A Guide To Celebrating Mom This Year


Mothers are truly amazing beings. Whatever type of mother or mom figure you may be, you deserve to be celebrated! Moms are so many things to so many people – caregivers, cheerleaders, life givers, nurturers, supporters – the list goes on and on. How are you celebrating the mother(s) in your life this year? 

Does mom love a good buffet? Quality craft time? Nature experiences? From beautiful brunches to zen art projects to high tea to cheersing with spritzes, The Pulse has you covered with a list of fun and unique activities from around the Bay to make the mother figure(s) in your life feel extra loved and special.

Saturday, May 13: 

11 am-5 pm: Almost Mother’s Day Kids Concert & Maker Festival – Courthouse Square, Redwood City

Enjoy a full day of family-friendly live music, handmade craft stations, and an inflatable playland with mamas throughout the Redwood City community.

11:30 am-5 pm: Wine & Jazz Festival – Main Street, Half Moon Bay

Sample from 40+ California wineries, top coast side food vendors and a variety of local brews and ciders in the beer garden alongside nationally-recognized jazz artists.

Sunday, May 14

7-10 am: Cars & Coffee Peninsula – Breakers Cafe, Woodside Plaza

Every 2nd Sunday, bring your car, truck or motorcycle and mingle with other auto enthusiasts.

7 am-4 pm: Mother’s Day Specials – Copenhagen Bakery & Cafe, Burlingame

Authentic cheese blintz brunch served from 7 am-4 pm, and filet mignon with fried prawns and crab-stuffed chicken breast specials served from 4-9 pm.

10:30 am-12 pm: Mother’s Day Terrarium & Brunch – luludi living art, San Mateo

A perfect activity to de-stress with mom? Creating beautiful terrariums. All supplies provided. Sip tea, coffee or a mimosa, and nibble on croissants and muffins. Mothers also get a gift bag with extra surprises!

10:30 am-12:30 pm: Mother’s Day Wine & Design – el PRADO Hotel, Palo Alto

Celebrate in the courtyard of the el PRADO Hotel. A mimosa brunch and painting class moderated by Wine & Design is included.

11 am: Mother’s Day Brunch & Make Your Own Bouquet – Mountain Winery, Saratoga

Enjoy breathtaking views and exquisite food and dessert stations. Don’t forget to stop by the fresh floral station before brunch to create-your-own bouquet under the guidance of expert florists.

11 am-1:30 pm: Mother’s Day Rose Brunch – Four Seasons Silicon Valley, Palo Alto

The extensive brunch menu includes a seafood station and an elaborate dessert buffet by the culinary team at Quattro Restaurant & Bar.

11 am-2 pm: Mother’s Day Tea Service & Tour – Mazza Castle, Pacifica

Start off with a historian-led tour of the Mazza Castle, and end with high tea classics of sandwiches, scones and sweets. (This event is for adults only & is not wheelchair accessible.)

11:30 am: Festa Della Mamma – Donato Enoteca, Redwood City

Make mom feel EXTRA special with this four-course Italian feast.

10 am-2 pm: Mother’s Day at Hillsdale Mall – Palette Tea Garden, Paul Martin’s & Pinstripes

Mother’s Day Brunch at Pinstripes

The Sunday Brunch Buffet includes a waffle station, carving station, sweets table, and more – and don’t forget about their bottomless mimosas and Aperol spritzes!

Celebrate Mom at Paul Martin’s

This American Grill will offer new dishes on its brunch menu, a 2-course prime rib special, DIY mimosas, and shareable cocktail pitchers.

Special Day for Mom at Palette Tea Garden

1-4 pm: Mother’s Day Cruise – Mariner Square, Alameda

Dance your day away on the Bay aboard the Cabernet Sauvignon Yacht and take in the San Francisco skyline as you indulge in a tasty buffet lunch with endless champagne or bottomless mimosas.

Mother’s Day To-Go

Planning a relaxing day in or outside with Mom? Redwood City BBQ has you covered with build-your-own Mother’s Day packs. If you’re a Filoli Circle Member, take your picnic to enjoy in their gardens as the summer blooms emerge! (4:30-7 pm)

*Events subject to change or cancellation – confirm with organizers before traveling. If we missed an activity, feel free to share it in the comments section! 

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