With Mother's Day just around the corner (May 10th), it's time to start thinking of ways to make the "Mom" in your life feel extra special. Unfortunately, we can't always stop the world and dedicate an entire day to our mothers, but we can carve out a special moment to show how much we care. Of course, you can go as extravagant as you'd like. However, today I wanted to show you a simple yet beautiful way to make your mom feel special.

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First, start with flowers. An inexpensive bouquet of tulips from the grocery or farmer’s market will do the trick. If you want something a bit grander, you can always order a bouquet.

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Secondly, serve your mom something scrumptious. But don’t worry, you don’t have to be a master baker or chef. This collection of dipped cheesecakes and cheesecake strawberries would be perfect. Take your mom out to a delicious lunch or dinner and then serve this decadent dessert at home.

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Hibiscus Iced Tea Cooler | Inspired by Charm

To go with the cheesecakes and strawberries, a fancy drink is definitely in order. This is the perfect combination of bright flavors and beauty. Don’t these look spectacular?

Hibiscus Iced Tea Cooler

Hibiscus Iced Tea Cooler

The recipe below turns this gorgeous drink into a cocktail. However, if you prefer a mocktail, just leave out the vodka and you’re good to go. It’s still beautiful, and so tasty.

Hibiscus Iced Tea Cooler | Inspired by Charm

As stunning as this drink is on its own, part of its allure is in the details. The simple addition of a red paper straw, fresh mint and a strawberry will make anyone (especially Mom) feel like royalty. Remember, we eat (or in this case, drink) with our eyes first. The little touches are what make this drink truly fabulous.

Now, let me show you how easy it is to mix these up.

Hibiscus Iced Tea Cooler | Inspired by Charm

Hibiscus Iced Tea Cooler
(Serves 6)

Here’s what you’ll need:
5 cups water, boiling
4 hibiscus tea bags
2 cups sparkling water
4 ounces orange vodka (optional)
Fresh mint leaves and strawberries for garnish

In a large heat-safe pitcher, combine water and teabags. Let the teabags steep for 5 minutes and then remove. Place pitcher in the refrigerator to allow the tea to chill. Once cool, add sparkling water and orange vodka (optional). Stir and top with ice.

Serve over ice and garnish with fresh mint and a strawberry.

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Last, but not least, don’t forget the card. Because honestly, sometimes that’s all it takes. Plus, it’s a little keepsake to help your mom remember the special moment you created.

Hibiscus Iced Tea Cooler | Inspired by Charm

I hope this gave you a few ideas to plan something special for your mom. Enjoy the cocktail and cheesecakes. Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there!