Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9! Check out these fun ideas for spending time with Mom—from Mom and me paint and sips, drive-in concerts and virtual shopping events to find the perfect gift.
If you're still searching for brunch ideas or still haven't made reservations, we found a couple Cortland County eateries offering some help to let you mom know she's appreciated on her big day. Trax Pub & Grill will be celebrating Mom with their new a la carte brunch menu from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (RSVPs required).
If you'd rather enjoy dinner with Mom, Carvers Steakhouse at Greek Peak Mountain Resort will be offering three evenings of Mother's Day specials, starting Friday, May 7. The evening will feature chef's specials and a complimentary of wine. Reservations are required - (844) 929-0150/
PACK A PICNIC
If you can't go to brunch, host a Mother's Day picnic instead! Pack a basket with all the essentials: fresh fruit from Anderson's Farm Market, cheese curds from Trinity Valley Farm, pickled veggies from Food & Ferments, fresh-baked bread from East Side Bakery and a bottle of Rose from the Finger Lakes Tasting & Tap Room. Even a simple picnic needs dessert so stop by Sinfully Sweet Cafe to pick up a box full of her favorite cookies.
Other things to pack: a thick, comfy blanket, paper napkins, plates, utensils, sunscreen and bug spray and portable speakers for some background music.
FIND A THOUGHTFUL, LOCAL GIFT
Looking for the perfect gift for mom? Cinch Art Space will be hosting a Live Facebook shopping event on Thursday, May 6 at 6 p.m. where they will present the works of over 50 local artists. All you need to do is tune into the video on their Facebook page, and comment "SOLD" in the comments section to make a purchase. Your mom doesn't need to know that you never left your couch to find her gift!
CATCH SOME TUNES
Center for the Arts is bringing back their drive-in concerts to Dwyer Memorial Park this Thursday, May 6 feat. Jorma Kaukonen. Mom's can also sit back and relax to live music at one of the local breweries. The Ende Brothers (May 7) and Steve Maclean (May 8) will be at Homer Hops Brewing starting at 6 p.m., and Cortland Beer Company will welcome local artists to their stage throughout the weekend.
PAINT & SIP WITH MOM
Give mom the gift of quality time with you with a little paint, wine and fun! Cheerful & Creative has a pair of Mom + Me classes scheduled this weekend. Paint an Alice in Wonderland themed canvas on Friday, May 7 at 6 p.m. or try your hand at a sunshine door hanger the follow day at 2 p.m. Limited tickets available so buy yours today!
MOTHER'S DAY BOUQUETS
Even when mom says not to buy her anything, we guarantee she will be pleased when a bouquet of flowers show up on her doorstep. Whether it's delivered in person with a (vaccinated) hug, or ordered online the staff at the Cortland County floristries will help you pick out the perfect blooms.
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