Mother’s Day 2020 is a little different, but that doesn’t mean it can’t still be a special day. Here are some ideas to celebrate in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and beyond.
If you are living with your mom than you’re lucky–you can do some of these in-person activities. If not, we also have some ideas of how to celebrate remotely.
Also, keep checking back, because if there are Mother’s Day freebies or deals offered this year, we’ll add those too.
Order Mother’s Day brunch from a Triangle restaurant
We’ve put together a list of more than 20 Triangle restaurants where you can order a Mother’s Day meal for pickup or delivery. If you can’t share a meal with your mom in person, order one for her to enjoy.
Start a garden for your mom
If your mom would like to garden but hasn’t had time to get one started, check out our tips for starting a garden, including places to order materials for delivery.
Grow a tea garden
North Carolina author Jodi Helmer has written a book called Growing Your Own Tea Garden: The Guide to Growing and Harvesting Flavorful Teas in Your Backyard. Help your mom start a garden and learn how to grow what she’ll need to grow and harvest plants to create a wide variety of delicious teas.
Enjoy some virtual entertainment
Check out our virtual events calendar for a concert or other event to watch together. As we approach May 10th, the calendar will get filled in more.
Save on flowers
If you’re not able to shop for flowers from a local shop, get a discount on flower delivery from Groupon. Make sure to look at the top of the page to see if there is an extra discount.
Have a Zoom meeting with a local donkey (or horse)
Mambo the donkey, who lives at Peace ‘n’ Peas Farm, in Indian Trail, North Carolina, has become world famous (Seriously! He’s been featured in news segments everywhere from Chicago to Australia!) for crashing virtual meetings. If you are having to get together with your mom remotely, through Zoom, Mambo, or one of his horse, chicken or duck pals, can join the video call for just $50. You might need to be flexible with the date of the Mother’s Day virtual get-together, as Mambo is pretty busy. The calendar on the website doesn’t allow you to book on the weekend. However, I just spoke personally to Mambo, and he told me that he will have a few weekend slots, and to email email@example.com if you want one of them. Book a Farm Animal Virtual Meeting.
Shop from a local lavender farm
Sunshine Lavender Lane Farm is a new farm in Gaston County. Their online store features lavender bouquets, lavender body creme, lavender sachets, lavender linen mist and much more. If your mom loves lavender, make sure to check this out.
Buy local chocolate
A cup of tea
Order online from Tin Roof Teas in Raleigh. You can shop for loose leaf blends, gift samplers, tea accessories and more.
Shop from an independent bookstore
Have a picnic
Take your mom on a picnic at Dix Park. The open space remains open.