It’s time to celebrate mom, and all the motherly figures in our lives. Enjoy a special Mother’s Day brunch in Orlando, special events, or a quiet day trip. And if she loves sentimental gifts, a custom order from a local shop or a craft experience she can do with her little ones will melt her heart. We’ve done the leg work for you for how to do Mother’s Day in Orlando right this year.
PS: Check out our post Free Things to Do in Orlando for budget-friendly ideas.
Take her to Brunch (or grab some to-go)
Mother’s Day Brunch to Go
The Ravenous Pig has offered a special meal deal in past years. So far nothing official for 2022 has been announced, but in the past the dinner pack offered feeds 4-6 for $150. Add on a mimosa kit for $22 to make it extra special. Just in case this deal is not offered in 2022, their General Store Pick-Up offers loads of meals, snacks, wine, and more that you can order online, pick up, and bring home for a marvelous meal.
Lake Nona’s Canvas Restaurant has offered a Mother’s Day Meal for Two for $95. The meal package includes an entree, sides and a decadent chocolate cake for dessert. No official word yet as to if this will be offered for 2022, but they are accepting Mother’s Day reservations for dine-in.
Mother’s Day Brunch Dine-In
The options for Mother’s Day brunch are endless at Grande Lakes Orlando, home to JW Marriott Orlando and The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes.
Happenings at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes include:
At JW Marriott Orlando, book a reservation for PRIMO, which will be featuring a special Mother’s Day menu.
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If your mom is a movie buff, keep an eye out for Mother’s Day Brunch at Enzian Theater.
Whisk mom away to Reunion Resort for a special clubhouse brunch. Traditions Restaurant (located within the Nicklaus Clubhouse) usually prepares a special brunch menu for the occasion. Options include smoked salmon eggs benedict, a surf & turf special, lavender creme brûlée and a specialty mimosa made with OJ, peach and Prosecco.
Following the fancy resort theme, Orlando World Center Marriott usually offers a decadent brunch for moms. Really want to blow her mind? Book a room for the weekend to take advantage of the brand-new River Falls Water Park.
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On I-Drive, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse usually serves up Mother’s Day specials including an 8oz. Filet Mignon with a choice of King Crab Truffle Butter or Lobster Truffle Butter, plus Chocolate Butter Cake. A refreshing sangria drink special is the icing on the cake.
If a garden picnic is more your speed, make the trek to Bok Tower Gardens. Moms get free admission on Mother’s Day. Bok Towers Gardens is one of the most picnic spots in Central Florida. You can order a meal or a picnic from the onsite cafe and take it with you to enjoy beneath of majesty of the tower.
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Check out our guide to the Best Restaurants for Brunch in Orlando for even more spots for a memorable Sunday brunch.
Day Trip Idea: De Leon Springs State Park
Make your own pancakes and have a delicious breakfast together at the iconic Sugar Mill Restaurant, then spend the day enjoying all there is to do at De Leon Springs State Park. We just updated our De Leon Springs State Park Guide with the latest info. This relaxing destination is a Florida must-do, whether for Mother’s Day or any weekend outing.
Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Orlando
If brunch seems like it’ll be too busy on Mother’s Day weekend, or if you need a dinner out with the kids, we just updated our list of Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Orlando. These dining spots make a fun family outing anytime of year.
What better activity to do together than making your own custom candle! Wash & Wick’s Make Your Own Candle Kit ($49) includes everything you need to make four 6 ounce candles. You can choose from over 20 scents including Coffee, White Tea, and my personal favorite Lost At Sea.
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If the mama you’re shopping for loves to create, Aramore’s Clay To Go box is perfect! You get a kit that comes with demo instructions, access to 2 demo videos, sponge, water cup, wooden tool, 2 bags, clay, and a plastic bag to wrap in once you are done. You then message Aramore who’ll pick up your pot, fire it, and deliver it!
Don’t forget the flowers
From designer’s choice bouquets and floral mugs to fun packages including flowers and sweet treats, local flower shop No. 1 Flowers has some truly unique options for Mother’s Day. We especially love the Floral & Treat box, which comes with flowers and your choice of macarons, chocolate dipped strawberries or cookies.
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In Bloom Florist never disappoints when it comes to breathtaking bouquets, and their Mother’s Day arrangements are no exception! There are three main bouquets to choose from ranging in price from $125 – $155. The floral shop has transitioned to contact-less curbside pickup and delivery so you can shower the moms in your life with gorgeous flowers while keeping everyone safe.
Dahlia’s Flower Truck usually has multiple bouquet options for Mother’s Day, which you can either have delivered to the mom in your life or you can pick it up locally. View their website for updates on pop-ups, delivery options, and more.
Image credit: Dahlia’s Flower Truck
If she’s more of a plant mom, Ouch.Plants. offers delivery of their adorable succulents and cacti! Find them on Facebook to see current selections and to place an order.
Get her something sweet
In addition to dozens of creamy, homemade flavors, Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream carries ice cream cakes and more you can pick up for mom! Or, pick up a pint of her favorite flavor to enjoy together at home.
If you love gifts that give back, one of the Gift Sets from A Spoon Full of Hope should top your list. There are multiple options, but we’re partial to the cookies! Their circle-shaped cookies are available in four different flavors: classic shortbread, chai, strawberry lemonade, and cranberry pistachio. They come individually or as a box set. Best of all, all of the proceeds go back to Second Harvest’s Culinary Training program.
Build your own sweet gift with Mother’s Day cookies from Southern Home Bakery. And Sweets by Holly is full of creative cupcakes and cakes.
Visit a Garden
Leu Gardens will be open from 9am-5pm on Mother’s Day and is offering free admission for moms. What better way to do Mother’s Day in Orlando than strolling these beautiful gardens and enjoying the fresh air?!
Bok Tower Gardens will also be giving moms free admission on Mother’s Day.
Image credit: Leu Gardens
Related: Seek Adventure with a Florida State Parks Annual Pass
Get her some me-time reading time
Concierge Book Box Service from Writer’s Block Bookstore: The book experts at Writer’s Block Bookstore have 4 options for mom ranging from $30 – $100. The box will contain a carefully curated book selected by the Writer’s Block staff plus other goodies.
Image credit: Writer’s Block Bookstore
Bonus Mother’s Day gift idea: Orlando Annual Passes with Perks Besides Universal and Disney
Mother’s Day Spa Treatments
Mother’s Month at JW Marriott Bonnet Creek
Because moms should be celebrated more than one day.
May 1 – May 31, 2022
Create Meaningful & Memorable “Mom”-ents with these intentional services with all moms in mind. Whether you are a mom, step-mom, grandma, aunt, or sister you deserve this month dedicated to you. All package includes a complimentary enhancement. Choose from: Happy Hands, Happy Feet, Collagen Eye Treatment, or Collagen Lip Treatment. Mother’s Day weekend, you’ll will also enjoy a complimentary “Mom”-osa Bar.
The Mindful Mom – 2 ½ hours – $330
This package includes an 80 minute Be Mindful Massage customized just for mom and a 50 minute Mindplace Manicure to guide her in meditation and me-time while relishing in a relaxing manicure.
The Berry Balanced Mom – 2 ½ hours – $415
This package includes a 50 minute facial treatment that features an organic Strawberry Rhubard Botanical Hyaluronic Acid Complex to naturally boost hydration & replenish the skin’s moisture barrier for smooth, glowing, and radiant skin. It also includes an 80 minute Blueberry Body Treatment. This firming and hydrating body wrap stimulates circulation to refine and strengthen the appearance of your skin’s structure. It also includes a herbal cellulite treatment for targeted areas of concern.
The Remarkable Mom-To-Be Ritual – 2 ½ hours – $400
Inspired for busy and tired mom-to-bes this package includes an 80 minute Pre-natal massage to help with all of the body aches and pains that come with pregnancy and a 50 minute Fully Focused facial to help re-balance the skin.
The Rediscover Mom & Me Retreat – 2 ½ hours – $290 (Per person) or $580 (for both)
Taking time to reconnect and strengthen the bond between mom and child is vital. This retreat gives you the opportunity to reconnect and relax at the same time. Enjoy side-by-side 50 minute Stress relief massages and then side-by-side Spa Manicures and Spa Pedicures.
To Schedule, call 407.919.6318, or email [email protected]
*Cannot combine with any other offers, packages or discounts. Blackout dates do apply. Please see Spa for more details.
SPA BY JW is located at the JW Marriott® Bonnet Creek Resort, 14900 Chelonia Pkwy Orlando Fl 32821, Telephone: 407-919-6318
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Mother’s Day in Orlando Events
Spring U-Pick at Southern Hill Farms
Select dates through May
Southern Hill Farms
Pick your own peaches, blueberries, sunflowers and zinnias at this family farm in Clermont.
FREE Admission; u-pick and food prices vary
Weekends at the Winery
Saturdays and Sundays through May
Come out and enjoy the expansive vineyard green, including delicious food, live entertainment, and Lakeridge wines by the glass at the outdoor bar. Bring your own lawn chairs.
FAVO Art Market
Saturday, May, 4pm to 9pm
FAVO – Faith Arts Village Orlando
Over 20 outdoor vendors in tents will descend on the FAVO Parking lot and offer everything from soap to jewelry to paper goods and paintings.
Mother’s Day at The Heavy
Saturday, May 7, 10:00 AM – Sunday, May 8, 6:00 PM
The Heavy Winter Park
Bring Mom for a weekend full of fun, flower, and family!
Mother’s Day Improv Show
Sunday, May 9, multiple showtimes
SAK Comedy Lab
Come see SAK’s best and brightest performers improvise a comedy show for Mom and the whole family. Special Promo: $30 buys mom’s admission + a custom picture/message inclusion in the Mother’s Day slide presentation that plays after intermission.
$22 (FREE for moms)
Movies at the Garden Theater
Beauty and the Beast: Sunday, May 1
Interactive Movie, The Whiz, Sunday, May 15,
Interactive Movies feature pre-show games, trivia, and costume contests hosted by live actors.
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More Mother’s Day Ideas
Share Your Favorite Mommy Moments
If you’re taking her out for a date night the evening before Mother’s Day, go with a pre-made list of your favorite mommy moments or qualities. Need an inexpensive dinner idea? Do pizza and wine, or check out these budget-friendly Downtown Orlando ideas.
Recreate Your First Dates
Book a sitter then head out to all your old haunts. Take her to the special places where you fell in love. Not from Orlando? Create a ‘first date’ night based on where you would have taken her if you’d been here at the time. Here are 50 first date ideas from Orlando couples to inspire you. Or what about a picnic in the park followed by the Winter Park boat tour?
Go on a Mini-Getaway
If you can swing a romantic overnight, consider some of the nearby gems we’ve reviewed:
Feature image credit: No. 1 Flowers