Anniversaries, holidays, and birthdays—moms are the best at remembering them all and showering their families with affection. However, when it comes to their birthdays and holidays, they don’t make a big fuss, so those special days occasionally slip by without much notice. Luckily, if it has slipped your mind this year, we’re here to remind you that Mother’s Day is on May 8th, and this is your sign to start planning for the special women in your life! Making Mother’s Day memorable has never been easier, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a “mom-cation” road trip to Alpharetta! From spa treatments to outdoor adventures, we have rounded up a robust and exciting itinerary to enjoy with your most cherished loved ones—the mamas in your life!
Pamper and Indulge Her
Finding time to relax can be difficult for moms between working, carpooling, scouts’ meetings, helping with homework, cooking, and the weekly laundry. Give her time to slow down and revel in relaxation by booking her a treatment at any of Alpharetta’s stellar spas. Book a hydrafacial at The Woodhouse Day Spa or a massage at Natural Body Spa & Shop to refresh and refill her energy tank. Take the spa experience a step further by booking a package for the ultimate pampering experience. Prepare her for a day of fun by taking her to Drybar for a blowout. By the time her hair is styled to perfection, she will feel like a whole new woman—ready for a weekend of fun!
Help find her signature scent at Indiehouse Modern Fragrance Bar, where she’ll learn how scent blending works and make a custom perfume as unforgettable as she is! Book a VIP Party with Fab’rik where up to 20 of Mom’s friends and family members can shop the store and get 20% off their finds. Continue the shopping at Sundance for artisan hand-made jewelry and unique home decor, or head to the oh-so on trend Kendra Scott to create your very own custom piece of jewelry for that perfect outfit.
Bunches of Brunches
While household roles may differ from house to house, many mommas are the primary chef in the family. Give her a chance to take off her apron and treat her to a delectable brunch this year. Try Oak Steakhouse for mimosas paired with delectable menu choices like the Grilled Steak and Eggs. Put a coastal twist on your brunch with Jekyll Brewing City Center’s Low Country Benedict or go a little sweeter with the French Quarter Malted Waffle.
Is cooking her passion? Register for the Big and Little Chef: All About the Cupcake Class or the Wine and Dine: France courses at Publix Aprons Cooking School on May 7th, where she can create memories with the little ones or savor a romantic night filled with French cuisine. Enjoy a special English-style Mother’s Day Tea at Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios, where moms and children can enjoy strawberry tea sandwiches, sweet and savory scones, and decorate mini cupcakes with buttercream frosting!
Activities for the Queens of Culture
Alpharetta has an abundance of activities packed with music, arts, history, and nature so putting together a fun outing is easy.
How about a concert under the stars? Lay out your picnic blanket on The Plaza at Avalon to enjoy live music at Avalon Nights Live on Friday, May 6, at 6 pm or catch AJR – The OK Orchestra Tour at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre on May 6, at 7:30 PM.
Is she a history buff or curious about the history of the area? Learn about local history while getting in exercise on the History Walk or by visiting the Alpharetta and Old Milton County History Museum. Does she have an eye for art? Check out the Alpharetta Arts Center’s The Art of Speculation exhibit. She’ll find artful inspiration with backyard creations ranging from photography to garden décor to sculpture and more.
Still looking for the perfect experience for your mom? Surprise Mom with a bouquet of fresh flowers when you take her to the Alpharetta Farmers Market on the morning of Saturday, May 7. Packed with vendors selling local honey, fresh vegetables, baked goods, hand-made art and more, the Farmer’s Market is one of the best events during Alpharetta’s warm months. Continue to enjoy lovely weather by hopping on the Alpha Loop Connection trail or on the Big Creek Greenway for a total of over 9 miles of walkways to explore.