Celebrate Mother’s Day Around Richmond

happy mothers' dayMother’s Day is May 12th, 2013, and it’s a fun day for moms, grandmoms, kids, and others. Enjoy many of the events leading up to Mother’s Day and on your very special day too!

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Celebrate mom with a photo at Canvas Photo. Mother’s Day is just around the corner and to help make shopping for mom easier than ever, Canvas Photo Company, a provider of custom, high quality canvas printing services, is celebrating every mom by offering 50% off all canvas printsand photo editing services now through May 3rd. Canvas Photo Company is making sending mom a special gift as easy as sending flowers. All orders can be shipped directly to mom, and come with a complimentary mother’s day card. Customers can personalize the Mother’s Day card by adding their own words in the “additional notes” section during checkout.

Week of May 6th, 2013

Mother’s Day Crafting Station

Reward Mom for all that she does! Kids can make a complimentary Mother’s Day Badge at the Pottery Barn Kids crafting station. Free.

Wednesday, May 8th

Magnolia Grange Tea 

Magnolia Grange will host another fine “Mother’s Day Tea” .  The guest speaker will Speaker: Kathy Chain, of  Herbs of Happy Hill in Chester; $25, Pre-paid Reservations Required: please call (804)796-1479.  Guests wiull make tussie-mussies to take home. Tamara Evans will serve Eastern Shore tea, finger sandwiches and desserts. The Magnolia Grange gift shop will be having its “May Gifts from the Garden”  sale. Tours of the house will be available.   Bring Mom for a wonderful day in our beautiful house. May 8th, Wednesday,  at 1pm.

Saturday, May 11th

Maymont Abbey Mother’s Day Tea

Elegant ladies, distinguished gentlemen and attending servants transport you to the past for a charming afternoon tea on the porch of Maymont Mansion. Fans of Downton Abbey will especially enjoy seeing the fashions and hearing the social news of the era as you enjoy traditional tea and treats, followed by a special tour of the Dooleys’ Gilded Age mansion. For more information, please call the number below. Click here to register online. Fee.

Mother’s Day Doll Tea Party

Kids are invited to wear their finest and bring a doll or teddy bear as they enjoy refreshments and make a special felt flower bouquet for Mom or Grandma. Space is limited and registration is required. Call your local store to reserve your spot today. Cost is $10 per child (ages 4 and up) – 3pm and 4pm.

Race for the Cure

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series, the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world, raises funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. 2013 marks the 16th Anniversary for Central Virginia’s Race for the Cure®! The Central Virginia Race was started to honor Jennifer Norvell Saunders’ mother, Joanne Norvell and since 1998 has raised over $5 million to fight breast cancer!

Sunday, May 12th

Lewis Ginter Concert and Brunch/Lunch

Included with Garden admission. Treat Mom to a special day! Glennroy Bailey & Company will be back again this year to fill the air with the sounds of smooth jazz. They will be performing lots of favorites down in front of the Blomendaal House. Brunch is available in the Robins Tea House by reservation; food also available for purchase in the Garden Café or a la carte under the tent at the Bloemendaal House. Guests are welcome to bring in blankets or lawn chairs but no outside food or beverage. Fee.

Strawberry Shortcake and Wine at James River Cellars Winery. 11008 Washington Highway, Glen Allen, VA 804.550.7516.

Pairing of strawberry shortcake and wine during an afternoon on the shaded patio or overlook the vineyards while siting on the balcony. Mother’s Tasting is free. Monique’s Crepes food truck and music by Darryl Ellyson. 11am-5pm. Fee.

2013 House Tour

19th Annual Museum District Mother’s Day House & Garden Tour. 1pm-6pm. Join honorary chair Maya Smart and her family and celebrate Mother’s Day in style, touring some of the Museum District’s loveliest homes and gardens. The neighborhood is known for its architectural variety, walkable streets, monument-lined avenues, and proximity to one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants.

Agecroft Hall

On Mother’s Day, Sunday May 12th, spend the afternoon enjoying Agecroft Hall’s gardens and grounds.  Free! Tickets are required. Upon arrival, please go to the front desk for ticketing information. 12:30pm-5pm.  In addition, there will be a free evening concert on Agecroft’s lawn featuring the Richmond Concert Band, beginning at 6:00 pm. Picnics, lawn chairs, and blankets are welcome at the concert.  The manor house will also be open for tours on that day at the customary charge of $8 Adults, $7 Senior Adults, and $5 Students. Free for Children under 6.


Mother’s Day Sunday brunch with a view! Treat mom to a meal with either a view of the VMFA’s Sculpture Garden or the atrium. 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Brunch Menu.

Spirited Art

Come out and create your own “Family Tree” with us for Mother’s Day.  Our instructors will lead you step by step as you create your own Mother’s Day masterpiece.  Have your kids help create your “Family Tree” and add the names for each person on the branches.

The Tobacco Company

A special brunch menu for Mother’s Day filled with traditional brunch items such as eggs and French toast, but also a selection of seafood options, as well as prime rib or pork tenderloin. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Brunch Menu. Reservations available online.

Armour Wine Bistro

Food options for mom. They are open for brunch and dinner and there’s a special Brunch Menu on Mother’s Day.

The Boathouse

Special Mother’s Day Brunch at both locations – Rocketts Landing and Sunday Park. Seating times available from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. All reservations guaranteed with a credit card and are available online.

Monday, May 13th

Garden Tea Party at the home of Richard & Sherry Sharp.

Enjoy the garden tea party with Sweet Monday. A great way to celebrate Mother’s Day, even though it is one day late! Fundraiser. Fee.