How to treat mom to an unforgettable Mother’s Day weekend in Atlanta

Yonah Mountain Vineyards
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Mother’s Day is a time to show love and appreciation to the most important women in our lives who gave birth to us, raised us, sacrificed for us and love us unconditionally. There’s nothing more special than treating mom to a day filled with love (especially love that takes the form of that special unique touch!) This Mother’s Day, take the opportunity to spoil your mom, or mother figure, with these unique ideas around metro Atlanta that will make her feel cherished and appreciated.

Treat mom to a spa day

Let’s face it - being a mom is hard work and can be a full-time job in itself. It’s only fair to treat mom to a little bit of self-care, and there’s no better way to do that than to indulge her in a luxurious spa day. If you’re looking for the hottest new facial, Aviary Beauty and Wellness now has a new offering called the “Glo2 Facial by Geneo,” which exfoliates the skin, nourishing and transforming for instant smoothness and better nutrient absorption. The cost is $275 for a 60-minute session and $350 for a 75-minute session.

Take mom to Halcyon in Alpharetta

Halcyon, an outdoor shopping center located in Alpharetta, is pulling out all the stops this Mother’s Day. Their Groovin’ on the Green event features live performances all weekend, ranging from former “The Voice” contestant Sasha Hurtado to talented violinist Michelle Winters. You can also share laughter and memories together as you unleash your inner yogi, surrounded by goats at Farm Animal Yoga. Treat mom to a beautiful, custom bouquet at Gussied Up Flower Truck, and have brunch at one of the many restaurants at Halycon, such as Cherry Street Brewpub, which is hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch in partnership with Society Boutique. For $179, you can get a brunch reservation with two brunch entrees and two mimosas, as well as two bracelets for you and mom to match. Tax and tip are included!

Stroll with mom on the Atlanta BeltLine for a food and street art tour

Give mom the gift of experiences with a fun, interactive tour of the Atlanta BeltLine. This tour is hosted by BiteLines and runs for three hours. For $80, you and mom can experience four restaurants and six tastings (including pizza, soul food, beignets and more), as well as fruit-infused margaritas and tastings from a chocolate micro-factory, all in a span of one mile on the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. Which restaurants are included? You’ll just have to find out for yourself!

Make DIY projects with mom

Skip buying home goods at HomeGoods and let yourself and mom unleash your craftiest selves. AR Workshop provides DIY workshops with a range of customizable projects that allow both you and mom to unleash your creative outlets. From wood signs to canvas to chunky knit blankets and more, AR Workshop guides you through the entire process. And at Bear and Honey Candle, you and mom can make customized candles with your favorite scents.

Buy mom tickets to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

If mom is a Star Wars fan, she’s in for a galactic treat this Mother’s Day weekend. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will be playing live instrumentals set against a backdrop of watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If heading to a galaxy far away isn’t quite mom’s idea of fun, there are plenty of other ASO shows throughout the summer that you can treat mom to by surprising her with tickets.

Take mom to a winery in North Georgia

Escape from the Atlanta traffic and take mom to a North Georgia winery, where you can have quality bonding time as you sip on wines while enjoying your beautiful surroundings. Sample a variety of wines at some popular winery options including Chateau Elan, Montaluce Winery and Yonah Mountain Vineyards.

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