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    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 or calling (512) 391-7073.


      Cooped up on maternity leave and starved for conversation, Jessie invites her forthright neighbor Lina, also a new mom, for coffee on the patio between their duplexes. Despite their vastly different finances, they become fast friends during naptimes—while someone watches from the mansion on the cliff overlooking Jessie’s yard. A comedy with dark edges, Cry It Out takes an honest look at the absurdities of being home with a baby, the power of female friendship, the dilemma of going back to work, and the effect class has on parenthood in America.

      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
      Cost: $25

      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
      Cost: Free

      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
      Cost: Free

      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
      Cost: Free

      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
      Cost: $55

      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
      Cost: Free

      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
      Cost: $21.65

      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
      Cost: Free

      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
      Cost: $20-$45

      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 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
      Cost: $250

      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

      Brunch, lunch, dinner, a movie, shopping, breakfast in bed, a mani and pedi ….. there are countless ways to spend Mother’s Day! We’ve rounded up some options below to help you decide how you’d like to spend your special day.

      First and foremost, I think one of the best ways to celebrate motherhood is by helping other mothers and children. Below are a few local Austin charities that help moms and kids in the greater Austin area. Donate, sign up to volunteer … you just can’t go wrong with feeling good by helping others.


      Austin Diaper Bank

      The Junior League of Austin

      Any Baby Can

      Mother’s Milk Bank Austin

      St. Louise House

      National Charity League, Austin Chapter

      Ronald McDonald House

      If brunching is your thing, you’ll find some options in The Great Mother’s Day Brunch List offering spectacular options for a no-cooking kind of day.

      Before or after filling up on brunch, lunch or dinner, head into the great outdoors for a nice hike at these Top 5 Tucked Away Hiking Trails in Austin.

      It’s always a good idea to fuel up with some caffeine. Take a look at the Top 10 Best Coffee Shops in Austin for Families. Cherrywood Coffeehouse offers brunch AND live music for kids on Sundays!

      Take a short drive to visit one of these Top 5 State Parks Near Austin.

      If you have an Austin bucket list, this list of Top 25 Best Things to do in Austin in 2016 is a great way to check off some of those items! If you don’t have a bucket list, this list can serve as inspiration on what to include on your list if you decide to make one.

      Austin has SO MANY PARKS! Take advantage of the amazing spring weather and head out to play and explore with your kids at one of these parks:

      Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park

      Mueller Lake Park

      Circle C Ranch Metropolitan Park

      Bull Creek District Park

      Zilker Park

      Have you climbed to the top of Mt. Bonnell yet? It’s worth the effort for the beautiful views of Austin from the top!

      If you opt out of someone else cooking for you on Mother’s Day, why not check out one of the area’s Farmers’ Markets this weekend to stock up on fresh fruit and veggies? Many offer live music and entertainment for the kids, too!

      For makers, you can’t go wrong by spending the day at the Austin Maker Faire!

      Close out Mother’s Day with a free Mother’s Day Concert at the Capitol with the Austin Symphonic Band.

      Looking for more fun events happening this weekend? Be sure to check back on Friday for our Top 5 Weekend Events for Families in Austin.

      And if you are looking for a deal for mom, head to the Hill Country Science Mill in Johnson City – Mom’s Get in FREE on Mother’s Day!

      Moms also get a FREE Sub at any ThunderCloud store! Buy a sub and ThunderCloud will treat mama to a FREE sub of equal or lesser value on Sunday, May 8, 2016!

      However you choose to celebrate your special day, give yourself a pat on the back for being an amazing mama, hug your kids for making you that amazing mama, and thank your partner for supporting you in the wild ride of motherhood! Happy Mother’s Day!


      No matter how old you are, it’s not easy being away from your mama on Mother’s Day. Sure you can call her, Skype her, and send her a musical greeting card, but will that properly thank her for all the sweet notes she put in your lunchbox and the magically healing kisses for your scraped knees? Probably not. Luckily we live in the modern world, so for all you Austinites with moms in Houston or Dallas, know this: Favor will deliver anything for a $5 delivery fee!

      Want to send her an arrangement of flowers from a local florist? How about a Fiddle Leaf Fig tree? Gluten-free cupcakes? Flan from her favorite Mexican restaurant? A bottle of fancy bath salts? For all of this and so much more, favor has your covered. Their tagline is simply “Anything Delivered” and they really mean it. If you can’t be there in person, send a gift that shows how much you care.

      First Favor? Use our code 365Things to waive the $5 fee. Click here to download the app!

      Above: Sprinkles cupcakes, available in Houston and Dallas. 

      Mother’s Day is fast approaching! If you are looking for a way to celebrate, the 6th Annual Listen To Your Mother is an event showcasing live original readings all about…. motherhood, moms, and mothering! Whether you go alone, with another mom, a group of moms, or your own mother, it’s a great way to celebrate the complexities and beauty of motherhood on Mother’s Day weekend.


      This nationwide series of shows happens in 41 cities, from Portland and San Francisco across to New York and Boston, and many cities in between. I’ve laughed and cried at these events for the past several years, and I always walk away more reflective of my own role as a mother after listening to so many stories. I’m looking forward to hearing from two male cast members this year!

      The 2016 year’s cast includes readings from:

      Co-producers Kristin Shaw and Leigh Ann Torres will also read.

      What: Listen To Your Mother Austin

      When: Saturday, May 7, 2016

      Time: 7-10 pm (doors open at 6 pm)

      Cash bar reception following show.

      Where: AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue, Austin

      Cost: $19.98 general admission. Purchase tickets in advance here.

      A portion of the show’s proceeds will benefit SafePlace, an organization that is dedicated to empowering victims of family violence, sexual assault, and other violent crimes through support and advocacy.

      Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! I hope you’re spending it with the ones you love.

      If you’re lucky enough to have your mom close by, The Austin Symphonic Band is providing the perfect way to wind down the evening. This free concert is on the lawn of the capitol, and they’ll be playing some of your favorite tunes as the sun sets over Austin.  Don’t forget to bring your cameras because between the sunset, the capitol and family time, you’re sure to get a great shot!

      Special shout out to my mom, Happy Mother’s Day! I love you so much, and I’m so grateful for all the support, encouragement and love you unconditionally give me.

      Admission: free

      When: today, May 13th

      Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

      Texas State Capitol South Steps
      1100 Congress Avenue
      Austin, Texas 78701

      Mother’s Day is around the corner, and I thought this might be a great opportunity to get mom something both thoughtful and delicious.

      I have an unreal sweet tooth. I believe there is always room for dessert, and I’m constantly buying coupons so that I can visit different bakeries around town in search of the perfect pastry.

      Cake, Please is fantastic. It’s like something you would see on a TLC show, because they take your vision and customize it for you. I thought the timing was perfect because you can get a coupon today and pay just $9 for a dozen cupcakes. It would make Mother’s Day shopping pretty easy. I would love to design some diamond ring cupcakes, or maybe some decorated with fossils, old time cameras, maps, an old MG, or even my dad’s face. My mom loves all those things.


      I just thought this was a great way to get a creative Mother’s Day gift. It will be here before we know it, next Sunday, May 8th.


      You can tell your mom that calories don’t count on holidays!


      To get today’s coupon visit,


      5700 Manchaca Road
      Austin, Texas 78745