Make This Mother's Day Extra Special in The Palm Beaches

April 22, 2021

Treat the moms in your life to a Mother’s Day spent enjoying America’s First Resort Destination™.

There’s a good chance that Mother’s Day was a little different last year, so make her feel especially pampered in 2021. This selection of sumptuous hotel packages, festive dining experiences, gift ideas, and outdoor and indoor experiences will delight any mother and make this year’s festivities unforgettable.

Weekend Getaways and Accommodation Packages

The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach has the perfect Mother’s Day getaway in store. Stay in one of the hotel’s suites (they sleep four guests, so it’s up to you whether or not you bring the little ones), and you will be greeted with a bottle of chilled champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries upon arrival. Palm Beach’s pinkest hotel will take care of the flowers as well, with a bouquet of pink and red roses waiting in your suite. Breakfast for two daily is on the house as well. All you need to do is decide whether to take that romantic walk on the beach or cannonball with your kids into the pool. Learn more at thecolonypalmbeach.com/offers.

Family on the beach near The Colony Palm Beach
Family beach day; photo courtesy of The Colony Palm Beach

Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas in Delray Beach is helping guests pamper mom with a special offer on their new Happiness Boxes, created and curated with partner Bella Reina Spa. These gift boxes bring together a variety of beauty, relaxation and wellness products for a do-it-yourself, in-room spa experience. Guests who purchase a Happiness Box during Mother’s Day weekend will also receive a complimentary seasonal fresh fruit basket in their room upon arrival. Crane’s Happiness Boxes are available for $125 and each contains a Coconut Lime Shower Bomb, Florida Fresh Mango Sea Salt Scrub, Dr. Grandel Hyaluron Ampoule, Biodroga De-Stress Relief Mask, SuperGoop Glow Screen SPF40 and a Lavender Restful Eye Pillow. Offer is available to bookings for stays during May 7 - 9, 2021. Go online or call 561.278.1700.

Cranes Beach House Happiness Boxes
Crane's Beach House Happiness Boxes; photo by Emiliano Brooks/Studio B2, Inc.

Rosemary Square and Hilton West Palm Beach have made Mother’s Day easy with an all-inclusive experience. Mom can bask in urban tranquility with a weekend of activities in the open-air West Palm Beach neighborhood of Rosemary Square — and best of all — return home with washed and folded clothes courtesy of the hotel. During her stay, she’ll enjoy a shopping spree around Rosemary Square boutiques, glamour by Sephora and a one-hour photoshoot. She can also pick up a new hobby during a succulent-making class with The Garden Shoppe, private cooking class at Sur La Table and taco-making demonstration with Bonita’s Taqueria. She’ll relax with a poolside spa treatment by local favorite Anushka Spa & Salon in a hotel cabana and savor an indulgent dinner of wood-fired pizza at Galley restaurant. Finally, she’ll take a private yoga class by local yogi influencer, Palm Beach Yogi, on the Rosemary Square Lawn surrounded by lush greenery and vibrant murals. The package also includes two-night accommodations at Hilton West Palm Beach with daily breakfast and mimosas. Starting rates begin at $2,000. To book, please contact [email protected].

Indulgent Dining

The Addison is a historic estate turned chic special events venue in Boca Raton, and this year, it’s welcoming guests for a Mother’s Day extravaganza. This signature event will feature the venue’s award-winning cuisine, unlimited bubbles and wine, and live music. Reservations, including in the outdoor courtyard, are available now, with seatings starting at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 9, and are expected to fill up quickly. Call 561.372.0568 to reserve your spot. The cost is $125 per adult and $75 per child; children 3 and under are complimentary.

The Addison in Boca Raton
Entryway to The Addison

The Ben hotel in West Palm Beach is helping diners celebrate Mother’s Day with a special gift for the guests of honor. The hotel will be presenting Byrd Dewey’s famous sugar cookie as a parting gift, as well as a complimentary mimosa or glass of rosé wine with entrée, to all moms who dine at the hotel’s signature restaurant, Proper Grit, for brunch or dinner on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 9). Byrd Dewey was a legendary 19th century author, socialite and philanthropist whose Gilded Age West Palm Beach home, The Ben Trovato, is the namesake and design inspiration for the hotel. She was known for entertaining the infamous and influential from Woodrow Wilson to the Vanderbilts. All were said to enjoy her celebrated sugar cookies, resurrected and reimagined today by The Ben’s culinary team.

Proper Grit restaurant at The Ben
Proper Grit restaurant; photo courtesy of The Ben

Café Boulud will kick off its Mother’s Day brunch festivities at 11 a.m. The iconic Palm Beach restaurant offers a flavorful three-course prix fixe menu for $125 per person ($55 for children under 12). Moms will enjoy the beautiful and charming outdoor courtyard of the Brazilian Court Hotel and food prepared by Executive Chef Dieter Samijn. Select your appetizer option from a list of Café classics complemented with spring flavors like chilled cucumber soup with shrimp, yogurt, red onion and mint; Key West pink shrimp with lemon and French cocktail sauce; or green asparagus salad with poached egg dressing, herbs and brioche. Featured entrees include Belgian waffles topped with strawberry, mint and rhubarb butter; grilled Mediterranean dorade with fennel, almond puree and citrus; or lobster Benedict with poached egg and Choron sauce. Finish your festive afternoon with a choice of dessert from passion fruit éclair, raspberry macaron, peanut tart or warm chocolate cake. Café Boulud continues to offer socially distant dining in the courtyard and dining rooms, strictly adhering to all CDC guidelines.

The courtyard at Café Boulud
The courtyard at Café Boulud

Historic luxury boutique hotel The Chesterfield Palm Beach welcomes guests to its iconic Leopard Lounge for a special Mother’s Day Tea Sunday, May 9, from noon to 4 p.m. The cost is $55 (plus tax and gratuity), which includes a glass of prosecco and an elegant menu of pastries, tea sandwiches and a variety of teas and infusions. A live piano player will add to the ambiance and moms will get a flower as they leave. Reservations are required, so book online or call 561.659.5800, ext. 154.

Afternoon Tea in The Library, The Chesterfield Palm Beach
Afternoon Tea in the library; photo courtesy of The Chesterfield Palm Beach

Another option to enjoy a meal in honor of your favorite moms is the three-course Mother’s Day lunch at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport in West Palm Beach. Lunch will be served from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 9 and will include a complimentary glass of house sparkling wine for all moms. A kid’s menu will also be available for those who want to bring the whole family. Call ahead to make reservations at 561.684.9400.

International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington will be hosting Mother's Day Brunch in The Veuve Clicquot Pavilion during an IPC Spring Series polo match on Sunday, May 9. Enjoy a delicious brunch spread and a complimentary glass of champagne while watching exciting polo. Moms will also receive a special gift. Doors open at 12 p.m. and the polo match starts at 1 p.m., rain or shine. The costs are $100 per person, $125 for a front-row upgrade and $55 per child 12 and under, plus $10 per car for parking. There are no day-of ticket sales, so make sure to buy your tickets online ahead of the event. Staff will be following COVID-19 protocols.

Brunch at the International Polo Club Palm Beach
International Polo Club Palm Beach brunch; photo by White Fence Equine Photography

Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa is hosting both a Mother’s Day breakfast and brunch. Breakfast ($35 per adult and $16 for children age 11 and younger) runs from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and features an attended buffet, with a selection of smoked seafood, assorted breads and pastries, stuffed French toast, buttermilk pancakes, and eggs Benedict. Made-to-order omelets and Belgian waffles are also available. The attended brunch ($85 per adult and $24 for children age 11 and younger) kicks off at noon and runs until 8 p.m. with highlights including a raw bar station, mini hot and cold appetizers, a variety of delicious salads, and a carving station featuring roast prime rib, spiral sugar-cured ham, and turkey breast with pan gravy and cranberry-pear compote. And there’s more to savor like honey balsamic-glazed salmon, crab-stuffed mushrooms, roasted red bliss or garlic whipped potatoes, and a selection of seasonal vegetables. Mother’s Day breakfast and brunch reservations are required and can be made by calling 561.340.1795.

Dining room, Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa
Ocean-view dining room at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa

Another popular event and dining destination, Pavilion Grille in Boca Raton is hosting a special dinner for Mother’s Day. On Sunday, May 9, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., enjoy a three-course dinner menu in the gorgeous atrium. Start your meal with a fresh salad or soup of the day, then choose an entrée from an array of tempting options include lobster ravioli and stuffed chicken. Finish it all off with a delicious dessert buffet. Adding to the fun is a special performance by David Morin, “The Man of Many Voices,” starting at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $35.95 for adults and $19.95 for children (4-12 years), not including tax and service charge. Credit cards are required for parties of 6 or more. Call 561.912.0000 for reservations.

The Pavilion Grille atrium
The Pavilion Grille atrium

Celebrate your favorite superwoman at III Forks in Palm Beach Gardens. The renowned steakhouse will showcase a decadent Mother’s Day brunch ($49 per person), which includes Filet Mignon Benedict, Strip & Eggs (New York Strip and two fried eggs), shrimp and grits, lobster tail Benedict, and vegetarian steak & eggs (cauliflower steak with avocado toast; vegetarian preparation by request). A Mother’s Day to-go menu is available for guests who prefer to honor the holiday at home. Holiday hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mother’s Day brunch is served from 11 p.m. to 3 p.m., and a dinner menu is available from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 561.630.3660 or visit 3forks.com.  

Only-in-The-Palm-Beaches Gifts and Experiences

The Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square in Delray Beach offers an immersive contemporary art exhibit on any visit, but on Mother’s Day weekend (Saturday, May 8, and Sunday, May 9), the museum will be giving away a mini work of art, a paper flower, to each mother who visits. These flowers were made by artist and curator Melanie Johanson, who also created the “Winter Forest” installation on display in the museum. Walk through this room-sized fan favorite exhibit, which features an enchanting array of hand-cut paper animals and trees. Works by Sally Cooper, Michelle Drummond, Jill Hotchkiss, Tyler Levitez, Takashi Murakami, Pablo Picasso, Jonathan Rosen, Sonya Sanchez Arias, Brenda Zappitell and the costume designers from the Boca Ballet Theatre are also currently on display.

Winter Forest by Melanie Johanson, Cornell Art Museum
"Winter Forest" by Melanie Johanson at the Cornell Art Museum

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority presents the Downtown Delray Beach Orchid Giveaway in honor of Mother’s Day. From May 1-8, 2021, participants can receive one Phalaenopsis Orchid Plant with every $200 spent shopping at downtown Delray Beach fashion boutiques, specialty stores, gift shops, art galleries, spas, salons and fitness studios (while supplies last; limited to 10 orchids person). Collect your receipts and pick-up your complimentary orchid May 6 - 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in front of these downtown merchants: Hands (325 E. Atlantic Ave), Sara Campbell (1051 E. Atlantic Avenue) and Sunday State Style (157 NE 2nd Avenue; May 8 only). Enjoy live music while you shop and stroll from noon - 4 p.m. on May 7.  Go online to locate applicable merchants or call 561.243.1077. You can also enter to win a Mother's Day Prize Package from May 1 - May 17, 2021. Valued at over $500, the package includes downtown Delray Beach dining, spa, shopping and attraction certificates.  

Orchid giveaway in downtown Delray Beach
Orchid giveaway in downtown Delray Beach

Moms visiting Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) in Juno Beach on Mother’s Day will receive a gift of planter seeds from simple culinary herbs like oregano, basil and cilantro. They will be available at greeter stations as you enter the center while supplies last. You can also give ocean-loving moms the gift of experiences. Reserve her a spot on an Evening Guided Tour for a behind-the-scenes look at the outdoor sea turtle hospital. The experience costs $20 per person, is available for ages 8 and up and is typically held Wednesdays through Saturdays at 6 p.m. Days and times may vary monthly so check the online calendar. Or, sign mom up for a Guided Turtle Walk, a unique program that allows visitors to learn about and observe the sea turtle nesting and egg-laying process. With the approval of State-issued permits, experienced LMC scouts patrol a designated section of Juno Beach in search of sea turtles, while visitors enjoy a presentation and view current patients in the turtle hospital. Once a loggerhead sea turtle is found and begins her egg-laying process, the group is then led down to the beach to witness this unforgettable experience. Held Tuesdays – Saturdays at 9 p.m. in June and July, turtle walks cost $22 per person (or $20 for LMC members) and is available for ages 10 and up. Online registration for the 2021 season opens May 1.

Evening Guided Tour, Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Evening Guided Tour; photo courtesy of Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Celebrate the amazing women in your life with unique gifts from Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach. Take haha ("mother" in Japanese) on a culinary adventure with a wasabina herb seed growing kit ($12). Packed in a plastic lined paper bag and tied like traditional bags of rice, the kit, which includes mix, seeds and gardening instructions, will produce wasabi-flavored mustard greens that are tasty and easy to grow. Eco-friendly sakura scarves ($80) are another option, making ideal glamorous sheaths for poolside gatherings. Individual ($60) and dual ($95) museum memberships offer fabulous rewards including free admission to the museum and gardens, members-only priority access to festivals, and exclusive invitations to members-only receptions and special events. Receive a complimentary rose quartz sakura necklace (choice of gold or silver 16" chain) when you spend $50 or more at the Museum Store (one per customer; available while supplies last). Families can also log on to the Morikami’s website for a free online Nuigurumi activity on Sunday, May 9 from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Nuigurumi is the Japanese word for a stuffed toy or plushie. Learn how to make mom a no-sew mini animal plushie using Japanese folding techniques on fabric.

Wasabina herb seed growing kit
Wasabina herb seed growing kit; photo courtesy of Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

In addition to its breakfast and brunch offerings, Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa invites you to spoil mom with a day of ocean views and a Gold Package from the resort’s SiSpa. SiSpa’s Gold HyrdraFacial cleanses and exfoliates the skin, then infuses it with 24K gold to stimulate collagen production and slow down the signs of aging. The Gold Package includes a Gold HydraFacial with foot Spa-xology treatment. Or, choose an Ocean Treasures Massage with Gold Mask and foot Spa-xology treatment, both priced at $316. SiSpa packages are available for the entire month of May and include complimentary valet parking and all-day access to the spa’s amenities, the resort’s pools and the private beach. Call 561.340.1755 for more information or to book an appointment.

SiSpa’s Gold HyrdraFacial, Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island
Gold HydraFacial treatment at SiSpa

Rosemary Square is also hosting a program of Mother’s Day gift options and events. You can purchase a gift basket that is perfectly tailored to mom. It includes a Mint&Rose wallet, $100 Anushka gift card, $50 Anthropologie gift card, $25 Pura Vida gift card, Sephora Tatsha skincare kit, Mario Badescu lip balm, Anthropologie Gardenia soap and a Rosemary Square tote bag. The package costs $300 and is available for purchase online (in-person pick up only at Guest Services). On Saturday, May 1 at 10 a.m., join yoga instructor Brittany McKay for a special pre-Mother's Day class on the lawn celebrating mothers, mother figures and family. This hour-long class is open to all levels and all ages. Proceeds from the class will benefit HEP, which supports homeless and low-income families and individuals, including veterans. The class cost $5; register online here. There’s also a full day of fun events on Sunday, May 9. From 11 a.m. to noon, join The Garden Shoppe on the Rosemary Square lawn to learn about succulent care and create your own beautiful succulent arrangement to take home. Tickets are $25 and available online. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., create a custom bouquet of fresh and dried flowers at the Birdie Floral Truck pop-up shop under The Wishing Tree. And at 4 p.m., Rohi’s Readery is hosting a family book reading on the lawn featuring a book that promotes inclusivity and diversity. Online reservation is required with a $5 donation benefitting the nonprofit mission of Rohi's Readery.

The Wishing Tree at Rosemary Square
The Wishing Tree at Rosemary Square

If you can’t get together with mom on Mother’s Day or just want to shower her and the other moms in your life with a little extra love, plan to send them a Box of Sunshine from West Palm Beach Food Tours. More than a sampling of amazing South Florida foods, this box also features food stories and a virtual Key Lime pie baking course hosted by Food Network star Jamal Lake of Ganache Bakery. With each box of sunshine you purchase, you support local businesses.

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