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Ways to celebrate mother’s day in Austin

    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 afternoontea@thedriskill.com or calling (512) 391-7073.


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      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!