally understand what it’s like to walk a day in the other’s shoes … literally! Cuddle up with your own teen and take in the 2003 version with Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan or the 1976 original starring Barbara Harris and a young Jodie Foster.
Mama Mia: All mothers have their secrets, but imagine being a young bride-to-be who’s just read her mother’s diary … and discovered that any one of three men could be her father! The film adaption of the classic ABBA musical stars Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried as mother and daughter navigating a delicate situation amidst wedding day drama, all set to some groovy tunes. We bet you and your teens will be singing along by the time they roll the credits!
Bambi: Make sure you grab a box of tissues; this Disney classic never fails to turn on the waterworks. Bambi’s relationship with his dear (and deer) mother illustrates the enduring nature of a mother’s love. Who knew an animated movie could tug on our heartstrings so much? Even with the somber storyline, the cast of funny forest creatures makes this perfect flick to watch with your wee ones.
Craving a sweet-and-salty snack during the movie? Try our twist on a movie-theater favorite: Delysia Chocolate Drizzled Popcorn! Just melt down your favorite Delysia Chocolate Bark and drizzle it over some fresh-popped popcorn. Check out our full recipe here. You and your kids will love this tasty treat.