Show your gratitude for all that your mother has done by treating her to a favorite tradition of a most delightful Victorian Afternoon Tea. Make it the perfect quaint afternoon catching up and making cherished memories, while enjoying fragrant teas and sparkling wine.
Treat yourselves to classic French pastries and petite fours, including chocolate tulip cups and cream puffs; delicate tea sandwiches, such as cucumber and smoked salmon with dill goat cheese, deviled egg on brioche and green tea ricotta and pistachio on multi-grain; all served alongside premium loose leaf teas and sparkling wine.
Afternoon Tea is served at 3 p.m. in The Driskill lobby. Creating incredible memories and treating your mother to an incredible afternoon out is the perfect way to show her just what she means to you this Mother’s Day weekend.
Want to really make sure mom knows how much you care? Treat her to a weekend at The Driskill. Form a Junior Suite to the Presidential, a weekend at The Driskill will show mom just how irreplaceable she is to you.
$60 for adults and $40 for children (12-years-old and younger) plus tax and gratuity.
Reservations can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (512) 391-7073.
Do you have special plans to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14th? Whether you are looking for gift ideas for mom, brunches, teas, mom and me classes and more, there’s a little something for everyone, with some events kicking off this weekend!
Nani, Maa & Me
Bring your kids in for a special cooking class to get hands on experience cooking a special Indian meal. This Intergenerational cooking class will be demonstrated by a SAIVA senior while you and your child work with another senior at your table chopping, mixing and cooking up a delicious Indian favorite.
When: Sunday, May 7th from 3-5 p.m.
Where: Sustainable Food Center, 2921 E. 17th St., Austin
Mother and Me Tea
Celebrate mom while supporting the mission of St. Louise House to help single mothers to overcome homelessness in Central Texas. The Mother and Me Tea is a wonderful celebration of motherhood that takes place under the shade of the majestic oaks of the French Legation Museum. The event includes children’s activities, a program, and of course…tea!
When: Sunday, May 7th from 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: French Legation Museum, 803 San Marcos St., Austin
2nd Street Social
Celebrate mothers, wives and sisters with exclusive offers throughout the 2nd Street District. Enjoy complimentary cocktails, a braid bar, makeup touch-ups, discounts and more.
When: Thursday, May 11th from 6-8 p.m.
Where: 2nd Street District, downtown Austin
Moms Eat Free at Dang Kitchen
That’s right… be a hero and feed your mom for free! Moms get a free entree with the purchase of an entree (child’s meal counts as an entree), every Saturday.
When: Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: Dang Kitchen, 9070 Burnet Rd., Austin
Plant a Pot for Mom
If you can’t decide what to get mom for Mother’s Day, how about a plant potted by her lovely kids. Staff will be on hand to help pick out and design a special plant arrangement for mom. Orange juice, mimosas, and snacks will be provided.
When: Saturday, May 13th with two sessions available 9:30-10 a..m and 10:30-11 a.m.
Where: Round Rock Garden Center, 901 Sam Bass Road, Round Rock
The Little Yoga House
Not interested in the typical Mother’s Day brunch? If you have younger kids in tow for whom a meal out can be more challenging than relaxing, The Little Yoga House is offering an alternative that is combining crafts, snacks and aerial yoga for an unforgettable Mother’s Day experience. The event starts with a 45 minute Mom & Child Aerial Yoga Class (Ages 6+). After class enjoy sips & bites from Curcuma Vegan Food Truck & KIND Bar while you and your child get creative with a take home craft project.
When: Saturday, May 13th from 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Where: The Little Yoga House, 2700 W Anderson Ln., #229, Austin
Bring Mom to the Mini Maker Faire
Moms are the ultimate makers, right? Spend your day surrounded by creativity at the Mini Maker Faire. On Sunday, there will be a Mother’s Day card making station, free massages, and photo ops, too!
When: Saturday and Sunday, May 13th & 14th from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Palmer Event Center, 905 Barton Springs Rd., Austin
Cost: $11-$14; Parking is an additional $8. Purchase tickets in advance here.
Mother’s Day Market
Shop for mom from local vendors and whip up some D.I.Y.s at the walk-in Bath Soak Bar + Flower Bar. There will also be complimentary delicious Chameleon Cold-Brew to sip on as you shop and create!
When: Saturday, May 13th from 1-5 p.m.
Where: The Paper + Craft Pantry, 2511 E. 6th St., Austin
Afternoon Tea at Alamo Drafthouse
Head to the movies to enjoy a screening of Austenland while enjoying tea and treats that includes three servings of tea and a plate of the following treats: Poached Salmon Mousse on English Cucumber, Blue Cheese Cracked Pepper Croissant, Chocolate Filled Pate a Choux Pastry. A vegetarian option is available.
When: Saturday and Sunday, May 13 & 14, 4 & 4:30 pm (Lakeline); Sunday, May 14 at 4:30 pm (Slaughter Lane)
Where: Alamo Drafthouse
Chocolate Tasting at Delysia Chocolatier
Give mom a sweet treat this Mother’s Day with complimentary chocolate tastings and a free solid chocolate long stemmed rose (while supplies last).
When: Sunday, May 14th from noon – 5 p.m.
Where: Delysia Chocolatire, 2000 Windy Terrace #2c, Austin
Hens & Chicks Mother’s Day Planting Party
Give your mother hen the gift she really wants, time with her chicks while crafting up some gorgeous succulent arrangements and maybe even sipping on some bubbly! Learn the ins-and-outs of succulent/cactus care and spread your creative wings!
When: Sunday, May 14th from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Succulent Native, 906 E. 5th St., Austin
Brunch at Olive & June
Olive & June will host a Mother’s Day brunch for guests to enjoy that will include a 4-course meal featuring crespelle, rigatone, a choice of grilled trout or pork tenderloin and ricotta cheesecake. Every mother will additionally be given a glass of complimentary Bellini.
When: Sunday, May 14th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Olive & June, 3411 Glenview Ave., Austin
Cost: $39 per person and $8.50 for kids’ pasta. Reservations may be made by calling (512) 467-9898.
Mother’s Day Brunch at The Driskill
Celebrate Mother’s Day with an elegant brunch buffet at the acclaimed Driskill Grill. Indulge in a multi-course meal mingled with traditional favorites and chef-inspired fare.
When: Sunday, May 14th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: The Driskill Grill, 117 E. 7th St., Austin
Cost: $89 per person, $39 for children ages 5-12; Reservations are required and may be made by visiting opentable.com or by calling (512) 391-7162.
A Mother’s Day Celebration at Antonelli’s Cheese Shop
Purchase a table that seats 6-7 people and enjoy a delicious spread that will include cheese, charcuterie, sundry pairings, bread, croissants, almonds, olives, chocolates, wine and more while learning all about where the different products come from.
When: Sunday, May 14th, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Antonelli’s Cheese Shop, 500 Park Blvd., Austin
Mother’s Day at Ella
This Mother’s Day, dazzle your mom with brunch and manicures at Hotel Ella. Reserve a table now for Goodall’s Kitchen’s prix-fixe three-course brunch, available from 10am-3pm. Menu highlights include a chioggia beet salad, crab benedict, and strawberry shortcake, plus a free mimosa for mom. Austin-based Nails Y’all will be available to pamper moms with free manicures and hand-painted nail art from 11am-2:30pm. Sign up for a time slot when you arrive for your brunch reservation.
When: Sunday, May 14th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Goodall’s Kitchen at Hotel Ella, 1900 Rio Grande St., Austin
Cost: $45 per person; kids menu available for children 12 and under
Happy Mother’s Day Everyone, this is the first Mother’s Day that I am not with my loving Mother that I love madly and it breaks my heart, “Hi Mom, I will see next weekend.”
I was going to take the Brunch Route and blog on a great place to go to Mother’s Day Brunch because if you are going to do Brunch Mother’s Day may be the one day of the year that you venture out and try it. After I got to thinking I realized that if you didn’t have Mother’s Day Plans by now chances are you won’t get in anywhere anyways.
So here is something that you can check out AFTER Brunch – Art of the Pot. It is an opportunity for you to check out 16 different potters at 4 locations across Austin in a nice little studio tour. This is the 7th Annual Event and it is FREE! Mom’s love this sort of thing and the work they have done is amazing. They studio tour features some of the best pottery in the country, 5 are the artists are from Austin and others are guests from around the nation.
The artists were featured last weeks on Austin’s news station, KEYE, “We Are Austin” segment, the watch visit http://weareaustin.com/austinlive-story/?nxd_id=62375.
see map, http://www.artofthepot.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/tourmap.jpg.
Here is a little Mother’s Day Trivia: Did you know that Mother’s Day is the day that the most flowers are sent around the world.
Also, August is the most popular month to have a baby, I guess that makes sense, almost exactly 9 months after New Year’s Eve.
Now, go call your Mom and have a great day!