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Mother's Day activity guide: How to spoil your PNW mom

Searching for something to really "wow" mom this year? Get your creativity flowing with this activity guide for the Pacific Northwest mom in your life. Whether she prefers to get outdoors or get pampered, we have you covered. Mother's Day is Sunday, May 8 so now is the perfect time to finalize your plans.

SPOIL MOM IN SUNCADIA

Spoil mom and book a weekend away or make it a day trip to enjoy Suncadia’s family-friendly Mother’s Day weekend offerings. Bring mom to Nelson Farm for a day at the market, full of local vendors offering flowers, jewelry, sweet treats, crafts and more. Or try a new adventure (or two!) and take a lesson in trout water casting, attend an archery demonstration and learn about the best hiking spots around the property. If relaxing is more her style, opt for the Mommy and Me Epoxy Tumbler Class and Tea Party on Saturday, May 7 from 2-4 p.m. Do it all and capture the memories with a family photo session May 6 to May 8 between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at $225 per session. Suncadia also has a warm pool that's to die for and a spa for ultimate relaxation. Glade Spring Spa focuses on providing an environment that will take mom on a personalized journey to relaxation, rejuvenation, and renewal. Now all she needs is a mimosa! For all these offerings and more, visit here.

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The most important meal of the day: BRUNCH

We can't stress this enough: moms LOVE brunch, especially ones they don't have to prepare!

Joule is hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch featuring 8 small dishes to share and an entrée to choose individually. Priced at $45 per person and $25 for kids under 12.

Elliott's Oyster House in downtown Seattle offers "waterfront views, a tasty brunch menu, spring cocktails and more. (Valet parking is available, too!) Elliott’s Mother’s Day menu features brunch favorites, such as Sweet Cream French Toast, and seafood classics such as Alder Smoked Alaskan Salmon Scramble." OK, yum!

Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge is also celebrating mom with a Chef’s Grand Mother’s Day Buffet including an extravagant seasonal spread, featuring eggs and omelets cooked to order, smoked and roasted meats carved by hand, a luxurious assortment of fresh seafood and shellfish, an array of sweet treats, and more, plus a festive variety of wine and cocktails. Priced at $95 for adults plus tax and $35 for kids ages 6 to 12.

The brunch at The London Plane in Pioneer Square is sure to impress, mom will love this hybrid cafe and flower arrangement workshop all in one.

STAY & PLAY

The cities of Kirkland and Redmond are teaming up to spoil mom (or your wife, partner, grandma) this year. The promotion is called Stay Eastside and couldn't be more fitting for your PNW mother figure.

Here's how organizers explain the deal:

Kirkland and Redmond have teamed up for a Stay Eastside promotion: book a night’s stay at any participating hotel and receive $50 in community currency to spend at local retailers. Book 2 nights, get $100. Book 3 nights get $150, etc. There’s no limit to the length of stay.

BONUS: Mother’s Day special: Book your stay through Sunday, May 9th (Mother’s Day), and you’ll receive an EXTRA $50 in community currency certificates for Mom.

This means, through Mother’s Day, a one-night booking receives the regular $50 PLUS an ADDITIONAL $50 that you can give away to Mom (or keep it for yourself). A two-night booking still receives the regular $100 plus the additional $50 for Mom. Three-night booking gets the $150 PLUS the $50 bonus bucks for Mom. You get the idea

Each booking gets an extra $50 for you to give away to encourage mom/wife/partner/grandma to treat herself to a spa, salon, flowers, restaurant, and more — all while supporting the local economy (which is still recovering from the effects of covid and needs our support.)

The fine print:

  • To qualify, bookings must be made through Stay Eastside not a 3rd part booking site such as Expedia
  • The booking needs to be made by May 9th, but the community currency certificates can be spent through August 31st.

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