Things to Do for Mother’s Day in Houston

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Mother’s Day is coming up next month! The moms in our lives work so hard and give so much, so it’s important to take a day to make them feel special. Whether you’re celebrating your own mother, a step-mother, the mother of your children, or a friend who is a mom, here are some ideas of wonderful things to do with her.


Since Mother’s Day always falls on a Sunday, it’s traditional for many people to take their mom out for brunch. This is always a winning idea, and in Houston, there’s no better place for brunch than Hugo’s. This upscale Mexican restaurant is known for its extensive Saturday and Sunday Brunch menu. Enjoy the spicier side of brunch with huevos rancheros, huevos divorciados, chilaquiles, and more! They’re currently operating at reduced capacity due to COVID-19, so it’s recommended that you make a reservation ahead of time.

Memorial Park

May is the beginning of picnic season! The weather is warming up, trees and flowers are blooming, and outdoor celebrations are a safe option during COVID-19. A great place to take your mom for a picnic locally is Memorial Park. At over 1,400 acres, it’s one of the largest urban parks in the United States. There is a full picnic loop with facilities for your luncheon, and afterward, you and mom can burn off the calories on one of the many hiking and biking trails that traverse the park.

The Rustic Brush

If you want something unique to do with your mom, head to The Rustic Brush, where you can create masterpieces while sipping wine! And it’s more than just a Paint & Sip, this “social crafting experience” offers many projects to choose from, like banners, centerpieces, and planters. All you have to do is book a private party and BYOB and the staff will take care of the rest, from the crafting supplies to walking you through the process with instructions. You’re also welcome to bring decorations to make your Mother’s Day party as festive as you like. And if you prefer to host the party yourself, they offer DIY kits that you can take home.

Houston Botanic Gardens

A lot of people get their moms flowers for Mother’s Day – but how about taking her to see thousands of blooming flowers? The Houston Botanic Garden is a lovely place to spend Mother’s Day with your special someone. You and your mom will enjoy exploring the many plants and ecosystems represented in the garden, including local ones – Sims Bayou runs along and through the garden.

The Blind Goat

If your mom is more of the traditional type, you might want to treat her to a night out at a renowned restaurant. Consider The Blind Goat. This casual gastropub was a semifinalist for the Best New Restaurant James Beard Award and features Master Chef Season 3 winner, Christine Ha, serving up modern twists on classic Vietnamese food.

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