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Local brunches, gift ideas and more to pamper Mom this Sunday

Spring has sprung and May has begun. The growing warmth signals that it’s time to celebrate Mom.

Don’t yet have plans to treat the special lady in your life? Read on to find the many different ways upon the North Shore to celebrate your family’s superhero on Sunday, May 12.


EvaDean’s Bakery & Cafe – Mother’s Day Brunch, 1115 Central Ave,. Wilmette

This new shop has barely opened its doors in Wilmette, yet it is rolling out the red carpet for moms. The Mother’s Day Brunch will run from 8-10:45 a.m. for $30 and then from 10:45 a.m.-4 p.m. for $40, including Bloody Mary’s and mimosas during the later time. Kids under 10 are $20 the entire day. Along with a pastry platter, guests can choose from a decadent avocado toast to chicken & waffles and everything in between. EvaDean’s is also accepting orders for premade bakery items, so call or pop in to place an order. Visit the EvaDean’s website for more information.

Convito Cafe and Market – Mother’s Day Brunch, 1515 Sheridan Road, Wilmette

The tradition continues at Convito in Plaza del Lago. A special menu from 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. in addition to the restaurant’s traditional menus. Reservations required for indoor; outdoor seating is first come first served. Call (847) 251-3654 or email for more information.

Napolita Pizzeria and Wine Bar – Mother’s Day Brunch and More, 1126 Central Ave., Wilmette

From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., enjoy brunch and in the evening, a special Mother’s Day dine-in special: $40 per person for a three-course meal (salad, entree, dessert) and a glass of rose or Prosecco. Or take it to go with a $100 dinner for four that includes salad, two pizzas, pasta and two slices of dessert. Visit Napolita’s online menu for more.

Salon Fusion Salon – Mother’s Day Pampering, 108 Skokie Blvd. Wilmette

At Salon Fusion, when you purchase a spa gift card online, you’ll receive a special Mother’s Day bonus, extending the pampering for months to come. In addition, book an instant lifting facial for mom online and receive 15 percent off. Visit Salon Fusion online for more information

One Magnificent Med Spa – Mother’s Day Pampering, 1100 Central Ave., Wilmette

What should you get the moms in your life (maybe you) for Mother’s Day? A gift card for a rejuvenating facial or relaxing massage. With every purchase of a gift card at $150, receive a bonus $25 gift; at $500, receive a bonus $100 gift; and at $1,000, receive a bonus $225. The bonus gift can be shared with loved ones or added to your personal account for future treatments. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to pamper the special women in your life. Visit One Magnificent Med Spa online for more information


Spirit Elephant – Mother’s Day Brunch, 924 Green Bay Road, Winnetka

From 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4:30-9 p.m. Spirit Elephant will offer an array of offerings for Mom, ranging from sweet to savory. Pancakes with chocolate chips or a waffle sundae will give new meaning to dessert for breakfast. Treats such as penne alla vodka or avocado toast will provide the comfort that only a savory meal can provide. Visit Spirit Elephant online for more information. 

Aboyer – Mother’s Day Brunch, 64 Green Bay Road, Winnetka

From 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 3:30-7:30 p.m. choose from spring pea soup to a french rolled gruyere omelet. Aboyer plans to make all moms blissfully happy this Mother’s Day. The prix fixe menu will range in price from $79-89 dollars and will satisfy even the most discerning palate. Visit Aboyer’s webpage for more information

Winnetka/Northfield Library – Mother’s Day Activities, 768 Oak St., Winnetka

On Wednesday, May 8, stop by and make a pair of washer necklaces that you can share with your mother on Mother’s Day. Winnetka-Northfield card holders will have priority registration for programs in The Studio, all others will be placed on a pending waitlist. Visit the library online for more information


Guildhall RestaurantMeal for Mom to Go, 694 Vernon Ave., Glencoe

Mom will be completely taken care of and won’t even need to leave the house. Guildhall is offering a takeaway meal designed to serve four. Select a spring, chopped or kale salad before digging into roasted chicken, Faroe Island salmon, pizza and more. The package runs $175 and for the entire family. Visit Guildhall online for more information

The Chicago Botanic Gardens Mother’s Day From the Garden! , 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe

While the annual Mother’s Day Brunch sold out in minutes, the garden has gifts that keep on giving.  Purchase a gift certificate or membership. Better yet, dedicate a tree, a bench, a book or a brick to dear old mom through the CBG’s unique tribute gift offering. Or enter a raffle at the garden shop and win mom a bag filled with luxurious lotion, an orchid ornament and day passes. Three lucky moms will win the prize and no purchase is necessary. Visit Chicago Botanic Garden online for more information. 

Glencoe Park District – Mother’s Day Gift Making, Takiff Center, 999 Green Bay Road, Glencoe

From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 11, create handmade gifts for all your favorite mother figures. The district will supply all paper and embellishments, as well as step-by-step instructions. You’ll leave with a variety of awesome Mother’s Day gifts to give (or keep for yourself!). There will also be opportunities to make gifts for senior centers and animal shelters. Register each child attending, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Register here.


The Park District of Highland Park, Mother’s Day Tweets & Tea, Rosewood Beach, 883 Sheridan Road, Highland Park

From 2-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, enjoy a leisurely stroll talking about local and migrating birds with a naturalist. Roost back at the interpretive center with some cozy teas and talk about birding. Pre-registration required and is $18. All participants must register. Ages 12+. Visit park district online for more information.

The Park District of Highland Park – Mother’s Day Yoga & Mimosas, Rosewood Beach, 883 Sheridan Road, Highland Park

From 8:30-10 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, join the park district for a special Mother’s Day yoga class, celebrating all that mothers are and do. Stick around for mimosas and community time after. Ages 13+. Visit park district online for more information.

The Park District of Highland Park – Mother’s Day Miniature Golf, River’s Edge Mini Golf, 2205 Skokie Valley Road, Highland Park

From 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, moms receive a free round of mini golf. Visit the park district online for more information.

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Alexa Burnell

Alexa Burnell is a Wilmette resident who has been covering the North Shore for the past seven years, previously for The Wilmette Beacon and its sister newspapers.

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