Twenty-four hours to honor mom hardly seems enough considering everything she does. This year, whether you choose to do it yourself or leave the details to us, make sure it’s memorable using the ideas below for inspiration.
Breakfast for a Champion
Do it Yourself: Make the most important meal of the day even more so with breakfast in bed. Serve up her favorite dish on a tray along with a few special touches such as a flower from the garden, a newspaper or a hand-drawn Mother’s Day card. For extra credit, be sure to let her sleep in as long as possible.
Do it Four Seasons Style: Leave the cooking – and dishes – to TRIO, home to the best Brunch experience in Austin. Offered Sunday, May 13 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm, Mother’s Day Brunch includes more than 80 delicious food selections – ranging from omelets, pancakes and eggs Benedict to salads, sushi and a carving station – along with bottomless mimosas and champagne. For more details or to make a reservation, please call (512) 685-8300.
Tea for Two
Do it Yourself: Everyone loves a party, and a tea party is no exception. Send mom a “formal” invitation for a Tea Party for two (or more if you have siblings), complete with homebrewed hot tea, mini-sandwiches and posh pinkies in the air.
Do it Four Seasons Style: Get all gussied up for Afternoon Tea at Four Seasons Hotel Austin, offered daily from 1:30 to 3:30 pm in the Lobby Lounge. In addition to relaxing views of Lady Bird Lake, you’ll enjoy a choice of premium loose-leaf tea along with tea sandwiches, miniature pastries and scones served with Devonshire cream and lemon curd. Since all of the baked goods are made in-house, reservations should be made at least 24 hours advance notice by calling (512) 685-8300.
Pamper Her to Perfection
Do it Yourself: Give mom some much-needed “me time” with a spa kit created just for her. Items might include a homemade scrub (like this one from Martha Stewart), an eye mask, aromatherapy candle or other ahh-inspiring accouterments.
Do it Four Seasons Style: Treat her to a relaxing day in the award-winning Spa at Four Seasons, where eight treatment rooms, a Relaxation Lounge and eucalyptus steam rooms make it easy to escape everyday stresses. For more details or to set up a massage, body treatment or manicure for your mom, please call (512) 685-8160.
Surprise with a Certificate
Do it Yourself: Improvise creative “I Owe You’s” with note cards and a pack of colorful crayons. From promises of washing the dishes or taking out the trash to a big hug or uninterrupted nap, the possibilities are endless. Check out this printable tutorial for even more ideas.
Do it Four Seasons Style: With a Four Seasons Gift Card, mom can put her own preferences first (for once!) and choose her own adventure, whether a leisurely lunch overlooking Lady Bird Lake, a pedicure in The Spa or even an overnight stay. For more information or to purchase a Four Seasons Gift Card, please call (512) 478-4500.