Forksful of Mother’s Day flavor and fun

Spring brings proms, graduations, weddings and a day honoring the woman who made all those other events possible. Mom devoted her life to raising and loving you…time to raise the bar and show her just how much you appreciate and love her back!

Sunday, May 12, is Mother’s Day and the perfect chance to express your feelings.  In case you forgot or haven’t figured out yet what to get her, here are ten uniquely grand suggestions.

Show your love with dinner and a show

First, take mom to Sunday Brunch at The Spud Jr. While there, she can indulge in decadently delicious breakfast dishes like Eggs Benedict, Bananas Foster French Toast, Smores Waffles and a spudtacular Breakfast Poutine featuring Red River Valley fresh-cut fries topped with eggs, sausage gravy, pepper blend, onion, shredded cheese and bacon. Follow that by heading across the street to catch the latest hit chick flick at River Cinema 15

Is your mom a country rocker, by chance? 

A gift certificate to Boot Barn plus tickets to Zach Brown on August 25 & 26, at Alerus Center, will really make her say yeehaw!

Help mom get all glammed up with a gift card to AVANT Hair & Skin Care Studio. 

In addition to hair styling, some of their other five-star services include facials, waxing, brow embroidery, massage and makeovers.

You’ve heard the saying, sweets for the sweet...

Take that literally and head Downtown to pick up some Chippers (chocolate covered potato chips) or any of the other famous candy creations at Widman’s. If she prefers her desserts in pastry form, Insomnia Cookies bakes up some of the best circular delicacies around. Know what would make this gift basket even sweeter? A cute mug and gift card from Urban Stampede!

If mom has been a little stressed and needs to tee off, nothing beats a day of golf at King’s Walk.  

This scenic Arnold Palmer designed course is a perfect place to play a round. When you’re done, stop in the clubhouse and treat her to a five-star dinner at the popular Eagle’s Crest Grill.

A bouquet is ok but how about putting a new spin on it? 

Escort mom to All Seasons and let her pick out some new flowers and plants for this summer’s garden. Afterward, stay on the Southside and enjoy Ground Round’s special Mother’s Day Buffet.

Hop aboard and take flight to flavor town this Mother’s Day! 

In addition to an array of coffee creations, The Board Room offers flights of both their tasty taps and marvelous mimosas. They also serve the most scrumptious charcuterie creations in Forks. For the main course, Ely’s Ivy, Harry’s Steakhouse and Skies 322 are all serving up special five-star dishes just for mom. 

A great way to express your love is by giving the gift of health. 

Join your mom for a day of fitness filled fun at Choice Health & Fitness. Purchase a day pass and the two of you can get your cardio on with a Spin, Step or Zumba class. Relax afterward with a massage at the Truyu Aesthetic Center located onsite. 

Looking for a gift that is tastefully made? 

If mom enjoys spending time in the kitchen, bestow upon her a gift card to The Olive Barrel so she can fill the pantry with the finest olive oils, vinegars, spices and more. Then take a drive to the Eastside and brake to partake in all the fabulous finds to be found at Bernie’s. This awesome eatery and gift shop is owned and operated by Food Network star Molly Yeh. Make your present even better by adding some cool culinary items such as fresh baked pastries, gourmet food items, handmade dishtowels, cooking gadgets, kitchen décor and much more. Make sure to also pick up a copy of Molly’s latest cookbook, “Home is Where the Eggs Are”.

Who isn’t a fan of exciting University of North Dakota sporting events?! 

Present mom with an IOU for tickets to a UND Basketball, Football and/or Hockey home game next season. Green it up by adding a gift card to the Sioux Shop at Ralph Engelstad Arena, where she can purchase some stylish new Fighting Hawks logo wear.

For those of you who are moms, thanks so much for all you do every single day of the year! HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY from all of us gals at Visit Greater Grand Forks!

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