Mother’s Day is one Sunday a year dedicated to the woman who brought you into the world. The one who kissed the boo-boos. The one who gave you those, “Absolutely not,” glares when you were thinking about getting into no good. The shoulder you cried on during that first big heartbreak. And she is the one who is ALWAYS right…even though you would never admit it. With so much influence on who you are today, we can all agree that Mom deserves more than a single Sunday to commemorate her awesomeness. Here are a few ideas to help get you started on some truly epic ways to celebrate your own personal Wonder Woman:
A dynamic duo cooking class
If your sweet momma is lives to create in the kitchen, be sure to sign the two of you up for Publix Aprons Cooking School’s Italian Mother’s Day Celebration. With two opportunities to learn the real language of amore with your madre—May 11 at 7 p.m. and May 12 at 1 p.m.—you can set the stage table for a deliciously decadent experience with the woman who gave you life. During this hands-on cooking demo, you’ll build an elegant Italian feast straight from Tuscany with a Panzanelle Salad, Shrimp and Casarecci Pasta with Pancetta, Veal Chop alla Fiorentina, and Chianti-Poached Pears and Pistachio Biscotti with Zabaglione. What’s “yum” in Italian again?
Mom-centric Sunday brunch
Of all the time-honored Mother’s Day tradition, the one with the most deserving staying power is Sunday brunch. If you’re looking for an upscale take on all-American diner classics (hey—perfect for your ultra-cool, classy/fabulous mom!), Coalition Food and Beverage has you covered. While they’re menu is chock-full of chef-inspired takes on breakfast classics you and your momma love (hello, French omelet with herbed Boursin cheese!), Coalition Food and Beverage hits its stride thanks to the sheer variety of both “brunchy” and “lunchy” menu items. That means, if Mom wants sour cream pancakes with an order of salmon and orzo, she gets it. After all, it is her day!
Wine down with the best woman you know
Nothing signifies a true celebration like uncorking the perfect bottle of wine. For all things vino, be sure to treat Mom to a tasting at Fermented on Canton Street. With $10-$25 tastings available on Tuesday, Thursday, and during the weekend, you have ample opportunities to introduce your mother to her new favorite red, white, or rose. Whether she’s an expert on the art of the Italian red or she fancies herself a box-wine woman, there’s something for every palate at this boozy boutique. At Fermented, you’ll discover a carefully curated collection of wines from across the world coupled with a friendly, knowledgeable staff ready to show you the best grapes can offer. This one’s a Mom-tastic must that you’ll both love.
The spa treatment for a mom who does it all
Your mom deserves it all, but a strong start begins with a good night’s sleep! To help get her to the sweetest of dreams, we recommend booking her the Blissful Night option at Woodhouse Day Spa. A dream-inducing, 50-minute treatment, the Blissful Night is a local fave that provides the perfect backdrop for rest and stress relief. Multitasking moms will finally enjoy a moment of “ahhhh” thanks to the back, neck, and scalp massage along with dry brush exfoliation and aromatic essential oils followed by a decadent warm vichy shower to complete her full escape into serenity. To really treat her to a full day of self-care, add on spa pedicure and manicure services so she can look and feel her absolute best from head to toe.
For the moms of younger kiddos: Memories with Mom Cake Decorating and Tea Time at American Girl on May 12 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. If you’ve got a daughter who doesn’t leave home without Kit Kittredge, Mother’s Day is the perfect time to treat yourselves to this sugar-coated experience. The two of you will get to decorate adorable four-inch cakes to take home while you sip on pink lemonade and tea. Reservations are required for this class.
For the moms who love horses: The Celebrate Freedom Rodeo will be in Alpharetta over Mother’s Day Weekend, May 10-11. Bring mom to enjoy the Wild Together Trick Riders made up of the sister team of Shanae and Hannah Ritter. Then treat mom to BBQ from award-winning Sam’s BBQ-1 and funnel cakes for dessert. Gates open at 6pm at Wills Park Equestrian Center. Rodeo starts at 8pm and includes bull riding, trick riding, roping and more. General admission is $15, children ages 5-12 are $10 and ages 4 and under are free.
That is just some of the creative ways to treat mom for Mother’s Day in Alpharetta. Click here for more ideas.