Moms: We know how hard you work, how many balls you juggle, how many diapers you’ve changed. We know—because we’re moms too! And though it may be tempting to spend Mother’s Day weekend alone at a spa, it’s a joy when our families put on their best manners and focus on quality time honoring the lady in their lives who holds it all together. The tried-and-true Mother’s Day brunch is a popular way to celebrate, but we've also rounded up 20 ways to spend Mother’s Day that don’t involve a restaurant reservation!
A variety of other fun ways to spend the weekend is in store, many of which involve honing your creative skills: Create a fish cake (that is, a cake that looks like a fish), plant an herb garden, or work in ceramics. For more ramped-up excitement, head north to the Albany Tulip Festival or watch monkeys riding dogs (really) at the Hudson Valley Fair.
Looking for more ideas? Read on for other picks, head to our Event Calendar for additional options, and plan ahead with our May GoList. For more seasonal activities, be sure to check out our Spring Activity Guide.
So enjoy your breakfast in bed and hug your little ones—then get out and enjoy all the fun ways you can spend this special weekend with your family.
From the moms and dads at Mommy Poppins: Have a very happy Mother’s Day—you deserve it!