We hope we're not the telling you something you don't already know, but Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 14. Your mom does so much for you, so why not treat her to a day or a night out on the town? Whether she craves beignets or loves bubbly beverages, we have just the thing for you to do on her special day. Can't think of what to give her? Check out our gift guide for food loving moms here.
If she wants to be in Paris
Who wouldn't love brunch at a Parisian cafe? If you can't quite swing a trip to France this year, head to Inman Park's Bread & Butterfly. From impossibly fluffy pancakes to the ideal omelet, this little cafe is inspiring love all over Atlanta. For everything Mom does, make sure she sips on a perfectly crafted cocktail, like the French 75. www.bread-and-butterfly.com, 290 Elizabeth St. N.E., Atlanta.
If what she wants is flowers
How about 220 acres of flowers? That’s what she’ll find at Mother’s Day at the Gardens at Gibbs Gardens in Ball Ground. The dining will not be quite as elegant as some of our other suggestions, you’ll need to pre-order a gourmet boxed brunch. The brunch prices are very reasonable too. Strolling musicians will serenade while you and mom enjoy a beautiful day in a beautiful place. www.gibbsgardens.com, 1987 Gibbs Dr., Ball Ground.
If Mom deserves to be spoiled
You know Mom deserves to be spoiled. So pull out that nice outfit and take her to brunch or tea at The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead. The brunch will be even more extravagant than usual, including breakfast items, seasonal specialties and spectacular desserts. Tea service will offer special pastries and tea sandwiches. Brunch is $125 for adults, $65 for children and tea is $65 for adults, $56 for children. www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/georgia/buckhead/dining/special-events. 3434 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta.
If Mom is bringing the little ones
Situated on the edge of Piedmont Park, the Park Tavern offers a family oriented brunch with something for everyone. There’s plenty of room to run around on the nearby lawn. And the whole family will love noshing on the bounty of the French toast station. This event has sold out every year for the past 13 years so reserve early. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Adults $34.95, children $14.95, children 6 and under free. www.parktavern.com. 500 10th St. NE, (Corner of 10th St. and Monroe Dr.) Atlanta.
If you want to make her dinner
If going out to brunch or dinner is not your mom's idea of fun, why not make her dinner? PeachDish is a local food delivery subscription service that sends you all the ingredients for dinners that are created by local chefs. All ingredients are sourced as locally as possible, and the delivery always includes a surprise treat! And, if mom loves to cook, consider getting her a subscription. For $50 per week mom can get everything she needs to prepare 2 servings each of 2 different dishes, or 4 servings of one recipe delivered straight to her door! www.peachdish.com.