Mothers Day is the perfect opportunity to show your mother (or mother figure – shoutout to the aunts, family friends, and grandmas out there!) to show them you love and appreciate them. While we know your mom will probably love anything you get her, we have come up with some great ways for you and your mama to bond. Whether your mom loves to relax at the spa getting pampered or spend her days exploring nature, we have some great ways for you and your mom to spend a fabulous day together in our beautiful state of Colorado!
Eat & Drink:
With CU graduation festivities occurring the same weekend, Boulder and the restaurant scene might feel a bit more crowded than usual. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t do something special with your mama. Everybody knows that good food and delicious drinks are key to an amazing time, so enjoy these ideas for an unforgettable meal with your mom on her special day!
Cured: Cured is a small local shop that specializes in delicious cheeses, meats, wine, spirits and unique grocery items. Taking a picnic to go is a great way to avoid the graduation crowds while also enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Cured offers a range of picnic options that include some delicious fresh cheeses, crackers and desserts. You, your mom and your taste buds will not be disappointed with these amazing baskets! Pick out your delicious basket here!
Photo Credit: Cured
Sur La Table and Food Lab:
Try one of the fabulous Mothers Day inspired cooking classes that Sur La Table and Food Lab are offering. Both classes will teach you how to create amazing flavors and you and your mom will bond over the delicious food. Sur La Table’s menu includes sweet French toast dippers and fresh smoothies while Food Lab will teach you how to create delicious avocado toast, drop biscuits and more!
Photo Credit: Food Lab Cooking School
Dushabne Teahouse & The St Julien Hotel
Theres no better way to celebrate mom than with teatime! Both Dushabne and the St Julien offer delicious and elegant tea services right in the heart of downtown Boulder. Dushabne’s tea time comes with tasty cocktails and lite fare while the St Julien creates fresh tea sandwiches made with local ingredients, so clink your tea glasses and enjoy the day!
Get Pampered: A spa day is always a good idea! Thankfully Boulder has some fabulous places for you and your mom to get pampered. Whether you want to do mani/pedis or a full day at the spa, you and your mom will be able to enjoy total relaxation.
Ten20: We absolutely adore the environment at Ten20 salon in Boulder. Not only will you get to enjoy high quality manicures and pedicures but you get to enjoy TV shows and movies on a flatscreen at the same time. And if that doesn’t sound amazing enough, complimentary m&m’s and refreshments come with your treatment!
Photo Credit: Ten20 | A Nail and Waxing Spa
St Julien Hotel & Spa: Looking for a full day at the spa with mom? The St Julien offers 10,000 feet in spa facilities with a gorgeous pool, steam and sauna. The spa menu includes a variety of treatments including rejuvenating facials and relaxing massages perfect for any day of pampering.
Photo Credit: St Julien Hotel & Spa
Alchemy Face Bar & MUD Facial Bar: Alchemy offers some amazing skin care services that will leave you and your mom feeling absolutely fabulous. Not looking for a facial? Have the ladies at Alchemy give you and your mama makeovers before you guys enjoy a nice dinner out! Want more info..? Check out our Vendor Spotlight on Alchemy here! MUD is also another great option for you to take your mom and treat her to some skin rejuvenation. Offering quick thirty minute facials, MUD has treatments ranging from the detox (to clear up that skin!) to the fresh facial which brightens the skin with kale and lemon! Check out our Vendor Spotlight on MUD here!
Photo Credit: Alchemy Face Bar
Get Active: Get outside and enjoy the beautiful scenery this mothers day! If you’re looking for a leisurely hike or a more intense sweat sesh, Colorado has options for everyone!
The MD5K: “This year, help Mom celebrate Mother’s Day her way at the 2016 Mother’s Day 5K & Brunch on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Denver’s City Park. With gourmet brunch from Goddess Catering including with every* entry, this year’s MD5K promises to be better than ever!” This run is a great way to bond with your mom while getting your workout on!
Yoga Class: Boulder is packed with some seriously amazing yoga studios, so taking a class with mom would be a great way option! Check out CorePower Yoga for relaxing and challenging class options, or Radiance Power Yoga for classes of all levels!
Hiking: Luckily the weather is supposed to warm up this week, so embrace the warm temps and get outside! Whether you’re looking to hike at some local trails in Chautauqua Park, or you want to venture out to Rocky Mountain National Park, these Colorado trails will not disappoint! The hikes at Chautauqua will provide some breathtaking views, and the hikes at Rocky Mountain national park range from waterfall hikes to summit hikes.
Photo Credit: Rocky Mountain National Park
Featured Photo: Laura Murray Photography
Your mom is a very important lady in your life. We all know that on occasion, she can get under your skin but when it comes down to it your mom is the one that has been there for you through everything in your life, good and bad. And more likely than not she will be your right hand lady on your wedding day. She will be there for everything from picking out your dress, to all the small details that she knows are a huge deal to you! She will let you shine on your day which is why it is so important to let your mom shine this Mother’s Day! Because after all she deserves a day specially dedicated to her, to know that she is appreciated. All of us at Calluna put a few ideas together to make this weekend a special one with your leading lady!
| Left Photo: Laura Murray Photography | Right Photo: Rachel Havel Photography |
If you and your mama bear are looking for something to do on Saturday you should most certainly check out Plum Sage Flowers for a Mother Daughter flower arranging workshop! What fun, right?! You get to learn how to make the perfect arrangement and the best part you ask? You get to keep your work of art when you are done! They only have a few spots left from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. so call right away!
This Sunday is going to be a one wet Mother’s Day here in Boulder so we thought of a few fun activities that you and your mom can do and stay dry!
First, start off your day by treating you and your mom to a mani / pedi. What girl doesn’t love to get their nails done? Check out Ten20 if you are looking for an over the top mani / pedi complete with the hottest TV shows on the big screen, and unlimited M&Ms and Diet Coke… not to mention the comfiest chairs around.
Then take your lovely mom to the free yoga class that prAna is holding on Sunday! It is from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and it the perfect way to get a little exercise in and also admire your newly done toes! We would have to say that catching this Intuitive Flow class is a win win for all involved!
Finish off you afternoon activities by taking your wonderful mom to afternoon tea at the Dushanbe Teahouse. It is from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and it is the perfect way to get a snack and enjoy the cultural teahouse and all that it has to offer. This is a must, especially if your mom or even you for that matter have never been!
Whatever it is you choose to do with your mom this Sunday be sure to remind her how special she truly is and how lucky you are to have such an amazing woman in your life! We hope you and your mom have a fabulous weekend! xx Calluna
| Featured Photo: Chowen Photography |