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.
Bacon & Butter
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 there’s no better place for brunch than Bacon & Butter, one of the most accoladed restaurants in Sacramento. This farm-to-table, Michelin-starred restaurant has truly delectable options for brunch, ranging from stick-to-your-ribs biscuit and egg sandwiches to healthy yogurt with granola and bee pollen. Given current regulations due to the COVID-19 situation in California, indoor brunch is tricky at the moment. But Bacon & Butter is finding a clever workaround by offering curbside pickup so you can host your Mother’s Day soiree at home and feed everyone with professionally-made cuisine.
California State Capitol 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 California State Capitol Park. This lovely green space is conveniently located downtown, so if you don’t feel like packing a picnic it will be easy to find a nearby spot to grab takeout to enjoy in the park. When you’re done eating, stroll along the walking paths to the World Peace Rose Garden at one end of the park. After all, not much else says Mother’s Day like roses.
If you want something unique to do with your mom, try a crafting workshop at AR Workshop Sacramento. This woman-owned DIY spot is the perfect place for a girls’ night with mom. You can book a private party that includes materials and instruction for one of their many crafting projects. Or, if you’d rather host the party at your house, you can pick up some DIY crafting kits to go. And if you’d like to join a public event, on the Saturday before Mother’s Day, they’re doing a family crafting workshop perfect for moms who still have young kids.
It’s a common trope that mothers love wine. But come on, who doesn’t? A perfect Mother’s Day idea is taking a trip 15 minutes outside downtown Sacramento to Scribner Bend Vineyards. Come for a wine tasting (reservations are highly encouraged) and then visit the on-site restaurant serving small bites, wood-fired pizzas, salads, and cheese plates. You and your mom can also enjoy strolling the lovely grounds and landscaped gardens along the Sacramento River. Don’t forget to pick up a bottle or two of wine for mom to take home!
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