Ten #SimplyGrand ways to treat Mom

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 some #SimplyGrand suggestions:


Rock her chakra on Saturday, May 11, from 10 to 11 AM, at Ely’s Ivy! During “Moms, Mantras & Mimosas”, master yogi Marissa will lead you through all the poses, followed by a tasty Peach Sunrise cocktail served up by Ely’s excellent mixologists. Stay a while longer and treat mom to one of their amazing culinary creations, as well. Pre-registration is recommended through www.newloveyoga.com.


Show your love with dinner and a show. First, take her to a special Mother’s Day Brunch at Crooked Pint, Ground Round, Hilton Garden Café or Sky’s. Follow that with a matinee of the hit chick flick, POMS, starring Diane Keaton, at River Cinema 15 or AMC Classic 10 Theater.


Is mom an 80s rocker chick, by chance? A gift certificate to Andy’s Harley Davidson plus tickets to Cheap Trick on June 17, at Alerus Center, would equal one totally awesome gift. If country is more her style, bet tix to Dwight Yoakam’s August 29th concert at Alerus Center and a gift card to Boot Barn will make her yeehaw all the way home!


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 delicacies at Widman’s. If she prefers her desserts in pastry form, Paola’s bakes up some of the best cupcakes, scones, muffins and more in town. Know what would make this gift basket even sweeter? A cute North Dakota or Minnesota mug from Kittsona plus a Bully Brew Coffee gift card.


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. Afterward, stop in the clubhouse and buy her a delicious dinner at the popular Eagle’s Crest Grill.


Mom put Pampers on you as a baby; so, pamper her with a mani/pedi from Get Polished, Nail Studio, Star Nails or Tina’s Nail Spa. Let mom show off those pretty toes with a gift card to Pretty b. Boutique, where she can purchase some fabulous new summer sandals.


Take her out to the ballgame…a few months down the road. With six home games, from August through November, University of North Dakota Football season tickets are the gift that keeps on giving.


A bouquet is ok but how about putting a new spin on it? Escort her to All Seasons for their annual Mother’s Day Open House. After enjoying some complimentary cake and coffee, tour mom through the amazing greenhouse where she can pick out a planter or two for her garden or patio.


Treat mom to a flight without buying a ticket or leaving the ground. Our two Downtown brewpubs – Rhombus Guys and Half Brothers – both offer flights of their tasty taps, plus awesome eats and even brewery tours.


A great way to express your love is by giving mom the gift of health. Join her for a day of fun ‘n fitness at Choice Wellness Center. 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 on the premises.

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 the Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau!!