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Mother’s day is coming in nine days, n-i-n-e (9!) days. You may have noticed the kids are not in school, do you realize what that means? I’ll wait….the kids are not bringing home Mother’s Day gifts from school. It’s all you this year, dad, and I know you can do it. Necessity is the mother of invention, and the spring of 2020 has left us with a lot of need to invent new traditions and ways of celebrating. Since we’re moms too, we have some ideas and suggestions that will win you brownie points and make Mother’s Special even while we shelter in place.
Mother’s Day at Home
Mother’s Day Craft Kits
Kid-made Mother’s Day gifts are the part of Mother’s Day morning when the tears really start to flow. With no school this May, there won’t be any handmade gifts coming home with the kids. If you are not a Pinterest-y type, these kits (most for curbside or delivery) will help you bring crafty goodness without crafting skills. (If you have the skills check out our Pinterest board full of ideas)
Brush Home Decor & Paint Studio, Cary (847) 516-3880
Commemorate a Mother’s Day she will never forget with a family sign. Choose from 24″ or 18″. Brush will make the sign and supply two paint colors for you to add family handprints.
Color Me Mine, Crystal Lake (815) 444-6780
Shop their website for pottery to paint at home and pick up at the studio for no contact curbside pick-up Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. They also offer delivery for free within the 60014 are code and $3 outside that range. Prices vary based on the piece and number of colors.
Takeout Mother’s Day Brunch
Mom doesn’t want to cook, clean or even think about what the family will eat on Mother’s Day. With restaurants closed, you need to bring the brunch experience home, you can try this great menu from Heather and make it yourself, or you can order from one of these locations offering takeout and delivery options for brunch. (Restaurants are listed in alphabetical order)
750 Cucina Rustica, Cary (847) 829-4933
Cucina Rustica is offering a Mother’s Day family dinner for four that includes salad, penne vodka, surf and turf, and dessert. Orders must be placed by Friday, May 8, for pick up on Sunday, May 10, 12-3:00 p.m.
Addison’s Steakhouse, McHenry (815) 322-2546
Addison’s if offering a family-style brunch from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for $12 per person and will include a bottle of champagne and orange juice for every four people ordered at no charge. They also offer several dinner specials. Reserve in advance. Options for curbside pickup or delivery.
Cucina Bella, Algonquin (847) 458-2504
Cucina Bella is offering family-style meals to go. Meals for 2 start at $60 and mimosa kits can be added to any order. Orders must be placed by 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 8. Pick up Sunday May 10 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.. They offer take out, curbside, and delivery.
Da Baffone Cucina Italiana, Crystal Lake (815) 893-6149
Da Baffone is offering Nonna’s 7-course Family Style Dinner for $25 per person. The full menu is also available. Pre-orders are highly recommended—curbside pickup available 12-6:00 p.m.
DC Cobb’s, McHenry (815) 345-2676
DC Cobb’s is offering heat and serve brunch for 4-6 people and includes roasted turkey, homemade french toast, dessert, orange juice optional champagne, and more. They offer pickup and delivery.
Moretti’s, Fox Lake (847) 973-1800
They are offering multiple options and family-style salads and $10 bottles of wines. They offer no contact curbside, pick up, and delivery options.
Port Edward, Algonquin (847) 658-5441
Enjoy brunch at home with the Port Edward brunch experience for curbside pickup or delivered to your doors. They are serving crab legs, steak, seafood, champagne, and other classic dishes.
Public House of Woodstock, (815) 337-6060
Brunch is hot and ready to serve. Choose for 2-6 people and add on mimosas. Pre-order online or by phone and pick up 9:00 -11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 10.
Porkies, Woodstock (815) 337-OINK
Mother’s Day brunch serves 4-6 for $39 and includes your choice of quiche, au gratin potatoes, bacon candy scones, blueberry muffins, and salad. Order by Thursday, May 7. Pick up on Saturday, May 9, or Sunday, May 10, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Sugar Circle, Woodstock (815) 337-3333
The Sugar Circle offers a brunch box for pick up on Saturdays only that includes 2 cinnamon rolls, 2 slices of sundried tomato, feta & spinach quiche, 6 mini strawberries and champagne cupcakes, almond biscotti, focaccia wedge, and olive dipping oil for $35. Order online.
Sweet Melissa’s, Lakemoor (815) 575-2100
Bring mom breakfast for $32 for four. It includes a bottle of champagne and heat and go skillets. Place pre-orders by May 8, pick-up 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 10.
Whistle Stop Cafe, Fox Lake (847) 587-5654
They are currently taking orders for Breakfast, Dinner, and pie, starting at $11.99 per meal. They offer delivery, curbside pickup, carryout, and no contact options.
Windhill Pancake Parlor, McHenry (815) 385-1172
Choose from one entree, one side, and one dessert for $17.99 per person. First come, first serve, so place orders soon. They offer pick up, curbside, and delivery.
Local Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
As you are shopping for Mother’s Day this year don’t only think about the fact that she has been home, for six weeks, but also try to help out those smaller businesses who have not been open. Your will brownie points for being so thoughtful.
Mother’s Day Live-Stream Yoga, Nurture Yoga, Richmond
Give mom the gift of zen with mother/daughter duo Alice Mclean and Chole Wysocki in an all-levels slow flow yoga class. Text studio at (815) 678-3400 for details and to join.
Apple Creek Flowers, Woodstock (815) 338-2255
Call in your orders or place them on the website. They have various hanging baskets and blooming plants available for curbside pickup and local delivery.
Mother’s Day Drive-Thru, Royal Oak Farm Orchard, Harvard
Treat mom to a drive through the beautiful blooming orchards at Royal Oak. There will be a pre-recorded tour available and they will have freshly baked goodies available for pre-order.
Check out the special Mom Bundles and gifts at Happy Little Flame. I will happily take any and all. Oh, and they offer contact-free home delivery always a nice surprise to find on your doorstep.
Mother’s Day 2020 will be one she will never forget!