Treat Your Momma to a Day of Pampering With These Fun Activities!
She changed your diapers, bandaged your boo-boos and somehow put up with your teen angst. Mother’s Day is the one day dedicated to showing Mom some extra love and appreciation for all those things and more. And we’ve got you covered with 10 thoughtful ways to spoil her—from brunch, lunch and dinner to shopping, boat rides, spa treatments and picnics on the beach. Here’s how to make this Mother’s Day unforgettable! Mother’s Day Orange County
1 | Brunch at Rendez Vous Café Mother’s Day Orange County
Tell Mom joyeuse fête des mères with brunch at Rendez Vous Café, a charming French bistro known for their flaky almond croissants, quiches, omelets and sweet and savory crêpes. Save room for the Mother’s Day special, the Rendez Vous Bar—a decadent dessert made with chocolate cake, fudge and caramel, covered in chocolate and crushed hazelnut then topped with housemade hazelnut chantilly. You won’t want to miss this!
2 | Relaxing Afternoon at 5 Points Plaza
The first stop on your 5 Points Plaza excursion has to be Duck Donuts. Customize Mom’s donuts with options like maple bacon or key lime cheesecake, or try a donut ice cream sundae. Next, head to CloudMover Day Spa and spoil her with their Mother’s Day package: a two-hour custom facial and Swedish massage. The last stop? Glitz Nail Bar for a premium mani-pedi. Glitz also offers artificial and gel nail extensions with 2,000 gel colors available!
3 | Bayside Lunch at Tavern House Kitchen + Bar
Treat Mom to a delicious lunch at Tavern House Kitchen + Bar on serene Newport Bay. With menu items like ale-battered fish and chips, spicy ahi poke and their to-die-for Maine lobster and shrimp club sandwich, Tavern House offers something for every palate. Pair your meal with a refreshing watermelon mojito or blood orange cosmo!
4 | Pick Out Blooms at French Buckets Mother’s Day Orange County
Stop by French Buckets in Newport or Laguna Beach and pick up a stunning arrangement for Mom! Whether she likes roses, lilies, orchids or dahlias, make her feel extra appreciated with a jaw-dropping bouquet. If you have something particular in mind, French Buckets will create a custom one-of-a-kind arrangement for you!
5 | Pamper Her at SkinSpirit Mother’s Day Orange County
You may have given your mom a few gray hairs and wrinkles, so why not pay her back with a luxurious facial treatment? SkinSpirit’s therapeutic facials are custom-blended to soothe specific skin types and target certain areas. To maximize results, consider including a chemical peel, laser resurfacing treatment or microdermabrasion.
6 | Book at Staycation at Paséa Hotel & Spa
Steps from the warm sand and cool water, lies Huntington Beach’s Paséa Hotel & Spa—a luxe high-rise hotel with oceanfront rooms. Each one has its own private balcony, which is a great spot to catch one of the property’s rooftop concerts. Relax with Mom at the award-winning Aarna Spa or under a cabana by the pool. Grab a cocktail at Tanner’s Treehouse Lounge before enjoying some oceanfront dining.
7 | Embark on a Bay Cruise
Give your mom an experience she’ll never forget with a boat ride around the sparkling Newport Harbor. Lido Marina Village Electric Boat Rental offers easy-to-operate, electrical-powered boats for rent. Pack a lunch or order food from one of the many nearby restaurants and enjoy the beautiful spring weather while marveling at the waterfront homes and luxury yachts.
8 | Plan a Beach Picnic Mother’s Day Orange County
From Seal Beach to San Clemente, there are more than 40 miles of coastline to choose from. Pack a blanket and small folding table and set up a Mother’s Day picnic on the sand. Many local shops offer custom and takeout-style charcuterie boards, or you can make your own with nuts, meats, cheeses, dried fruit, crackers, jam and chocolates. Of course, don’t forget the wine! Your momma will be amazed with the effort you put in to making this day extra special.
9 | Wine and Dine at Rancho Capistrano Winery
Your mom deserves the best, so take her to an award-winning winery! Rancho Capistrano Winery, Orange County’s largest winery, features 40 award-winning wines and serves up fresh California cuisine that’s made with local ingredients. Enjoy dinner with Mom on the winery’s 3,000-square-foot patio and snack on plates like fig bruschetta and seafood risotto. They also offer gluten-free and vegan options!