Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10, 2020. Start planning a special day for Mom in Denver! From flowers, to shopping, to traditional tea, 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.
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 visit Bouquets in Lower Downtown — they were named one of America's top 10 florists by Bon Appetit Magazine.
Special Mother's Day brunches happen all over Denver, so check our restaurant listings. A few annual favorites include Coohills, Downtown Aquarium, La Sandia, Beast + Bottle, Bistro Vendôme, EDGE Restaurant & Bar, Guard & Grace and Cook Street School of Culinary Arts.
Relax (and digest) with Mom at one of Denver's luxurious spas. Try the tranquil Colorado River Stone Massage at The Spa at the Brown Palace or the invigorating Microbrew Ex'beer'ience at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver, a full-body treatment that uses craft beer from Great Divide Brewing Co. to smoothen, tighten and hydrate skin while a luxurious cascade of water from the city's only Vichy shower soothes tired muscles. If your mom is extra sweet, treat her to the Almond Joy Experience at the Oxford Club, Spa & Salon at The Oxford Hotel, which features a full-body coconut sugar scrub, chocolate body masque and warm almond oil.
Next, treat Mom to a full-fledged shopping spree. Think of it as payback for all that shopping she did for you when you were a tyke. In Denver, your shopping options are nearly endless — but sprawling Cherry Creek is a good place to start. Mom can take her pick from familiar brand-name stores like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Coach at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center or the hundreds of unique, locally owned boutiques, spas and galleries across the street at Cherry Creek North. You might also want to browse the shops in the Highlands neighborhood, where independent boutiques fill historic storefronts — not to mention several restaurants and cafes that will do nicely for a Mother's Day lunch. If Mom's both a bargain hunter and a thrill-seeker, take her to the Mile High Flea Market, where mothers ride the rides for free (with a paid rider) all weekend!
After you've eaten, head to one of Denver's many world-class museums — there's one to suit every mom's taste. For art lovers, you can't go wrong with the Denver Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art or the Clyfford Still Museum. Or, if it's sunny out, enjoy the spring blooms at Denver Botanic Gardens together.
You've spent a good portion of your day on foot, so why not let Mom relax in style at the Brown Palace's Traditional Afternoon Tea? While you sit in this historic hotel's legendary atrium lobby, you'll be served tea, scones, pastries and dainty sandwiches, all artfully prepared by the hotel's culinary staff. You'll enjoy the soothing sounds of a harp or pianist playing classical, jazz and pop standards. Take note — this is a popular Mother's Day event, so call for reservations well in advance.
Another great option is Mother's Day afternoon tea at the historic Molly Brown House Museum. Molly Brown was a survivor of the Titanic and a powerful Denver socialite and philanthropist, and her home is now a gem of a museum. Mom will love the savory sandwiches, sweet treats and specially blended tea, plus a chance to stop in the museum store.
Theatre & Music
Treat Mom to an afternoon of exhilarating musical theatre at Denver Performing Arts Complex with the final weekend of "Choir Boy," or indulge her love of classical music during a performance of Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D, conducted by Christopher Dragon at Boettcher Concert Hall. "This Is Us" fans won't want to miss the chance to see one of TV's favorite moms, Mandy Moore, when she performs at The Gothic Theatre on Mother's Day eve, May 9, 2020.
Finish off your Mile High Mother's Day with a gourmet meal. Choose from innovative chef-owned bistros, trendy neighborhood hot spots, casual brewpubs and classic steak houses. There's a high concentration of restaurants in the LoDo (lower downtown) area, but you could also head out to Cherry Creek, the Highlands or the Golden Triangle Creative District, as well. Explore your options in our restaurants section.