Celebrating Mother's Day in New Jersey

Tips for making Mother's Day 2016 a special day for Mom



Mother's Day Events Ideas, Activities and Events

Mothers Day is a time of recognizing how special Mom is and for making it a very special day for her.

This year Mother's Day will be celebrated on Sunday, May 8, 2016.

It's a time for saying "I Love You", for breakfast in bed, flowers, cards, brunch out to a family restaurant, or for a family gathering at home.





Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.

Ideas For Mothers Day Gifts

Prepare a Meal for Mom - Do it at your house and take it to mom so that she will not feel the need to help clean-up.

Create a Home Made Collage - Get the whole family involved and include memories, quotes, and photos to create a lasting remembrance of of years as a mother.

Create Your Own Flower Arrangement - Even if you live in a city you can do this by collecting leaves, twigs, or going to a craft shop for items to include.

Clean Mom's House - Get some help from other members of the family and make it a collective event. There is always something that needs maintenance --- fix the broken shelf, appliance, a chair. Organize her coupons, her closets, etc.

Donate to a Charity in Mom's Name. This not only gives her recognition for being associated with a worthy cause, it passes down a lesson to the younger children, and supports others in need. Children's charities are always worthy causes.

Bake Mom a Cake - Baking Mom her favorite cake using your own time makes this a special gift

Ideas For Things To Do For Yourself For Mothers Day

Single Moms' With Young Kids - Join up with other single moms and their kids for a fun event that every one can enjoy.

Create a Journal of the Past Year - Reflect on your year as a mom, by writing a letter to your self about the ups and downs of parenting that you experienced in the past year.

Sleep Later - Give your husband and kids the opportunity to do something you want. They might even extend the event to include breakfast in bed.

Spend Some Time Away From the House . After you’ve celebrated your day with the family, get a few hours alone to do something for yourself like meeting up with a friend of getting out to a store to shop.

Traditional NJ Mothers Day Brunch With the Family

You can give your Mother the day off and make her day special in your own way
by taking her out to brunch or for dinner. Check out our list of the Best Family Family restaurants and Best Brunches if you plan on having the family celebrate Mother's Day at a New Jersey restaurant.

If mother loves spa treatments, check out our list of the best day spa's in NJ or if getting away for Mother's day weekend is more to her liking, check our list of the best hotels with spa's in NJ.

Mother's Day 2016 NJ - Special Activities and Events


Annual Atlantic City Mothers Day Music Festival
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7pm - 10:30pm
Boardwalk Hall
Atlantic City, NJ
Information and Tickets
Atlantic City's historic venue, the renovated Boardwalk Hall, features the Mother's Day Music Fest, one of the most popular R & B events of the year. This years event will feature co-headliners Maze ft., Frankie Beverly, and Charlie Wilson

Mother's Day Special at the Auto Race Track
May 7, 2016
Wall Stadium SpeedWay
1803 Route 34 South
Wall, NJ
Modifieds Triple Crown Race #1, Sportsman, Limited Late Models Factory Stocks, Legends. Moms enjoy discounted admission and free flowers at the entrance.

Mother's Day Wine Trail
May 7th & 18th, 2016; 12 – 5 pm
Old York Cellars
80 Old York Road
Ringoes, NJ 08551
This Mother's Day weekend event features a thanks to all mom's for their hard work and dedication by offering them complimentary wine tastings. This tasting features an extended flight of 8 wines paired with hand-crafted chocolates by Laurie's Chocolates.

6th Annual Gloucester County Craft & Home Fair
May 7 & 8, 2016;10am to 4pm both days (Rain or shine)
Gazebo Gloucester County 4-H Fairgrounds
275 Bridgeton Pike
Mullica Hill NJ
Free Admission & Parking Free
This Mother's Day weekend family event features over 100 plus Craftsmen, rows and rows of handmade items from local and state artists.
The schedule includes: The Fun Dog Parade & Show Battle Road Band on The Main covered stage, Little Miss & Mister Springtime Pageant, DJ Pepper Paul, East River Kids Mobile Mining for gemstones, Kids paint a Terra Cotta Pot, Pony Rides Horse Events, food & picnic style dining, Terra Cotta Creations Contest & Exhibit, Free Shopping Bags

Annual Azalea Festival
Sunday May 8, 2016; 10am - 4pm; Held Rain or Shine.
Sayen Park Botanical Garden
155 Hughes Drive
Hamilton Square
Hamilton Township, NJ
(609) 890-3874
Held only on Mother's Day each year. This event takes place in the historic Hamilton Square, Sayen House and Gardens, a sanctuary for nature lovers, garden enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Enjoy seeing over 250,000 flowering bulbs, dogwoods, azaleas and rhododendron, In addition to touring the grounds' collection of beautifully landscaped walking paths, fountains, bridges, lakes, gazebos, and breathtaking scenery, attendees can enjoy crafters, food, music, entertainment, and more.

Mother's Day Brunch and Early Dinner Cruises on the Hudson
Sunday May 8, 2016
Spirit of New Jersey
1500 Harbor Boulevard
Lincoln Harbor Marina
Weehawken, New Jersey 07086
Give Mom the day off and treat her to a special day full of festivities and fun aboard Spirit! With a bountiful buffet, interactive DJ entertainment, dancing and spectacular Manhattan skyline views,
Lunch & Brunch Cruises:
11:30 AM Cruises 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Early Dinner Cruise
Boards 5:00 PM Cruises 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Departs From Lincoln Harbor

Mother's Day Walk/Hike
May 8, 2016; 10am to noon
Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson Avenue
Tenafly, NJ
Celebrate Mother's Day with a guided walk outdoors. Whether you're an outdoors enthusiast or just hoping for a pretty photo op with the family, a walk might be the perfect activity for Mother's Day. All ages welcome. Meet up at the visitor's center. . In case of inclement weather the program will be canceled. No strollers please.

Mothers Day at Jenkinson's
Sunday - May 10 , 2015
300 Ocean Ave
Point Pleasant Beach
All day on Mother's Day, Sunday, moms get free admission to rides, the aquarium, fun house, and mini golf with a paying child. The perfect spring day for mothers and children to enjoy together at the boardwalk.

Wildwoods Mothers Day Celebration - Mom's Ride Free
May 8, 2016
Surfside Pier at 25th Ave. and Mariner's Landing Pier at Schellenger Ave
A family event to celebrate Mother's Day at Morey's Piers on the Boardwalk., Mom gets some extra TLC for Mother's Day! From 11 am until 5 p.m. Mothers ride FREE on Mariner's Landing and Surfside Piers located on the Wildwoods Boardwalk. All moms can pick up a complimentary wristband at any ticket booth. Take Mom for a spin with rides, games, food and entertainment for the whole family! Mom's can enjoy a Tea Party at the Teacups with complimentary tea and hors d'oeuvres.

Mother's Day Festival
May 8, 2016; Noon to 5 PM
Alba Vineyard
269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Road
Milford NJ
Celebrate Mother's Day by treating mom to a Mother's Day Festival that features family and friends treating mom to a special event filled with a wine tasting, cellar tour, lunch, live music and more.

Mother's Day Hike to the Women's Monument
Sunday, May 8, 2016, 11am - 1pm
Alpine park
Palisades Interstate Parkway, Exit 2
Alpine, NJ
201-768-1360 ext. 108
Website; For more information, or to confirm on the morning of the hike if weather seems questionable.
Is Mom the outdoor adventurous type.?
Treat mom for an Mother's Day Hike to the Women's Monument. This is a guided hike with Eric Nelsen. Meet at 11 am About 4 mi., 2 hrs. over easy trails. Free.


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