How do you know what to get Mom or where to take her on the one day a year set aside exclusively for celebrating all she means to you? From classy champagne brunches to garden and antique home tours, mother-daughter teas and even manicures, the choice is yours.
Share a special moment over a cup of tea as Pearland Parks and Recreation hosts a Mommy & Me-Mother’s Day Tea May 7, 2011 at the Westside Event Center in Pearland. The tea is a treat for Mom and her little girls, ages 3 to 12 years old. Spend the afternoon playing games, making crafts and enjoying each other’s company. Reservations are required by April 30, 2011. For more information, visit http://pearlandtoday.com/evps/evitem.cfm?evid=1576.
Make a toast to Mom at the 7th annual Linen & Lace Mother's Day Champagne Brunch, held May 8, 2011 at Garten Verein in Galveston. Don your linen and lace for this fine affair that includes a fashion show brought to you by Head to Footsies Boutique of Galveston. Attendees will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win an array of great door prizes that include dinners, artwork and gift certificates to area businesses. This event is one of many held in conjunction with Galveston Historical Foundation’s (GHF) 37th Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour, which showcases restored homes that represent the GHF’s longstanding commitment to the preservation of its treasured buildings. This year’s tours will take place May 7, 8, 14 and 15. Nine homes will be featured for 2011 including a classic 1871 Gulf Coast cottage, a 1924 Craftsman-style bungalow and 1895 twin Tenant Cottages. For more information about both events, visit www.galvestonhistory.org/Calendar_of_Events.asp.
Spend time exploring several of the gorgeous gardens tucked away throughout Aransas and San Patricio County on a Hidden Gardens Tour. Maps and tickets are available for purchase at Green Acres Demonstration Garden/TX AgriLife Extension Office in Rockport. The tour will take place May 7, 2011; in the event of rain, the tour will be postponed until May 14, 2011. For more information, call 361-790-0103 or visit www.aspmastergardeners.org.
Send Mom away to Houston’s Bliss Day Spa, the perfect place to escape stress, relax and have fun. The spa offers a variety of services including an array of nail options, facials, massages and make-up. Bliss Day Spa is unique in that it is the first in the city to offer a choice of cocktails that guests can sip while enjoying a spa experience; don’t miss the spa’s “Mimosa and Mani Sundays.” Mom will love manicure and pedicure options such as Joyful Bliss, which starts with an aromatherapy soak for hands or feet, followed by nail shaping and cuticle care. She’ll then enjoy a hand or foot massage with warm lotion, and finally her nails get finished with a buffing or lacquer. If Mom wants to share the fun with her daughters, there are also manicure and pedicure choices designed just for teenagers and children. For more information, visit www.blissdayspa.biz/events.html.
Celebrate her in your own special way – enjoy time with Mom this Mother’s Day.