Mothers dedicate every waking second to the happiness of their family. They were up at the crack of dawn to make sure you got on the yellow school bus and had their phones ready in case you had an emergency while in college. They cut the crusts off your sandwiches when you were five, and still at your side twenty years later to help move you into your first place.
Essentially, you’re a functioning human-being because of your momma so she deserves a day commemorating her life’s work.
It’s time to stray from giving the same old $20 gift card. Here’s a list of activities you can do or buy for your mom this Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day Brunch
Called the most delicious, authentic French cuisine by Pittsburgh locals for seven years in a row, Paris 66 will give your best gal a taste of France without getting on a plane. Last year, Paris 66 was honored as 2018’s Best French Restaurant and Best Restaurant Desserts!
A charming ambiance, this bistro is hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, May 12th. See the special Mother’s Day menu here.
photo by Paris 66 via Instagram
With a warm and cozy atmosphere, Cashbah offers a unique dining experience with a year-round garden patio. To help you celebrate the lovely lady in your life, Cashbah is extending their brunch hours from 11 am to 2 pm.
photo by Cashbah via Instagram
This local hotspot has a regularly changing menu that focuses on clean flavors, regional sourcing, and one deliciously fresh perspective! Acorn Pittsburgh is open for brunch starting at 10 am and would be a wonderful choice to celebrate Mother’s Day.
photo from Acorn Pgh via Instagram
Mansions on Fifth and The Whitfield are two honorable mentions that may not have a Mother’s Day menus, but the food genuinely speaks for itself.
Shop for Timeless Gifts
A portal of discovery, Anthropology offers a variety of women’s apparel and accessories, intimates, home furniture and décor, beauty, and gifts. Find gift inspiration especially made for your mom in mind on the official website. Plus, stop by the Penn Ave location for a Mother’s Day event from 12 to 5 pm with special treats, crafts for kids, and much, much more.
Promising to nourish people’s lives, Williams Sonoma carries high-quality products for the everyday home. They have options for the baking mama, the gardening mama, and gift baskets for the mom who deserves some time to herself. Williams Sonoma can make personalized gifts too. Order before the end of Wednesday to get your gift in time for Sunday or just stop in the Shadyside store location.
Why settle for any gift when you can give mom a unique one? Since the 70’s, the founders at Four Winds Gallery committed to bringing the Pittsburgh community extraordinary Native American jewelry and art. Though, slightly on the pricier side, the Mother’s Day jewelry collection from Four Winds Gallery is absolutely exotic and immersed in culture. Get some help finding a gift for mom from the Four Wind’s team at the Shadyside location.
Offering classic Mother’s Day gifts, check out these honorable mentions: Eureka! Chocolates & gifts and Alex’s East End Floral Shop.
Share an Experience with Mom
Whether you have tiny humans at home, a few fur-babies, or the mother of dragons, Ace Hotel wants to throw you a party on Sunday, May 12 from 2 to 5 pm.
Come hang out with other moms or spend time creating DIY masterpieces with your loved ones. You’ll be able to participate in these awesome activities:
- Treat Yo Self station: Make your own bath scrubs, salts and an aromatherapy oil for yourself.
- Art station: Create your own one of a kind block printed & framed art piece, tote bag or apron.
- Plant station: Paint your own ceramic planter and create a succulent or plant scape inside with a variety or adorable little plants.
- Floral station: Create your own Seasonal Summer Wreath with greens & flowers that will dry beautifully so it will last you all season.
There’s still more going on during this event. Find out the details here and don’t forget to purchase your ticket soon!
Celebrate Mother’s Day by enjoying “mom and me” time at Evolve Wellness Spa. Spend quality time with your mom in the most relaxing way. Click the link above for all the info you need to know.
A massage might not do the trick, but maybe laughter will. After all, the best form of medicine comes from a chuckle or two. Take your mom out for a few laughs at Steel City Improv. Just know that shows are only Friday and Saturday nights, so plan wisely!
Looking for something to do for the majority of Sunday? Spend a couple of hours at The Frick! Explore historically and art focused exhibits, stroll through the scenic gardens, and enjoy a Mother’s Day brunch.
There you have it. Your mom has been there for the good, the bad, the smelly, and for all the excitement life has to offer. So, why not go above the norm this year and show your mom how genuinely grateful you are.
Happy Mother’s Day!