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A Day Just for Mom

Mother's Day Celebrations and Gifts She'll Treasure

The role of mothers in shaping their daughters' and sons' lives is unsurpassed. Mothers teach us to love, be strong, be confident, persist, live life to its fullest, and be the best we can be.

Mother's Day is just around the corner. So, this year give her a gift from your heart and your undivided time to make it a special day she'll treasure. 

Mother’s Day Brunch – Serve your mom a scrumptious breakfast or take her out for Mother's Day brunch. If you prepare it yourself, the following menu will be sure to please: fruit salad, juice, waffles or pancakes with her favorite blueberry or strawberry topping, Canadian bacon or fresh sausage, omelets or eggs benedict, homemade hash browns, and coffee cake or Danishes. Also, don't forget the fresh cut flowers for the table centerpiece.

Suggestion: Mother's Day Brunch at The Cherokee Ranch & Castle 

Your Mother will feel like the queen she is, when treated to Brunch at the Castle. She will receive a rose and one free mimosa. The brunch buffet offers a seasonal menu of savory items and sweet breakfast pastries.

Spring Blooms - What better way to spend a spring day than together in your mother's garden? Pick up her favorite annuals and perennials: begonias, petunias, violets, morning glories, poppies, marigolds, snapdragons, or mums. Then enjoy a relaxing day together, planting and sprucing up her flower garden and catching up on old times.

Suggestion: The Sprucery Garden Center

The Sprucery Garden Center is so much more than a full-service nursery. We have 20 acres for you to explore, a 200-foot waterfall, a children’s garden, and a selection you won’t find elsewhere. Located in the Franktown area, they have helped gardeners create their dream landscapes for more than 16 years. 

Mother/Daughter or Mother/SonMemories – Give your mom a keepsake that'll be dear to her heart. Purchase Mothers & Daughters: A Record Book About Us to fill out and share with her.Or create your own memory book with a scrapbook or journal. Include photos and memories about special times the two of you have had together; the most important things you remember about your mother from your childhood; how she has inspired you; and the times you look forward to in the future.

Especially for Mothers - Buy a book for and about moms. Consider one of the following:

  •  Mother: A Cradle to Hold Me by Maya Angelou
  • Why a Daughter Needs a Mom by Gregory E. Lang
  • Why a Son Needs a Mom by Gregory E. Lang
  • Mom, I Wrote a Book About You by M.H. Clark
  • Real Poems for Real Moms: From a Mother in the Trenches to Another by Rachel S. Donahue
  • Mom, Tell Me Your Story: Keepsake Journal by Susan Branch

Suggestion: Sudden Fiction Books

Just the place to find a perfect journal and books. They will also order books in for you if they don't have the title you are looking for. 

The Main Event – Surprise your mother with tickets to an event she's been dying to see: the ballet, a concert, play or musical, the opera, a favorite sporting event, a comedy show, or dinner theater. Be sure to tell her you have something special planned (but not what), so she'll be all yours for the day.

Suggestion: Footloose the Musical 

The Parker PACE Center presents  Footloose from June 24th through July 17th. With dynamic new songs augmenting the powerhouse hits from its bestselling Oscar-nominated score, Footloose celebrates the exhilaration of youth, the wisdom of listening to one another, and the power of forgiveness.

Train Excursion – Spring is the perfect time to tour the countryside. Take a train ride with your mom, and enjoy the vivid colors of spring, blue skies, beautiful blossoms, and other scenic sights.

Suggestion: The Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway

The Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway is a cog railway that climbs one of the most iconic mountains in the United States, Pikes Peak in Colorado. 

Family Portrait – If your family is like most, you're well overdue for an updated family portrait. What better time to have it done than on Mother's Day? Schedule to have your family's picture taken at a studio, or hire a photographer for a photoshoot in the park. Coordinate with family members in advance on the formality and color scheme, so outfits don't clash. Inform your mother how to dress for her special day, but keep the specific reason a surprise.

Suggestion:  Wonderstruck Photography & Stacey James Photography 

The Power of Poetry – You don't need to be a poet to write a special verse for your mother. In your poem, share what it was like growing up with her, how she influenced your life, or tell her just what she means to you. Then print it on stationery, and matte and frame it.

A Little Pampering – Mothers spend many years pampering their children giving bubble baths, washing hair, and caring for them when they're ill. Give your mother a special treat, a gift certificate for pampering at the spa where she can enjoy a Swedish massage, hair design, a sea spa manicure and pedicure, or a soothing facial.

Suggestion: WoodHouse Day Spa Castle Pines & Balanced Body Worx 

Weekend Getaway – Put together a weekend package designed especially for your mom. Choose a city that offers excellent shopping, art museums and cultural centers, or even a quaint historic town with neat shops, cafes, and parks. Leave the dates for the getaway open so she can make the trip at her convenience, or so the two of you can make plans together.

Suggestion: Steamboat Springs, Boulder, and Sante Fe New Mexico

Keep it Simple – Plan a relaxing day together, enjoying the outdoors. Head to a nearby park where you can meander along nature trails reminiscing or take a scenic bike ride.

Suggestion: Castlewood Canyon State Park 

This family friendly hike is a beauitful hike near Castle Rock. Very customizable. There's a lot of trails with many different intensities!

“I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” —Mitch Albom