Local Activities | May 6, 2016
Setting aside one day a year to honor and celebrate mothers is a tradition that as roots has far back as the late 1800s. By the year 1914, thanks to the persistence of Ms. Anna Jarvis, Mother’s Day became an official holiday when President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure to establish the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. While Ms. Jarvis originally thought of the holiday as a day of personal celebration between mothers and their families, it quickly become a commercialized event as florists and card companies capitalized on its popularity.
Mother’s Day is celebrated in various ways throughout the world on different days, but in the United States, it’s become one of the biggest holidays associated with consumer spending. Did you know more phone calls are placed on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year? Whether you honor Mom this year by presenting her with a bouquet of flowers, brunch at a nice restaurant, a day at the spa, or even simply with a thoughtfully chosen card, it’s important to take some time show some appreciation for the most important woman in your life.
There is no shortage of Baltimore Mother’s Day events, including:
Mother’s Day Tour at the Mount Clare Museum House: Mothers, mothers-in-law, grandmothers and other special ladies in your life will receive half-priced admission tours at the Mount Clare Museum House in southwest Baltimore. This colonial Georgian home was built in 1760 by Charles Carroll, one of Maryland’s first state senators.
Mother’s Day Plant Sale at Cromwell Valley Park: Let mom choose her own flowers for the yard this year at the Cromwell Valley Park Mother’s Day Plant Sale. After, you can enjoy a hot cup of tea with mom, too!
Mother’s Day Special at the Howard County Conservancy: Visit the Howard County Conservancy on Saturday, May 7 for tea and scones, then stroll through the beautiful gardens together!
Of course, you can also consider taking mom on a lovely one-day trip to some of the amazing beaches, historical sites or even the Shenandoah Valley, all just a quick drive from Baltimore!
Brunches throughout Northern Virginia: Northern Virginia has no shortage of amazing restaurants to choose from this Mother’s Day for a delicious brunch with mom. For example, in Alexandria, you can head to Bilbo Baggins Global Wine Café and Restaurant for a special Mother’s Day brunch featuring many special menu items just for mom. Or, head to Trummers on Main in Clifton to enjoy a brunch full of memorable cuisine showcasing the diverse agricultural community of Virginia.
Cocktails and Canvas presented by VisArts at Rockville: Why not paint a new masterpiece with mom this Mother’s Day? An instructor from VisArts will guide you through painting a beautiful landscape while you also enjoy snacks and beverages.
Take a Walking Tour of Old Town Alexandria: Take mom to visit colonial Alexandria on a guided walking tour to get some expert insight into this historic town.
Cruises along the Potomac River: Lunch or dinner sightseeing cruises are available on Mother’s Day and offer a perfect way to see all that the beautiful Northern Virginia and D.C. areas’ popular landmarks, like the Kennedy Center and the Washington Monument.
Visit the Washington, D.C. Area Gardens: Stroll along one of the many beautiful public gardens in the D.C. area, many of which are in peak bloom right around Mother’s Day. You can take mom to the U.S. Botanic Garden, the National Arboretum, the Washington National Cathedral Gardens, and many more!
Mother’s Day at Mount Vernon: Martha Washington was known as the “Mother of our Country”, so why not bring mom to explore George Washington’s beautiful mansion, Mount Vernon ? Plus, the Mount Vernon Inn offers a special Mother’s Day buffet on Sunday, as long as you’ve made a reservation.
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