Looking for a special way to spend Mother's Day? Here are some ideas for brunches, special outings, and gifts for the mom in your life.
Give mom the thrill of a lifetime during an introductory Discovery Flight package from Windy City Flyers where mom can fly with a certified flight instructor going past such iconic Chicago landmarks as Navy Pier and Wrigley Field. Prices start at $180.
Pamper mom with a 60 minute massage at Massage Envy and a chocolate heart, created by pastry chef Alain Roby. Prices start at $49. Or join mom and do two massages for $98. Massage Envy locations in Chicago include Streeterville at 345 E. Ohio Street, Lincoln Park North at 801 W. Diversey, and the new Lincoln Park South at 1845 N. Clybourn.
Let mom struck her stuff with a dance lesson from Chicago Dance, which offers both private lessons and group classes. Prices start at $47.
InterContinental Chicago's executive chef Kurt Mittelberger has created a "festive" menu this Mother's Day with traditional brunch favorites, including exotic fruit salad with berries, Canadian lobster salpicon in light pepper aïoli with micro arugula, and skewered scallops and shrimp on grilled polenta with lemon caper sauce. Mother's Day brunch will be served on Mother's Day, May 8, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., and will be held in The Continental, located on the second floor of the hotel.
Geja’s Café will treat all moms to a complimentary five-minute massage on Mother’s Day, May 8. Licensed massage therapists from Lincoln Park Massage Spa will give all mothers some well deserved pampering while they dine. The restaurant is well known for its for fondue prepared and shared on the table, including cheeses, meats, and chocolates and an extensive list of moderately priced wines. The restaurant ambience is also a draw located inside a cozy wine cellar.
Enjoy four courses paired with dried and blended teas from the Rare Tea Cellar and sparkling wines at the Art Institute's Terzo Piano. Brunch will be served from 1 to 3 p.m. on Mother's Day, May 8. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Cost is $50 for Art Institute members and $60 for nonmembers and includes a specialty gift bag of tea-themed goodies.
Prix-fixe brunch featuring farm sausage and cheddar grits casserole, in-house baked pastries and crunchy French toast with bacon-butterscotch, whipped crème fraiche. Brunch will be served on Mother's Day, May 8, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Cost is $39 (excluding tax, tip, and beverage) and $20 for children 12 and under.
Regular a la carte menu items plus specials including oyster-stuffed palmetto quail. Moms also get free champagne! Brunch is served on Mother's Day, May 8, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Pricing is a la carte starting at about $5.
Three-course prix-fixe brunch featuring tapas and pancake and carving stations. Brunch will be served on Mother's Day, May 8, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Cost is $35 per person (and an additional $8 for the bottomless Bloody Mary Bar). $16.95 for children under 12.
Often us Chicagoans need a break from the city and one of my absolute favorite places to escape the urban jungle is located about two and half hours from Chicago in Kohler, Wisconsin. This Mother's Day, Kohler is making Mother's Day extra special for moms with a weekend getaway package where moms can not only take pleasure in some much deserved relaxation time, but also enjoy activities with the family. The Pamper Mom Package includes a 50-minute Kohler Massage for mom, family activities like table tennis, bocce ball, and arts and crafts, Mother's Day Brunch at The American Club, box of KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates, and more.