Mother's Day Ideas in Little Rock, Arkansas

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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    Sunday Brunches

    Bene Vita's Caprese Salad
    Amanda Galiano

    The Wyndham Riverfront and Forty Two in the Clinton Library are a few of the places have special brunches for Mother's Day.  They always have a great brunch.

    My favorite place for Sunday brunch is B-Side, but 1620, Ya Ya's and Loca Luna also serve a great Sunday brunch.  The usually do something a bit special for Mother's Day.

    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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    Del Frisco's Grill is hosting a mother's day brunch.  This fairly new restaurant is offering a special brunch menu, including prime rib.  Moms get a complimentary $15 gift card for a return visit, and they get to take home a Lemon Cake Jar.  Located at 17707 Chenal Parkway. 


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    Mother's Day Cruise - Lake Maumelle

    Pinnacle Mountain State Park Overlook
    Amanda Galiano

    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.

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    Heifer International Headquarters
    Heifer International/TIM HURSLEY

    This locally headquartered charity has great gifts for the socially conscious mom.  With your gift, mothers around the world can give their families a chance for daily nutrition, education fees and a sustainable source of income. Prices range from $20-500.

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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.

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    Taking mom to a show is a great way to spend the day with her. You can take her to a movie if she likes movies. For a really special evening, consider seeing what it is playing at The Rep, Murry's Dinner Theater or The Robinson Auditorium.

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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.