The Ultimate Guide to Mother's Day: South Florida 2015


Mommas work hard every day putting food on the table, maintaining the household, kissing boo boos, running errands, supervising homework trials & tribulations, and coordinating logistics for the entire family.  Twenty-four hours a day for 365 days until the kids hit the age of...wait, I think this Momma gig is forever folks.  One day a year (and maybe on her birthday) we want to let Mom know how much we LOVE and APPRECIATE all that she does.

For some moms there is no better way to spend Mother's Day than being absolutely left alone at home with a good book and meals already prepared for her.  Other moms like to get together for special multi-generational outings with the girls (mom, grandmom, and daughters).  There are so many different and unique Mommas who have their own preferences for the day.  

South Florida Finds wants to help moms, dads and kids with ideas for making this year a special Mother's Day for your dearest Mum.  Here are some of our suggestions of what to do and where to go!  Get creative and browse around on South Florida Finds for new and exciting adventures to take with mom as well.  



Take Mom on a wild 4-mile drive through adventure for FREE!  Please note that only 1 mom per vehicle gets in free so you can't load up a minivan full of moms and grandmoms and get in free.  The great thing about this option is that you can do this with the kids and dad for a fun all-family day out.  With petting zoo, water park, giraffe feeding, rides and the safari there is something there for everyone!  Grab some snacks, treats, swim gear and your camera for a fun Mother's Day out!  Click here to download and print a “FREE MOM” coupon.

Enjoy this gorgeous tropical paradise with mom.  Take a stroll through the gardens or buy tickets to the Mother's Day Brunch to treat mom to a yummy meal.  Moms get free admission to the park when accompanied by a paid regular admission.


This year Butterfly World will be offering a flat rate of $10 for Moms both Saturday and Sunday of Mother's Day weekend.  Stunning butterflies flit about within a huge covered atrium.  Food and drink is available for purchase.  Consider taking home a butterfly plant at the end of your visit so Mom has a keepsake that will bring butterflies right to her at home!

For those of you with a wild fun-loving mom who wants to have a blast with the kids this Mother's Day, consider treating her to a day at the biggest waterpark in South Florida.  Mom's get in free with a paid child admission. 

(Next pages: Gardens, Brunch ideas,  & Spa Deals...)


Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach is a glorious spot to explore with a plant lover.  Every imaginable South Florida plant is on display along smooth paths and picturesque vignettes.  Perfect location to bring the stroller for moms with little ones in tow.

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach/Boca Raton area has bonsai, koi fish, bamboo forest, rock gardens and so much more.  Lovely spot to stroll.  Don't forget to stop at the Yamato-kan within the garden to see a fun interactive display about Japan.  Enjoy tasty sushi and Japanese dishes at the cafe.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Huge garden with stunning Chihuly exhibit scattered throughout.  Take a tram tour around and be sure to stop at the Butterfly conservatory with a large variety of butterflies from around the world.  The Blue Morphos butterflies flitting about are almost as big as small birds!  Orchids, bromeliads, succulents and so much more.  Mother's Day weekend there will be an African Violet show as well as a brunch to enjoy.

Flamingo Gardens located in Davie, in western Broward county.  This garden dates baack to the 1920s.  Flamingo Gardens contains a botanical garden featuring over 3000 species of rare, exotic, tropical, subtropical, and native plants and trees.  There are animal encounters and a narrated tram tour.

Butterfly World in Tradewinds park located in north Broward has hummingbirds, butterflies, parrots and much more.  Enjoy the butterflies then buy some plants to take home to enjoy the butterflies when you get home!




Treat Mom to a lovely fancy-pants scrumptious brunch or lunch.  Everyone loves a prepared meal SOMEBODY  ELSE cooked!  Many high-quality restaurants located throughout South Florida will be hosting special meals for Mom on Mother's Day this year.  Look into Rocco's Tacos, The Capital Grille, Texas de Brazil, Melting Pot, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, and make your reservation now.  

Here are some deals and brunch events across South Florida to consider:


Melting Pot Miami--Special lunch offer - FREE KIDS ENTREE (12 YRS AND YOUNGER) FROM 12-3PM ONLY. Every mom is the best mom in the world. But yours, really is! Celebrate mom's special day at the only premier fondue restaurant in Miami.  Free Kids Fondue by You entree ($8.95 value) with the purchase of every adult 4-course experience entree package. 

Jungle Island Brunch-- Jungle Island will be hosting a Mother's Day brunch buffet that may be purchased at the cost of $62.25 for adults; $43.25 for children ages 3-10.  It will feature bottomless mimosas and a delicious buffet.  Come for the buffet and stay for the shows and exhibits. Here's our information about Jungle Island's offerings.

Fairchild Gardens Brunch-- Starting at 10:30 on Mother's Day, enjoy garden fresh food--savory meats--sweets--and more! $55 for adults.  Children 5-12 are 1/2 price.  The brunch will be hosted in the Garden House.  Need a special gift for mom? Adopt a birdbutterfly or orchid, or dedicate a brick,tree or bench. After everything your mom has done for you, she deserves the very best!  Learn more about Fairchild here.

Yardbird Southern Table in South Beach--Celebrate the special mom in your life at our Mother's Day brunch, featuring soul-warming dishes like Biscuits & Gravy, Smoked Chicken Pot Pie, and Waffle Bread Pudding.

db Bistro Moderne in downtown Miami--Celebrate Mom with an elegant Three-Course Prix-Fixe Brunch Menu at Daniel Boulud's downtown bistro for $52 Per Person | $30 Kids 10 & under.

Angelique Euro Cafe in Coral Gables-- Angelique Knows Best for Mother's Day Weekend! Enjoy our 3-C Prix Fixe Dinner $39 FRI- SAT with Live Jazz plus our a la carte Brunch Menu inspired by Mom SAT & SUN 11-4.

Palm Beach

Boca Raton Melting Pot  Four-Course Menu starting at just $29/person for lunch and $35/person for dinner. Regular dinner menu available. Children's Three-Course Dinner for $19 all day. Free brunch "Mom'mosa" for mom! 

Bistro in Jupiter-- Mothers Day 3 course lunch 12.- 2:45 pm from 35$ pp, Mothers Day 3 course dinner 3pm - 8pm 45$ pp. Kids menu from 9.95$ all day Mom's EAT FREE (1 Mom per party of 4)

Tanzy in Boca Raton--Treat MOM like GOLD at Boca's most acclaimed culinary experience. She'll love the cozy atmosphere, a Rose, a Gilded Flute Cocktail & Gilded Cupcake specially for her!

Flagler Steakhouse in Palm Beach--Flagler Steakhouse will be serving a special three-course Mother's Day menu from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $90 per person, $40 per child 11 and under, plus service charge & tax.

Pistache French Bistro in West Palm Beach--Pistache will be offering a three course prix fixe menu with a variety of options for $49 on Mother's Day. The menu will be offered exclusively from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Circle Brunch at the Breakers-- Mother's Day Brunch in The Circle will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $130 per person, $50 per child 11 and under, plus service charge & tax. Reservations required.


Coral Springs Melting Pot  Brunch $29.95 (noon to 3pm) / Dinner $34.95 per person, kids 12 & under pay $19.95 for cheese, entree and chocolate. 

Flamingo Gardens Mother's Day Brunch includes food and admission to the gardens.

Dapur's Asian Tapas & Lounge in Fort Lauderdale-- Come to our wonderful Sunday Brunch for Mother's Day and enjoy the Bottomless Bloody Mary, Mimosa or Sangria for $14. Happy hour and 1/2 off all saki from 5 pm to closing.

Blue Moon Fish Company in Fort Lauderdale--Celebrate Mother's Day at Blue Moon Fish Company. We will serve our holiday brunch from 10:30a.m. to 3:00p.m. and a la carte dinner from 6:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.

The Cook & The Cork in Coral Springs--Give mom what she always wanted! Brunchy awesomeness. Mimosas & Bloody Marys too!

The Cafe at the Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood-- Mother’s day buffet, bloody mary’s & bottomless mimosas, chilled seafood display, carved meats & many other delicious options. 11 AM,1PM & 3PM A: $75/C:$20 ++



Treat mom to a morning trip to the beach followed by a spa treatment appointment. Maybe make it a ladies day out and have mom/daughter manicures or pedicures together.  Just about any of our wonderful South Florida beaches are a treat, check out some of the ones we have listed here or make everyone happy by visiting one of the Top 10 Beaches with Playgrounds.  Massage Envy  is an option all across South Florida.  Buy one of their gift cards for a package of massages that Mom can enjoy for weeks to come. Below are some suggestions for marvelous Mother's Day spa locations in each county:

Palm Beach

Eden's Day Spa in Boca Raton--Offers Mother's Day Packages starting at $159 and featuring Knot Kneaded Massage, Swedish Massage, facials, manicures and more!  They even offer a Mother-Daughter Special for this mother's day.

PGA Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens is offering specials with their gift ceritificates for Mother's Day.  Get a free pedicure certificate, free one-night stay, a round of golf and more when purchasing that special gift for the Mom in your life!

Kaffee's Garden Spa offers a Mom's Day Off package that includes a one hour Body Massage, a mini spa facial, a spa manicure & pedicure & her choice of a healthy spa lunch served in their  "Quiet Room".  Price includes tax and gratuity so Mom just needs to show up!

Lago Mar in Fort Lauderdale will offer specials for the month of May in honor of Mothers.
The Spa at Harbor Beach Marriott in Fort Lauderdale will offer a deal to those buying a gift certificate (see website for details) as well as several packages to choose from.
The Red Door Spa at the Ft. Lauderdale Galleria Mall will be offering several Mother's Day promotions.

Trump National in Doral --Treat Mom to a day at the Spa during the month of May to celebrate Mother's Day.  Book the Mothers Day Escape $300: includes 50 minute Trump Luxury Customized Massage, 50 minute Trump Luxury Cleansing Facial and a Spa LunchFor the Mothers scheduling this experience over the Mothers Day Weekend (May 8-10), they will enjoy a welcome Glass of Champagne.

Spa at Shula's in Miami -- Offering several spa packages for Mother's Day and will give out a free lavendar scented robe (while supplies last) for those who purchase a $250 or above gift card.

Mandarin Oriental in Miami is offering the Ultimate Mother's Day on May 10, 2015.   La Mar will offer a sumptuous Peruvian brunch including unlimited champagne and special sweet treats for her.  Additionally, in the month of May, The Spa will feature rejuvenating Mother’s Day programs to pamper her with world-renowned treatments.


Cheeca Spa in Islamorada offers several spa packages as well as a Mother's Day Brunch!

Next up...GIFT IDEAS for Mom

Gifts for Mom

Flowers, wine, and chocolates are standard choices for mom because we all know that's what she loves.  If you want some ideas on what else to get Mom this year, check out some of SFF's ideas!

Make Something for Mom with the kids--Take the kids on a field trip to Michaels with your 25%-50% off coupon in hand.  Recreate a project you found on Pinterest or pick up a frame to decorate with the kids. Visit Shutterfly and create a special item for Mom: photo book of this years memories or maybe a coffee mug.   Mom will love something that you and the kids took the time to make for her!

Make Something with Mom  Paint on canvas or ceramics and make an experience into a memento for her to keep in years to come.  Several businesses across South Florida offer opportunities to do an art project together.  

Give a Gift that Keeps Giving Here are some ideas for Mom that will last well past Mother's Day.

**Personal Fitness Trainer.  One2One Fitness offers personal fitness sessions, nutrition consultations and more.  Get mom 10 sixty minute sessions for $600 or 10 half hour sessions for $350.  Find out more here.

**Life Coaching.  Mariana Fritsch, a Certified Life Coach, would like to offer a discounted rate for mothers on the month of May.  Her program consists of 6 months, with meeting 2 times per month for an hour and talk about health eating, weight loss, family matters, self care, goals and ways to achieve the goals through time management. Cost for signing up in the month of May is $42.50 per session ($85.00/month).  Contact her at: 954-695-2475  or email at

Jewelry  If your mom loves bangles, rings, earrings and necklaces, then give her something that she can wear everyday.  

**Jaz Boutique-- Offers gold-plated jewelry for mom that the kids can afford with their allowance money.  Let them shop themselves online and enjoy FREE shipping.  Prices range from $8-$20 per piece.  

**Etsy-- Find unique, personalized and hand-crafted jewelry created by artisans.  For a mom who has her own flair, Etsy offers the variety you can not get at Jareds.

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