Mom is Worth it! Our 2018 Guide to Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is only a few days away, coming up this Sunday, May 13th. Any mother knows how special it feels to be recognized and acknowledged for all she’s done every year for her children. In order to make things a little easier this year, we’ve compiled some unique and interesting Mother’s Day ideas to make her day one to remember.

Try Brunching Out

Getting mom off her feet and out of the kitchen may be just the treat she needs:

Rusty Bucket Brunch at The Orchard, Westminster: Enjoy Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner this Sunday. Guests can enjoy their favorites from the weekend brunch menu including chicken & waffles, braised short rib hash, breakfast burrito and cinnamon French toast, as well as a kid’s menu. Reservations can be made online at: https://www.myrustybucket.com/locations.

The Ritz-Carlton, Denver: A stylish brunch is served from 10am to 1pm on the newly re imagined Plaza Level of The Ritz-Carlton. Set in the ballroom, the Mother’s Day brunch buffet this Sunday offers culinary delights such as artisan cheeses and charcuterie, fresh produce and baked goods, egg station, sushi, raw bar display, hot station, carving station, and sumptuous desserts. Children can build Mom her own flower bouquet, decorate and plant a fresh herb keepsake, and craft a special Mother’s Day card. Adults can enjoy a mimosa bar, and families will receive a portrait to take home. Brunch is $89 for adults, $39 for ages 5-12, and under 5 complimentary. For reservations, call 303-312-3133.

Hotel Boulderado Brunch: Mother’s Day celebration includes complimentary glass of champagne or mimosa for all moms, this Sunday from 9am to 4pm. Adults: $65. Children ages 4-10: $25. Children 3 and under: free. Pricing does not include tax and 22% service charge. Visit http://www.boulderado.com/event/mother-s-day-brunch.aspx.

Try Pampering Her

Moms love to feel relaxed on their special day. Why not consider a few luxurious options:

The Oxford Club Spa, Denver: Treat mom to spa necessities such as classic facials, Swedish and aromatherapy massage, as well as manicures and pedicures. For more information call 303-628-5435 or visit www.oxfordclubspa.com.

Scented Journey Workshop: For $80 per person, mom will be welcomed into a class where she will learn about fragrance throughout history and the art of perfumery, all while reveling in a special lunch with wine, mimosas, sandwiches, and more. She will be guided through 24 new signature Scented Journey-brand fragrances, out of which she will be able to create her 100mL custom signature perfume. Takes place Saturday, May 12th at 11am. For more information call 303-333-3315 or email info@scentedstudio.com.

The Woodhouse Day Spa: Experience a tranquil, transformational environment to give mom the ultimate experience of escape and indulgence she deserves. Enjoy a glass of wine, cocktail, or teas, along with a soothing massage, facial, manicure and pedicure. Visit www.denver.woodhousespas.com.

Try Area Activities

When getting out with family and doing things is mom’s idea of a great day, consider a few of these:

Carousel of Happiness: Located in Nederland, the Carousel of Happiness features 56 whimsical, hand-carved animals on a restored 1910 Looff carousel, turning the music of a 1913 Wurlitzer band organ. All moms ride free this Sunday, May 13th. The first 100 moms will receive a fresh-cut flower from the Carousel. Visit www.carouselofhappiness.org.

Colorado Railroad Museum: All moms get free admission this Sunday, May 13th from 9am to 5pm. Tour the historic railroad equipment on display in the museum’s rail yard, and explore the Museum Depot Building. Check out the round house to see the progress as crews restore equipment. Visit www.coloradorailroadmuseum.org.

Colorado Rockies for a Cause: This Sunday, May 13th, The Colorado Rockies are partnering with Susan G. Komen Colorado to guarantee a mother’s day for a good cause. Each Mother’s Day Package ticket sold will donate $5 back to Susan G. Komen Colorado and will include exclusive pre-game field access for a family parade around the Warning Track. The Rockies will be playing the Milwaukee Brewers at 1:10pm. For more information visit https://www.mlb.com/rockies/tickets/specials/themes/mothers-day.

Mile High Flea Market: If mom’s both a bargain hunter and thrill seeker, take her to the region’s largest, year-round, open-air shopping and entertainment destination for the whole family. Just 10 minutes from downtown Denver, the 80-acre market features outdoor and enclosed shops with discounted new and used merchandise, year-round farmers market, amusement rides, beer carts, food stands, sit-down restaurants, and live music. Visit: https://www.denver.org/listing/mile-high-flea-market/19858/

Try Different Gift Ideas

Whether mom prefers flowers, chocolates, jewelry, or all of the above, try these unique locations for the perfect gift.

Wish Gift: This independent gift shop owned by Denver native Lisa Figlino is unique because Lisa hand-selects every piece of wish gifts with the hope that your gifts will be celebrated and remembered. It has everything moms might need for Mother’s Day, from whimsical coffee mugs to candles to non-mom-themed gifts. Visit www.wishgiftsdenver.com.

The Twisted Tulip: Located in Denver’s Cherry Creek North neighborhood, this custom floral shop offers hand-made arrangements tailored to mom’s desires. For more information, visit www.thetwistedtulip.com.

Miette et Chocolat: A French patisserie with a modern twist, Miette et Chocolat serves everything from traditional bons bons to unique candy bars. The chefs use locally sourced materials and are proud of their unique offerings, works of art that are a great gift for any mom. For more information, visit www.mietteetchocolat.com.

Miro Jewelers: This Jewelry store has been in business for over five decades. Family owned and operated, Miro Jewelers focuses on quality manufacturing and diamond importing fundamentals. Experience personalized service, and find the perfect gift for mom. Offering a wide variety of gems where attention to detail is of utmost importance, take the time to compare different pieces and appreciate the difference quality makes. Visit www.mirojewelers.com.

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