Mother's Day Inspiration

It's almost Mother's Day!

Whether you're a mom yourself or have a certain lady in mind to celebrate this Mother's Day, you might be looking for a little inspiration to make the holiday extra special. 

Family time together is always on the agenda for Mother's Day, but why not think outside the box or plan a whole weekend of fun and memories for mom to enjoy?

We've got some great ideas for Mother's Day this spring if you're lucky enough to find yourself in beautiful Maine for the weekend. 

Mother's Day Gala 

If you're trying to decide on what event to choose for Mother's Day, the Augusta Elks Scholarship Committee's Mother's Day Gala has plenty to see and do from 11:00 to 2:00. Your admission includes a light lunch, a fashion show and more. Browse different local vendors and even enjoy raffles and door prizes during your visit. It's a cute way to do something a little different and interact with some of the businesses in our community. 

Brunch With a Bang

What Mother's Day would be complete without a hearty brunch to fuel the day's activity with plenty of dishes your mom doesn't have to wash. Rí Rá Portland is celebrating mom with an all day brunch extravaganza from 9am to 10pm. Here you can expect to find curried coconut fried shrimp, lobster club sliders, bacon and feta stuffed salmon, lobster benedict, chicken pappardelle and roasted pork tenderloin and more. You can also access their regular specialties all day long, making Rí Rá one of the stops you won't want to miss on your Mother's Day list.

Brunch and a Show

Sometimes brunch goes better with some good tunes. Brunch at the Thirsty Pig this year has an indie/folk performance from Clara Hathaway to enjoy with your Mother's Day breakfast. Relaxed and mellow, mom can enjoy a mimosa or artfully crafted cocktail with a collection of breakfast favorites. Seating is limited so make your reservations as soon as you can!

Mother's Day 5K 

If your mom is craving some time in the good outdoors or loves to be active, the annual Maine Track Club's Mother's Day 5k Road Race is the place to be. Proceeds from the race go towards Maine breast cancer patients and research, making this not only a fun day but a great cause for other women in our community that are battling with breast cancer. Start your day with a run and head over to refuel at one of the local brunch spots with all your family and friends. 

On Mother's Day, there's no shortage of activities around Portland. 

There's plenty to do in the Portland area as the seasons change and Mother's Day is a big start to the beautiful summer sunshine. Show your mom a little extra appreciation this weekend and treat her to some adventures around Portland and all the sweet memories to follow.