5 Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day In Denver

May 2, 2014 6:00 AM

The Denver Botanic Gardens Plant Sale (credit: CBS)

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Show mom how much you care this Mother’s Day. There are a lot of great events happening all over the area, many of which are perfect to show mom just how special she is. After all, this is the one day a year that mom gets to be the center of attention. Treat her to a great brunch, take her to a show or get out and do something active together. The most important thing is that you set aside some time to be with the moms in your life. Here are a few great ways to show your appreciation this Mother’s Day in the Denver area.

Brunch at Citron Bistro
3535 S. Yosemite St.
Denver, CO 80237
(303) 771-5800
Date: May 11, 2014
Citron Bistro is a lovely restaurant with a great Mother’s Day buffet created just for the special day. You’ll find a variety of great foods to enjoy including breakfast items like omelets, eggs benedict, frittatas and more. You’ll also be able to enjoy carved roast beef, leg of lamb, carved ham, crab legs, mussels, baked goods and a truly decadent display of desserts. There are a lot of great restaurants serving up specials for Mother’s Day, and it is always a popular day to dine out. So whether you pick Citron Bistro or another fabulous restaurant, make sure to get your reservations in early so you don’t miss out.

The Denver Botanic Gardens Plant Sale The Denver Botanic Gardens Plant Sale (credit: CBS)

Spring Plant Sale at The Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St.
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 865-3501
Date: May 9-10, 2014
Does your mom like to garden? Why not take her to the biggest and best spring plant sale in town? The Denver Botanic Gardens annual Spring Plant Sale is always a huge event, with many horticulturists on hand to help with any gardening questions and lots of beautiful plants to buy. Make sure to bring your own wagon, cart or wheelbarrow to help with the heavy lifting, and plan on spending a few hours perusing all of the wonderful spring flowers and plants. Then take them to your mom’s place and help her with the planting. It’s a wonderful way to spend the spring day together.

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Mother’s Day 5k
City Park
17th Ave. and Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80220
Date: May 11, 2014 at 9 a.m.
Spend Mother’s Day doing something healthy with your mom at the Mother’s Day 5K in City Park. There will be childcare available for those who have younger kids to bring, plus lots of great events planned to show mom just how special she is. It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned runner or you just want to walk the route and enjoy the day together, this is open to everyone. There will also be lots of prizes for racers plus a post-race brunch that is perfect for a little indulgence. After all, you’ll have earned those calories. So register early and grab the whole family for a fun-filled day in the warm Colorado spring air.

Mother’s Tea
Westin Denver Downtown
1672 Lawrence St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 691-9339
Date: May 10, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Mother’s Day Tea is a special event that benefits a great cause, in addition to showing mom a little pampering of her own. This beautiful event is held in the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Denver Downtown, and will include a champagne reception with a pianist for entertainment. You’ll enjoy a great luncheon with lots of wonderful tea and food to enjoy, plus a fashion show and lots of fun giveaways. Included in the event will be some fun prizes for some very lucky moms, so your mom may even win one of several packages that include overnight getaways and spa services. Plus, all of the proceeds benefit Ability Connection Colorado, an organization dedicated to servicing people with disabilities and their caregivers.

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‘The Sound of Music’
Jesters Dinner Theatre
224 Main St.
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 682-9980
Date: May 3 – July 13, 2014
Instead of the traditional brunch, why not treat mom to dinner and a show on Mother’s Day weekend? Jester’s Dinner Theatre is presenting the classic favorite “The Sound of Music” all weekend long, and it is the perfect show to enjoy as a family. Relive all of your favorite moments from the beloved musical, sing along with the Von Trapp family and get lost in one of the greatest musicals ever written. Of course, this is also dinner theater so you’ll enjoy your choice of chicken cordon bleu, prime rib, lasagna, salmon and more. There is also a special menu just for kids and plenty of desserts and appetizers to enjoy. So plan ahead and take mom out for a truly special night.

Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.