Sunday, May 12, 2013

Don’t Know What to do for Mom on Mother’s Day?? Here are Some Ideas!

Forget to get your Mom or Mother of your children something on Mother’s Day?

 Don’t fret; here are a few ideas to save the day!

Runs and Active events-for the active Momma!

 The Minnesota Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Event- The Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event is on Mother's Day at the Mall of America. Any age or ability can participate - you and your Mom can race, walk, or come out and cheer on the other racers on Mother's Day morning.

 Mother’s Day 5K- This 5K at Como Park is a family and friends walk for Active Moms! So grab your mom and go for a run!

2nd Annual Run with the Housewives 5K- This 5K in Maple Grove runs through the beautiful Elm Creek Park reserve and helps grants wishes to kids with terminal illness and life-threatening conditions.

Mother's Day Brunches and Deals

Mother's Day brunch is a tradition for many families. Perhaps you have you favorite go-to place for Mother's Day brunch, or perhaps you are looking for somewhere new and start a new family tradition?
Here's a list of great places to take Mom for that special Mother's Day brunch.

The Birchwood Café- The Birchwood has home-style, good food at a real good, and modest cost. The Birchwood’s Mother’s Day Brunch runs today from 8am-2pm. Get there early, for the Birchwood fills up fast!

Dixie's On Grand, St. Paul- It’s family friendly, wide selection of quality brunch dishes, and you can take a stroll along Grand Avenue or Summit Avenue after brunch to shop and look around.

Minnesota Arboretum-You can take Mom to dine in a peaceful setting, and take Mom for a walk through the Arboretum afterwards, which is currently filled with beautiful spring flowers. The Minnesota Arboretum offers Mother's Day brunch on May 12 and 13.

Water Street Inn, Stillwater-The Water Street Inn is a classic destination with great views of the river and afterward you can take Mom for a walk along the river, or visit some of the lovely shops on Stillwater's Main Street to go antiquing.

Mancini’s Char House and Lounge- Mancini’s historical Char House and Lounge has been a Minnesota tradition since 1948. Known for it’s mouthwatering steaks and Italian ambiance Mancini’s would be a great place to take Mom for a nice brunch! 

Mother's Day Gifts- To Indulge and Delight!

A beautiful bunch of spring flowers, a thoughtful card, a new piece of jewelry, something handmade, a piece of art, or something locally made in Minnesota?

Origami Owl- Create that special piece for Mom that she’ll wear for years. Contact your local representative via their website to order.

Edible Arrangements- Looking to get Mom something healthy for Mother’s Day? Get Mom a healthy bouquet of fruit! A vase of nicely arranged fruit or get it covered in chocolate for a bit of sweetness.

Shari’s Berries- Shari’s Berries has been featured on MSNBC and in “O” as having the best fruit and chocolate covered delights with fast delivery. Mom like fruit or chocolate? Get her chocolate covered cherries, strawberries or pretzels? Or if Mom has a sweet tooth, how about cupcakes or cheesecake? *There is an extra fee for Mother’s Day deliveries.

Spiffing Jewelry- Have a custom piece made by Spiffing jewelry! Mom like Hunger Games or Dr. Who? Have a movie piece especially for her!

1800-flowers- If Mom really likes flowers, call 1800-flowers and have a pretty bouquet of daisies, tulips or roses sent from and to anywhere in the country!

Gaviidae Common- Take Mom to Gaviidae Common in downtown Minneapolis for a bit of local flavor. Gaviidae offers local and specialized stores such as Indulge and Bloom, Presence, and Cocoa and Fig.

Places and Spaces

Minnehaha Park-A classic destination, and right in the city: Minnehaha Park, offers a staggering waterfall, kids' play area, gardens, statues, and the excellent Sea Salt Eatery, which is now open for the summer. Take a walk and follow Minnhehaha Creek all the way to the Mississippi River – for a short spring time walk!

Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary- It's peak time for wildflowers, butterflies and birds! The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary is the best place to appreciate all of what spring has to offer! The Wildflower Garden is in Theodore Wirth Park, admission is free.

Shopping in Stillwater-Stillwater is often the top destination picked by Moms - the cute shops, with clothes, art, homewares and jewelry, plus plenty of places for lunch, and lovely views of the St. Croix valley and boat rides make it very appealing.

Japanese Gardens- The Japanese Garden at Normandale Community College is a 2 acre oasis filled with Koi, beautiful flowers and beautiful sculpted trees and shrubs. The gardens are open and free all year round!

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