Mother’s Day falls on Sunday the 13 this year, and I’ll have my usual list of weekend ideas for you the Friday before. A few special events do require a little planning ahead, though, so look for me to highlight some of those this week! First up: Mother’s Day teas. If you or you and mom would enjoy getting all dressed up for a spot of tea, there are several area options.
They DO sell out at a quick clip, so don’t wait long.
Mother’s Day High Tea at the White River Valley Museum in Auburn 1PM and 3PM seatings on the 12th; reservations required.12.00 per person. Hats, gloves, and fancy dress encouraged. Sweets and tea. We love this museum! No Mother’s Day event this year, but a fancy dress Mad Hatter tea is planned in June at the Mary Olson farm. Croquet; big hats and more-grab some girlfriends.
Meeker Mansion Puyallup Teas on the 11th and 12th. Reservations required. 12.00 per person; three seatings. Call 253 848 1770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Secret Garden Sumner May 11th and 12th Full luncheon menu Tickets 45.00 (gulp) adults/35.00 children Reader CoreyAnn says this is a great spot. I’ve never been here.
Hawthorn Tea Room Tacoma 35.00 per person/20.00 per child; two seatings on the 12th Henry and I have been here before and had a great time. If this is too pricey for you, you can read about our, “Any day,” outing here.Event is on Saturday, the 11th, with two seatings. I’d call to see if you can get reservations.
OR…if you can wait until the week After, there is a Fancy Nancy tea event at Learning Sprout toys in Tacoma on the 18th with tea, fancy fun, and cupcakes. Last year, it was just 8.00 for two! I don’t see that info. this year, but I’ll let you know if I find it. Of course, you will be smack in the middle of a toy store, which could lead to some fancy shopping….
If you know of another Mother’s Day Tea Event, let me know!
Looking to treat mom-or yourself- to something a little more substantial? Most every area restaurant does some kind of Mother’s Day Brunch, but yeah-you need to make those reservations now, and expect the bill to be somewhere in, “Wowza!” territory. A couple unique options are at Lakewold Gardens and the Tacoma Art Museum. The TAM tickets are 20.00 and include brunch, admission, and a photo. If your mother-in-law likes art, this looks like a good bet to me!
Me? I’ll be having some coffee in bed delivered by one of my favorite, “Wait staff.”