It doesn’t seem fair that moms only get one day a year to celebrate all that they do for those they love, so it’s always important to spoil her when you can. Since Mother’s Day is approaching quickly, we have tracked down the best that the Queen City has to offer your momma, no matter what her taste is, because she definitely deserves it — but you already knew that!
To help you plan and prepare ahead of time, here are six ideas for unique ways to show mom how much you care. Go ahead, step it up this year and really impress your favorite lady with one of these plans.
We just love visiting The Ballantyne Hotel. From the beautiful grounds, the luxurious spa and the first-class atmosphere, it certainly lives up to its famous reputation. For Mother’s Day this year, the hotel is offering both a Mother’s Day tea and a Mother’s Day brunch. The tea will be offered from Wednesday, May 10 through Saturday, May 13, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and includes a special menu of tea sandwiches and sweets with the option to add specialty cocktails. The cost is $45 for adults and $25 for children ages 5-12. Mother’s Day brunch will be offered on Sunday, May 14 (Mother’s Day) with seatings available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $85 per person, $35 for children ages 5-12, and complimentary for children under 5. Moms will even receive a complimentary glass of champagne! To see the brunch menu, click here. To make reservations for both the Mother’s Day tea and brunch, call (704) 248-4100. For an extra special treat you may want to consider booking her a relaxing treatment at the hotel spa before or after your meal. A luxury manicure starts at $40. For the spa’s treatment menu, click here.
The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is such a beautiful place to visit, and they are ready to treat your mom like a queen for Mother’s Day weekend! On both Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the gardens will be all about mom. The first 250 moms admitted each day (starting at 9 a.m.) will receive a free potted plant courtesy of Rountree Plantation Garden Center. They will also have lunch and snack options, beverages (including mimosas, of course), live music, carriage rides and family crafts. On Saturday, from noon to 3 p.m., you can enjoy the Mother’s Day Wine Walk, where guests will be able to sample five wines throughout the garden. The cost is $22 for members and $25 for non-members. To make a reservation, call (704) 825-1252. For more information on all of the Mother’s Day fun at the garden, click here.
More than your typical brunch, this Mother’s Day cruise features a fantastic meal loaded with Southern favorites like biscuits and gravy, honey-baked ham, grits and pound cake for dessert, and she can enjoy it all while cruising Lake Norman on a boat from the Queens Landing fleet. After eating, you can both enjoy sipping mimosas while sightseeing aboard the boat. There are two cruise options depending on the time and boat you’re on. The Lady of the Lake Yacht boards at Queen’s Landing at 12:30 p.m., departs at 1 p.m. and returns at 3 p.m. If you want to leave a little later in the day, the Catawba Queen River Boat boards at 1 p.m., departs at 1:30 p.m. and returns to Queen’s Landing at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for children. To schedule your cruise, click here.
If your mom has a sweet tooth, sign up for Mother’s Day Sweet Treats at Cocoa Lab, a dessert-inspired, hands-on cooking class that’s taught by the award-winning chefs of the Ritz-Carlton‘s popular Bar Cocoa. The class takes place on Saturday, May 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and focuses on creating drool-worthy desserts like strawberry shortcake and vanilla crème puffs. Tickets for the workshop are $150 per person and include a recipe collection, a keepsake apron and a hospitality experience in the Ritz lobby before starting. Space is limited, so don’t wait too long to book. For more information on the Sweet Treats class, click here.
The Billy Graham Library is a Charlotte landmark that, for history-loving moms, is most certainly worth the visit. On Sunday, May 14 starting at 7:30 a.m. guests can enjoy the Mother’s Day Breakfast and Tour. Mom will enjoy a breakfast buffet, an encouraging message and a guided Journey of Faith tour. Tickets are $20 per person, children under 3 are free, and each mother in attendance will receive a special gift. To purchase tickets, call (704) 401-3256 or click here.
Want to change it up for Mother’s Day this year? Check out the Hunstad Kortesis Mother’s Day 5K, which takes place in SouthPark on Sunday, May 14 and is a great way to get your whole family involved and outdoors. Not only will there be the 5K for mom, but little ones can enjoy face painting, a bouncy house and the card-making station. And Mom will enjoy the free mimosas and wine! To register, click here. For more information, click here.
Have a great time celebrating Mother’s Day and make plenty of happy memories!
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