10 Ways to Spend Mother’s Day in New Orleans

10 Ways to Spend Mother’s Day in New Orleans

Mother’s Day emotions range from absolute joy to bittersweet for some. No matter how you feel about the holiday, whether you celebrate or prefer to stay home, the fact is that Mother’s Day is often connected to giving gifts. Flowers are great and so are sweetly wrapped presents and crafty kids art projects, but this year we would like to steer you in the direction of local New Orleans EXPERIENCES to gift mom this Mother’s Day. There is nothing quite like the gift of time and creating memories with kids in New Orleans.

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New Orleans Experience Gifts that Any Mother, Mother-In Law or Mother at Heart Would Love :: 

  • Play tourist! For 100+ ideas of how to do this, utilize our tips for visiting kids with New Orleans resource. It may sound obvious, but take the kids out, wander the French Quarter, marvel in the wonder of St. Louis Cathedral and then stop by Acme Oyster for lunch. There is so much beauty right here in our city.
  • Capture a moment in time! Book a photography session with an amazing local photographer and gift mom memories that she didn’t have to source, pay for and handle herself.
  • Take her for pampering. If the special mom in your life has teen or tween girls, this can be a really fun way to bond over something that everyone can enjoy together. About Face Metairie and About Face Mandeville offer it all, from facials to make up lessons to teeth whitening. About Face is different from the predictable spa day or massage, and you can partake in some retail therapy while you’re there. Treat mom to something that perhaps she would not give to herself and learn how to spruce up that make up routine.
  • Mom-osa, anyone? Ruby Slipper has a NEW offering for Mother’s Day that they have coined a “Mom-osa.” Available from May 1-31, treat yourself (or your mom) with a personalized “table service” experience where you can create your own signature Mom-mosa, complete with a carafe of sparkling wine, pours of the finest fresh fruit juices, and a medley of freshly cut seasonal fruits. Top it off with a festive candy rock swizzle for an extra touch of sweetness!
  • Give the toddler mom a break. Create & Play, which has newly opened on Old Metairie Road, wants to help you give mom the gift of alone time! As much as moms love their kids, sometimes we also just want a BREAK. They are hosting Dad’s Day Out on May 11th. The idea is that Dad will take the kids (giving mom a break) and create a craft for mom. 
  • Learn how to make your own charcuterie! Sorrenteaux, located in Lakeview, now offers classes for charcuterie and kidcuterie. They also have a collection dedicated to boards prepped for Mother’s Day. Give mom the gift of a class or just the gift of a gorgeous cheese creation.
  • Get outdoors! There are dozens of outdoor activities to enjoy in New Orleans. Whether it is planning a walk through Couturie Forest, a day spent in Fountainbleau State Park or a canoe trip, the nature loving moms in your life will love the experience of spending time together outdoors. If you want to be even more adventurous, take a trip to the Grand Canyon of Mississippi!
  • Enjoy a museum or local attraction. Often times we forget just how many amazing attractions we have right here in New Orleans! History buffs would love wandering the National WWII Museum, or check out the amazing views from Vue Orleans. For a limited time, the Claude Monet Immersive experience is also an option and kid-friendly!
  • Feed the animals at Global Wildlife. For the animal loving moms, consider taking her on a covered wagon ride at Global Wildlife. This is enjoyable for the whole family and provides tons of memorable photo opps.
  • Get active indoors. Have an active mom in your life? Does she love the idea of a challenge or thrill? Book a lesson with the kids at Crescent City Ninja and unleash your inner warrior. It’s more fun than you might think, and the best part is that the kids will sleep WELL after.

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