Mother's Day 2020 is Sunday, May 10. And even though the holiday is likely to look different this year for many families, Moms still deserve to feel special … even if you're celebrating from 6 feet apart. In fact, she'd probably appreciate some extra love this year more than ever!
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Your Mother's Day plans are probably going to vary a lot depending on if you're able to physically be with her for the day. While many families would typically be celebrating with multi-generational get-togethers, celebratory meals and local excursions, you're probably staying closer to home this year. Here are some ideas that can make the day feel different than every other day in quarantine – either at home together or from a CDC-approved distance. (Tip: If you're a Mom reading this, there's no shame in taking the lead with some of these activities in your own home, OR sending this article to Dad or older kids as a hint!)
- Breakfast in bed. (Even better if you let her sleep in first!)
- Have a picnic in your backyard.
- Have the kids make a special Mother's Day craft. (You can find some ideas at this link.)
- Clean the house for her and/or give her some time alone to soak in the tub, read a book, watch her favorite show, or take a nap. NO interruptions.
- Set up a video chat date. If possible, set up one time with the grandkids (if there are any) and a separate time for adults only.
- The day before, secretly give everyone in the house small pieces of paper or sticky notes. Ask them to write down things they love about Mom. Then wake up before her on Mother's Day and display them in a place that's prominent in the house.
- Chalk the walk! Get creative with special Mother's Day chalk drawings or messages. (This is a great one if you live near your mom, but you're keeping a safe distance.)
- Spend time outside together. Here's a link to places that are open for socially distant activity in Bucks County and things you could do in your own yard.
- Make her a coupon book if things that are especially relevant right now and pair it with a gift card (or a few) to enjoy when things reopen! (Some suggestions: Get out of bed time routine, a walk around the neighborhood by yourself, 1 hour in the bathtub by yourself … you get the idea.)
- Plan a scavenger hunt that will take Mom around the house before she finds her gift. Here's a link to a free printable for one from the website thedatingdivas.com.
- Do a puzzle or play a game as a family.
- Watch a movie – either one of Mom's favorites or something she's been wanting to see. This could also be an activity to do from afar if you make use of a tool like the new Netflix Party extension on Google Chrome.
- Have a painting party! Local spots like A Taste of Artistry's Paint Studio, Penelope Fox Art Studio, and Board & Brush are offering art kits that you can paint at home. This is a fun activity to do with the people in your own house, or you could also set up a Zoom session to paint with family at a distance.
- Bake or cook something together. Make enough extra that you can drop some off at your Mom's house if you're not with her. (Or, you could even pick a recipe to make at the same time as your Mom and talk on the phone or using a service like Zoom while you do it.)
- Cook her favorite meal … or support a local business by ordering out! (You can even do this one if you don't live together.) See our suggestions below.
- Order flowers. Or get out in the garden! This could also be a good one to surprise Mom while she watches from a safe distance. Here's a link to our article about local spots that can help.
- Have a spa day. If your kids would enjoy this activity (and won't take away from the relaxation), this is something you could do together. If not, make sure Mom gets some alone time for some at-home pampering. You could also have spa day essentials delivered to Mom. There are places in our list below that can help.
Check out our Bucks County picks for #lovelocal ideas that will pamper, inspire and treat the special women in your life! (And no, quarantining isn't an excuse to skip gifts this year.)
La Chelé Medical Aesthetics
430 Union Square Drive, New Hope
Their Mother's Day Spa gift basket includes: $100 La Chelé gift card, plush Boca Terry robe, Musee Dreamweaver Sleep bath balm, Patchology Flashmasque Hydrate face mask, and Tea Forte Hanami) (savings $29) The ultimate pamper $195.
Sometimes the best gift is spending time with your mom.
Zanya Spa Salon
287 S. Main Street, Lambertville
Moms are notorious for forgetting to make time to take care of themselves. Prioritizing self-care is essential when managing the pressures of daily life, now more than ever. We are more resilient and more able to handle stress when we are feeling our best both physically and emotionally. Whether you are seeking the benefits of self-care for yourself or you want to give the gift of this healing practice to your mom, look no further than Zanya Spa Salon. Give the special women in your life something to show her how much she is loved! Use promo code MOM20 to receive 10% off gift cards of $250 or more! In-store gift cards will be available for curbside pickup on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (May 7-9). Please Email [email protected]
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Do you need to restock your favorite beauty products? Maybe you need dry shampoo to get you through the week, that perfect nude lipstick for your Zoom meeting, a face mask for some #selfcaresunday, SPF for outside runs, or CBD body lotion for those sore muscles after your at-home workout. We have you covered. Pay over the phone and come pick-up curbside or we can deliver locally. Give us a call or email [email protected]!
14 Penn Valley Drive, Yardley
Exercise is a great way for Moms to relax, relieve tension and focus on herself for a bit.
Basil Bandwagon Natural Market
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Beauty Releaf is an anti-aging company that focuses on the skins wellness and its ability to repair, balance, detox, and heals itself. This approach helps to slow and reverse the aging process. Their pure 100% natural product line is free of toxins or synthetic compounds.
They recently launched their Spring Collection CBD-infused Lip-Taskers. No ordinary lip glosses, they're an all-natural intense lip treatment combined with the texture and finish of an ultra-luxurious highly pigmented lip gloss. Formulated with powerful antioxidant enriched ingredients and infused with the gold standard of Full-Spectrum CBD to help protect, prevent and reduce inflammation and signs of aging while soothing, healing and softening the lips. Find out more on their website.
Now through Mother's Day, Beauty Releaf is offering FREE shipping on all order. Plus, they are donating 10% of all proceeds to Off Their Plate, a non-profit organization that is helping restaurants and healthcare workers in multiple cities under crisis from Covid-19.
900 Heritage Drive, Pottstown, PA 19464
At ROG, it’s all about YOU, uncompromised care and affordable treatment options that allow patients to have the Fantastic smile they’ve always wanted without adding hassle to busy schedules. Invisalign® is a great treatment option for parents because it’s discrete and allows for no interruption to your lifestyle aesthetically or functionally. The office is temporarily closed, but you can get a virtual smile consult on the website.
45 East State Street, Doylestown
Does Mom have a sweet tooth? Evolution Candy is a repeat winner in this year’s Happening List earning the top votes for Candy Store. The shop is responding to the times by introducing a take-out window at its store. Call ahead and place your order and then pick it up at the window. You can also order from their website. In addition to candy and small gifts, you can also get to-go ice cream cups and cones. Order online or call the shop to place an order. Free delivery to any Doylestown address or pay for shipping anywhere else.
Ellcie, a 2020 Happening List Finalist for Women’s clothing, offers clothes, accessories and more to make your days a little happier. Just because we’re inside doesn’t mean we don’t want to look cute, right? While the store is closed, they’re posting available product on Facebook and Instagram. Items can be shipped or dropped at your doorstep if you live within 5 miles.
52 E. State Street, Doylestown
Because Mom deserves something pretty! This 2020 Happening List Winner is offering 20% off all jewelry, free shipping and Doylestown curbside pickup Monday through Friday until their store reopens. You can also purchase instant e-gift cards. Shop the website or visit the Facebook page to stay up-to-date on new products and offers.
The Pink Daisy
90 W. Afton Avenue, Yardley
The Pink Daisy is a 2020 Happening List Finalist for Children’s Boutique, but they sell a lot more than clothing and accessories. Their main focus is actually unique and special gifts along with fine china. Click here for their curated list of Mother's Day Gift Ideas. Call, and they can send out your gift, deliver to a 10-mile radius or arrange curbside pickup. If you'd rather let Mom pick out what she wants, you can give a gift certificate. Purchase $100 or more and receive 15% off the certificate. She can shop when the store reopens or shop online.
Serendipity is our 2020 Happening List Winner for Gift Shop. They’re using this time to embrace social media. Follow them for lots of Mother's Day gift ideas. They're offering curbside pickup and free local delivery.
Pineapple on Main
123 North Main Street, Dublin
Pineapple on Main is a 2020 Happening List Finalist for Gift Shop, offering unique home décor and sweet gifts. You can shop online, or message them on Facebook for help curating a special gift. In addition to their in-store offerings, they're now taking pre-orders (very limited quantities available) for fresh flower bouquets by Valerie Canale designs, sourced locally from “The Flowersmith at Two Barn Farm.”
408 Mill Street, Bristol
Re-Urban It is a 2020 Happening List Finalist for Furniture Store, offering refinishing antique and vintage furniture and home décor. Plus, it's a mother-daughter owned business, so perfect for Mother's Day! Shop the website or take a look at their Facebook page where they’re posting often. During the time, they’re offering free local delivery, or you can pay to have items shipped.
Home Again Studios
Home Again Studios is our 2020 Happening List Winner for Home Décor. According to their website, “Home Again Studios is about bringing comfort through handmade décor to your home so you can fully enjoy the best part of your day.” Shop their website or peruse their Facebook page for some inspiration. (Their handmade candles are a favorite.) During this time, they’re offering free shipping on all orders.
C. Ferry Home
Ferry Home is a 2020 Happening List Finalist for Home Décor. Follow on Facebook for spring decorating inspiration and gift ideas. You can send a private message or call if anything on the Facebook page catches your eye. Payments can be made over the phone and you can arrange curbside pickup or delivery. You can also purchase gift cards.
The Yellow Door House + Home
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The Yellow Door House + Home, a 2020 Happening List Finalist for Home Décor, is dedicated to making your house happier and serene. Qualities we need now more than ever! After completing your purchase online or over the phone, you can schedule contactless pickup or delivery.
Mother's Day is definitely a day that Moms deserve a break from cooking (especially since she's probably been doing even more if it than usual lately.) If you're lucky enough to live in a house where Dad's a great cook, he might want to cook Mom her favorite foods today. Even better? Leave the cooking to the pros and support a small business. These local spots are offering delivery, takeout or curbside pickup on Mother's Day. (Tip: This is also a great way to treat Moms and Grandmas that you can't be together with that day.)
606 2nd Street Pike, Southampton
Steam Pub is offering a $30 prix fixe 3-course dinner for the holiday. The menu includes a first course of house salad served with fresh baked focaccia bread, port cheese spread, roasted peppers and olives. Then, choose from prime rib (prepared medium) with au jus, crab cake with spicy remoulade, or chicken cordon bleu served with roasted garlic herb potatoes and asparagus. End on a sweet note with either tiramisu or strawberry shortcake. Place your order by 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9. Pick up will be Sunday. Steam Pub is a Finalist in multiple categories in the 2020 Happening List.
Lambertville Station Restaurant & Inn
11 Bridge Street, Lamberville
Lambertville Station Restaurant, a Hunterdon Happening Finalist for Best Appetizer and /winner for Best Outdoor Dining, is preparing delicious comfort food for curbside pickup. Meals are priced for portions of 2, 4 or 6 people. Choose from entrees like prime rib or bourbon pork loin. View the complete menu here. Place your order by 3 p.m. on May 6 to pickup on Sunday, May 10 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Blooming Glen Pork & Catering
1248 Route 113, Blooming Glen
Blooming Glen is our 2020 Happening List Winner for Best Butcher as well as a Happening List Finalist for Best Caterer and Wedding Caterer. They've been offering Family-Style Meals during the Stay at Home orders and will be offering one the week of Mother's Day that is geared toward Moms. These meals are easy “Heat and Eat” options that will allow her to take a break on Sunday. Be sure to check their Facebook page for the menu, as orders need to be pre-ordered by Thursday of that week for Friday or Saturday curbside or in-store pickup.
32 West Road, Newtown
1745 South Easton Road, Doylestown
Piccolo Trattoria is our 2020 Happening List Winner for Catering, as well as a Finalist for Pizza and Italian. So you KNOW their food is delicious! Both locations are open on Mother's Day for takeout, curbside pickup and delivery. Their Mother's Day menu includes so many delicious options you'll be sure to find Mom's favorite meal!
Dog and Bull
810 Bristol Pike, Croydon
Dog and Bull is offering both brunch and dinner specials for Mother's Day pickup. Click here to view the menu.
400 2nd Street Pike, Southampton
Order breakfast and/or dinner for pickup of delivery right to your door! Everything is prepared to be heated and served at your home. The breakfast choices serve 4 people and are $25. Choose from 3 different casserole options: French Toast, Classic (bacon or sausage, mushrooms, hashbrowns and cheddar cheese) or Farmers Choice (eggs, mushrooms, peppers, caramelized onions and cheddar cheese). Or, there are 3 different egg Scrambler options. You can also add on breakfast potatoes, bagels or fruit salad for an extra charge. Breakfast orders are available for pickup or delivery on Saturday, May 9. Dinner options are single meals that include your choice of salad, two sides and an entree such as chicken marsala, slow roasted prime rib, maple & soy glazed Atlantic salmon or jumbo lump crab cakes. All meals include dinner rolls and whipped butter. Chicken and salmon are $19.99. Prime rib and crab cakes are $25.99. Treat yourself to your choice of dessert for just $5 each.
The Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road, Feasterville
To make things easy for your Mother's Day dinner, The Buck Hotel is offering dinner to-go “Family Style” with pickup on either Saturday or Sunday, May 9 or 10 between noon and 4 p.m. Pick one entrée (baked salmon, braised short rib, chicken marsala, beef tenderloin and more), two side dishes, dinner rolls, salad and cheesecake. Meals are priced at $24.95 per person with a 4-person minumum. Slow roasted prime rib, crab cakes and Fontina chicken & shrimp are an additional charge. All orders must be placed by Wednesday, May 6th. View the full menu here.
856 N. Easton Road, Doylestown
85 N. York Road, Warminster
Altomonte’s Italian Market & Deli, a family owned and operated shop for over 40 years, is our 2020 Happening List Winner for Supermarket and Finalist for Gourmet Market. If you prefer to cook your own meal, you can shop in person during their limited store hours during this time, or you can let them do the shopping for you and opt for curbside pickup. You can shop via the website, call, or send an email. See the Facebook page for more details.
If you want them to do the cooking, Altomonte's is also offering a Mother's Day Dinner that serves 4 to 6 people for $130. Choose from chicken picatta or lemon salmon, with heart-shaped ravioli in basil cream sauce, Greek salad, Italian bread, limoncello cake and fresh flowers.
Blue Monkey Catering
1045-45 Bristol Oxford Valley Road, Levittown
Blue Monkey Catering is offering hot dinners that can be picked up between 3 and 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 10. Dinners are $23.95 per person (plus tax). Their special Mother's Day menu features: Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail with Spicy Cocktail Sauce & Fresh Citrus, Creamy Lobster Bisque with Sherry Foam & Chopped Chives, Fresh Rosemary Crusted Black Angus Prime Rib of Beef with Whipped Horseradish Cream & Au Jus, Yukon Gold Potato Gratin with Cheddar Cheese Panko Brule, Baby Asparagus and Baby Carrots with Shallot Butter, Fresh Baked Rolls & Whipped Butter, and New York Style Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Fresh Berries. Add $6.95 per person to add Jumbo Lump Crab Imperial. Place your order by Thursday, May at 3 p.m.
Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar
82 E. Afton Avenue, Yardley
Yardley Inn is offering a family-style Mother's Day dinner that feeds four. The 3-course meal includes your choice of one of 3 salads or cream of green pea soup, choice of one entree with options including smoked ham, roasted chicken, crab cakes, Chilean seabass, roasted beef tenderloin, and an assortment of mini desserts. Pricing and sides varies depending on the entree choice. Read the full menu here. Call to place your order by Saturday, May 9 for curbside pickup on Sunday, May 10 between noon and 6 p.m.
20 Penn Valley Road, Levittown
Piazza's Bakery has been posting “Weekend Specials” to their Facebook page every week, and they promise to have something exciting for Mother's Day. Once the package is revealed, you'll want to call to preorder for delivery of curbside pickup.
Lou’s Farm Market
2450 Bristol Pike, Bensalem
Lou's has a few specials for Mother's Day – chocolate covered strawberries will be available Friday, May 8 through Sunday, May 10 for $14.99 per pound. (Order these early!) They will also have single serving dinner platters available on Saturday and Sunday in the hot case – stuffed shells and meatballs in Lou's own storemade red sauce for $8.99. If you prefer to choose your own items for your dinner, Lou’s Farm Market is giving customers several options to make shopping easier and safer during this time. They are opening the doors an hour early, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., specifically for senior citizens. They are also allowing customers to call in orders for curbside pickup or delivery. When you arrive, they will run it out to your car for you. Or, you can have your order delivered between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. These options are in addition to shopping the store in-person. (Tip: Lou's also sells mixed annuals, potting soil, hanging baskets, and more. So you can get your Mother's Day flowers or gardening supplies at the same time as your food!)
1633 Big Oak Road, Yardley
Carlucci’s Grill is offering takeout and delivery on Mother's Day. The full menu will be available, plus there will be a special package meal, which should be available soon.
Tony’s Place Bar & Grille
1297 Greeley Avenue, Ivyland
Let Tony's cater your Mother's Day with delicious takeout packages that you can pickup ahead of time and simply heat up (instructions included) on Sunday. There are two brunch selections with highlights including asparagus or ham & cheddar frittata, smashed fingerling potatoes with peppers & onions, smoked salmon plate with bagels, French toast casserole, breakfast meats, and more. And there are also two dinner selections with the main entrees being a choice of roast filet mignon or roasted rack of lamb. Both dinners include appetizers, sides and dinner rolls, and dessert. All of the Mother's Day packages serve up to 6 people. Prices vary depending on selection. View the complete menu here. Place your order by Wednesday, May 6 at 5 p.m. for pickup wither Friday, May 8 or Saturday, May 9 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
224 N. West End Boulevard, Quakertown
Giovanni's is making it easy to serve a delicious brunch or dinner for Mother's Day. See below for the choices.
4105 Durham Road, Ottsville
591 Durham Road, Wrightstown
237 N. Union Street, Lambertville
101 N. Main Street, Chalfont
OWowCow, a 2020 Happening List Finalist for Ice Cream, is making sure your family can enjoy the happiness that is ice cream! Shops are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for curbside pickup. Place your order online and pick up the next day. In honor of Mother's Day, they're bringing back one of their most popular signature flavors – chocolate covered strawberry. They're accepting pre-orders now through May 5 for pickup May 8 through May 10.
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🍓CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRY🍓 Now accepting *pre-orders* for pints of Chocolate Covered Strawberry for pickup Mother’s Day Weekend! ✨ Bringing back one of our most favorite signature flavors for the mamas 💛 Sweet honey cream ice cream with delicate swirls of dark chocolate coated strawberry flakes. Available for pre-order now through May 5th for pickup May 8th through May 10th. Link in bio to order 👍🏼
2948 S. Eagle Road, Newtown
Solstice Newtown had JUST opened in the beginning of March, right before restaurants were forced to close their doors. Give this new ingredient-driven spot a try with their special Mother's Day brunch and dinner menus. Even more exciting, they've partnered with local companies Flowers by Jennie Lynne, Bucks Mont Party Rentals and Barre3 Newtown to create a full Mother's Day “at home” experience complete with add-ons such as a custom bouquet of flowers ($33), an elegant arrangement of helium balloons ($20) and a (free!) Barre3 class upon the studio’s reopening! Some of the menu highlights include buttermilk fried chicken and biscuits with hot sauce honey and a breakfast brioche sandwich with applewood smoked bacon, scrambled eggs, tomato jam, aged cheddar and leaf lettuce. The special Mother’s Day Brunch menu will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Dinner Service will be from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 10. View Solstice’s Mother’s Day menus here. Guests can pre-order off the menu by phone at (267) 755-8994 or online beginning Sunday, May 3. Orders for the add-ons must be placed by Thursday, May 7.
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