In case you haven't had a chance to glance at your calendar, Mother's Day falls on Sunday, May 14. While the traditional gesture of flowers and a card is always appreciated, why not treat your mom to a one-of-a-kind experience tailored to her interests?
While Miami offers a plethora of brunch options in Miami to celebrate with mom, there are also numerous exceptional opportunities to indulge and pamper our mother who seems to have it all.
Mother's Day Package at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
If your mom enjoys pampering and indulging in self-care, why not make her Mother's Day weekend truly special with a stunning ocean view at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach? The resort presents a delightful Mother's Day package available until May 14, featuring a complimentary gift from the renowned skincare brand Espa when you reserve a facial treatment. The package also includes a delectable Mother's Day brunch experience at Fuego y Mar, beautiful floral arrangements, a two-night accommodation, and a generous $200 spa credit for your mom to enjoy her desired treatments and services.
Mother's Day Night Out
Whether your mom enjoys the comfort of home or loves going out to celebrate, kickstart your Mother's Day festivities with a special evening hosted by the Miami Moms Society at Bodega Taqueria y Tequila in Coconut Grove. Take the opportunity to get a head start on the weekend by joining the Thursday night event at Bodega's charming upstairs lounge. There, you and your mom can relish in a delightful combination of wine, delectable food, and an engaging group mixology session, creating an unforgettable experience together.
6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, 3419 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove. Tickets cost $35 via eventbrite.com.
National Dog Mom Day
Here's an interesting fact: National Dog Mom Day coincides with Mother's Day weekend this year on May 13. If you're eager to celebrate with your beloved fur babies, head over to Kennedy Park for a delightful day filled with fun alongside your canine companions. The event offers complimentary trick-training classes hosted by Paws Around the World, allowing you and your furry friends to learn new skills together. Afterward, you can spend quality time at the dog park, where your pups can engage in play and socialization while you bask in the serene surroundings. As an added bonus, dogs will receive a Sandy Paws dog bandana and delicious Yum Pup fresh dog food. Meanwhile, dog moms will be treated to scrumptious açaí bowls, a small bouquet of flowers, and a mini photo session, making it an occasion to remember for both you and your four-legged family members.
10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 13, David T. Kennedy Park, 2400 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove. Admission is free with RSVP; VIP tickets cost $30 to $90 via eventbrite.com.
Love Your Mother SUP Yoga and Beach Cleanup
Let's not forget our original mother, Mother Earth, who deserves celebration as well. You can honor both your mom and the Earth by participating in a special event called SUP Yoga and Beach Cleanup at Peacock Park. This Mother's Day gathering is brought to you by the collaborative efforts of Debris Free Oceans and Padl. The event features an invigorating stand-up paddleboard (SUP) yoga session led by instructor Joseph Minday. Engage in a blissful yoga practice while floating on the water. Once you've finished finding your inner peace, embark on a paddle to the nearby island for a meaningful beach cleanup, where you can contribute to preserving the beauty of our planet. It's a remarkable way to celebrate Mother's Day while showing gratitude to Mother Earth.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at Peacock Park, 2820 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove. Tickets cost $20 via eventbrite.com.
Mother's Day Tea Party
If your mom appreciates a touch of elegance and grandeur in her celebrations, treat her to the enchanting fourth-annual Mother's Day Tea Party, graciously hosted by the Coral Gables Women's Club. This event offers a delightful afternoon of indulgence, featuring a sophisticated grown-up tea party atmosphere. Mom will have the opportunity to savor a selection of teas, accompanied by sparkling beverages, delectable finger sandwiches, scrumptious sweets, and the delightful backdrop of live music. In celebration of the club's centennial, this year's event embraces a touch of intrigue with the presence of Lady Whistledown, evoking the charm of Bridgerton. As fans of the series know, a little bit of scandal can add to the excitement, making this tea party a truly memorable experience for all attendees.
Mother's Day in the Garden
If you and your mom prefer a leisurely day strolling through a captivating garden, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden has a perfect all-day celebration in store for you this Mother's Day. Immerse yourselves in the enchanting world of plants, while enjoying the opportunity to relax and savor the festivities. Picture a delightful picnic amidst the natural beauty, complemented by refreshing mimosas and more. To make things even easier, Fairchild offers pre-packaged picnic options that include delectable appetizers for two, satisfying entrées, tempting desserts, and refreshing drinks. As an extra treat, indulge in a tasting of three specialty mimosas—lemon lavender, cotton candy, and raspberry—taking your mimosa experience to new heights beyond the standard orange juice. It's a delightful way to spend quality time with your mom surrounded by nature's wonders and delectable flavors.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 14, at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables; fairchildgarden.org. Tickets cost $11.95 to $24.95; children 6 and under are free.
Mother's Day Brunch at Tinez Farms
Celebrate Mother's Day in Miami at Tinez Farms, a delightful farm hosting a memorable brunch event. Enjoy various experiences such as interacting with animals, exploring a garden maze, playing yard games, and bouncing in a fun-filled house. Kids' activities and photo opportunities abound, alongside a delectable brunch. Live music sets the ambiance from noon to 3 p.m., and you can even join a succulent workshop for a creative touch. Create cherished memories amidst nature's beauty at Tinez Farms this Mother's Day.
Mother's Day Bay Cruise
Looking to elevate your Mother's Day celebrations on the water? Embark on a serene cruise across Biscayne Bay, departing from the picturesque Deering Estate aboard the Pelican Skipper—a splendid 45-foot Corinthian catamaran. After enjoying the tranquil sail, savor a complimentary glass of champagne as you disembark and explore the breathtaking grounds of the estate. It's worth noting that space is limited, and tickets are exclusively available online. Alternatively, if you prefer to stay on land, you can bring your own picnic and join the Mother's Day brunch festivities, which commence at 10 a.m. The choice is yours, whether you prefer a delightful cruise or a charming picnic brunch at the Deering Estate, both promising a memorable Mother's Day experience.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 14, at the Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay; deeringestate.org. Tickets cost $50.
Mini-Me Science: Mommy Gators
Make your mommy-and-me day a blend of fun and learning by visiting the Frost Science Museum. Explore the captivating world of mothers in nature, specifically the remarkable bond between mother alligators and their offspring. Engage in educational sessions that offer insights into these incredible creatures. Get creative as you and your little ones work together to craft alligator masks to wear throughout the day. The Mini-Me Science sessions span approximately 60 minutes, combining a 30-minute hands-on activity with a 30-minute guided exploration of one of the museum's fascinating exhibitions. This interactive experience not only allows you to enjoy quality time with your kids but also nurtures their curiosity and deepens their understanding of the natural world.
1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 14, at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, 1101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; frostscience.org. Tickets start at $25; museum admission must be purchased separately.
Mamma Mia at the Rooftop Cinema Club
Looking for a perfect night out with your mom? Celebrate Mother's Day with a rooftop screening of the beloved movie musical Mamma Mia! Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of ABBA's timeless songs and captivating storyline while enjoying the ultimate open-air movie experience. Located at the top of 1212 Lincoln Rd in the vibrant heart of South Beach, you'll be treated to breathtaking skyline views as you revel in this special cinematic celebration. It's an ideal way to spend quality time with your mom, surrounded by the magic of music and the stunning backdrop of the city.
6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 14, at the Rooftop Cinema Club, 1212 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; rooftopcinemaclub.com. Tickets start at $19.75 to $29.75.