For an unexpected alternative to flowers, try this balloon bouquet.
Use our template to print letters on card stock; cut them out, and then punch a hole at the top of each. String the letters onto three helium-filled balloons using baker's twine.
Finally, fasten the balloons to Mom's chair or bed, spacing them out a bit. The cheerful display will have her floating on air.
Be sure not to release helium balloons outside once you are finished with them, because they present a hazard to animals.