Mother’s Day is coming up on May 8. How are you celebrating? Houston is filled with options to spend the day. Here are a few of our picks to help you plan. 

Watch a Performance

If Mom loves the performing arts, what better way to celebrate than with a Mother's Day Serenade? Join the Houston Latin American Philharmonic for its annual serenade at the Wortham Theater.  Grab your tickets for this beautiful performance beginning at 6:30 pm on Sunday.

Over at Jones Hall, Mother’s Day weekend features the Houston Symphony’s Fanfare for the Common Man. Watch the performance live on May 6, 7 or 8.


Treat Her to a Tasty Meal

Brunch-loving moms have tons of options to choose from all around Houston. 

Take your mom to enjoy a special three-course Mother's Day brunch at a Heights institution, the Rainbow Lodge. From 10:30 - 3:00, enjoy favorites including the whipped ricotta toast, fried quail bites, and warm croissant bread pudding.

Treat mom to a flavorful brunch at Urbe in Uptown. For its first Mother’s Day, URBE will be offering a special three-course menu which includes flavorful plates like huevos rancheros and brisket queso flameado, along with a bounteous dessert buffet.  Brunch will be served 10 am to 3 pm. The in-house bakery will be making special Mother’s Day pastries and cookies, and there are numerous coffee drinks, eye-opening cocktails, mocktails and juices available. Plenty of outdoor seating is available!


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Spoil Mom with a delicious brunch at Backstreet Cafe, a Houston favorite! Chef Hugo Ortega will offer a special three-course menu from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Listen to live jazz by Bob Chadwick while enjoying the salmon benedit, Wagyu hanger steak, and crawfish risotto! Reservations are highly recommended.

If your mom loves wine, Mutiny Wine Room will offer a special Mother’s Day blind wine tasting led by one of their wine stewards. After the tasting, guests get to take a bottle of their favorite wine home. Sunday, May 9 beginning at 5:30.

Gift Her Something Local

Support local makers in Houston and treat mom to something special. The Heights Mercantile Market will also be going on Saturday, May 7, so you can just hop on over to find local food and goods for Mom from 11 am - 6 pm. Just down the street, you can visit the Asch Building for a Mother's Day Market both Saturday and Sunday from 10 am - 2 pm. There you'll find a build your own bath salts, dried floral bar, and much more.

For moms with a sweet tooth, Dessert Gallery, a woman-owned and operated Houston bakery, has tasty sweet treats specially made for Mother’s Day. Treat your mom to hand-decorated cookies, petit fours or cupcakes in a jar. 

Take mom to the Neighbor’s Market hosted by Revival Market May 8. Enjoy brunch at Revival, then browse and pick out a few gifts from local makers.

Enjoy Afternoon Tea

Make her feel special by inviting her to afternoon tea. Hotel Granduca will be serving afternoon tea all week long! From 1:00 - 4:00, you and Mom can indulge in smoked salmon crepes, sandwiches, scones, sweets and tea in a beautiful atmosphere at this Uptown-area hotel. Another great option is Afternoon Tea at the St. Regis. From Friday to Sunday, head over to their lounge and enjoy tea and small bites accompanied by the sounds of a harpist.

Take Her Out to the Ballgame

If your mom is a Houston Astros fan, treat her to Minute Maid Park where they’ll face the Detroit Tigers at 1:10 p.m. To make it even more special, take her to brunch at the Original Ninfa’s on Navigation before the game. Then, take the shuttle from the restaurant to the ballpark and enjoy! Brunch at Ninfa’s starts at 10 a.m. and the shuttle runs back and forth one hour before the game and one hour after the game.