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Mother’s Day: Ideas to shower her with love

Mom gives you comfort, love and is always your go-to for … just about everything. On May 10, show her your appreciation.

Yes, it’s that time of the year. Mother’s Day is coming right up, so whether you’re honoring your mom or making plans to honor yourself (go ahead, you deserve it!), now is a good time to start thinking ahead and planning for that special day.

Here are a few ideas to help you with that!

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Surprise Mom with a special meal. Local restaurants and franchises are serving up meal-deal bundles for the entire family that are sure to hit the spot on Mother’s Day. Our list of eateries includes Carrabba’s, Bonefish Grill, Cafe Prima Pasta in Miami Beach and Bartaco in Aventura. See if your mom’s favorite is on the list!
Cards are a must for Mother’s Day! If you’re feeling like you need to express yourself in writing now more than ever, send her a message of love and appreciation. After all, a card is a memento she can keep forever. And, best of all, Hallmark is providing free greeting cards now, so it’s a good time to take advantage of this deal.

How about treating your mom to a sweet and boozy drink? Surprise her with her favorite concoction! Plenty of Miami’s best restaurants are making their cocktails available to-go. Many serve beer and wine, too, if that’s more her style.
Does your mom love culture and entertainment? Treat her to a virtual tour of one of our many beautiful local attractions. Set aside some time, sit down at the computer (or laptop or tablet … ) together and enjoy views of Deering Estate, Jungle Island and Frost Science, to name a few. You can also visit Vizcaya Museum and Gardens which will reopen on May 10 for Mother’s Day and before reopening to the public, the Museum is hosting an online orchid workshop on May 9 at 11 a.m. for $10.
Kids can make something fun and colorful for Mom with the help of renowned artist Romero Britto. The Miami Children’s Museum has partnered with Britto on a how-to video that kids can watch to create their own version of his iconic “Heart with Wings” artwork. It can also be turned into a puzzle!
They say where flowers bloom, so does hope. So now would be a good time to spread some hope and color and cheer with a beautiful arrangement of flowers. We can tell you there are some nice offers from a couple of national florists.
Check out: 
1-800-Flowers, which is giving 40 percent off flowers and gifts until April 30 with this coupon code 
ProFlowers, which is offering 20 percent off orders of $39 or more for Mother’s Day (comes with a 100 percent on-time guaranteed, same-day delivery by a local florist)
FTD which is offering tips and tricks on how to create Mom the best Breakfast Board on her special day, you can find them here. They’ve also got printable lists to tell Mom all the ways you love her.
The iconic cookie company we all know, Mrs. Fields, has 30+ delicious options online for Mom, including cookie tins, chocolate-covered berries, coffee cakes and cookie cakes. Get 15 percent off on these baked-to-order items, which are available for delivery.
Check out: The Mrs. Fields website and use the code MOMLOVE when ordering; valid through May 31
Do some good by supporting a local restaurant. Several local spots are offering specialty Mother’s Day menus for takeout. Choose from multi-course menus in Coconut Grove, Little Havana, Miami Beach and Wynwood. (Also, check out our regularly updated Mother’s Day menu list by clicking here.) 
  • Ariete and Nave, 3540 Main Highway, Coconut Grove
    $45 per person, family style menu.
    Includes two appetizers, two entrees, two sides and one dessert.
    Discounted wine and sangria available.
    Must place order by 8 p.m. May 7.
    Check out: Special menu here or call 786-615-3747
  • Ella’s Oyster Bar, 1615 SW Eighth St., Little Havana
    $35 Mother’s Day four-course menu (curbside pickup only).
    Includes one appetizer, one entree, one side and a dessert.
    Check out: Special menu here or call 786-332-4436
  • Grails Miami and Spanglish Craft Cocktail Bar + Kitchen, 2800 N. Miami Ave.
    $40 Mother’s Day three-course brunch menu for two (curbside pickup only).
    Includes one appetizer, sandwich and dessert.
    Check out: Special menu here or call 786-870-4313
  • Kush (2003 N. Miami Ave.) and LoKal (3190 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove)
    “Mom it Forward” menus are $50 (serves four) and $60 (serves 6)
    Includes a variety of brunch-style items.
    Must order by May 8 by emailing or via Toast Tab.
  • The Restaurant at W South Beach, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami beach
    $39 Mother’s Day three-course menu (takeout only).
    Includes an appetizer, entree and dessert.
    Check out: Special menu here or call 305-938-3112

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Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami, Biscayne Times, Edible South FL and Miami Media Group. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today as Calendar Editor and arts writer and then worked for 13 years in public relations. She has her own blog Scene Around South FL.

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