Chocolates and flowers are perfectly fine, but sometimes Mother’s Day calls for something a little more special. This year, forget the cards and candy; we’re all about searching for unforgettable experiences, and Houston is filled with options that’ll make Mom feel like the most important person on the planet.
1. Enjoy brunch at the Downtown Aquarium.
There’s never a bad time to visit this reef-meets-restaurant, but Mother’s Day offers an especially fabulous opportunity. Not only will you get the chance to spend Sunday afternoon strolling through the oceanic sights and sounds, but you’ll also be treated to an impeccable brunch buffet. Just be sure to make reservations; this activity fills up quickly.
2. Go for a makeup seminar at the Hilton Post Oak.
Sorry, sons: Though you’re certainly welcome to scope out the blushes and lipsticks, this one’s kind of a girls-day out thing. On May 9, the Hilton Post Oak will host a mother-daughter makeup seminar featuring celebrity artist Danielle Doyle, and the perks are straight from cosmetics heaven. You’ll learn how to adjust your makeup style for any age and occasion and also get access to sweet treats, goodie bags, makeup credits and door prizes. Plus, Jennifer Reyna will be on hand as the official mistress of ceremonies!
3. Indulge her with a decadent dinner.
Brunch may be the official Mother’s Day meal, but nothing says “I love you, Mom!” quite like an evening out. Some of Houston’s best restaurants will be hosting special meals and menus throughout the weekend, so you can treat her to a table at Hearsay on the Green, the Oceanaire Seafood Room or Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse. Hello, perfect dinner.
4. Take a cruise on a Star Fleet yacht.
Looking for something with major memory-making potential? A two-hour cruise around Clear Lake and Galveston Bay is just the ticket. This Mother’s Day, Star Fleet is offering brunch, lunch and dinner cruises that include champagne, gourmet cuisine, live entertainment and even a complimentary carnation for moms. Grab your entire group for this one; Star Fleet’s yachts are designed to wow the whole family.
Making your mom doesn’t have to be difficult. Spend the day with mom and show her that Mother’s Day in Houston will be one to remember.