Mom Deserves Something Special

Celebrate with Albuquerque Moms and Grandmoms

Mother's Day is the day devoted to the woman devoted to you. There are lots of ways to show her your appreciation, depending on her likes and interests. Take her to tea, give her a spa package and pamper her with bliss, spend some time with her at the annual concert at the zoo. Whether hiking with her, sipping wine with her, or just spending time with her, mom deserves the very best because that's what she's given you.

Updated for 2015.

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    Whether it's typical New Mexican fare or a huge, varied buffet, there are many places around Albuquerque to have brunch with Mom.

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    Sweets and Savories
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    Enjoy an afternoon tea with Mom at one of the city's many places to get tea. Enjoy tea with sandwiches, cakes and the company of that special Mom or Grandmom in your life.

    The Fragrant Leaf in Nob Hill has a special Mother's Day Afternoon Tea that includes tea sandwiches, scones, tarts, and truffles, just what you come to expect in an afternoon tea. Advance payment is required by May 7.

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    Women at Spa
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    When: Some ongoing, others for Month of May
    Where: Four Albuquerque spas

    For a very special treat for mom, consider giving her a spa visit. These Mother's Day specials give Mom a massage, facial, foot treatment, pedicure and more.
    Cost: The pampered packages vary in cost, depending on what's included.

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    ••• A green and shady park area is used for picnics and for relaxing. © Aileen O'Catherine

    When: May 10, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Where: Rio Grande Zoo
    (505) 768-2000

    Mom will enjoy a day at the zoo, where there will be discovery stations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy the Zoo Moms Discovery Stations and special ape activities for Missing Orangutan Mothers (MOM). There will be a world animals show at 11 a.m.  Then at 2 p.m., enjoy an afternoon of music by the New Mexico Philharmonic as they present a music program title To Mom WIth Love. Purchase food at the event, or bring your own picnic. Lawn seating is available, or you can bring your own lawn chairs. The concert cost is included with regular zoo admission. Parking will be tight, so consider the Park and Ride.
    Cost: Free with admission, $12.50 adults/NM residents $9, $4 children 3-12, and $5.50/NM residents $4.50 seniors.

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    ••• Handmade dresses designed and created by local artists were also found at the fair. © Aileen O'Catherine

    When: May 10 and 11, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Where: Village of Placitas

    If mom loves arts and crafts, then take her to the annual Placitas Studio Tour, where she can take a self-guided tour and visit 50 different artists who will open their studios for visitors. Enjoy refreshments, demonstrations, or purchase art for mom. The charming village of Placitas has its fair share of artists and beauty to make this a special Mother's Day.
    Cost: Free.

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    ••• Jewelry at the fair is often put out so customers can try things on before purchasing. © Aileen O'Catherine

    When: Thursday, May 7, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
    Where: Cottonwood Mall Center Court
    (505) 899-7467

    Head to the mall where Mom can get a special pampering right before Mother's Day. Learn how to look and feel your best and register to win prizes, including trips. Mall retailers will be providing makeovers, entertainment, fashion tips, refreshments, goodie bags and more.
    Cost: Free.