April 25, 2021

My Top 10 2021 Mother’s Day Ideas for Celebrating Moms

Many moms are working triple time during the pandemic. So many Zoom call meetings, kids at home all day with online school, and the meals. Many meals cooked at home as restaurants closed up, went to takeout or modified their grab-and-go offerings forcing many moms back into the kitchen for the three squares each day for over a year. These lovelies need a break.

Here are my Top 10 2021 Mother’s Day Ideas for Celebrating Moms

The A la Carte Brunches:
Many of our restaurant friends offer take-home meal kits and delicious dine-in a la carte entrees for the family.

Fhima’s Minneapolis
Lobster Benedict, prime rib, fried chicken, and waffles will be your main entrée with family-style servings of three-cheese frittata, hash browns, bacon, pastries, fruit, coffee, and mimosas at Fhimas downtown. This locally owned spot offers excellent hospitality and could use some support as we wake up Downtown Minneapolis. Brunch is $55 for adults, $19.95 for kids ages 12 and under. There is a take-home version, too. Order by May 5 and pick up May 8.

Revival Minneapolis and St Paul
Revival is launching brunch at its Minneapolis and St. Paul locations with a St. Louis Park location in the works (10 am to 2 pm). Find biscuit sandwiches and the famous chicken and waffles. Mom gets a complimentary mimosa.

I Nonni Mendota Heights
I love this family-owned Italian restaurant that sits on a beautiful human-made lake. When the weather is good, it’s a paradise. The restaurant is hosting its first Mother’s Day Brunch with a raspberry-goat cheese salad, a cheese plate, and an egg course all done up Italian style.

The Mother of All Brunch Buffets:

Baldamar in Roseville
This brunch is your classic fill-your-plate-and-go-back-for-more situation. Build your own pasta bar, a carving station for prime rib, peel-and-eat shrimp, and assorted pastries, all served buffet style. They also have a takeout version that features prime rib, cinnamon rolls, salad, biscuits and gravy, and a pasta course. The cost is $45.95 per person.

Donut Delivery

YoYo Donuts in Minnetonka are made fresh on-site every day with no nuts, preservatives, or dough fillers, so these donuts are exceedingly fresh and tasty. Get mom a dozen sprinkles, bear claws, or bacon maple long johns delivered from this family-owned gem. $10 delivery within 15 miles of Minnetonka on any size order within a 15-mile driving radius, with a minimum of one day advance notice

Fancy Foodie Moms Gift Bundle

France 44 Cheese Shop knows mom is special, so she deserves a special mother’s day gift collection fit for a foodie. Canvas tote bag, Brut Sparkling Wine, Triple-Crème cheese, House-made garlic crostini, House-made chocolate truffles, House-made shortbread cookies, Strawberry Mousse Cake, Locally grown tulips, and Worker-B Spring Lotion with $25 from each bundle donated to Second Harvest Heartland. Order by May 6.

Tea Time
Mrs. Kelly’s Teas (aka Mindy Kelly, the tea wizard) has a Springtime Tea Sampler that includes a curated tea tasting in a box! Try 10 of her most popular spring teas, and all custom blended for hot or cold tea. The $35 kit comes with everything you need but your favorite mug and hot water!

Mad Hatter Restaurant & Tea House in Anoka
Reserve a table at the historic and ultra-charming Woodbury House in Anoka for a four-course tea service with a salad, scone, a savory, and dessert. 10 am to 4 pm from May 6 to May 9.

An extraordinary Hmong Feast

Are you looking for a great private dining option for Mother’s Day weekend? Join chef Yia Vang’s crew at MidCity Kitchen for a Vinai Feast. Their Mother’s Day feast includes whole fish, Hmong pork sausage, and whole roasted chicken with purple sticky rice, vermicelli noodles, roasted seasonal vegetables, pickled onions and cucumbers, fermented mustard greens, and Tiger Bite sauce. The meal includes a batched mocktail cocktail and a special dessert. The cost is $75 per person for 6-12 people. Reserved on a first-call first-booked basis. 651-283-8406

Paris Sweets in St. Paul

Marc Heu Patisserie in St. Paul is doing some of the most beautiful French pastries in the Twin Cities. Skip brunch and go right to coffee and dessert with this pear-honey-crème brûlée tart topped with vanilla ganache rose petals and edible gold leaf. This tart is a beauty to see and taste for $55. Call ahead to order, or better yet, go in a few days in advance, order and pick up some of his heavenly croissants.