Looking for unique ways to celebrate Mother's Day this year? Toronto luxury event and wedding planner, Rebecca Chan, a regular party planning expert on Breakfast Television and Cityline, weighs in on how to create a memorable occasion for mom. 

1. Create a special night in 
Skip the lineups and create a nice meal at home with catering from your favourite restaurant (peruse the dining selections at Square One–there are plenty with takeout options). Rent some nice tabletop rentals, and order a pretty floral arrangement from a local florist. You'll have a beautiful set up for dinner and it will likely cost about the same as eating out. Tabletop rentals are inexpensive for a small dinner and the best part about it is you don't have to wash the dishes!

2. Shop with local artisans
Gift cards are a great alternative for the pickiest of moms, but those seeking unique presents can find a treat or two at Square One's Mother's Day Market. From gorgeous floral arrangements to DIY keepsakes, you'll be sure to find something she's sure to love. 

3. Gift her an experience
Is mom a foodie or in need of pampering? Consider gifting mom with an experience that you can do together (i.e., shellac manicures at Donato Salon + Spa), whether that be a trip to the spa or cooking classes. 

4. Dig into memory lane
As a child, what did you love to do together? What are your fondest memories with each other? Draw inspiration from childhood memories to remind mom how much you appreciate all she's done for you, even if it's as simple as going to the movies together. 

5. Snap a photo 
Hire a photographer, such as Magenta Photo Studio, and hold a small photo shoot with the family to frame for mom. Go the extra mile and hire a makeup and hair stylist to help her look and feel her best. You'll create a fun memory that is captured on film, which you can look back on for years to come.