Mothers Day Guide 2012

Mother’s Day is right around the corner!  If you are looking for some great ideas to get your family celebrating on Mother’s Day, look no further than our 2012 Mother’s Day Guide.  We have a fantastic selection of ideas to help make mom feel truly special on this Mother’s Day!



Bucks County Housing Group Mother’s Day Tea: From 1pm to 4pm on Saturday May 5th, The Bucks County Housing Group is hosting it’s second annual Mother’s Day Tea.  Guests will enjoy an afternoon admiring the beautiful interior of Tyler Hall and strolling around the gorgeous campus grounds in full springtime bloom.  Additionally, there will be a variety of vendors selling gifts to guests while they enjoy specialty teas, supplied by The Tea Can Company, and munching on sweet and savory treats!  For more information on the event, read our Buck County Housing Group feature article.

Byers’ Choice Mother’s Day Craft Show: On May 12th and May 13th, Byers’ Choice is hosting a weekend-long craft show, featuring over 70 artisans and premier craftsmen at their workshop.  The show will feature all original hand-made items from jury-selected artisans.  If your mom likes crafts, you won’t  want to miss this!  You can find out more about this event in our Byers’ Choice feature article.

Take mom to Family Fun Day! The New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, will celebrate the occasion by hosting FAMILY FUN DAY, offering an entire day filled with family friendly activities, giveaways, and musical performances. The event is made possible by the artful collaboration of area business such as the New Hope Railroad, The Buck’s County Children’s Museum, Philly Pretzel Factory, musician Matt Bochanski, and many others. Believe it or not, This rain or shine event (from 10:30AM to 4:00PM) is FREE to the public!


Gift Ideas

Chocolates: A sure fire way to show your mom how much she means to you is to give her a delicious assortment of chocolate.    Fortunately there is no shortage of great Chocolatier options in Bucks County. We would recommend our Happening List Winners in the Chocolatier category: Laurie’s Chocolates, Skip’s Candy Corner, or Didi’s Chocolate.

Tickets to the Bucks County Playhouse: Tickets to the 2012 Season of the Bucks County Playhouse are now on sale!  You can be part of the first shows to be seen at the newly re-opened Bucks venue.  To learn more about the re-opening of this famous Bucks County hot spot, read out feature article here.

Simply Comforable: Visit your genuine neighborhood Life is good shoppe (Shop #79A in Peddler’s Village) for 10% OFF Life is good T’s for Mom.  Their shop has dozens of styles that reflect your Mom’s interests, and activities. (Just mention Bucks Happening!)

Comfortable: Check out Peddlers Village shop 62 for 10% OFF the  fresh produce collection.  They have comfy tops, shorts, and capris from the sportswear collection you love.  (Just mention Bucks Happening!)

Rice’s Market: For an array of unique & affordable Mother’s Day gift options, a visit to one of Bucks County’s favorite shopping destinations, Rice’s Market in New Hope, is the place to go.

Rice's Market plants

Plants are just one of the many things you can find for mom at Rice's!

Rice’s is a 30 acre outdoor market open on Tuesday and Saturday mornings. Vendors come from all around, as they have for over 100 years, to sell their goods.

  • Crafts
  • Unique Finds
  • Jewelry
  • Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
  • Amish Meats & Baked Goods
  • Clothing
  • Antiques and Collectibles
  • Handbags

6326 Greenhill Road New Hope, PA 18938, (215) 297-5993

Baked Goods: What family celebration would be complete without some delicious baked goods?  Show mom you really care by popping into one of Bucks County’s great bakeries on the way to the family gathering.  For some great choices, check out our Happening List winners from this year: Crossroad Bake Shop, Cramers, or Fritz’s Bakery.

Window Treatment From The Louver Shop: As the largest manufacturer and retailer of shutters in the United States, The Louver Shop can outfit your home with a variety of plantation shutters and window coverings. For arched windows, French doors, or sliding glass doors, they can create specialty shutters to perfectly fit however your window is shaped.  The Louver Shop has been in the industry for 40 years, providing quality products with exceptional customer service to thousands of customers. From their experienced sales representatives to our professional installers, you will have a partner by your side helping you get the right shutters and coverings that fit your room and your style.  Their shop and home service makes it convenient for the homeowner. We’ll come to you, measure your needs, and be back to install within 3-4 weeks. We’re also in the business of giving you the best deals. In addition to our competitive prices on shutters, we also carry Hunter Douglas blinds and shades.  For more information about America’s Best Shutters or their window covering services, contact your Louver Shop sales representative, Gary Loconsole at 1-800-528-7866 or email him at [email protected]

Buinewicz Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Medicine: Recently voted #1 on The Happening List, Le Med Spa is the ultimate oasis in Bucks County for mom to be pampered! Their expert staff can fulfill mom’s every wish from skin care to laser treatments to skin tightening techniques to aggressive surgery. The beauty of the practice is that each skin care product and procedure is specifically prescribed  to the individual needs of the patient.
MOTHER’S DAY SPECIALS: Treat mom to a a medical skin care consultation and skin care program to help her feel young.
– For mom’s who love the beach & pool: Le Med Spa will provide a 15% discount on laser treatments of the skin and hair removal.
– For mom’s looking to get in shape: Ward off the extra fatty bulges with a 15% discount on Liposonix for fat reduction
– For mom’s who want to freshen up their look: 15% discount on Ulthera for skin tightening  of the face and neck.
** Please note: The above promotions must be provided at the time of scheduling secondary to supplies.  (Offer ends Friday March 11)

Kathie Lee Gifford being treated with Ultherapy


Flowers: The Classic.  When all else fails, you can’t go wrong with a nice assortment of fresh-cut (or potted) flowers.  Bucks County has some great farms, and many of our local flower shops carry flowers from, virtually, just down the road.  So when mom asked where you got them, you can say “Don’t worry mom, they’re local.”  Not that we’re biased or anything, but if we were looking for some great flowers, we’d probably check our GeerlingsMarrazzo’s Manor Lane, or Monday Morning Flower Company (all winners of this year’s Happening List Competition)



Arirang Hibachi Steakhouse: This year treat your mother to  more than just dinner, give her an Experience. Let her enjoy dinner and a show at Arirang Hibachi Steakhouse. Let our expert chefs dazzle her with their cooking skills and make her feel special on this day. Complete Hibachi Dinners starting at $15.99.

Conveniently located across from the Oxford Valley Mall, in the Target Shopping Center, Arirang Hibachi Steakhouse & Modern Asian Tavern offers hibachi dining rooms, with live cooking, delicious food and drinks, as well as a modern Asian tavern with a menu featuring an appealing array of sushi and Pan-Asian infused dishes like Kobe Sliders, Asian Cioppino, Saikyo Miso Chilean Sea Bass and Wasabi Crusted Filet Mignon. The contemporary décor of Arirang sets the mood for an enjoyable, entertaining and unique dining experience. Select chic finishes and warm lighting fixtures along with bamboo accents throughout complement the sophisticated black and red modeled interior. Our distinct dining rooms allow guests a choice of settings in which they can enjoy our appetizing menu options.

Brunch at the Bridgetown Mill House: Treat Mom to a special meal to show her how much you appreciate all she does for you!  Enjoy outstanding American Continental cuisine while dining at this charming historic (Newtown) Bucks County Inn (c1791). The Bridgetown Mill House offers 2 dining rooms seating up to 75 guests & a private room, the Great Hall, seating up to 24 guests. In addition to regular seasonal menus, a Tapas menu is offered on the outdoor brick patio seasonally. The restaurant is Zagat Survey rated Excellent.

Brunch at The Freight House: Treat your mother to a brunch buffet from 10am-2pm or a dinner off their regular menu from 4pm-7pm – right in the heart of Doylestown.  The Freight House boasts “Big City Dining” with a Modern/ progressive cuisine with the best seafood, steaks & chops, outstanding professional service, & a dramatic award winning design set this restaurant apart from the others.  If you’re looking for something a bit upscale – the Freight House could be a great way to spend Mother’s Day with the family.

Brunch at The Logan Inn: The Logan Inn (New Hope ) is serving an a la carte brunch from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, and full dinner menu staring at 1:00.  This historic establishment is the oldest continuously run Inn in Bucks County & one of the five oldest in the United States. The cuisine includes ample portions of fresh seafood prepared with a European flair & prime meats cooked to perfection in the style of an American steakhouse. Desserts are all homemade & culminate a lovely dining experience.

The Melting Pot: If you’re looking for a truly unique dining experience, look no further than the Warrington Location of the Melting Pot.  Sit across from one another and enjoy some riveting conversation as you help prepare the food!  The Melting Pot is celebrating Mother’s Day by offering a $39/Person Four Course Meal. Nothing says ‘I love you Mom!’ like delicious fondue. Children under 12 can eat for $20.(Note: Their regular menu not available on Mother’s Day.)

NaBrasa Steakhouse: Treat your mother to a taste of Brazil! NaBrasa is serving brunch and dinner Saturday & Sunday May 12 & 13!  They serve a traditional Brazilian serving style called ‘Rodizio.’ It originated in the Southern part of Brazil as a result of the form in which cowboys, or “Gauchos,” cooked their cattle over an open flame, also known as “na Brasa.”



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