Looking for something for your mom for Mother's Day? Here are a few ideas for that special mom. Whatever you do, be sure to pick something that matches your mom's personality and make her feel special.
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If you want to go out of town, The Arlignton in Hot Springs is having a great brunch just for mom's. Call 501-609-2575.
Check the best brunches in Arkansas for more ideas.
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Mother's Day Storytime at Barnes & Noble
In celebration of Mother's Day, read about becoming an expert grandma sitter in "How to Babysit a Grandma" followed by "Mom School." In "Mom School" a little girl imagines where her mom picked up all her amazing skills, like fixing a bike tire and baking cupcakes. Make a card for your mom or special caregiver after story time. Located at the North Little Rock Barnes and Noble, 4000 McCain Blvd at 11 a.m.
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Mother's Day Cruise - Lake Maumelle
Sponsored by Pinnacle Mountain State Park, you can take a relaxing boat ride on Lake Maumelle with your mom. Advance registration and payment required. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-12, under 6 ride free. There are cruises on both Saturday and Sunday. Call 501-868-5806.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Or, if you really want to pamper her, get her a weekend at a destination spa. Turtle Cove and New Moon Spa get good reviews. Day Spas will be appreciated by mom too. Getting mom a gift certificate for a manicure at her salon or a spa visit is the perfect way to give her some me time. If you know the salon she goes to, they might have gift certificates for manicures or pedicures or you can send her to a local spa for a whole day of pampering. Caracalla and Quys get good reviews.
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Mother's Day Lunch at Moss Mountain Farms
Tour P. Allen Smith's private home, Moss Mountain Farms, and enjoy a lunch. The cost is $90 and reservations are required. Located at Moss Mountain Farms in Roland, Arkansas. 501-519-5793.
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There are many local florists and some great florists online (my mom's favorite are Aloha Flowers that come from Hawaii). If you prefer a local solution, I have a list of local florists. If your mom likes flowers, consider buying her something from a garden center that will live for much longer than cut flowers or take her on a trip to a local botanical garden where she can enjoy seeing many types of flowers.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Spring Tour of Homes in the Hillcrest Historic District
The Quapaw Quarter Association (QQA) will host its 52nd Spring Tour on Mother's Day Weekend, May 7-8 in the Hillcrest Historic District. The 52nd Spring Tour will feature the homes at 516 Ridgeway, 478 Ridgeway, the Canby House at 420 Midland, the Ashcroft House at 444 Fairfax Avenue, and the Foster-Cochran House at 3724 Hill Road. Pulaski Heights Elementary School will also be open with student-led tours. The Candlelight Tour on Saturday evening will include the special additions of the house at 319 Midland, a champagne stop at the Storthz House at 450 Midland, and the chapel at Pulaski Heights Presbyterian Church, followed by a party in the church’s fellowship hall.