Things to Do for Mother’s Day in Orlando

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.

The Stubborn Mule

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 Orlando, there’s no better place for brunch than The Stubborn Mule. Lots of people know this, though, so make sure you make a reservation well in advance! The restaurant has a playful vibe, a lovely outdoor patio, and sources food from local small businesses, farms, and fisheries.

Lake Lily 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 just outside downtown Orlando, at Lake Lily Park, so named for the beautiful lily pads dotting the lake. This lovely 10-acre park has plenty of benches and a gazebo where you can set up camp. After you eat, take a stroll on the boardwalk around the lake and try to spot some fish, ducks, and turtles!

The Tea Room Experience

Do you and your mom like feeling fancy? There’s nothing fancier than an English-style afternoon tea! And The Tea Room Experience is hosting a Mother’s Day Vintage Tea Party on the Friday and Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend! Attire is Vintage Chic and you’ll be greeted with a mimosa upon arrival. After that, enjoy bottomless loose-leaf tea and a lovely, multi-tiered selection of treats including finger sandwiches, savory bites, petite desserts, and fresh-baked scones with cream and preserves.

Botanical Garden

A lot of people get their moms flowers for Mother’s Day – but how about taking her to see thousands of blooming flowers? Harry P. Leu Gardens are a lovely place to spend Mother’s Day with your special someone. Moms get in free on Mother’s Day! You and mom can enjoy wandering along trails that wind through 50 acres of landscaped tropical gardens, lakes, and 200-year-old oak trees. Make a day of it with special popsicles from Park Season Pops and a stop into the Leu House Museum – a lovely restored 19th century home on the property. Make sure you stop by Florida’s largest rose garden before you leave, which will be in full bloom in May.

The Ravenous Pig

If your mom is more of the traditional type, you might want to treat her to a classy night out. Consider one of the most accoladed restaurants in the Orlando area, The Ravenous Pig in Winter Park. This stylish gastropub is owned by a husband-and-wife chef duo who have been semi-finalists for a James Beard award for four years running. In addition to delicious food, they also serve craft beer brewed on-site and cocktails.

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