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Philly Mother’s Day Events (and Brunch!)

Celebrate Mom (and you!) with these special events around town.

Moms! We love you! We are you! Mother’s Day is coming up, and whether you want to celebrate the mothers in your life or enjoy some quality time with your kids, there are ways to celebrate, both out in the city and at home. Here are some special events, meals, and gift ideas to make your day memorable!

Unique Gifts

Steven Singer Jewelers

739 Walnut Street (shipping available online)

 

Steven Singer Jewelers helps you celebrate Mother’s Day with a special gift that helps you send love while you support local restaurants and healthcare heroes. Each famous Steven Singer rose is a real American Beauty rose hand trimmed in precious metal (gold or platinum). It lasts forever (and should not be placed in water!) for a memorable and unique gift. Each rose comes with a gift box, lifetime warranty, and a personalized gift message. Even sweeter, a portion of sales from the roses will be used to purchase meals from Philadelphia restaurants hit hard by the pandemic, to donate to essential hospital workers. In-person shopping is available by appointment; walk-ins are welcome if Steven Singer Jewelers is able to follow safety restrictions and not currently at capacity. Steven Singer will also be shipping online orders placed by noon on Wednesday, May 5 to arrive before Mother’s Day for free– just choose the “Fast and Free Shipping” option during check-out.

Mother’s Day Flower Pounding Kit from The Craftship

Local Delivery (within 10 miles of 19147) on Saturday, May 8

 

These kits by artist Steph Kimmel include a gorgeous bouquet from local mama Myrtle and Magnolia, plus materials and directions to make one-of-a-kind tote bag using paint, flowers, and a hammer! Order online for local delivery.

Photograph courtesy of LAGOS

Mother-Daughter Set from LAGOS

1735 Walnut St.

 

The Kinder Line from LAGOS has smaller versions of classic designs for your Mini Me, making a perfect keepsake piece for both of you to share. The Luna pearl bracelet set caught our eye this year, and is already paired as a package to buy in store or order online.

Tselaine

1927 Walnut St.

 

This Rittenhouse boutique is offering a curated Mother’s Day Surprise Box for $75, which includes chocolate, a tote bag, a candle, socks, and a personalized card. Not sure what to get? Tselaine will choose the items for you (if you have any preferences, list them in the “notes” section when you order). Every box is packed with love and care, and includes gift wrapping and a ribbon.

The Little Apple

4361 Main St.

 

This Manayunk boutique has a collection of fun, unique gifts for Mother’s Day and you can do local pickup or shipping.

Open House

107 S. 13th St. (delivery also available)

 

Open House is always our go-to for unique gifts. Now, they have made up themed gift boxes, including Mother’s Day selections (from self-care to one especially for new mamas), and even (my personal favorite) the Gritty Gift Box! Nationwide shipping is also available.

Wonderspaces

27 N. 11th Street

 

Photograph by Society Hill Films

 

This Mother’s Day, give the gift of extraordinary art. Use code MOTHERSDAY to get 20% off of Gift Tickets at the ambitious and instaworthy Wonderspaces in Fashion District Philadelphia. This offer ends Sunday, May 9, at midnight. Gift Tickets can be used to schedule a visit for any available time and date and are good for one year from the date of purchase.

AR Workshop

2012 Frankford Ave.

 

Enjoy crafting together as a family, or just get a kit for yourself (or a friend) to have some creative time alone. Mother’s Day kits include all materials including stencils, wood, a PrimARy Paint Essentials Kit, brushes, and instructions.

Special Meals and Treats

Sisterly Love Citywide Food Fair

May 8, noon–4 pm

East Market, 1100 Market St.

 

The Sisterly Love Citywide Food Fair is a women-led initiative to promote Philadelphia-based and female-run hospitality businesses affected by the pandemic by way of traveling, socially-distanced food markets. On May 8, you can get all your goodies from top local female chefs, restaurateurs, and entrepreneurs supporting each other. Visit Sisterly Love on Instagram for a full list of vendors as the event gets closer.

Mother’s Day Cruises on the Spirit of Philadelphia

May 9, 11 am and 3 pm

Departing from Penn’s Landing, 401 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.

 

Come for brunch or early dinner, and celebrate Mother’s Day with a two-hour cruise with amazing skyline views, live entertainment, a buffet meal, and a flower for every mother on the cruise. Reserve online.

Mother’s Day Tea at Assembly Rooftop Lounge

May 9, 1:45 pm

1840 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

 

With unparalleled views of the Parkway, this fun tea party features cocktails, mocktails, treats, and chef-inspired finger sandwiches. This one is selling out quickly, so prepaid ($40 per person) reservations are required. All reservations are for a 90-minute seating and are weather permitting.

Heart-Shaped Pizza-Grams from SliCE

May 9, all day

Call 215-463-0868 for citywide delivery

 

Photograph courtesy of SliCE.

 

We loved getting these on Valentine’s Day, so why not take another little pizza my heart? Get festive with a specially delivered heart-shaped pizza-gram! They’re the same price as regular pizzas, and you can customize them with whatever toppings you want (or pick a signature combination from the menu). Also available for pickup at all locations.

Jet Wine Bar Mother’s Day Brunch

May 9, 11 am–4 pm

1525 South St.

 

Philadelphia’s ‘global vineyard’ is planning a special brunch menu including funnel cake French toast, a brunch burger (with a funnel cake brioche bun!), and more delicious options for their beautiful outdoor wine garden. Plus, plenty of craft cocktails and, of course, wine! Reservations are required and can be made by emailing nick@jetwinebar.com including first and last name, number of guests, and time requested. Jet Wine Bar will be taking credit cards upon reserving a table, and will charge a $25 cancellation/no show fee.

PHS Pop-Up Garden

1438 South St.

 

This beautifully designed site by the Pennsylvania Horicultural Society features new flowers and foliage, and is a lovely place to enjoy food, craft brews, cocktails. This year’s menu highlights local Philadelphia restaurants including Cantina Los Caballitos and Khyber Pass Pub. A selection of curated cocktails, a variety of frozen drinks, craft beers, non-alcoholic beverages, wine, and snacks will also be available. As an added special for Mother’s Day, enjoy $8 glasses of rosé! If lining up for a bar isn’t in your comfort zone right now, diners also have the option of contactless service and can order and pay from their table by scanning their QR code. Once the order is placed within the garden, a server will bring food and drinks to each table. New to the garden this year, guests can book private group spaces for friends and family to celebrate Mother’s Day in style.

Brunch at The Twisted Tail

May 9, 10 am – 4 pm

509 S. Second St.

 

The Twisted Tail, the popular Southern-inspired restaurant and bar on Headhouse Square, boasts a three-course Mother’s Day brunch served family style. The specialty offerings include Beef Tartare, Brioche French Toast, Crab Cake Benedict, and Ricotta Beignets, and are priced at $39 per person with a children’s menu available. Reservations are required, and can be booked here.

Kids Eat Free at P’unk Burger

May 9, all day

1823 E. Passyunk Ave.

 

P’unk Burger is giving Mom the day off for Mother’s Day! Leave the work to Marlo Dilks, mom of seven daughters, and her team at P’unk Burger as kids eat free all day. Get one slider meal free for the kids with any purchase of a grown-up size burger or salad (limit two free slider meals per order). Indoor and outdoor seating available. No reservations required.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Thirsty Dice

May 9, 10 am – 5 pm

1642 Fairmount Ave.

 

Enjoy some safe, screenless quality time together over an infinite variety of board games and delicious brunch fare! Reserve online at Open Table.

All-Day Mexican Brunch at Tio Flores

May 9, all day

1600 South Street

 

Tio Flores on South Street celebrates Mother’s Day with Moms & Mexican Brunch! Enjoy fun Mexican Mezcal pours, Palomas, and brunch bites. Call ahead or make a reservation via Open Table.

Wine & Chocolate Take-Home Kit from Barcelona Wine Bar

1709 E.Passyunk Ave.

 

What’s not to like? The team at Barcelona Wine Bar is offering a kit with everything you need to create an upscale take on the traditional Basque treat pan con chocolate. The tote bag includes the recipe, a crusty loaf of bread, a sea salt chocolate bar, Maldon sea salt, and La Boella olive oil; plus, a full-size bottle of wine: choose from the Le Naturel or sparkly Barcava. The kit is $65 and you can purchase it directly from the restaurant; call or drop by in person!

DiBruno Brothers

1730 Chestnut St.; 834 Chestnut St.; 930 S. Ninth St.

 

Photograph by Laura Swartz

 

You can find prepared meals, gourmet groceries, baked goods, special Mother’s Day gift baskets and treats. At the Rittenhouse and Franklin (both on Chestnut Street) locations, you can even add wine and beer, and even grab an arrangement of flowers by checkout for good measure! If you want to share the deliciousness with a special lady who lives outside the area, DiBrunos also ships many of their favorites and has special packages already made up, as well as a la carte online shopping.

Aurora Grace Chocolates

517 S. Fifth St. (delivery also available)

 

You cannot go wrong with a gorgeous box of painted bonbons from Aurora Grace. Or maybe you’re more of a macaron lover? Either way, these treats are as beautiful and giftworthy as they are tasty. You can stop by the store, order daily for curbside pickup from noon—4 pm, or if you’re shipping out of the area order by May 5 for delivery by Mother’s Day.

Garces Trading Company Take-Out Brunch or Dinner

Order by May 5 for pick up or delivery May 7-9

Pick-up at The Olde Bar (125 Walnut St.)

 

If you’re staying in (or your little ones would prefer microwave nuggets to finer fare), you can still have a gourmet meal any time of day with a little planning. Order from Garces Trading Company by May 5 and enjoy a six-course brunch ($38 per person) or a decadent dinner ($50-65 per person), fully prepared with heat and serve instructions.

Fun Happenings

Mommy & Me Make-Up

May 1 and 8, 10 am

Primp and Play, 1520 Locust St.

 

Enjoy a fun makeup class where you can create memories and do one another’s makeup, sip mimosas and juice, enjoy a hand mask and create a photo frame to cherish a photo from your special day together. Tickets available online.

East Passyunk Garden Days

May 8-31 (special performance on May 9, 2 pm and 4 pm)

 

Beginning May 8, East Passyunk Avenue is hosting a three-week themed series of flower-filled events to tie-in to the PHS Bloom Philly! celebration ahead of the Philadelphia Flower Show. Look for deals, and locations decked out in floral and plant décor, including a large selfie station at the Singing Fountain. On Mother’s Day, there will be free performances to make the day even more special.

 

At 2 pm, catch a special dance performance and party at Society Hill Dance Academy (1919 East Passyunk Avenue) with flower-themed performances. BYO for the free mixers to be provided, and be ready to dance along! Then at 4 pm, catch a live opera performance from ePOP at the Singing Fountain.

Celebrate Revolutionary Women at the Museum of the American Revolution

May 7–10

101 S. Third St.

 

At the museum and online, discover the diverse women who played vital, often unsung roles on the homefront and with armies on campaign during the Revolutionary War, make your own Mother’s Day card at home inspired by the German art of paper-cutting, and more. If you visit on Sunday, May 9, take home a free carnation, courtesy of the museum!

 

 

 

 

Lead photograph courtesy of Steven Singer Jewelers

Editor | @pompomflipflop | Email tips to laura@familyfocus.org

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