Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12th, 2019, which means it's time to make those reservations and iron your Sunday best. Spring weather in Phoenix is warm, sunny, and delightful, making Mother’s Day the perfect time to take mom out for a holiday experience. From all-you-can-eat luxury brunches to quaint tea ceremonies, here are the best 2019 Mother's Day events in Phoenix.
Current Phoenix Zoo members can enjoy a magical breakfast with the animals at the Zoo’s scenic Stone House Pavilion. This would be the perfect event for multiple generations of mothers and their grandkids. Tickets range from $16-20 and breakfast services start at 8:30 am but act fast because seating is limited for this special event.
Take a trip back in time with some high tea in Heritage Square in Phoenix. This two-hour tour includes a visit to the Rosson House, a Victorian home from 1895 restored with period furnishings, followed by afternoon tea (tea sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, et al) at The Bungalow. The tour starts at 1:30 pm and tickets range from $28-$30.
Treat mom to a five star Mother’s Day breakfast buffet at the luxurious Fairmont Scottsdale Princess hotel. After you get your fill, relax with a massage at the hotel’s Well & Being spa. Buffet prices are $109 plus tax and service charge for adults and $49 plus tax and service charge for kids 6-12, though kids 5 and under eat free with adult buffet purchase.
Who says Mother’s Day is all about brunch? The first 10,000 moms in attendance on Sunday’s Arizona Diamondbacks vs Atlanta Braves baseball game will take a home a D-backs Charm Necklace. The game starts at 1:10 pm at Chase Field in Downtown Phoenix and tickets are as low as $16. Treat your mom to breakfast then head over to the baseball game.
Can’t decide where to eat for Mother’s Day? Why not try this one-night-only pop-up restaurant at the Festival Area at Horse Lovers Park in Phoenix? The pop-up restaurant event includes a 10-course meal from 20 different top chefs, so sign up for one of their four dining sessions that start at noon on Mother’s Day.
Celebrate a whimsical Mother’s Day with 3,000 butterflies at the Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale and all moms who visit on May 12th, 2019 will receive $3 off their admission ticket (regular adult tickets are $23.95). In honor of the mothers, the Scottsdale Strings Quartet will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to play relaxing tunes in the Conservatory.
Channel your inner artist with a Mother’s Day Painting class at The Art House Gilbert in Downtown Gilbert. You and mom can learn to paint with the help of the Art House’s experienced teachers while sipping on a complimentary glass of rosé. All tickets are $39.
The Farm at South Mountain in Phoenix is a gorgeous outdoor space that serves farm-to-table meals in a garden. On Mother’s Day, their annual outdoor brunch will feature all sorts of breakfast and lunch fare from Braised Beef Short Ribs to the “Mom”elet Station. The first seating begins at 8:30 am and ends at 11:00 am, but feel free to stroll through the gardens after you eat. Tickets are $59.95 for adults and $29.95 for children 5-10 years.
Singh Meadows in Tempe is a hidden gem that serves farmer’s market fare every weekend from 8:00 pm till 2:00 pm. Eat on their lush patio or take your food to the grass and have a picnic by the pond. After lunch, feel free to shop their array of fresh organic fruits and vegetables at their farmer’s market.
Step back in time with a traditional Mother’s Day Buffet at Rawhide Western Town in Chandler. This affordable buffet ($28.95 per person plus tax) is serving up everything from lobster tails to prime rib in an authentic western setting. The brunch starts at 10:00 am and ends at 4:30 pm and reservations are required.
Head on down to the Desert Rose Pizza & Gastropub in Glendale for their special all-you-can-eat Mother’s Day brunch from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. After you get your fill, spend the afternoon playing games like life-sized chess or Jenga on their shaded patio. Brunch is $24.95 for adults and all meals come with a free mimosa. Bonus: Mimosa refills are only $25 cents each.
No matter how you choose to celebrate Mother’s Day in Phoenix, every mom will appreciate an experience they’ll never forget.