Mother's Day is here, and while you should treat your mom year-round, we understand you might need some ideas for this special day. We've put together a few of our favorite Rocket City-centric Mother's Day ideas for you. I will say, a nap is always a great gift!
Shop for Your Mom
1818 Farms was named Amazon.com's Women-Owned Small Business of the Year. You can pamper your mom with some lotions, creams, balms, gift baskets or flowers! You can shop major chains at Bridge Street Town Centre. If you are looking for something unique, try one of our antique stores or locally-owned boutiques. Even your favorite attractions have amazing gift shops like Josie's at Burritt on the Mountain and the shop inside the Huntsville Botanical Garden.
Don't forget that while you can get mom a gift or flowers, a membership to places like Huntsville Botanical Garden, are the gifts that keep on giving!
If there were ever a time you can get away with getting a gift card for Mother's Day, now is that time! (Gotta support local businesses, you know?) Grab a card to her favorite restaurant or place of business and make sure to include a handwritten note telling her how special she is! Click here for gift card ideas.
Events and Classes
From Ghost hunting and craft beers to charcuterie and candle classes, you can find some unique ways to spend time together. Here are some of our suggestions.
Our Attractions offer some affordable ways you can treat mom to a great time after they close if you don't want to battle the Mother's Day crowds. Tuesday night you can hear all the Huntsville gossip and stories of the past with the Rocket City Rover Uncensored Tour. Wednesday night head to Burritt on the Mountain for Cocktails at the View or the Huntsville Botanical Garden for the Golden Hour. Thursday night head to the Huntsville Museum of Art's $5 after 5 event. Friday night you can pop over to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center for their Cocktails and Cosmos event.
Mother's Day Weekend
The Rocket City Trash Pandas will have games all week, but on May 8th they are giving out stemless wine glasses to the first women ages 18 and up and hosting an after-game happy hour at the rock porch.
The 12th annual Rocket City Brewfest has moved back to Mother's Day weekend. You can craft (beer) with her at Redstone Activity Field May 7th.
Over at the Historic Lowry House, things are getting spooky as the Southern Ghost Girls do a paranormal investigation of one of the most haunted places in Alabama on May 6th.
The Jackson Center is taking planning dinner off your mom's plate on May 7th. Grab a curbside to-go meal with a choice from Pork Lion, Atlantic Salmon, Chicken Marsala, or Butcher's tender with sides and desserts included.
Spend time creating the perfect candle so every time she lights it, she remembers the time you spent. On May 7th, The Wine Cellar is hosting a candle-making class Saturday afternoon. They also have a wine tasting later that night!
Choo choo! The North Alabama Railroad Museum is doing a train ride to honor that special bond between a mom and her son. All aboard for the train ride of snuggles and smiles! You can purchase tickets online.
See a Show
Remember how your mom used to rock you? Now you can rock out with her with these concerts happening! Grab your tickets now!
Take a Hike
Sweets & Eats
There are plenty of amazing local bakeries to stop and get mom a sweet treat. Pizzelle's Confections, located at Lowe Mill A&E, has chocolates that will make your mom happy. They even have mini cakes available for purchase. You can find them Tuesday - Saturday from 11 am - 4 pm. Hamley Bake Shoppe is also a great gift shop that offers delicious macaroons. There are plenty of places to get your sweet fix too even if you are vegan.
Pamper Her with a Spa Treatment
Many of our full-service spas offer special packages catered to a whole day of pampering which are sure to help you unwind, like some of these:
- Spa Botanica at the Embassy Suites in Downtown Huntsville
- Terrame in Jones Valley, Midtown or Madison.
- Terrabacio off of Whitesburg Drive
- DanTera in Madison
- Hand and Stone Massage and Facial in Huntsville
Mother's Day Brunch & Dinner
Honestly, there are too many Mother's Day Deals from restaurants to put in one article. If you follow your favorite restaurant online, you will see what they are offering. Several restaurants are keeping their social media up to date. Here are some of our favorite brunch places!