“If being a mom was easy, then dads would do it.”
No offense to the daddies out there, but this meme is partly true. Moms work so hard and can sometimes be very hard on themselves, too. They feed you, take care of you, and love you unconditionally. Mind you, they don’t take day offs, too! They’ll think of everyone else first before themselves.
This is why Mother’s Day is special. Yes, mom should feel loved every day of the year. But on this one mommy holiday that comes only once a year, we think she deserves to feel like a queen.
Lucky you, we’ve listed down several ways to help you pull off a fabulous celebrate Mother’s Day celebration in Los Angeles this year. Whether your mom is visiting from a different state or country or a local Angeleno, we assure you that she’ll enjoy just as much and fall in love with the City of Angels anyway.
Let her stop and smell the roses
As we’ve said, mothers are innately workaholics. If they’re not busy slaying (figuratively, of course,) on their businesses or day jobs, they have their hands full running the household and taking care of their children. Yes, even when they’re all grown up and moms themselves, as well.
On Mother’s Day, give mom a chance to stop and smell the roses. We actually mean this figuratively and literally.
To say that motherhood can be overwhelming is definitely an understatement. Even only for a day, take the steering wheel away from mom and let her simply breathe and take it slow. Allow her to pause for a moment to appreciate the beautiful home, life, and family she’s been blessed with.
Surround her with flowers
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You can also take her to a day of smelling roses and all kinds of beautiful blooms for real! Surround her with a field of colorful flowers by taking her on a tour around Los Angeles’ most breathtaking botanical gardens? Our personal favorites include these sprawling and stunning L.A, gardens:
- Descanso Gardens – 1418 Descanso Drive La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
- The Huntington Botanical Gardens – 1151 Oxford Road San Marino, CA 91108
- Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden – 301 N. Baldwin Ave. Arcadia, CA 91007
- James Irvine Japanese Garden – Tillman Reclamation Plant, 6100 Woodley Ave. Van Nuys, CA 91406
On the other hand, if mama is, unfortunately, allergic to pollen, stay on the safe side by sending her an allergy-friendly option like an exquisite orchid plant or orchid arrangement. Orchids are your best bet because their pollen is few and tuck securely in the flowers’ innermost part.
Receiving fresh flowers make people instantly and genuinely happy, and that’s a fact. There’s actually solid scientific evidence to back this up. Flower arrangements beat fruit baskets or scented candles on the happy scale gift giving. Make mama tear up with joy with gorgeous Mother’s Day flowers plus a heartfelt letter coming from you.
Follow the tradition with a delicious Mother’s Day brunch
Brunch is the way to for Mother’s Day feasting. Why not? It makes sense to fill your tummies first if you have a long day packed with activities just for mom and that delicious breakfast spread will make you reminisce about all the comfort foods mom makes for you, too.
Looking for recommendations? These are the most-loved and brunch spots in Los Angeles, according to a recent NBC article.
- Rose Café Restaurant – 220 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291
- Gjelina – 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
- Perch – 448 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
- The Ivy – 113 N Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
- Catch LA – 8715 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
If you find out that these highly rated brunch spots are fully booked already, don’t fret. Show mama your inner Martha Stewart with a sweet but simple DIY Mother’s Day brunch.
Take her to the circus
Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum will present “Momentum Place,” a whimsical show in honor of all moms, on Mother’s Day, May 13. Set on a rustic outdoor amphitheater, the colorful show features world-class aerial and circus performers and musicians. This exciting Mother’s Day treat is absolutely perfect if you have the whole family tagging along. You can also avail of their pre-show brunch if you wish to. Check out their website for complete details.
Spend a day sipping wine and having a picnic
A whole weekend of wine tasting and a chill picnic with mom at a picture-perfect location? Yes, please. This is all possible at Malibu Wines. Get this, you choose to either bring your own picnic filled with all of mom’s favorite food or check out the sumptuous pop-up dinner they offer at the winery gardens at night. Explore the scenic spot with mama with a cup of MomMosas (mimosa) in hand.
Treat her to a shopping spree
Mama’s always got your back. This time, take the tab and treat her to an ultimate Mother’s Day shopping spree. We’ve got our eyes on these shopping hotspots.
- Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills
- Rose Bowl Flea Market
- Echo Park Craft Fair
Spa party for two at Spa Montage
Splurge for a day of quality time and soothing facials and massages for the body and soul with your best gal, aka, mom. At the heart of the ever-posh Beverly Hills, Spa Montage will take care of your mom’s glowing skin in style.
Called in a minute too late and failed to make reservations? No worries. A spa party at home will equally be pretty and a pleasure with a luxe gift set filled with pampering must-haves that come in a box adorned with dazzling orchids and other delightful blooms.
A night of Broadway in L.A.
Is your mom an avid Broadway fan? You can bring her to Broadway without ever leaving the city. Esteemed musical director, Brad Ellis the guy who created the phenomenal TV musical Glee, will have a show entitled “An Evening of Classic Broadway,” at the Rockwell Table & Stage on Mother’s Day evening.
Do you have more ideas on how to spend a memorable Mother's Day in L.A.? Tell us about them in the comment below.