Mother’s Day is coming up on May 9. 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 by returning to Miller Outdoor Theatre? On Mother’s Day weekend (May 7 and 8), the Houston Ballet will perform live with the Houston Ballet Orchestra for the first time in over a year. Get your free tickets for the seated section online or pack up a picnic to enjoy Houston Ballet Reignited on the hill. 

Over at Jones Hall, Mother’s Day weekend features the Houston Symphony’s Mozart + Piazzolla’s Four Seasons. Watch the performance live on May 7, 8 or 9 or live streamed (on May 8) if you prefer to watch from home. 

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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 3-course Mother's Day brunch featuring Tony's favorites like our Pansoti, Tony's Eggs Benedict, and the Wyatt Salad, a refreshing blend of lobster, crab, shrimp and mango in a citrus ginger vinaigrette. If you’d rather enjoy brunch at home, bring Tony’s to her with curbside pick-up from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Treat mom to the flavors of Oaxaca at Xochi. James Beard Award-winning Chef Hugo Ortega is offering a special three-course Mother’s Day menu, including dishes like ribeye con huevos, tamal de elote, chilaquiles, and quail. Live music will liven the atmosphere. 

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Over in the Heights, Mastrantos will offer a special four-course Mother’s Day menu with seatings at 10 a.m., noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. With dishes like Texas Summer Fruit, a tasty mix of burrata, summer fruit and pesto, delicious pastas, an eggs benedict arepa, and more, the menu brings together flavors from around the world. Bonus: Kids brunch menu available. 

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 from 3 - 5 p.m.

Wine + Charcuterie
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Enjoy Hilton Americas-Houston's Wine + Charcuterie Board Pairing on Friday, May 7th from 6 - 7:30 p.m. It will be located at the bar in 1600 Bar + Grille, located in the lobby. During this intimate event, Chef Ruffy will dive into the history of charcuterie boards and explain which elements make for a perfect charcuterie board and the best wines to pair it with.

Hope Farms Farmers Market
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Gift Her Something Local

Support local makers in Houston and treat mom to something special. Hope Farms is taking limited reservations for Mother’s Day flowers. Available in four sizes, their beautiful arrangements are guaranteed to put a smile on mom’s face. Orders close on May 1, so don’t wait until the last minute. You can also order a wrapped bouquet for pick up at the farm on May 8. More information here.

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 and Genara on May 9. Enjoy brunch at Revival, then browse and pick out a few gifts from local makers. The Heights Mercantile Sunday Market will also be going on that day, so you can just hop on over and continue finding local foods and goods with mom.

Hotel Granduca
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Enjoy Afternoon Tea

Make her feel special by inviting her to afternoon tea. Hotel Granduca will be serving Mother’s Day afternoon tea all week long! From May 3 to May 8 starting at 2 p.m., 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.

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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 Toronto Blue Jays 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.