9 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Orange County

1. OPEN GARDEN DAY
May 12

Santa Ana

The neighborhoods of West Floral Park and Jack Fisher Park will host garden viewings for Mother’s Day weekend. Take in the inspiring yard designs and plants with a sidewalk tour and enjoy garden expert talks, a vintage car show, live entertainment, and gourmet food trucks throughout the day. $15. opengardenday.com

2. MOTHER’S DAY CRUISE

May 13

Dana Point

Dana Wharf Cruises offers a two-hour tour aboard the OCean Adventures Catamaran up the coastline to Laguna Beach. “MOMosas” and treats will be served, with a complimentary glass of champagne for the moms. $49 per adult, $25 per child. danawharf.com

3. MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH AT HENDRIX

May 13

Laguna Niguel

Reserve your spot at Hendrix Restaurant & Bar for a prix fixe Sunday brunch. A special three course menu will be served, which includes a dessert course. $55 per adult, $25 per child. hendrixoc.com

4. MOM’S DAY IN THE BACKYARD

May 13

Irvine

This garden party in The Backyard at Hotel Irvine features a wide array of events for treating Mom. The farmers market-inspired brunch menu includes a build-your-own pancake, egg, and seafood bar, as well as bottomless mimosas. There are crafts and a petting zoo for the kids, too. $80 per adult, $25 per child. hotelirvine.com

5. MOTHER’S DAY FASHION TEA

May 12

Dana Point

Enjoy a traditional high tea service and a glass of bubbly at AVEO Table + Bar at the Monarch Beach Resort, while checking out the latest in resortwear from South Coast Plaza, Saks Fifth Avenue, Henri Bendel, and Styled by SJ. Each attendee will also receive a gift bag. $89. monarchbeachresort.com

6. MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION AT ANAHEIM INDOOR MARKETPLACE

May 13

Anaheim

The Indoor Marketplace hosts this annual event with live mariachi music, ballet folklorico, giveaways, raffles, and more. There will also be free flowers for the moms! anaheimmarketplace.com

7. MOTHER’S DAY SPA SPECIAL

Through May 31

Dana Point

Make Mom feel like “Queen for the Day” with Laguna Cliffs Resort and Spa’s luxury package. Pamper her with a 120-minute Advance Brightening facial and Sommelier Massage. Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries will be served. $269. lagunacliffs.com

8. MOTHER’S DAY FINE ARTS SHOW AND SALE

May 12 and May 13

Dana Point

Take mom for a stroll down the Dana Point Harbor Boardwalk to browse through the collection of art made by award-winning local artists. Admission is free, and a portion of proceeds will be donated to the Dana Hills High School art department. danapointfinearts.org

9. MUSE BURLESQUE SHOW– MOTHER’S DAY EDITION

May 13

Santa Ana

Spice things up and take Mom out for dinner and drinks at The Copper Door for this risque show featuring an all-mom burlesque cast. Be sure to stick around to dance and meet the cast at the afterparty. $15 to $30. eventbrite.com

by Alya Hijazi and Hannah Miller

*Originally published as a blog post on the Orange Coast magazine website on 5/11/18*

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