Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10, 2020. Even with social distancing, you can still plan a special day for your mom in Denver! From flowers to incredible takeout cuisine, The Mile High City knows how to pamper and delight moms. Here are a few ideas to get you started for a memorable Mother's Day in Denver.
Flowers and Gifts
Kick off the day with a fragrant bouquet of freshly cut, elegantly arranged flowers. Colorado's largest flower business, Lehrer's Flowers, can help you find the perfect combination for your mom. Or order from Bouquets in Lower Downtown — they were named one of America's top 10 florists by Bon Appetit Magazine.
If mom loves vino, get her a bottle of red, white or rose from local urban winery Infinite Monkey Theorem. Each bottle comes with a free bottle of nail polish and a nail file from Base Coat Nail Salon.
Give mom the gift of craft beer and some much-needed pampering with Denver Beer Company's Mothers Day Wellness Pack. Each package comes with the six-pack of mom's choice from Denver Beer, plus a facial kit from Dr. Kit Berger of keep-MD, a Denver-based medical skin and wellness clinic, along with a 25-percent-off coupon for a 30-minute medical-grade facial at keep-MD (when it reopens).
Or order her a gift set from The Source: the three different sets include a variety of products from talented indie makers, including flowers and plants, candles, earrings, wine, incense and more. Order online before Friday, May 8, for delivery to your mom’s door on Mother’s Day! (Deliveries must be within Denver County.)
Denver's restaurant dining rooms might be closed, but you can still treat mom to a special Mother's Day brunch, lunch or dinner! Check out ToGoDenver.com to find hundreds of the Denver metro area's best restaurants that are serving up delicious food for carryout, curbside or delivery. Here are a few offering up Mother's Day specials:
Rioja Mother's Day Feast on the Fly: Rioja's Mother's Day to-go menu includes a curry chicken salad sandwich, ricotta gnocchi and Alaskan halibut, along with sides like goat cheese and rosemary biscuits, Japanese cloud cake for dessert and to-go cocktails and bottles of wine. Pick up cold (with heating instructions) Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9, or pick up hot or cold on Sunday, May 10. Visit riojadenver.com or call (303) 820-2282 to order.
Bistro Vendome Mother's Day Brunch: Bistro Vendome's Mother's Day to-go brunch menu includes French onion tartine, quiche, orange blossom and lavender pain perdu, coffee eclairs and to-go cocktails and bottles of wine. Pick up cold (with heating instructions) Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9, or pick up hot or cold on Sunday, May 10. Visit bistrovendome.com or call (303) 825-3232 to order.
Fireside at Hilton Denver Inverness Mother's Day To-Go Brunch: Entrees for The Fireside's Mother's Day To-Go Brunch include Moroccan-spiced salmon, herb grilled chicken, red wine-braised short rib and a vegetarian grilled fennel "steak." All food will be pre-cooked and refrigerated, to be reheated at home, with pick-up times on Sunday, May 10. Call (303) 799-5800 and ask to speak to the manager at the front desk to order by Wednesday, May 6.
Snooze Mother's Day Meal Kits: This Mother's Day, brunch-favorite Snooze is offering three meal kits to prepare for mom at home: an overnight brioche French toast bake; a hash brown, egg and veggie casserole; and a surf n' turf option featuring shrimp and grits and steak hash. Add on a mimosa kit or bottle of wine. Each meal kit includes a card for kids to color and wildflower seeds for mom to plant. Call your closest Snooze location to order by Friday, May 8, and pick up Friday, May 8, or Saturday, May 9.
Barcelona Wine Bar Tapas Feast: Order a customizable Mother’s Day "tapas feast” for two. Choose from a selection of traditional tapas, such as manchego croquetas with garlic aioli, beef empanadas and harissa marinated skirt steak, as well as salads and desserts like olive oil cake, flan or tres leches cake. Your meal comes with a miniature potted succulent and canvas tote for Mom. Half-price bottles of wine are available all day, or grab a bottle of house-made red sangria. Call (303) 816-3300 to preorder for Mother's Day pickup.
Chook Chicken Mother’s Day Chook for Four: This Mother’s Day, Chook Chicken is one-upping their classic Chook for Four. Get the Mother’s Day Chook for Four meal (a whole chicken, three sides and one large salad) along with a bottle of Attimo wine and a small bouquet of flowers for mom. Call (303) 282-8399 to order.
Comida Mother's Day Meal Kits: Comida at Stanley Marketplace is offering up a variety of meal kits to make and enjoy at home this Mother's Day. Pick up a Chilaquiles Kit, a Boozy Brunch Bundle or the Daddy’s Mexican BBQ Kit. Add on extras like booze and Tender Belly bacon. Call (303) 484-1632 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to order through Friday, May 8.
Steuben’s Mother's Day Brunch Celebration: Get Mother’s Day brunch for four! This special meal includes vegetarian quiche, French toast bread pudding, grilled asparagus, bacon, fresh fruit, homemade biscuits, deviled eggs and vanilla cupcakes. Add on a Bloody Mary or mimosa kit! Call (303) 830-1001 or order online by Thursday, May 7, and pick up Friday, Saturday or Sunday (May 8, 9 or 10).
Denver Central Market Mother’s Day Brunch Box: Let Denver Central Market curate the perfect Mother's Day brunch and gift box! Each one contains a bouquet from Flowers on the Vine; half a dozen everything bagels from Culture Meat & Cheese; half a pound of salmon from Tammen's Fish Market; cream cheese, orange juice, berries, yogurt, granola and peanut butter from Green Seed, a box of Temper Chocolates and a bottle of Champagne from Curio Bar.
The Fort’s Mother’s Day Dinner Preorder: Take a drive to Red Rocks country and pick up a special meal for mom this Mother’s Day. The Fort is cooking up two special prix fixe dinner options to feed four to six people. Enjoy turkey enchiladas suiza — a casserole baked with layered tortillas, turkey, sour cream, mild green chile, onion and Mexican cheeses — or half of a juicy buffalo prime rib roast, cooked to your desired temperature. Each meal is served with a choice of two sides and a whole creamy cheesecake topped with Montana huckleberry preserves for dessert. Add wine by the bottle or by the glass and specialty cocktails. Call (303) 697-4771 to pre-order, and pick up on Sunday, May 10.
Hickory & Ash Mother's Day Take Out Meal: This Mother’s Day, leave the cooking to Hickory & Ash. You’ll receive four courses for two people, including a mixed greens salad with spiced carrots and goat cheese; Maine lobster bisque with lobster potato dumplings; grilled chicken cavatelli bake; Parker House rolls; and sticky toffee pudding. Call (720) 390-4400 to reserve an order for curbside pickup from on Saturday, May 9.
Bigsby's Folly Mother's Day Packages: Craft winery Bigsby's Folly has put together four Mother's Day brunch packages for the wine lover in your life! The most basic package includes a spinach, grilled artichoke, sun-dried tomato and pecorino quiche and a bottle of wine with a custom photo label. From there, add a bouquet of flowers, a milk chocolate caramel bar or box of truffles and a jar of homemade jam. Order online by Thursday, May 7 for pick up on Saturday, May 9, or Sunday, May 10.
Modern Market Mother's Day Boxes: Your favorite fast-casual eatery is here to help you make this Mother's Day memorable and delicious. Choose from the Mother's Day Brunch Box (featuring the fixings for avocado and smoked salmon toast, a spring salad, local pastries, fresh-pressed juice and a flower arrangement) or the Mother's Day Dinner Box (which includes arugula salad, a spring pesto pasta with salmon, molten chocolate cake and a bouquet of spring flowers). Each box serves four people. Order online for pickup or delivery on Saturday, May 9, or Sunday, May 10.
American Elm Mother's Day Meals: American Elm is whipping up not one but two Mother's Day to-go meal specials. The restaurant's Mother's Day Brunch (available for two or four people) includes sausage, spinach and heirloom tomato quiche; giant glazed cinnamon rolls; bacon; breakfast potatoes; and fresh fruit. Add on a mimosa kit or a bouquet of flowers for mom. The Mother's Day Surf & Turf Dinner feeds two people and features a grilled filet and seared salmon, mashed potatoes, charred broccolini, bone marrow and preserved lemon butter. Preorder brunch online by Friday, May 8, for pickup or delivery on Sunday, May 10. Dinner preorders will be available online starting Saturday, May 9, for delivery on Sunday, May 10.
Slow Food Live Learn to Make Indian Masala Chai: Get mom in on the act with this virtual cooking and nutrition class from Slow Food Live on Friday, May 8. You'll learn how to make Indian Masala Chai from Sapna Punjabi-Gupta, a culinary wellness expert, registered dietitian and ayurvedic practitioner, then sip your tea together in honor of Mother's Day! Register online today.
Colorado Sake Co. Mom's Sushi Rolling Brunch: Learn sushi-rolling skills together during this virtual class from Colorado Sake Co. Chef Taylor will teach you how to roll two types of sushi, plus make an appetizer, dessert, and "sake mosas." Register online and your sushi kit will be hand-delivered to you on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10, before the livestream class at 1 p.m.