How to Celebrate Mom This Mother’s Day
After years of changing your diapers, bandaging your boo-boos and putting up with your teen angst, it’s no wonder moms get their own special day! And while 24 hours simply isn’t enough time to show them the love they deserve, we can still try. But before you go hunting for the perfect gift, we’ve pieced together a list of six ways to make mom feel extra special this Mother’s Day. From brunch by the bay to a shopping spree at Lido Marina Village, these Newport Beach activities are sure to put a smile on her face.
Bayside Brunch at Balboa Bay Resort
Balboa Bay Resort is pulling out all the stops this Mother’s Day with an extravagant buffet by the bay. Sit down to brunch in the resort’s Grand Ballroom and indulge in everything from a crêpe station, seafood display, sushi bar, carving station and more! This special event will also feature live music and sparkling wine upon arrival. Adult tickets are priced at $110, while children are $55 plus tax. To reserve your seats before they sell out, click here!
Shop at Lido Marina Village
Remember all those back-to-school shopping sprees? Well, it’s time to return the favor(s). Moms have a knack for putting everyone first, so let’s make it all about her this Mother’s Day! Head to Lido Marina Village for a retail day by the bay, where she can leisurely browse through the center’s unique collections of shops. With stylish boutiques like Faherty, elysewalker, Jenni Kayne and Cynthia Rowley, she’s bound to find some chic summer staples!
Explore Roger’s Gardens
If your mom is always on the go and could use a bit of leisure time, nothing calms the soul like an afternoon at Roger’s Gardens. This Corona del Mar destination functions as a plant nursery, gift shop, gardening center and even houses an on-site restaurant! Spend some time with mom browning through Roger’s Gardens’ curated collection of home goods, gifts and accessories. Then, sit down to an alfresco brunch at Farmhouse, where she can indulge in spring offerings like the Heirloom Cherry Tomato and Roasted Beef Bruschetta and Gorgonzola & Granny Smith Apple Salad.
Wine and Dine at The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar
For $75 (per person), your mom can indulge in a two-course brunch with a side of harbor views. The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar invites families to enjoy a meal together on Sunday, May 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Each person will get their choice of starter, including options like the Chilled Wild Shrimp Cocktail, Roasted Heirloom Tomato-Basil Bisque, Santa Barbara Smoked Salmon, Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad and more. Then, move on to entrees like the Flatiron Steak & Eggs, The Winery Eggs Benedict, Braised Beef Short Rib Hash & Fried Eggs and Chili Lime Rubbed Hawaiian Mahi Mahi.
Beachfront Brunch at 21 Oceanfront
For a fancy meal out this Mom’s Day, snag a table at 21 Oceanfront! This time-honored waterfront restaurant sits on the beach side of the Balboa Peninsula and boasts picture-perfect views of the pier. And on Sunday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., you and your mama can enjoy a complete, three-course brunch with mimosas and mouthwatering starters like Avocado Toast, Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Polenta and Lobster Bisque. Then, move on to main courses like Strawberry Mascarpone French Toast, Crab Stuffed Salmon Oscar, Prime Rib Eye Steak and Eggs and King Crab Eggs Benedict. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert!
Self Care at The Spa at Pelican Hill
Nothing says “I love you” like a day at the spa! If your mom could use some pampering, give her the gift of a 60-minute Renewal Therapeutic Massage at The Spa at Pelican Hill. This soothing treatment uses varying pressure and strokes to relieve anxiety and soothe the mind and muscles. Essential oils like lavender, vetiver, clary sage, sweet orange and sweet marjoram create an aromatic experience that’ll have her saying “ahhh.”
Written by: Kaylin Waizinger