“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love,” is a quote from the legendary Stevie Wonder.
I think most of us can say the same thing. Mother’s Day is just a week away, and do you have plans? For me however, I have my mother’s birthday on that same day of the weekend, so it’s a lot of mom love that weekend. Happy Early Birthday mom!
Don’t just limit your day to brunch with mom and flowers though. Take her out on the town to enjoy what Lake County has to offer with brunches, gift ideas and maybe something out of the loop, like going on a loop in Six Flags Great America. Pamper mom the best way by celebrating your Mother’s Day in Lake County.
Last Minute Gift Ideas
Sometimes we are a little bit selfish with our time due to our work schedule. If you’re running late on an idea for a gift, Lake County has what you need all the way till the day of. However, it’d be your best interest not to do this.
Gurnee Mills Mother’s Day Shopping Event
May 6-8 @ Gurnee Mills Shopping Mall
Come out for a day of shopping at Gurnee Mills. Dawson’s Treasures will be putting on this event that includes free admission, raffles, shopping and Mother’s Day Specials.
Central States Dahlia Society Sale
May 7-8; 10 am – 4:30 pm @ Chicago Botanic Garden
The Central States Dahlia Society presents its annual plant and root sale. Featuring dahlias in an array of sizes, shapes, and colors. This is a great opportunity to purchase dahlias seen on display at the society’s annual show in September. Prices begin at $4. Society members will be available to answer questions and provide written information about dahlia planting and care.
Annual Native Plant Sale at Independence Grove
May 7-8; Sat 9 am – 3 pm, Sun 10 am – 2 pm
Choose from a variety of native plants, shrubs and trees suited to almost any backyard. Native plants are beautiful, hardy, less expensive, easy to maintain, beneficial to the environment and thrive in Illinois gardens. Native flowering species will provide an abundance of nectar and attract wildlife from butterflies and songbirds, to chipmunks and beneficial insects. There will also be rain barrels and compose bins on sale Saturday only.
Hoosier African Violet Society Show & Sale
May 7-8; 10 a.m. – 4:30 pm @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Come out for 2 days of the African Violet Society Show & Sale. This annual show features displays of more than 50 African violets and other gesneriads. Some plants will be available for purchase. Society members will be available to answer questions.
We’re Just Brunchin’
Brunch is the best thing since sliced bread – which happens to also in most cases be apart of a brunch meal. Treat mom to one of the various places on Mother’s Day in Lake County that serve a little bit of breakfast and a little bit a lunch, and a lotta bit of bliss. Oh and for the record, all of these brunches occur on Mother’s Day, May 8.
Mother’s Day Brunch @ Beelow’s
11 am – 2:30 pm
Brunch will feature a Prime Rib and smoked ham carving station, egg, omelet, pancake and waffle bar, crab legs, Harrison’s All Natural Chicken, Salmon, Tilapia, Eggs Benedict, bacon, sausage, biscuits & gravy, fresh fruit, salads, homemade desserts and more. Reservations required.
Mother’s Day Brunch at Cadwell’s Grille
11 am – 1:30 pm
Enjoy carving stations of Prime Rib and Honey Ham, traditional breakfast fare with omelet station, seafood bar with oysters on the half shell, peel and eat shrimp and smoked salmon, hot luncheon items including chicken and waffles, beef medallions, salad bar, assorted desserts, bottomless mimosas and more! Please call for reservations.
Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at Lindy’s
9 am – 2 pm
Bring mom out and enjoy a great brunch buffet. Buffet includes assorted fresh fruits and salads, a pasta station, carving station, kid’s buffet and dessert table. Please call for reservations. Also tell us why your mom is special and enter to win a gift for your mom for mother’s day.
Mother’s Day @ Primo
9 am – 2 pm and 4 – 7 pm
We’re cooking up a special menu to honor all the favorite moms. Choose from a sprawling 4-Room Mother’s Day Brunch from 9am – 2pm or a special dinner menu from 4pm – 7pm. Reservations for both are required.
Mother’s Day Reservations are filling up quickly so be sure to reserve Mom a table at The Shanty! We will be serving our organic egg breakfast from 8am – 12:30pm and our full menu and special Chef’s menu from 1:30pm – 9:00pm. Call 847.336.0262 to make a reservation for the most important lady in our lives!
Mother’s Day @ Mickey Finn’s
9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Make reservations today for Mickey Finn’s Mother’s Day Brunch. The brunch will be buffet style and will include homemade donuts, eggs, bagels, sausage, omelettes, carving station and much more.
Mother’s Day Brunch @ Austins
10 am – 2 pm
Make reservations now and take Mom to Austins for a great brunch. Breakfast items, ribs, chicken, roast, potatoes, vegetables, kid’s buffet and desserts. With over 40 feet of delicious food items there will be plenty of great choices
Mother’s Day Brunch @ Lambs Farm
10 am, noon and 2 pm
Give mom the day off and treat her to Lambs Farm’s Mother’s Day Brunch! Each family can choose from a feast of tasty items including breakfast favorites, fruit, lunch/dinner items and delicious desserts made in our bakery. Seatings are at 10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm.
Mother’s Day Brunch @ Port of Blarney
9 am – 2 pm
Make reservations and bring mom out for a great brunch. The brunch will include a prime rib carving station, pasta marinara, roasted potatoes, vegetable medley, scrambled eggs, french toast, bacon, sausage, two salad options, dessert and a special prices on mimosas and Blarney’s Bloody Marys. There will also be a craft station for the kids.
545 North Mother’s Day Brunch
9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Make reservations today for 545 North’s Mother’s Day Brunch. The brunch will include a carving station, omelet station, eggs benedict, Belgian waffles, bacon, potatoes, smoked salmon, bagels, muffins, pastries, desserts, coffee, juice and tea.
Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet @ Savanna House
10 am – 3 pm
Come out and celebrate Mother’s Day with Savanna House’s Brunch Buffet. Buffet includes breakfast items such as Eggs Benedict, pancakes, French Toast, bacon and sausage, and lunch and dinner items including fried chicken, pork loin, beef brisket, ham, potatoes, vegetables, pasta, dessert and much more. Breakfast items served until 1 pm. Make reservations today. Visit website for complete menu. Coupons do not apply.
Mother’s Day @ David’s Bistro
10 am – 2 pm
Celebrate Mother’s Day and bring her to David’s Bistro. Remind mom how much she means this Mother’s Day. Treat her to a great buffet with ham, turkey, pork, made-to-order omelets, frittatas, pasta, smoked salmon, french toast, bacon, pastries with fresh fruit and much more. Make reservations today. The restaurant will also be open for dinner from 5pm-close with the regular menu.
Other Mother’s Day in Lake County Events
Mother’s Day Special Event
May 7-8; @ Volo Antique Malls and Mercantile Mall
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Citadel Theatre
Thursday-Friday Now till May 22
Bricks and Ivy at Three Brothers Theatre
Fridays and Saturdays May 6-28; 8 pm
Evita @ Marriott Theatre
Now until June 5