mothers day 2019 in Northern ColoradoMother’s Day is this weekend and Northern Colorado has plenty of great ways that you can honor the mother in your life. Whether you’re celebrating your own mother, the mother of your children, your grandmother, mother-in-law, or someone who has been like a mother to you, May 12th is the day to make them feel special and loved. If you need help coming up with something unique to do that will get your mom out of her rental home in Fort Collins, here are 6 ideas to help you plan a memorable Mothers Day.


Pick Out Pretty Flowers for Her

Instead of stopping at the grocery store for a typical Mother’s Day bouquet, you might consider taking her out to pick her own flowers. With greener grass, leaves on trees, and flowers blooming, this is a great time to help her fill her favorite planters with beautiful May flowers. You can find a wide selection of both plants and flowers at a nearby home improvement store or, better yet, visit one of the many local nurseries across Northern Colorado.


Whether you live in Fort Collins, Loveland or Greeley, there are a number of popular and locally owned nurseries where she can find a beautiful variety of options to help her grow her garden. This weekend in Fort Collins, The Gardens On Spring Creek is hosting their annual Spring Plant Sale. Open to the public on Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th from 10 am to 5 pm, the Spring Plant Sale is the only time of the year during which this botanic garden community offers plants for sale. From vegetable seedlings to hanging baskets, she will find thousands of options to help her remember Mother’s Day is a unique way. Click here to find more information on the Spring Plant Sale.


Take Her Out for Brunch

Brunch is one of the most popular ways to celebrate holidays or birthdays and Mother’s Day is no exception. Regardless if she likes breakfast or lunch better, brunch gives her the best of both worlds and allows her to sleep in a little. Special Mother’s Day brunches are hosted at many restaurants throughout Northern Colorado.


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Afternoon Tea and Scones

To charm your mother with something different, Happy Lucky’s Teahouse and Verdant Table offer a sweet and quaint alternative. From 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday, May 12th, you and your mom can enjoy a pot of tea and freshly baked English scones. For only $14.95 a person, you can enjoy each other’s company and have a lovely conversation over a warm cup of tea. If you think your mom would prefer this cozy option, you can find more information here.

Go Out for a Run

If the mother you’re celebrating enjoys being active, take part in the sixth annual Mother’s Day 5k & 10K Virtual Race. This race is a virtual run meaning you choose the location and you time yourself allowing you to enjoy the race at your own speed and raise funds for a different charity each year. This year, 15{ec1d25302c0c3e829886c092caa623e779a888dbf9e1057900a08c9ab9a85bb1} of the $20 registration fee will go to Vitamin Angels, an organization that provides vitamins and minerals to mothers who need them. Registration also provides you with a bib and custom medal beautifully designed with a quote from Abraham Lincoln reading “All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my Angel Mother.” Click here for more information or to register.

Create a Masterpiece

For the more artistic mothers, there are many creative ways to commemorate Mother’s Day this year, for example, a paint and sip class where you can enjoy a glass of wine and learn how to paint a beautiful picture. Click here to register for one of the three classes available at Studio Vino in Loveland this Sunday:

  • Swim Along at 11 am in which you can each paint a 16×20 canvas of orca whales that go together to form one endearing picture
  • Blooming Birds at 3 pm which can be painted to pair together or remain individual of sweet little birds on a branch
  • Love Blooms at 7 pm where rainbow-colored trees come together to form a heart at the center.
Retail Celebrating

There are plenty of mothers who would love a day of shopping with those they love most. If your mother enjoys a little retail therapy or she just likes to window shop, there are countless stores offering Mother’s Day sales and specials.

You might take her to Old Town Fort Collins where she can make her way through many local shops, stop for a cookie at Mary’s Mountain Cookies, or even relax on a free trolley ride on Birney Car 21. In Loveland, the Promenade Shops At Centerra has several stores offering mothers an incentive to shop including 40{ec1d25302c0c3e829886c092caa623e779a888dbf9e1057900a08c9ab9a85bb1} off their purchase at Chico’s Mother’s Day Event or a variety of Mother’s Day Specials at Zales.

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