When the inevitable question comes—“Really, Mom, what do you want for Mother’s Day?”—be prepared with an answer this year.
Consider this a printable wish list to provide to offspring and doting spouses. Circle your top choices and let them “surprise” you, knowing that you’ll love what they plan.
And if you’re the child seeking a way to show your mother how much you care, don’t limit the expression of gratitude to just flowers and a card. Treat Mom to one of these special experiences happening throughout the Palm Beaches.
The Ultimate Indulgence at Eau Spa
A mother’s work is never done, but the least you could do is give her some time to herself. Gift Mom the Mother’s Perfect Day package ($590) and she’ll be treated to the works—a body scrub, massage, facial, mani-pedi and blowout from the award-winning Eau Spa, all rounded out with a bottle of Champagne. If you’ve caused her a wrinkle or two yourself, add on Mother’s Favorite Facial (90 minutes for $420), which comes with microdermabrasion, collagen-stimulating LED and a peel of her choice. And don’t forget to indulge her foodie side: start off with brunch at Temple Orange Mediterranean Bistro ($105 per adult; $20 per child ages 5 to 12), where the menu will include omelet, carving and action stations; an indulgent dessert display; a Veuve Clicquot Rich Champagne garden; and a celebration worthy of the royalty she is.
100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan; 888.306.4894; eaupalmbeach.com
Farm-to-Table Brunch at Swank Specialty Produce
Don cowboy boots and flowy dresses for a family style multicourse brunch at Swank Farms, where Mom will feast on culinary delights sourced directly from the surrounding scenery. Under the skillful watch of culinary chef Liaison Simon Stojanovic, Swank’s hydroponically grown produce will transform into canapés, three courses and dessert, blossoming into a Mother’s Day to remember. Brunch in the Pole Barn (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) will also feature activities for the kids; unlimited mimosas, bloody marys and craft beers for the adults; local musicians; and tours of the grounds led by owner Darrin Swank. Tickets are $87 per adult and $45 per child aged 4-12, and must be purchased in advance.
14311 N. Road, Loxahatchee; 561.202.5648; swankspecialtyproduce.com/market-brunch/mothers-day
Gilded Age Tea Party at Flagler Museum
If your mom loves teas and finger sandwiches and all things dainty, treat her to an afternoon at the Flagler Museum’s Café des Beaux-Arts, which will open specially for the off-season occasion. She will be gifted a delicate flower corsage to mark her as an honored attendee as she sips pink lemonade and Whitehall Special Blend tea in a light-filled atrium. Celebrate on May 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or May 13, from noon to 3:00 p.m. Prices, which include admission, tea and gratuity, are $30 for members, $50 for adult non-members and $20 for children under the age of 12.
1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach; 561.655.2833; flaglermuseum.us/programs/mothers-day
Tour Private Gardens of Palm Beach County
Participate in a unique Mother’s Day tradition presented by the Art By Nature Garden Center. The 14th annual Connoisseurs Garden Tour takes place at your own pace all Mother’s Day-weekend long. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 12, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 13, soak up the flora and fauna of eight show-stopping private gardens between Delray Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. Proceeds from the tour ($25 for members; $35 for non-members) benefit Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County.
531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach; 561.233.1757; mounts.org/event-list/connoisseurs-garden-tour
Get Pampered at PGA National Resort & Spa
Give Mom the gift of indulgent relaxation this Mother’s Day. A lavender-themed treatment menu at The Spa at PGA National Resort & Spa presents blissful options like a Lavender Escape Massage or an aromatherapy-infused facial. Plus, buy a $350 gift card to the spa and you’ll earn a one-night stay as a bonus. Spa visitors on Mother’s Day will be treated to a complimentary selection of teas and sweets from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Hungry for more? Head to Ironwood Steak & Seafood for an unlimited buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with highlights like Cuban French toast, prime rib, salmon, Alaskan king crab legs and more.
400 Ave. of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens; 800.863.2819; pgaresort.com
Join the In-Crowd at Grandview Public Market
Head to West Palm Beach’s newest hotspot, Grandview Public Market. It’s South Florida’s answer to New York City’s food hall concept Chelsea Market. Mother’s Day specials are set to include half-off rosé at Clare’s (best accompanied by chicken and waffles), plus brunch and aguas frescas at Zipitios. Whatever you do, don’t miss the rolled ice cream at Crema—it’s dessert and a show.
1401 Clare Ave., West Palm Beach; 561.771.6100; grandviewpublic.com/events
Live It Up Seaside in Singer Island
Is adventure Mom’s favorite pasttime? Book the Capture the Moments Made at the Beach package at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa (starting at $574 per night; minimum of two nights) for a beachfront stay complete with a waterproof GoPro HERO4 action camera, which guests get to keep. Snorkel the offshore reef or just lounge by the oceanfront pool for a stay sure to rejuvenate.
3800 N. Ocean Drive, Riviera Beach; 561.340.1700; palmbeachmarriottresort.com
Feasts Fit for a Queen at CityPlace
Give Mom a break from the kitchen and head to CityPlace for mouthwatering brunch offerings at various restaurants. At The Regional, chef Lindsay Autry will present a Southern-inspired brunch buffet ($70 per adult; $25 per child) complete with a complimentary cocktail and reinvented classics like fried chicken with a sweet tea brine, loaded grits and buttermilk waffles with spiced apple butter. Alternatively, opt for unlimited mimosas or bloody marys for $13 at City Cellar, paired with dishes like eggs Benedict, avocado toast, breakfast pizza and blue crab Florentine. Dine at Il Bellagio and Mom will receive a complimentary glass of prosecco with purchase of an entree, or head to BRIO Tuscan Grille for more hearty brunch favorites.
700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach; 561.366.1000; cityplace.com
Get Creative with Sangria Sunday at Art Cellar Wellington
If you and Mom share a love of vino, get your creative juices flowing at Art Cellar Wellington’s Sangria Sunday. For just $39 per person, you’ll be granted access to a sangria bar, light breakfast and all the supplies you need to paint a masterpiece of your own. Worried your painting will resemble something only a mother could love? Never fear—an instructor will guide you through a step-by-step painting process to create a work of art worthy of your walls.
10660 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington; 561.792.2272; artcellarwellington.com/event/momsday
Take a Day Trip
Up for a little South Florida exploring? Head out on a high-speed rail adventure for Mother’s Day. The Brightline, an ultra-modern train with upscale lounges and all the latest technology to boot, will get you from downtown West Palm Beach to downtown Fort Lauderdale in about half an hour. From there, the day is yours to discover. On May 12 and 13, book a ride using code BLMOM. When you get back to Palm Beach, head over to Palm Beach Outlets for some retail therapy. Show your Brightline ticket at the customer service booth for a $5 gift card, coupon book and a free gift.
501 Evernia St., West Palm Beach; 305.521.4800; gobrightline.com
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