Making Mother’s Day memorable

May brings a special time of the year when families around the world can show their appreciation for the beautiful women who has given them life. Grandmothers, stepmothers and mothers in general can finally have a day of reprieve to bask in the aroma of essential oils, look out into an endless horizon by the ocean or even sip some tea and nibble on crumpets, channeling her inner royalty like the true queen she is. The ideas for celebrating moms this year are limitless, but in case you’re feeling overwhelmed by the variety of options, here are a few ideas to surprise your mom in South Florida.


Brunch with a view

When: May 1111:30 to 4 p.m.

Where: Miami Dade College, Miami Culinary Institute at 415 N.E. 2nd Ave., Miami

Price Range: $$

What: Enjoy the panoramic views of downtown Miami and chic décor of the highly talked about restaurant Tuyo. Renowned Chef Victor Santos has created a tasty menu equipped with complimentary mimosas, organic bloody mary’s and Proseccos catering to all the deserving moms out there.


Pampering the Queen

When: April 27 to May 10  

Where: Fontainebleau Miami Beach 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Price Range: $$$

What: A therapeutic day at the spa will always lighten the mood, especially on special days like these. The Fontainebleau is offering limited-time specials for Mother’s Day for all moms to relax in their 40,000 square foot lapis spa. 50-minute Swedish massages and 50-minute pore perfecting facials are both options in this luxurious treatment.


Tea and Crumpets

When: May 11, 3 p.m.

Where: Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami

Price Range: $$

What: Celebrate Mother’s Day in the tropical setting of an array of beautiful flowers at the Botanical Gardens for an afternoon tea. This not-so-average tea party will be held in the ballroom overlooking the picturesque scenery. Live guitarist Rob Friedman will create a relaxing ambiance while moms sip on savory teas and nibble on light snacks.


A Trip to the Zoo

When: May 11 at 8 a.m.

Where: Zoo Miami at 12400 SW 152 Street, Miami

Price Range: $$

What: Not much beats a Mother’s Day breakfast that’s surrounded by 740 acres of exotic animals. This one-of-a-kind dining experience is catered by Zoo Miami and includes number of activities to keep moms entertained. Watching meerkats play along with the zoo keepers or participating in a special Mother’s Day show are just a few of the events Zoo Miami has planned for this day. Space is limited for this all-day event, so get moving while you can.


Fun at the Museum

When: May 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Miami Children’s Museum at 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami

Price Range: Free for moms

What: Treat mom to a day of exploring and dancing at the Miami Children’s Museum. This free event will include the Miami City Ballet dancers who will help moms tap into their inner ballerina while learning new dance skills. A small tea party is also incorporated in this event where kids have the opportunity to create special cards for their mothers.



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