Looking for some fun, out-of-the-box Mother’s Day ideas to celebrate that favorite lady in your life? Look no further than What’s Up NW as we present to you some unique options that are sure to create lasting memories!

Alderbrook Resort and Spa

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The Restaurant at Alderbrook is pulling out all of the stops for Mom with their decadent Mother’s Day Brunch! The menu will include an over the top sushi bar, Thyme Roasted Beef Tenderloin Ala Oscar carved fresh, roasted garlic and pan roasted King Salmon along with favorites like banana bread French toast, eggs Benedict and fresh salads and fruit. All guests will receive complimentary non-alcoholic beverages including an assortment of smoothies.

  • Price: $55 adults; $20 children 10 & under
  • Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Reservations: (360) 898-5500


Basil’s Kitchen

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Visit the Mediterranean-inspired Basil’s Kitchen in Tukwila on May 13, 2018 for a special Mother’s Day Brunch menu featuring carved meats, fresh made omelets and waffles, crab legs, jumbo prawns, bottomless mimosas, endless desserts, and more!


Caffè Umbria

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In celebration of Mother’s Day, Caffè Umbria in Seattle’s Ballard, Pioneer Square, and Westlake neighborhoods will offer a complimentary coffee drink for Mom on Sunday, May 13 (limit one drink per mom). Moms can choose from any coffee drink on the Caffè Umbria menu including the new Mocha Martorana. The drink, inspired by the Southern Italian treat made of Marzipan, features Gusto Crema espresso, almond-infused Pernigotti chocolate sauce, and steamed milk.


Camano Island Studio Tour

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of an art event that has transformed the community of Camano Island into an art destination. The Camano Island Studio Tour will kick off on Friday, May 11 and run through Sunday May 13 with an encore weekend May 19 and 20. Bring your mom out to this unique event to get an inside look at the artists behind the art – from ceramics to glass, from painting and mixed media to jewelry, from photography to sculpture to textiles and more – the Camano Island Studio Tour has become one of the premier art events in the Pacific Northwest.


Copperleaf Restaurant

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For an unmatched culinary experience this Mother’s Day, join Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge for a delightful Mother’s Day brunch on May 13, 2018. Enjoy expansive breakfast and seafood buffets, chef carved meats, hand crafted pastas and flatbreads, a hot chocolate fountain, and so much more. For reservations, call 206-214-4282.


Cupcake Royale

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Cupcake Royale celebrate moms and like-a-moms this month and on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 13)! Shower her with a special MOMosa cupcake or a scoop of MOMosa sorbet. The cupcake that is just delightful – a champagne cake topped with blood orange buttercream and sprinkled with candied orange peel and the blood orange sorbet is beyond refreshing. Nothing says “I Love You” like a Cupcake Royale cupcake and on Mother’s Day bring mom in and buy one MOMosa and get one free! The cupcake will also hit the sweetness spot when serving mom breakfast in bed or hosting Mother’s Day brunch. The MOMosa sorbet will be in cafes in early May. The MOMosa cupcakes will be available in cafes May 9 through 13.


El Gaucho Bellevue

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El Gaucho Bellevue will be offering Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 13, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brunch will feature a carving station, Mac and Cheese Bar, Omelet Station, Waffle and French Toast Station, Salmon Station, artisan cheeses, salad and fruit and other brunch favorites such as Uli’s famous El Gaucho Wicked Chicken sausage! Call 425-455-2715 to make reservations.


Eques at Hyatt Regency Bellevue

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Eques at Hyatt Regency Bellevue is celebrating mom the best way they know how – with a fabulous brunch buffet! Serving up classic brunch favorites like buttermilk pancakes, a variety of fresh and local fruits, meats and cheeses and a strawberry and rhubarb salad with mint and hazelnuts, Eques is also adding a unique variety of offerings. With selections like cinnamon roll fresh toast, lemon blueberry cornmeal pancakes, mango shrimp ceviche, miso soy marinated steelhead, serrano ham wrapped chick breast and a variety of decadent deserts including assorted French macarons, mom’s taste buds are sure to leave happy. Make it a day all about mom and hit some of the shops in the Bellevue Collection as a post-brunch treat.

  • Price: $58 adults; $29 kids (ages 4 and under dine free)
  • Time: Breakfast a la carte from 7-9 a.m.; Brunch from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Reservations: call (425) 462-1234


Ivar’s Restaurants

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Keep Clam at Ivar’s Mother’s Day Brunch with the best views in town. Ivar’s Acres of Clams and Salmon House will offer a robust buffet of Alaskan salmon, mussels, clams, crab legs, crepes, prime rib and all the “best of brunch” items. Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing will offer a special plated brunch. Diners at Ivar’s Acres of Clams can park for free at select garages along the waterfront. Details at DowntownSeattleParking.com.

  • Price: $45 for adults, $15 for kids 6 – 12, little kids are free for brunch buffet; regular menu pricing for plated brunch.
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Reservations: visit www.ivars.com



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LifeFloat is Seattle’s premier float spa offering a world class sensory deprivation experience in private expansive pools. LifeFloat is the place to recalibrate, to let go and get back to your best self. Floating uses light and sound selectively, shutting out the busyness of your daily life, quieting your brain and calming your nervous system. The benefits of floating are endless, including increased alertness, creativity, improved mood and feelings of general well-being. For Mother’s Day, LifeFloat is offering gift cards and floats for $49 (regular price $89)! Why not treat your mom to some relaxation this Mother’s Day? Offer expires May 13, so book a float session now!


Madi’s Steakhouse

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For the finest food in Des Moines, bring your mom to Madi’s Steakhouse on May 13, 2018 to enjoy aged Midwest steaks and other quality table d’hôte menu options. The building in which Madi’s resides was built in 1935 and was the first gas station and auto repair shop in town. Although the building was rebuilt in 2008, it still captures the original look from the 1930s and is a great spot to enjoy a meal with Mom. All mothers will receive a special gift on this special occasion.


Pearl Bellevue

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Mother’s Day at Pearl Bellevue will feature Sunday brunch on May 13, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Enjoy their three-course plated brunch and choose from a variety of appetizers and entrees. Each entree comes with fresh-baked lemon-currant scones and choice of appetizer. Call 425-455-0181 or click to make reservations online here.


Pike Place Market Flower Festival

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Pike Place Market in Seattle will host their 10th Annual Flower Festival over Mother’s Day Weekend, Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Market-goers are encouraged to bring the whole family to the Market to browse the wide assortment of flowers available, including tulips, lilacs, tiger lilies, bachelor buttons and more. Watch as beautiful bouquets are made, and purchase a fresh arrangement to take home to mom. Representing King, Snohomish and Whatcom counties, approximately 40 Pike Place farmers will participate in this year’s festival. In addition to tables in the Main Arcade, tents will be set up on the west side of Pike Place for the weekend. After visiting the Flower Festival spend the rest of the day exploring the market to grab lunch, shop around and visit all the vendors!


River Valley Cheese

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Bring all your love! Celebrate the women in your life for Mother’s Day with unique events at River Valley Cheese!

Wine Tasting and Burrata
May 6, 2018 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Molbak’s, Woodinville, WA
Taste 4 exceptional wines with certified Sommelier, Shelly Fitzgerald. Roll up your sleeves and make your own Burrata to take home!
$75 per person | 2 hour experience

Drink Wine and Make Brie
May 9, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Matthews Winery, Woodinville, WA
Three glasses of premier Matthews wine, eat Brie, learn to make Brie and take it home!
$75 per person | 2 hour experience

Make Your Own Mosaic
May 6, 2018 | June 2, 2018
River Valley Cheese, Issaquah, WA
Transform recycled glass into your own unique mosaic salmon. Recommended for adults. Kids ages 11 & older invited to participate.
Two People: $129
Materials fee: $50 per class
Use Promo Code: HERO

Natural Cheddar & Mac-n-Cheese Party
May 20, 2018 | June 23, 2018 | July 28, 2018
River Valley Cheese, Issaquah, WA
Learn to make this classic favorite and take home a hunk to eat that night! AND learn to make Mac-n-Cheese two ways.
$159 per person | 2 hour event

Wild Sourdough
May 20, 2018 | June 24, 2018 | July 22, 2018
River Valley Cheese, Issaquah, WA
Learn the magic behind wild yeast! You can make bread a happy, healthy part of your life again. Take home dough to bake your own loaf the next day!
$78 per person | 1.5 hour event


Rhein Haus Capitol Hill

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Wish mom Alles Gute zum Muttertag! (Happy Mother’s Day) at Rhein Haus Capitol Hill on Sunday, May 13 with a special brunch menu and papier puppenspiel entertainment for the kinder! Bellingham-based German Puppeteer Max Eberheard will perform “Fables and Folktales” (moral folk wisdoms from the old world) at 12 p.m. and “The Emperor’s New Clothes” at 1:30 p.m. with his traditional German handmade paper puppets. Each puppet show will last approximately 35 minutes in the Rhein Haus Fire Den. Along with the show, enjoy a glass or carafe of “momosas” with dishes such as the breakfast döner and our pork schnitzel breakfast or snack on our house baked pretzels with a side of currywurst.

  • Time: 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • Reservations: First Come, First Serve


Rockler Woodworking and Hardware

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Visit Rockler Woodworking and Hardware in Tukwila on May 5, 2018 and make Mom a handcrafted jewelry tree at a special Mother’s Day make-and-take event! This woodworking class gives you the step by step process of making a wooden jewelry tree that holds hung jewelry. This class is completely free and you will learn basic woodworking skills and walk away with a great gift for mom (register here).



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Show your mother how much you love and appreciate her by treating her with a waterfront brunch at Salty’s on May 12 or 13, 2018. You and your mother are bound to enjoy an award-winning brunch or dinner of fresh seafood, the finest meats and roasts, and delicious omelets, waffles, and other breakfast treats.


Trellis Restaurant at The Heathman Hotel Kirkland

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Join Trellis Restaurant at The Heathman Hotel Kirkland to celebrate Mom! They are featuring a special Mother’s Day Buffet from Trellis, modeled after their beloved Afternoon Tea. The menu includes sweet pastries such as house scones and mini cheesecakes with rhubarb compote, savory tea sandwiches, toast and other bites. Please choose between our 11:00 seating or our 1:00 seating when purchasing your tickets. The full menu and tickets are available here.



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For those looking for the perfect Mother’s Day celebration, downtown Seattle’s Urbane Restaurant is offering a special plated brunch for mom that includes a yogurt parfait, a specialty Benedict, fresh baked pastries and mom’s choice of a blood orange mimosa or Bellini. Every special woman celebrating with Urbane on May 13, will also receive a the perfect flower to round out the occasion. Let Urbane handle the hard work, so that you can truly have time to spend with mom. The dinner is $29 and reservations can be made online here.


The Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa

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The Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa on Kirkland’s waterfront has some great Mother’s Day getaway specials, special brunches and spa packages.

Mother’s Day Away Hotel & Still Spa Package
(Booking Code: MOTHER2018)
Available May 11-13, 2018

  • Enjoy the day on Lake Washington paddle boarding or kayaking to some of our favorite sites with Waterfront Adventures
  • Be pampered at the Still Spa and receive 20% off a luxury manicure and pedicure following your choice of a 60 minute facial or massage
  • Explore the exciting city of Kirkland before heading back for a relaxing 20% off stay at the Woodmark Hotel
  • Price – Package starting at $259 per night + tax / amenity fee & subject to availability

Beach Café Mother’s Day Brunch
May 13, 2018 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Menu includes: Chocolate Croissants, Truffle Leek and Seafood Quiche, Lemongrass Mussels, Pan-Seared Halibut, Chicken and Waffles, and dessert!

bin on the lake Mother’s Day Brunch
May 13, 2018 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Menu includes: House made scones, Frisee Salad, Pork Belly and Duck Confit Hash, Crab and Smoked Salmon Benedict, Steak and Eggs, Patatas Bravas, and dessert!

Still Spa Moms Retreat on Lake Washington

  • Available All May Long!
  • Signature 60 Minute Aromatherapy “Bliss Massage”
  • Rose Pedal Luxury Manicure & Pedicure
  • Complimentary Glass of Champagne & Rose Stem
  • Price – $215

Vivo 53

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Vivo 53 in Bellevue Square offers wood fired pizza, pasta, Italian antipasto, craft cocktails and insane sundaes made with integrity. Their Mother’s Day brunch is being offered from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and will feature Bottomless Mimosa’s, Prosciutto Cotto, Italian Frittata and more.


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