Mother’s Day in Orlando: Brunch, Events, and More

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Mother's Day in Orlando Guide - 2021

It's time to celebrate mom, and all the motherly figures in our lives. Enjoy a special Mother’s Day brunch in Orlando, special events, or a quiet day trip. And if she loves sentimental gifts, a custom order from a local shop or a craft experience she can do with her little ones will melt her heart. We've done the leg work for you for how to do Mother's Day in Orlando right this year.

PS: Check out our post Things to Do in Orlando for more great Orlando Mother's Day ideas.

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Take her to Brunch (or grab some to-go)

Mother's Day Brunch to Go

The Ravenous Pig has offered a special meal deal in past years. So far nothing official for 2022 has been announced, but in the past the dinner pack offered feeds 4-6 for $150. Add on a mimosa kit for $22 to make it extra special. Just in case this deal is not offered in 2022, their General Store Pick-Up offers loads of meals, snacks, wine, and more that you can order online, pick up, and bring home for a marvelous meal.

Lake Nona's Canvas Restaurant has offered a Mother's Day Meal for Two for $95. The meal package includes an entree, sides and a decadent chocolate cake for dessert. No official word yet as to if this will be offered for 2022, but they are accepting Mother's Day reservations for dine-in.

Mother's Day Brunch Dine-In

If the mother-figure in your life loves all things Florida then the Mother's Day Brunch at Four Flamingos at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress will certainly “wow” her. Savor unique seafood creations, decadent pastries and and endless mimosas. The Mother’s Day Brunch experience includes unique choices and a wealth of Florida-Fresh options.

Four Flamingos Shrimp Cocktail
Four Flamingos Shrimp Cocktail

 

The options for Mother's Day brunch are endless at Grande Lakes Orlando, home to JW Marriott Orlando and The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes.

Happenings at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes include:

At JW Marriott Orlando, book a reservation for PRIMO, which will be featuring a special Mother's Day menu.

Image credit: The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

 

If your mom loves classic movies, then you must book a spot at the Mother's Day Brunch at Enzian Theater. This year features Funny Face staring Audrey Hepburn. Start the experience with live music and a Mother's Day brunch buffet plus coffee, tea, fountain drinks, and first mimosa free. Or upgrade to the VIP experience with reserved seating, a mimosa bar, and a gift bag for mom.

Whisk mom away to Reunion Resort for a special clubhouse brunch. Traditions Restaurant (located within the Nicklaus Clubhouse) usually prepares a special brunch menu for the occasion. Options include smoked salmon eggs benedict, a surf & turf special, lavender creme brûlée and a specialty mimosa made with OJ, peach and Prosecco.

Following the fancy resort theme, Orlando World Center Marriott usually offers a decadent brunch for moms. Really want to blow her mind? Book a room for the weekend to take advantage of the brand-new River Falls Water Park.

Image credit: Orlando World Center Marriott

On I-Drive, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse usually serves up Mother's Day specials including an 8oz. Filet Mignon with a choice of King Crab Truffle Butter or Lobster Truffle Butter, plus Chocolate Butter Cake. A refreshing sangria drink special is the icing on the cake.

Mother's Day Brunch at Rosen Hotels

If a garden picnic is more your speed, make the trek to Bok Tower Gardens. Moms get free admission on Mother's Day. Bok Towers Gardens is one of the most picnic spots in Central Florida. You can order a meal or a picnic from the onsite cafe and take it with you to enjoy beneath of majesty of the tower.

Bok Tower Gardens Mother's Day brunch in a bag
Image credit: Bok Tower Gardens

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Morimoto Asia, as the Disney Springs restaurant hosts its Luau brunch, featuring the delicious foods and festivities of a traditional Hawaiian party. Enjoy a Hawaiian-inspired buffet, featuring a poke and sushi bar, plus Kahuku Food Truck’s Famous Garlic Shrimp, Morimoto Style Peking Duck and a whole Kalua roasted pig. While guests enjoy their brunch, they will experience a live band, Hula dancers and a strolling Ukulele player — all prepared to serenade mothers on this special occasion. Tickets are $135++ per person and extremely limited. Be sure to make your reservations now to join in on the festivities this Mother’s Day, May 8.

 

Check out our guide to the Best Restaurants for Brunch in Orlando for even more spots for a memorable Sunday brunch.

 

Mother's Day Drink Specials

The Hampton Social offers a complimentary glass of sparkling rosé for Moms on Sunday, May 8, 10:00am – 11:00pm. Inspired by the feeling of long summer days spent on the coast, The Hampton Social is the perfect place for Moms to imbibe and relax.

Also on Sunday, May 8, 11:00am – midnight, American Social will offer drink specials such as $12 ElderFlower Spritz, half-off premium wines, $7 Frozés, $25 bottles of Fleurs de Prairie Rosé and $16.95 bottomless mimosas. Pair mom’s bubbly with American Social’s famed brunch bites such as the Wide Awake Steak & Eggs, Chicken & Waffles and more.

Escape to the tropics at Cuba Libre. New enticing food items include Malanga Fritters which is a traditional Cuban street food of crispy taro, garlic and West Indies culantro; Masitas de Puerco Fritas comprising of tender morsels of pork, slowly roasted in Spanish style sauce, sautéed onions mojo served with white rice, black beans and tostones. Mother’s Day drink specials will include a light, refreshing and spritzy “Berry Special Lady Spritzer” with Ciroc Red Berry, lime juice, agave, bitters, raspberry purée, strawberry purée, and a splash of sprite ($13).

Day Trip Ideas

De Leon Springs State Park

Make your own pancakes and have a delicious breakfast together at the iconic Sugar Mill Restaurant, then spend the day enjoying all there is to do at De Leon Springs State Park. We just updated our De Leon Springs State Park Guide with the latest info. This relaxing destination is a Florida must-do, whether for Mother's Day or any weekend outing.

Historic Downtown Titusville

Just about an hour from Orlando is a charming historic downtown area. Titusville is on the Space Coast is full of history with a special connection to the space programs. Plan a wonderful day trip together using our Step by Step 8 Hours in Titusville Itinerary.

Wings mural at Sunrise Bread Company Titusville - black background with white wings
Wings mural at Sunrise Bread Company Titusville | Dani Meyering

Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Orlando

If brunch seems like it'll be too busy on Mother's Day weekend, or if you need a dinner out with the kids, we just updated our list of Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Orlando. These dining spots make a fun family outing anytime of year.

Elev8 Sanford has a full restaurant and two bars, and has a Mother's Day Special. Mothers can get a free go-kart race with the purchase of a race for their child. Also, with the purchase of any of their entrées, Mothers receive a free slice of cheesecake – just ask! By the way, Elev8 Sanford is one of many indoor date ideas for a rainy day.


Get crafty

What better activity to do together than making your own custom candle! Wash & Wick's Make Your Own Candle Kit ($49) includes everything you need to make four 6 ounce candles. You can choose from over 20 scents including Coffee, White Tea, and my personal favorite Lost At Sea.

Image credit: Wash & Wick

If the mama you’re shopping for loves to create, Aramore’s Clay To Go box is perfect! You get a kit that comes with demo instructions, access to 2 demo videos, sponge, water cup, wooden tool, 2 bags, clay, and a plastic bag to wrap in once you are done. You then message Aramore who’ll pick up your pot, fire it, and deliver it!

Don't forget the flowers

From designer's choice bouquets and floral mugs to fun packages including flowers and sweet treats, local flower shop No. 1 Flowers has some truly unique options for Mother's Day. We especially love the Floral & Treat box, which comes with flowers and your choice of macarons, chocolate dipped strawberries or cookies.

Image credit: No. 1 Flowers

In Bloom Florist never disappoints when it comes to breathtaking bouquets, and their Mother's Day arrangements are no exception! There are three main bouquets to choose from ranging in price from $125 – $155. The floral shop has transitioned to contact-less curbside pickup and delivery so you can shower the moms in your life with gorgeous flowers while keeping everyone safe.

If she's more of a plant mom, Ouch.Plants. offers delivery of their adorable succulents and cacti! Find them on Facebook to see current selections and to place an order.

Get her something sweet

In addition to dozens of creamy, homemade flavors, Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream carries ice cream cakes and more you can pick up for mom! Or, pick up a pint of her favorite flavor to enjoy together at home.

If you love gifts that give back, one of the Gift Sets from A Spoon Full of Hope should top your list. There are multiple options, but we're partial to the cookies! Their circle-shaped cookies are available in four different flavors: classic shortbread, chai, strawberry lemonade, and cranberry pistachio. They come individually or as a box set. Best of all, all of the proceeds go back to Second Harvest's Culinary Training program.

Build your own sweet gift with Mother's Day cookies from Southern Home Bakery. And Sweets by Holly is full of creative cupcakes and cakes. And local favorite, Light on the Sugar bakery has a truly special Mother's Day treats box with unique macarons and eclairs. Pre-order is required.

Visit a Garden

Leu Gardens will be open from 9am-5pm on Mother's Day and is offering free admission for moms. What better way to do Mother's Day in Orlando than strolling these beautiful gardens and enjoying the fresh air?!

Bok Tower Gardens will also be giving moms free admission on Mother's Day.

Harry P Leu Gardens Orlando in Audubon Park
Image credit: Leu Gardens

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Get her some me-time reading time

Concierge Book Box Service from Writer's Block Bookstore: The book experts at Writer's Block Bookstore have 4 options for mom ranging from $30 – $100. The box will contain a carefully curated book selected by the Writer's Block staff plus other goodies.

Image credit: Writer's Block Bookstore

Bonus Mother's Day gift idea: Orlando Annual Passes with Perks Besides Universal and Disney

Mother's Day Spa Treatments

Mother's Month at JW Marriott Bonnet Creek

Because moms should be celebrated more than one day.
May 1 – May 31, 2022

Create Meaningful & Memorable “Mom”-ents with these intentional services with all moms in mind. Whether you are a mom, step-mom, grandma, aunt, or sister you deserve this month dedicated to you. All package includes a complimentary enhancement. Choose from: Happy Hands, Happy Feet, Collagen Eye Treatment, or Collagen Lip Treatment. Mother’s Day weekend, you’ll will also enjoy a complimentary “Mom”-osa Bar.

The Mindful Mom – 2 ½ hours – $330
This package includes an 80 minute Be Mindful Massage customized just for mom and a 50 minute Mindplace Manicure to guide her in meditation and me-time while relishing in a relaxing manicure.

The Berry Balanced Mom – 2 ½ hours – $415
This package includes a 50 minute facial treatment that features an organic Strawberry Rhubard Botanical Hyaluronic Acid Complex to naturally boost hydration & replenish the skin’s moisture barrier for smooth, glowing, and radiant skin. It also includes an 80 minute Blueberry Body Treatment. This firming and hydrating body wrap stimulates circulation to refine and strengthen the appearance of your skin’s structure. It also includes a herbal cellulite treatment for targeted areas of concern.

The Remarkable Mom-To-Be Ritual – 2 ½ hours – $400
Inspired for busy and tired mom-to-bes this package includes an 80 minute Pre-natal massage to help with all of the body aches and pains that come with pregnancy and a 50 minute Fully Focused facial to help re-balance the skin.

The Rediscover Mom & Me Retreat – 2 ½ hours – $290 (Per person) or $580 (for both)
Taking time to reconnect and strengthen the bond between mom and child is vital. This retreat gives you the opportunity to reconnect and relax at the same time. Enjoy side-by-side 50 minute Stress relief massages and then side-by-side Spa Manicures and Spa Pedicures.

To Schedule, call 407.919.6318, or email Spabyjwbonnetcreek@marriott.com

*Cannot combine with any other offers, packages or discounts. Blackout dates do apply. Please see Spa for more details.
SPA BY JW is located at the JW Marriott® Bonnet Creek Resort, 14900 Chelonia Pkwy Orlando Fl 32821, Telephone: 407-919-6318

whiter crisp sheets and wellness amenities are placed inside Couples Retreat Room at the Spa by JW Bonnet Creek
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Get more spa ideas with our Guide to the Best Spas in Orlando for Couples

Take her to a show

Wanda Sykes
May 12
Walt Disney Theater
save 20%** with code WANDA20

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
May 13–15
Walt Disney Theater

Beautiful—The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom and becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “You’ve Got A Friend”, Carole King wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
Save 25%* with code EARTH

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
Produced by CineConcerts
June 25 & 26
Walt Disney Theater
save 25% with code POTTER25

Mother's Day in Orlando Events

Spring U-Pick at Southern Hill Farms
Select dates through May
Southern Hill Farms
Pick your own peaches, blueberries, sunflowers and zinnias at this family farm in Clermont.
FREE Admission; u-pick and food prices vary

Weekends at the Winery
Saturdays and Sundays through May
Lakeridge Winery
Come out and enjoy the expansive vineyard green, including delicious food, live entertainment, and Lakeridge wines by the glass at the outdoor bar. Bring your own lawn chairs.
FREE Admission

Mimosas and Roses for Mom
May 7, 9am to 5:30pm
The Old Red Barn of Geneva
Celebrate all Moms with mimosas and roses! They will also have raffles throughout the day AND free 5 minute chair massages. Bring Mom out for a little pampering!

Sanford Historic Garden Tour
Saturday, May 7, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Bettye D Smith Cultural Arts, Sanford
Stroll through 10+ private residential gardens overflowing with flowers, native plants, and creative landscapes. After the tour, spend some time finding the perfect Mother's Day gift in the vendor marketplace at Centennial Park and enjoy iced refreshments and delicious lunch options.
$15 General Admission / $30 with Tea Lunch in the Park

FAVO Art Market
Saturday, May 7, 4pm to 9pm
FAVO – Faith Arts Village Orlando
Over 20 outdoor vendors in tents will descend on the FAVO Parking lot and offer everything from soap to jewelry to paper goods and paintings.

Mother's Day at The Heavy
Saturday, May 7, 10:00am – Sunday, May 8, 6:00pm
The Heavy Winter Park
Bring Mom for a weekend full of fun, flower, and family!

Mother’s Day – Free for Caregivers
Orange County Regional History Center
Sunday, May 8, 12pm – 5pm
On Mother’s Day, the History Center offers free admission to any caregiver accompanied by their loved one (of any age)!

Mother's Day Improv Show
Sunday, May 8, multiple showtimes
SAK Comedy Lab
Come see SAK's best and brightest performers improvise a comedy show for Mom and the whole family. Special Promo: $30 buys mom's admission + a custom picture/message inclusion in the Mother's Day slide presentation that plays after intermission.
$22 (FREE for moms)

Mother's Day Flower Arrangement Workshop
Sunday, May 8, 2pm – 4pm
The House on Lang
Come learn how to design a beautiful flower arrangement at our Mother's Day workshop!
$85 includes a take home arrangement

Movies at the Garden Theater
Beauty and the Beast: Sunday, May 1
Interactive Movie, The Whiz, Sunday, May 15,
Garden Theater
Interactive Movies feature pre-show games, trivia, and costume contests hosted by live actors.
$15

The Alfond Inn at Rollins College
Celebrate Mom at the historic Alfond Inn at Rollins College.  Two brunch services offered, at 10am and again at 1pm.  $69/adult, $29/children.

 

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More Mother's Day Ideas

Share Your Favorite Mommy Moments

If you're taking her out for a date night the evening before Mother’s Day, go with a pre-made list of your favorite mommy moments or qualities. Need an inexpensive dinner idea? Do pizza and wine, or check out these budget-friendly Downtown Orlando ideas.

Recreate Your First Dates

Book a sitter then head out to all your old haunts. Take her to the special places where you fell in love. Not from Orlando? Create a ‘first date’ night based on where you would have taken her if you’d been here at the time. Here are 50 first date ideas from Orlando couples to inspire you. Or what about a picnic in the park followed by the Winter Park boat tour?

Parents Night Out

There are lots of places around Orlando that offer Parents Night Out programs. Our guide to Parents Night Out includes a full list of options as well as kid-friendly date ideas if the kiddos need to come along instead.

Go on a Mini-Getaway

If you can swing a romantic overnight, consider some of the nearby gems we've reviewed:

Join Encore Resort at Reunion as it celebrates Mother’s Day with a special offering, where mothers will receive a one-time $100 credit toward a sixty minute Swedish Massage when staying during select times in May. Staying at Encore Resort gives guests more time together in a beautiful, private resort residence while having access to all of the top-notch services and amenities of a high-end resort, such as restaurants, a fitness center, recreation facilities and a water park. See here for full details on the offers and be sure to book using the code: MOMRULES22.

Looking for Tampa Bay Mother's Day events for parents and Families?  Or Mother's Day Brunches and events for grown ups in Tampa?

Feature image credit: No. 1 Flowers

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