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.
Original Breakfast House
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 Phoenix, there’s no better place for brunch than Original Breakfast House. The restaurant serves up unique twists on classic American comfort food and with its extensive menu, both you and mom are sure to find something delicious to eat.
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 Granada Park. This lovely urban green space features a lagoon and a sculpture. There are plenty of shady spots where you can lay down a picnic blanket and enjoy the view of Piestewa Peak, as well as picnic tables and grills to prepare your feast.
Sunshine Craft Co.
If you want something unique to do with your mom, head to Sunshine Craft Co., a woman-owned craft room and DIY studio! While they’re not open for public crafting workshops during the pandemic, with a minimum of 7 people, you can book the studio for a private event. So, gather your siblings or your mom’s friends, choose from a range of projects, and they’ll provide the materials and the instruction. Or, if you prefer a virtual Mother’s Day crafting night, they can also prep the kits for you and provide virtual instruction over Zoom.
Desert Botanical Garden
A lot of people get their mom flowers for Mother’s Day – but how about taking her to see thousands of blooming flowers? The Desert Botanical Garden is a lovely place to spend Mother’s Day with your special someone. While you may think of the desert as barren sand, it’s actually home to plenty of diverse and beautiful life! The Garden is 55 acres chock full of highly photogenic cactus, trees, and flowers from all around the world.
If your mom is more of the traditional type, you might want to treat her to a classy night out. Consider Kai Restaurant. It’s the only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star restaurant in Arizona and was also a 2020 James Beard award nominee for outstanding hospitality. Located in Wild Horse Pass, it serves elite interpretations of traditional Native American food made from ingredients grown by the Gila River Indian Community. Eating here is a true luxury experience, so you’ll need to be prepared to pay higher-end prices.
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