No one’s sweeter on you than your dear mother.  So why not treat Mom right with a fun day for her to enjoy with her family?  NorthDelaWHEREHappening thinks you should pamper Mom and show her you love her with one or more of these suggestions…

~ Mother’s Day Dining ~

Brunch and a Concert by Mélomaniemelanomie

Enjoy a Mother’s Day brunch followed by a concert by Mélomanie.  In partnership with the Delaware Contemporary, this show will celebrate the most important woman in the world — Mom!

Mother’s Day Brunch & Dinner at the Columbus Inn

Bring Mom INN for a special Mother’s Day Brunch or Dinner.  The Brunch Buffet will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last seating — Buffet open until 4:30).  Dinner service will feature a special menu of the Columbus Inn’s favorite a la carte items.

Mothers Day Grain 2016Brunch at Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen

Moms love Grain’s Brunch.  Call to reserve a spot at one of the scheduled three seatings — 10:30 a.m., noon, or 1:30 p.m.  Live music runs 3-6 p.m. with Rikki Dolor.

Dining at Longwood Gardens

In the midst of one of the world’s premier gardens, 1906 at Longwood Gardens offers a fine dining experience that is unparalleled.  Enjoy the company of your mom over a special Mother’s Day meal with a view of the Longwood Conservatory and the Gardens.  There’s a special weekend-long Mother’s Day program, too.

Wilmington & Western Railroadwilmington-western-railroad

Treat Mom to dinner aboard a train as it travels through the bucolic Red Clay Valley on a 2-hour round-trip to Ashland.  Dinner is served buffet-style, and includes appetizer, salad, entree, assorted desserts, and non-alcoholic beverages.  This event is powered by one of the WWRR historic diesel locomotives.  Reservations are required.

Mothers Day Green Room 2016Mother’s Day Buffet at Deerfield

This Mother’s Day will be one to remember when you treat Mom to 111-feet of “brunchy goodness” at Deerfield’s Mother’s Day Buffet.  Sooooo much deliciousness to choose from!

The Hotel DuPont Green Room

Enjoy unforgettable cuisine in the Green Room — a beautiful setting of fumed oak paneling, coffered oak beamed ceiling, gold chandeliers, Italian mosaic, and original oil paintings.  This Mother’s Day Brunch is one neither you nor your mother will soon forget.

~ Mother’s Day Activities ~

Point-to-PointPoint to Point logo

Winterthur’s 38th annual Point-to-Point is a great way to spend quality time with Mom while dressed up in your Spring finest.  Enjoy the day watching steeplechase races, chatting with friends, and eating to your heart’s delight.

Tea at Bellevue State Park

Bellevue State Park gets into the Mother’s Day mood early with a casual tea at the Cauffiel House at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7.  A guided tour follows.  Call (302)761-6963 for information.

Mothers Day at the Blue Rocks

Come to Frawley Stadium for a fun-filled day for Mom and all women (sponsored by Girls, Inc. of Delaware).  Enjoy a day of sunshine in the stands while raising money for a worthy cause.  Plus there is a super brunch special in Bluewinkle’s Diamond Club — call  (302)888-5358 for more information.  Root on the Wilmington Blue Rocks with your mom!

Mothers Day at Blue Rocks 2016

Concert at Wilmington Drama League

The Wilmington Drama League has assembled a great array of talent that’s all set to hit the stage for “A Tribute to the Ladies Mother’s Day Concert” on May 8th.  General admission will be at 6:30 p.m.  VIP ticket holders will have a meet and greet the performers plus cheese, wine, and first seating 5:30 to 6:30.  Show starts at 7.  Buy your tickets here.

Hike at Auburn Heights

Auburn Heights Preserve is hosting a family hike at 11 a.m. that also teaches about the women of the Marshall family, which once owned the land.  The first ten moms receive a special gift.  Call (302)239-5687 for information.

George Read House & GardensGeorge Read House and Gardens

This Federal mansion in the heart of Old New Castle is surrounded by one-and-a-half acres of formal gardens.  Enjoy strolling through the grounds and surrounding narrow cobblestone streets of this Colonial town.  A visit to the George Read House and Gardens is a treasure Mom will savor for years to come.

Woodside Creamery

Celebrate Mom’s health with ice cream at Woodside Creamery.  A Delaware Breast Cancer Colaition Fundraiser will be held on the farm Sunday.  The sales of all PINK ice cream (that would be Strawberry & Peppermint Chip) for the entire day will be donated to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition to raise awareness of breast health issues through outreach, education and support services.

Tea at Mt. Cuba

Celebrate Mother’s Day and enjoy the spring wildflowers at the peak of their display with our Mother’s Day Tea on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.  The nonprofit Mt. Cuba Center, which promotes native plants, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mother’s Day with guided walks at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Call (302)239-4244 for information.

Mt. Cuba Center