We know. You don’t need a special day to show your mother how much you love and appreciate her. But since Mother’s Day just so happens to be an official holiday (and is this Sunday, May 8), why not take the opportunity to do something special for the woman that raised you? There are plenty of options from brunch to family yoga to a sleepover in the wild (just read on).
Brunch: Brunch has become quite the Mother’s Day tradition, which is fine by us. Treat Mom to eats like Fried Green Tomato Benedict and Trout and Eggs with a perfect Bloody Mary to wash it down at . Visit for a delicious brunch buffet ($25 per adult, $12 per kid) featuring salmon, pork loin, quiches and more. Or keep it casual at and nosh on comfort food like country ham benedict and and biscuits and gravy.
Flowers: You just can’t go wrong with flowers. Mom will love the colorful, compact arrangements that in Inman Park is known for (which are especially gorgeous and practical for the home). Foxgloves & Ivy in Grant Park has one of the best reps in the city for its high-quality, organic flowers and you can pick up a special Mother’s Day bouquet for $60 and up.
Beauty: Spend quality time with Mom while you pamper yourselves. does one of the prettiest mani/pedi combos in town for $35-40, or if you really want to impress, book treatments for the both of you (like the triple oxygen facial or ahhh-mazing signature massage) at Bliss Spa in the . If you just want to hook the lovely lady up with an amazing haircut, massage, facial or makeup application that she can use later, is your go-to (the beauty collective is currently offering some sweet deals like $10 off a haircut/$30 off color).
The Zoo: Go wild for Mom at . On Saturday, May 7, spend the night during a Zoo Atlanta Family NightCrawler and explore the special bond that exists between parent and child in the animal kingdom ($52-95 per person). Activities include arts and crafts, games, animal encounters, and visits to some of the Zoo’s newest parents. If you can’t make the sleepover, pay the Zoo at visit on Sunday, when mothers enjoy free admission with purchase of a full price child (ages 3-11) or adult general admission ticket.
Family Yoga: Put “zen” on the agenda for Mother’s Day. The Café of Life Chiropractic Center is hosting a yoga event for the whole family in honor of moms ($20 for a parent and child, $5 for each additional person) from 1-2:30 p.m.. The parents will take a hatha class in one space, while children ages 4-10 will learn a fun, creative way to practice yoga with in a separate area. The younger tots will have fun playing on their mats (with adult supervision, of course).