Over 100 years ago (in 1914, to be exact), President Woodrow Wilson made Mother's Day an official holiday. As one might guess, it didn't take long for restaurants, florists, and confectioners to get in on it. In fact, the woman who campaigned for the holiday, Anna Jarvis, was so disgusted by the commercialization of the holiday that she spent the rest of her life fighting to remove it from the calendar. Of course, Mother's Day is here to stay, so if you're going to spend your money, you may as well do it locally, and there are plenty of good restaurants, florists, and confectioners in Oz to choose from, as well as other special offers from local businesses and organizations!
Twisted Willow is serving up a special brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring a build your own Bloody Marys and Mimosas, as well as a special menu through 7 p.m. that any Mom would love, including a special menu for kids. Eating gluten-free? There are good options on all of the menus! Reservations are suggested -- call (262) 268-7600.
Newport Shores serves brunch from 9:30-2:30, with a special Mother's Day dinner Menu from 3:30-9 p.m. featuring lobster tail, prime rib, fresh seafood and more. Brunch is $15.95 for adults, $7.95 for children under 12 and $4.95 for children under 6 (children under 2 are free). Make your reservations by calling(262) 284-6838.
Seven Hills Pub & Grille's Lepanto Banquet Hall will serve Mother's Day Brunch from 9:30-2:30. Located inside the Country Inn and Suites, and run by the same owners as the Prime Minister in Thiensville, they offer an All You Can Eat Brunch every Sunday. Reservations are appreciated by calling (262) 284-4691.
If you're looking for chocolates in Port, Chocolate Chisel has a wide variety of milk and dark chocolates to choose from, as well as chocolate dipped strawberries (pre-ordering is recommended). You could also try CoCa LeNa for treats, cards and gifts. Jewelry can be found at Sharbuno Jewelers.
Kids can make a special gift for moms at Willoway Farm's Kids DIY on Saturday, May 11th. Children 4 and up can paint a vase, go for a walk on the farm while it dries, then select blooms for a very special bouquet for mom! $25/child. Registration required.
Messina Italian Restaurant has Beef Wellington as their Mother's Day dinner special from 4-8 p.m. Be sure to mention it when you make your dinner reservations at (262) 284-6764.
No No's has brunch from 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. For reservations, call (262)675-6960.
For flowers, try Lighthouse Florist in Saukville.
A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.
Flannery's at Fire Ridge in Grafton has Brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults are $21.99, and kids 10 and under are $8.99, while children under 6 are free. Reservations are required; call (262) 375-2977.
The Bloomin Olive is where to go for flowers in the Grafton area, and Sweet Trio has all the sweet treats mom might want.
Mr. B's, A Bartolotta Steak House, has a Brunch Buffet from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for $41.95 adults, and $17.95 for kids 12 and under, and includes a glass of champagne, mimosa, or orange juice. A Bloody Mary Bar is available, as well as gluten-free options. Call (262) 518-5500 to make reservations.
Cafe 1505 is serving brunch from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. , with each seating lasting an hour and 15 minutes. Bubbles and Bloodys are on the menu, along with a special menu for kids. Reservations are required -- call (262) 241-7076).
A Floral Affair is the place to go for blooms and Get Happy is the place to get chocolate or candy.
Brandywine is serving a beautiful Mother's Day Brunch from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., as well as lunch favorites. Reservations are accepted only by phone at (262) 618-4683.
The Stilt House in Cedarburg will be having specials all day, along with a free "mom"osa and flower for each mom.
The Shops of Cedar Creek Settlement are having a special Mother's Day Weekend, the 11th and 12th, featuring treats, prizes, specials, samples, wine tastings and live entertainment just for mom!
There's always a special caramel apple from Amy's Candy Kitchen or classic candies from Ashley's Confectionery to make mom's day, and flowers from Rachel's Roses.
If Mom is an outdoorsy type, she may prefer a hike at Lion's Den Gorge in Grafton, Sauk Creek Nature Preserve in Port, Harrington Beach in Belgium, or a special hike for Moms, such as the Mother's Day Wildflower Hike at Riveredge.
Happy Mother's Day to all from Ozaukee Living Local!