Here’s to you, Mom: Top 10 Sarasota Mother’s Day Events and Ideas

Mothers day 2013, Sarasota events Sunday May 12th marks this year’s Mother’s Day, an opportunity to pull out all the stops and show our amazing Moms how much we care. Your Mother’s Day gift traditions may have started with crayon-scribbled cards starring your stick-figure family, but this year consider treating Mom to something a little more sophisticated with one of the many fantastic events taking place in Sarasota. We’ve made it easy for you and compiled a list of the best event and gift ideas in the area; so you can be well on your way to establishing “favorite child” status!

Botanical Brunch: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens will host their eighth annual Mother’s Day Brunch, a ticketed event, in the Great Room overlooking Sarasota Bay. Mom can sip a refreshing mimosa before savoring warm vanilla French toast, and top off the day with a leisurely stroll in the gorgeous gardens. Tickets are $48 for non-members, $38 for members. Brunch ticket price includes brunch catered by Michael’s on East, all day gardens admission, and a Selby’s Garden Music Series concert.

Mother's Day, Lollicakes, Cake Pops

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Sweet Indulgence: Treat Mom to a delicious box of custom “Lollicakes” from The Lollicake Queen. These delectable scratch-made cake pops are lovingly whipped up by sisters’ Erin and Amy, and come in a delicious selection of flavors including white chocolate strawberry and mint chocolate chip. Beautifully presented, you can choose Mom’s favorite color for the ribbon and write a special message on the customized label. They can also be shipped nationwide.

Fit for a Queen: By far the most luxurious of Mother’s Day brunches in the area, The Ritz-Carlton presents a sophisticated brunch experience in a stunning setting, enjoying culinary influences from around the world. With fifteen stations of gourmet selections prepared by executive chef Dwayne Edwards, Mom is sure to feel like royalty. Visit the Ritz-Carlton website for more information and reservations.

Say it with Flowers: You can’t go wrong with a beautiful bunch of flowers, and this Mother’s Day Ms. Scarlett’s flowers of Bradenton has a stunning selection of arrangements to show Mom how much you appreciate her. Elegant roses, lilies and tulips feature in the hand-tied bouquets, and you can add a box of luxury chocolates to make it even sweeter.

Brunch on the Bay: Celebrate Mom in style at the 2nd annual brunch at the Powel-Crosley estate. Guests will enjoy outdoor private dining on the Bayfront or in the beautiful historic mansion, and savor a selection of delicious food from Belgian waffles to organic salads. There will also be live music and a signature drinks bar, plus a professional photographer to capture special memories. Call 941.312.0000 for reservations.

Mother's Day, Powel Crosley, Brunch

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Perfect Pampering: The Met Day Spa & Salon in Sarasota offers an array of amazing luxury spa packages, with the option to include a shopping spree in their stylish designer boutique. The “Half Day Retreat” includes SUNDÃRI Body Envelopment, organic manicure and pedicure, shampoo and style and professional make up application. Mom will also be treated to lunch in the opulent spa surroundings.

Broadcast your Love: Ticket Sarasota is encouraging readers to submit stories about their Mom’s, using 140 characters or less. Stories are being posted to their website, facebook and twitter with some gracing the pages of the Herald-Tribune. Let Sarasota know why your Mom is the greatest!

DIY Picnic: Why not take Mom to the beach for a sunset picnic? Pick up some fresh fruit and cheese, invest in a cute picnic blanket and take in the beautiful sunset. Check out these fantastic picnic ideas from Whole Foods!

Mother's Day, Watercolor workshop, Sarasota Renaissance school of art

Vlad Yeliseyev’s recent work “Rain is coming”

Mom in Watercolor: The Renaissance School of Art in Sarasota presents a Mother’s Day Watercolor Workshop  taught by Vlad Yeliseyevs, on Saturday, May 11 from 10:00-3:00pm. A truly creative way to show Mom she’s the best.

Brunch in Boca: The historic Gasparilla Inn & Club in Boca Grande presents its annual Mother’s Day Brunch, set in the gorgeous main dining room. Master chef Peter Timmins and his team present traditional and modern cuisine using fresh, local ingredients. For more information and reservations, call 941.964.4535



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