Updated for 2022
Mother’s Day. The day we celebrate all the Moms in our lives, and when some of us are celebrated, too. At MomsLA, we’re pretty fond of Mother’s Day, since it’s usually a day filled with breakfast in bed, or brunch out at a fancy place, or maybe a lovely gift from our kids or our spouse – and hopefully not a day we get stuck having to do the laundry. Hopefully.
Mother’s Day is coming up and we want it to be special, so we’ve rounded up a ton of ideas for celebrating Moms. Looking for: Los Angeles Restaurants with Mother’s Day Brunch, Gift Ideas, Mother’s Day Quotes, Crafts to make, and essays about Motherhood – you’ll find them here.
In 2022, Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 8th. Enjoy!!
- Mother’s Day Brunch (Dine in and To Go)
- Mother’s Day Quotes
- Mother’s Day Craft Ideas
- What Mother’s Day is like for a Stepmom
- A letter to all Stepmoms on Mother’s Day
Featured Mother’s Day Event
Mother’s Day Brunch at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
This Mother’s Day, take some time to stop and smell the roses together while enjoying a botanical-inspired brunch buffet. Take in live music and floral-themed activities including a Flower Shop pop-up, DIY card table for the kids, botanical spritz bar by Ketel One Botanical, and family keepsake photos.
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is an advertising partner.
Don’t forget about Dads! See our list of Ideas for Father’s Day in Los Angeles!
Special Mother’s Day Events
Celebrate Mother’s Day
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
Pretend City Children’s Museum is hosting a special Mother’s Day Celebration on Saturday, May 7th. The Museum will be offering many special activities to celebrate “all mothers in all their forms for all the love, joy, and happiness they bring to our lives.” Enjoy art projects, story time, and more. All special events are included with Museum admission. Tickets are available online.
Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290
Enjoy MOMentum Place, the “annual Mother’s Day extravaganza” brought to you by Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum. “MOMentum Place brings together modern dance, aerial acts, juggling, and performance art curated by Lexi Pearl.” The performance is scheduled for Mother’s Day at 2:00 pm. Tickets are available online.
Mother’s Day Paint and Sip
The Children’s Museum at La Habra
301 S. Euclid St., La Habra, CA 90631
Celebrate moms, grandmas, aunties, and other special ladies in the family at the Mother’s Day Paint & Sip event happening on Saturday, May 7th from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Enjoy tea and cookies while painting a beautiful keepsake canvas. Admission to The Museum is included as well. Reservations may be made online.
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Take mom out dancing on Mother’s Day by participating in Sunday Funday at The Wallis. This free, outdoor event starts at 11:00 am with a performance by Story Pirates. Then at 12:00 pm, get ready for Vogue Dance with Carlos Basquiat. All levels are welcome to participate.
Mother’s Day Rides
The Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum
610 Lairport St., El Segundo, CA 90245
Take mom to The Zimmerman on Mother’s Day (between 10 am and 3 pm) for a unique experience. Moms will have the opportunity to sample wine and chocolate. Then, moms will enjoy a ride in 3 of the Museum’s vintage automobiles. (Children must meet the 5 ft height requirements to ride in the vehicles.) Details can be found online.
Taste Wild: Virtual Tea Time!
California Botanic Garden, 1500 N College Ave., Claremont 91711
Just in time for Mother’s Day, enjoy a delicious spread of desserts and teas for two, that have been lovingly crafted with flavors of California. Event registrants will be able to pick up a tasting box of four remarkably unique desserts and two teas made with native plant ingredients. Within the box will be recipes, tasting notes, and instructions for joining us at the Virtual Tea Time via Zoom on Sunday, May 8 from 3 pm – 4 pm. Pricing: $45 Public | $40 Members. Note: deadline to order is May 1st.
Mother’s Day Donuts
2918 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Primo’s Donuts, a family-owned LA staple since 1956, will be serving an assortment of Mother’s Day Donuts, the perfect treat for families to share. A Mother’s Day Gift Special includes ½ dozen Mother’s Day limited edition Donuts with pink chocolate shavings. Contact them for pre-order info.
Mother’s Day Brunch in Los Angeles – To Go and Dine In
These amazing Los Angeles restaurants have decided to make Mother’s Day Brunch available for take-out and, in some cases, delivery. Check each one for details on menu options, ordering, and deadlines.
Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner 2022
114 East Second Street, Los Angeles 90012
Redbird is offering a special Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner this year. Select your starter including Spring Snap Peas, White Asparagus, among other options. Then select your main dish including Fritatta, Duck Chilaquiles, or King Salmon to name a few. For Dinner, select a starter such as Burrata Salad or Grass Fed Beef Tartare, to name a few options. Then, for your second choice enjoy Filet of Beef or BBQ Smoked Tofu, just a couple of your options. And finish off with dessert. A special Kids Menu is available at both Brunch and Dinner. Reservation information is available online. (Brunch is $65 per person plus service charge; $21 per child 10 and under. Dinner is $75 per person plus service charge; $21 per child 10 and under plus service charge.)
Mother’s Day Brunch
London West Hollywood Boxwood Restaurant
1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
The London West Hollywood obviously thinks Moms are special: they are offering a delicious and delightful Mother’s Day Brunch for 2022. Brunch will be served on the rooftop allowing families to enjoy “the stunning views of the surrounding city with live music.” Mom can enjoy a selection from the fresh-squeezed juice bar, salads, eggs, pastries, and much more.
Mother’s Day at The Portofino Hotel & Marina
260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Special moms deserve special treatment – and a memorable Mother’s Day brunch. “With interactive displays including a waffle station, fresh seafood display, and sweet decadence dessert display – this is one special day you and your family are sure to remember for years to come.” Reservations may be made online.
Mother’s Day Brunch
Kindred Spirits Care Farm
11001 Farralone Ave., Los Angeles, CA 91311
“Delight the mother in your life with a visit to the care farm, and a fabulous meal under the olive trees.” A vegan brunch is planned and includes a Tofu Scramble, Virgin Mimosa and cucumber melon coolers, and baked oatmeal with berries and vegan clotted cream.” Reservations and details are available online.
Related: Best Afternoon Tea in Los Angeles.
Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner Cruises
Departs Fisherman’s Village
13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA and
2431 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Treat mom not just to a meal, but to an event – a Mother’s Day Brunch or Dinner Cruise. Cruises depart from either Marina del Rey or Newport Beach. Brunch cruises are about 2 hours long and offer a buffet brunch and live entertainment. Dinner cruises are about 2 1/2 hours long, and along with a delicious dinner, also includes live DJ entertainment. Reservation information is available online.
Peninsula Hotel Afternoon Tea
9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212
The Peninsula is legendary for their Afternoon Tea, and it’s a perfect way to celebrate Mom for 2022. Traditional treats include both Savory and Sweet selections, free-flowing Champagne, all accompanied by a classical harpist.
Mother’s Day Experience
1250 East Harvard Street, Burbank 91501
“Make mom feel like a star at Castaway and show her the best views over Burbank.” Families will enjoy a four-course brunch or a la carte dinner. Brunch will be served from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm ($92 for adults; $35 for children). Dinner will be served from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Reservation information is available online.
15th Annual Mother’s Day Brunch
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
40 Presidential Dr., Simi Valley, CA 93065
Mothers are invited to share their special day at the Reagan Library. This special champagne buffet brunch includes a large variety of favorites including a Belgian Waffle Bar, Carving Station, and Salad Station. Museum admission is included in the price of brunch ($83 for adults, $39 for children 3-10, and free for children 2 and younger). Seating times are available at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 12:30 pm. Reservations are required and are available online.
Mother’s Day Dining
140 Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802
“Celebrate Mother’s Day in Spain.” Well, not really Spain — Cafe Sevilla in Long Beach. Enjoy Brunch on May 8th from 10 am to 3 pm while listening to live Spanish guitar. The dinner menu will also be available all day, and a live musical performance is scheduled for 7 pm to 10 pm. Reservations are required and may be made by phone or online.
Mother’s Day Brunch and Gifts
8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
“Bianca is hosting a Mamma Mia brunch with an elegant menu to pair with mimosas and other sparkling wine cocktails.” The menu will feature signature recipes by Gianni’s mother and grandmother (Bianca). Reservations are required and may be made online. Additionally, if you’re looking for an extra-special Mother’s Day gift, pick up a special dessert such as a MOM Cookie or Raspberry Mille Foglie (which serves 4). Pre-order by Tuesday, May 3rd for pick up on Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th.
Mother’s Day Celebration
Multiple locations including
800 W. Olympic Blvd. #A135, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Treat mom (and grandma and aunties) to a three-course Mother’s Day meal at Fleming’s. For additional flexibility, Fleming’s will offer this special meal on Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th. The Dinner Menu and Children’s 3-Course Menu will be available all day. Details are available online.
Mother’s Day Brunch and Mother’s Day Feast To-Go
Multiple Locations including
2014 E. Park Place, El Segundo, CA 90245
Marmalade Cafe has two special dining offers for Mother’s Day. If you prefer Brunch, Marmalade Cafe is serving their full menu on Sunday, May 8th. Or, you can enjoy a special “Feast” at home. The Feast includes an entree, family size sides, and dessert. Dinner is available in two sizes — feeding 4-6 people or 8-10 people. Details and reservation information are available online.
Mother’s Day Celebration
Ca Del Sole
4100 Cahuenga Blvd., Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Ca Del Sole is offering a special Mother’s Day Brunch “featuring world-class cuisine to be enjoyed in the garden with her favorite family members.” Brunch is a 3-course prix fixe menu. Menu details and reservation information are available online. ($75 for adults; $37.50 for children 10 and younger).
Mother’s Day Brunch
Balboa Bay Resort
1221 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Take mom for a drive along the coast and treat her to a special brunch at the Balboa Bay Resort. “Celebrate mom with family and friends, and feast on an extravagant buffet including Eggs Florentine, Crepe Suzette station, a seafood display, sushi bar, specialty stations, delicious desserts and more.” Families will also enjoy live music and sparkling wine. Multiple seating times are available on Sunday, May 8th. Make your reservation online.
Milo + Olive
2723 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403
Milo + Olive is offering a few special ways to celebrate Mother’s Day. Reservations are available now for Sunday, May 8th. Additionally, Milo + Olive is “offering a variety of Heat & Serve Brunch Dishes and DIY Pizza and Pasta Kits for takeout.” Details and reservation information is available online.
Mother’s Day Breakfast In Bed
1014 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Huckleberry Café makes it easy to prepare a special Breakfast In Bed for the Mom in your life! Order their Breakfast In Bed kit which serves 2 and includes breakfast strata, fresh market fruit, cinnamon roll scones, a side of creme fraiche whipped cream, and a mimosa kit. Order by Friday, May 6th at 3:00 pm.
Mother’s Day Brunch
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, CA 91108
Treat mom to a special Mother’s Day Brunch at The Huntington on Sunday, May 8th. Situated in the lovely Rose Hills Foundation Garden Court, moms will enjoy a full brunch buffet featuring a seafood station, omelet station, a dessert extravaganza, and more. Two seatings are available – 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:15 pm to 3:00 pm. The fee for Brunch also includes admission to The Huntington. Reservations are required as capacity is limited.
Mother’s Day Celebrations
100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
“Terranea Resort invites families to enjoy a seaside escape this Mother’s Day.” Celebrate mom with “offerings at the resort’s award-winning restaurants, relax and rejuvenate at the oceanfront spa and wellness center, and take part in family-friendly resort activities in celebration of the holiday.” Details about all the special offerings available at Terranea Resort are available online.
8905 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069
If you’re not quite sure how to express your gratitude for everything mom has done (and still does) for you, then take her to brunch at Gracias Madre. They serve “traditional Mexica cuisine made plant-based, all from scratch using local, organic ingredients.” Reservations may be made online.
Mother’s Day Brunch
The Front Yard
4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91602
The Front Yard wants to make sure that all mom has to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy. The 3-course brunch menu offers something for everything, including a special menu for children 12 and under. Reservations are highly recommended and may be made online. ($59 for adults, $29 for children 12 and under).
Mother’s Day Brunch
Ray’s and Stark Bar
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Treat mom to brunch and a family outing with Mother’s Day Brunch at Ray’s and Stark Bar. Brunch selections include Eggs Benedict, French Toast, and Smoked Salmon Toast. Reservations may be made online.
Mother’s Day All-Day Brunch Special
The Original Farmers Market
6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Du-Par’s knows that some families may not be able to celebrate mom on Mother’s Day due to scheduling conflicts. That’s why Du-Par’s is offering their Mother’s Day All-Day Brunch Special from Thursday, May 5th through Tuesday, May 10th. This special menu is only available for dine-in, and of course, it comes with a slice of pie! Details can be found online.
The Milky Way
9108 W. Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles 90035
The Milky Way is having the MOTHER of all Mother’s Day brunches! The Sunday brunch, prepared by Executive Chef Phil Kastel, is off the charts (the lunch and dinner menus are pretty fabulous too!) and for Mother’s Day, each mother will receive a $10 Milky Way Gift Card and flowers! Mimosas and sangria, eggs Benedict Florentine, Brioche French Toast and Huevos Rancheros just to name a few incredible dishes – vegetarian and dairy too! Dine-in or take out. Delivery is available through Door Dash. Reservations can be made at RESY.
Mother’s Day Buffet
The Restaurant at Mr. C Beverly Hills
1224 Beverwil Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90035
Treat mom to the Mother’s Day Buffet at The Restaurant at Mr. C Beverly Hills being offered on Mother’s Day between 12 pm and 8 pm. The menu features custom egg dishes, a bread station, a cheese station, a salad station, pasta, roasted vegetables station, and more. And don’t forget about the dessert station offering mini cheesecake, cannoli, and beignets to name just a few of the available treats. Reservations may be made online.
Mother’s Day Brunch Made at Home (by your family)
There’s no time like the present for your spouse and kids to make you a special brunch at home. Have them stock up at the grocery store and then share your favorite recipe Pinterest board with them. Pancakes, waffles, French toast, or popovers are a few delicious ideas for the carb-lovers out there. Or what about Avocado Toast!
In fact, we’ve got a terrific recipe for the famous LAUSD Coffee Cake you can get them to make you.
If you’re more of a Keto, Paleo, or Low-Carb Mom, a frittata, omelette, or an entrée salad might be a better choice. Whip up some Mom-osas and have a lovely day!
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
Here are our picks for the best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for 2020.
You can’t go wrong with flowers, whether you’ve picked them in the backyard or had them delivered. Many local florists are still open and will deliver beautiful bouquets to Moms all over Los Angeles – and as a bonus, you’ll be supporting a small business.
Looking for a flower delivery that goes all over, in case you need to send a few blooms to anyone else in the US? We love Farmgirl Flowers for their designs and the fact that they’re a female-founded and female-funded company. They’ve even got Luxe Gift Boxes now.
For the Moms who love to indulge their Sweet Teeth, there’s some amazing treats that can be picked up or delivered. Just in time, See’s Candy is now delivering, so you can get Mom some of the best, locally-made candy around.
The Mom in your life probably needs a good book to read right about now – or 10. Amazon is always there for traditional books, e-books and audiobooks. Shop via our Amazon affiliate link and you’ll be helping support a couple of LA Moms. Thanks!
There’s no doubt the Mom you’re shopping for needs a Spa Treatment. She could probably use one per day. But since she can’t leave the house right now, you have a couple of options. Gift Cards to her favorite spa, like Burke Williams, are a nice way to help support local businesses that we all hope to see back open one day soon, plus it’ll give her something to look forward to. Don’t forget to include a child care gift certificate so she can get pampered care free.
Hand Made – gifts and cards
(Check out our Mother’s Day Crafts article for ideas.)
Honestly, Moms love getting cards their kids make especially for them, so get out all the craft supplies you have, set the kids up at the table, and let them get creative. Even if you know they’re making it for you, you’ll still love it when they hand it to you.
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