Every mom is different, so why should they be treated to the same box of chocolates and breakfast in bed? This Mother’s Day, we’ve put together a list of family-friendly fun for every type of mom.
For the mom with a sweet tooth:
Make her culinary dream come to life at Fractured Prune Doughnuts. Mix-and-match to create mom’s favorite donut, using Fractured Prune’s 19 glazes and 13 toppings, or choose one of their mouth-watering creations like chocolate covered strawberry with a strawberry glaze and mini chocolate chips.
Rheinlander Bakery, an Olde Town Arvada favorite, unveiled their newest creation, the Very Berry Cake, for Mother’s Day. It’s an impressive four layer strawberry cake filled with strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry filling, iced with whipped cream, and garnished with fresh berries. Order the cake in advance, or stop into the bakery during the week leading up to Mother’s Day to grab one before they sell out. For the mom with food restrictions or allergies, the cake can be ordered traditional, gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegan.
For the mom who enjoys a boozy brunch:
Take the family to enjoy a Mother’s Day brunch at Coohills in LoDo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The buffet setup includes a fresh bread and parfait station, an eggs, potatoes, and sausage station, salads, a carving station complete with smoked salmon, prime rib, smoked ham, and shrimp, and pastries to finish off the meal. Bottomless mimosas are a must for Mom. Brunch is $58 per adult, $20 for kids ages four to 12, and kids age three and under eat free. Reservations are required.
Head to Boulder for Mother’s Day brunch at Wild Standard for seasonal specials like lamb Navarin (braised lamb shoulder, fennel, arugula, sweet herbs, aged balsamic, and rosemary) or sustainable seafood choices of oyster, cocktail shrimp, wild Alaskan king crab, and octopus Escabeche. Mom and dad can enjoy the Love Potion #4 made of vodka, apricot and elderflower liquor, lime juice, and grenadine instead of the standard mimosa.
Make a trip to Lone Tree for La Sandia’s comforting Mexican menu and lively environment, as well as Rocky Mountain views from the rooftop and first-level patios. Each mom will receive a complimentary mom-osa with her order, or can opt into the bottomless brunch bar. For $15, she’ll receive free-flowing cocktails including mimosas, Bloody Maria, and strawberry margaritas. The whole family can treat themselves to Mexican chocolate waffles with fried plantains and whipped cream, the breakfast iron skillet made with scrambled eggs, shredded beef, charro beans, potatoes, and guacamole. Reservations are recommended.
Tamayo on Larimer Square has a bottomless margarita Mother’s Day brunch with unlimited brunch drinks and small plates. Start brunch off right with the salty and sweet papaya salad, followed by mushroom flatbread. Then, try an order of the brunch favorite, midges, and finish with Mexican French toast, served with a chipotle chocolate sauce, Nutella, bananas, and cream fresca. Reservations are recommended.
For the mom who wants a day with the family:
Denver Date Nite has designed a Mother’s Day family date package with two brunch seatings at 10 a.m. and noon. The day begins with a jazzy brunch at the Lumber Baron Inn, which includes full access to their brunch buffet for two adults and two children under age 12. While parents sip mimosas, LA Flower Bar provides instruction and tools needed to build a beautiful bouquet for mom (and entertain kids). End the day with a trip to Broken Shovel Farm, just 15 minutes away, where the whole family can spend time with goats, cows, sheep, pigs, ponies, and donkeys. $180 per family.
For the mom who has been not-so-subtly hinting for a trip to the Caribbean:
A trip to the Bahamas might not be in the cards for Mother’s Day this year, but for a tropical feeling, take Mom on an underwater dining adventure at the Downtown Aquarium’s Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet. Reservations are required for brunch; $40 for adults, $35 for seniors, $20 for kids ages three to 10, and free for kids age two and under.
For the mom who’s always looking for a way to get her endorphins:
If Mom’s perfect day includes a short run, head out to the eighth annual Mother’s Day 5K to benefit the Colorado Children’s Chorale. Families can run, walk, or stroll. Everyone gets a tasty Mother’s Day brunch including a breakfast burrito and sides. Dads and kids are welcome, too. The event features on-site race-time childcare and a children’s race. Afterwards, hit the post-race party filled with snacks, drinks, and prizes. $35-$185; price includes brunch, race entry, and T-shirt.
For the mom who needs a little humor to get her through Target tantrums:
Get Mother’s Day started early at The Pump and Dump Show’s Mother’s Day Eve Comedy Show and Dance Party on Saturday, May 12 at 8 p.m. The evening celebrates the weirdest parts of parenting, hosted by Denver-based mom-comedy duo, Shayna Ferm and Tracy Tee. Parentally Incorrect Tour, Paramount Theatre, tickets from $26-$45.
For the mom who needs a little alone time:
Treat Mom to Denver Date Nite’s A Mother’s Day Just for Her package. The day starts with a trip to Scented Studio, where a fragrance specialist guides Mom through the process of creating a custom scent and adding it to a home, bath, or body product, with a matching roll-on oil. She’ll even be able to get creative and name her custom scent. Next, she can participate in a restorative one-hour goddess flow yoga class at Samadhi Yoga, and finish the day with a pampering spa facial. $165.