Mother's Day Celebrations in New Jersey

Mother's Day

Tips for making Mother's Day 2017 a special day for Mom

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 14, 2017.

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.

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

You can give your Mom the day off and make her day special in your own way by taking her out to brunch or for dinner.

If mother loves spa treatments, or if getting away for Mother's day weekend is more to her liking, treat her to an overnight stay in a hotel with spa.

Ideas For Things To Do For Yourself (Mom) 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.

Mother's Day 2017 NJ - Special Activities and Events

Take Mom out to Breakfast/ Brunch at one of her favorite Restaurants
This is the most popular thing to do for Mom on Mother's day, It's a chance for her to relax and enjoy a morning with her family without her worrying about cooking and cleaning up.

Give Mom a Spa treatment at a local Spa.
This is a great time for Mom to get to enjoy some pampering.

Take Mom to a Mother's Day Brunch and Early Dinner Cruises on the Hudson
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

Take Mom to Atlantic City for the Annual Mothers Day Music Festival
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 7pm - 10:30pm
Boardwalk Hall
Atlantic City, NJ
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, Gladys Knight, KEM & Carol Riddick.

For Moms Who Enjoy Scenic Sights, Take Her for a Free Climb at the Absecon Lighthouse
Sunday, May 14, 2017; 11am - 4pm
Absecon Lighthouse
31 S. Rhode Island Avenue
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Mom's Climb Free on Mothers Day
Tell Mom she's the light of your life with a Mother's Day trip to the Absecon Lighthouse, New Jersey's tallest lighthouse! Take in breathtaking views of the Atlantic City skyline and see the lighthouse's recent multi-million dollar restoration which includes a stunning replica of the Lightkeeper's dwelling, an educational museum, Fresnel Lens exhibit in the original Oil House, expansive grounds, and a charming gift shop.

Take Mom to a Mother's Day Brunch at a Vineyard
May 14, 2017, First seating, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Second seating, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Laurita Winery
35 Archertown Road
New Egypt, NJ 08533
Enjoy a beautiful Mother's Day Sunday out at one of New Jersey's most scenic vineyards. Treat Mom to a Wine Tasting and platter from the Marketplace, seating is available inside and out! Or bring a blanket and chairs and picnic on the lawn. Vineyard tours are available all day as well. Live entertainment will be provided.

Take Mom to the Annual Azalea Festival
Sunday May 14, 2017; 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.

Getaway with Mom and the Family to the Wildwoods For a Mothers Day Treat
May 14, 2017
Surfside Pier at 25th Ave. and Mariner's Landing Pier at Schellenger Ave - Mom's Ride Free
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. 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 devours.

Is Mom the outdoor adventurous type? Take her on a hike to the Women's Monument.
Sunday, May 14, 2017, 11am - 1pm
Alpine park
Palisades Interstate Parkway, Exit 2
Alpine, NJ
201-768-1360 ex. 108
Treat mom for an Mother's Day Hike to the Women's Monument. This is a guided hike with Eric Nels en. Meet at 11 am About 4 mi., 2 has. over easy trails. Free.

Does Mom love nature? Take her to the Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
Sunday, May 14, 2017; 10:00 AM
Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
4 Sawmill Road
Medford, NJ
Moms get Free admission to our trails all day long (with a paid child's admission). You can also make a pine cone bird feeder in the Nature Center and complete a scavenger hunt along their trails.

Does Mom Love Water Park's? Take Her to Sahara Sam's
Sunday, May 14, 2017: 11am - 7pm
Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor & Outdoor Water Park
535 N. Route 73
West Berlin, NJ
What to get mom for Mother's Day that says "I love you" without breaking the bank? Moms get in FREE on Mother's Day with one paid admission?
Sahara Sam's is a 68,000 soft entertainment center under a retractable roof system, that features a 3,000 square foot arcade with the sate of art gaming systems, the famous Flow Rider surfing simulator, numerous water attractions, slides, and more. A variety of annual and single day tickets prices are available.

Does Mom enjoy amusement rides, aquariums, and the Jersey Shore? Take her to Jenkinson's
Sunday - May 14 , 2017
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.

Does Mom Enjoy an Amusement Park With an Unsual Twist? Take her to Diggerland
Sunday, May 14th, 2017; from 11 AM – 6 PM.
Diggerland USA
100 Pinedge Drive
West Berlin, NJ 08091
(856) 768- 1110
Moms Dig FREE on Mother's Day
A great way to bond with mom! This Mother's Day, bring mom to Diggerland for a day of operating real heavy machinery. Dig holes on the Diggers, drive skid-steers and climb the ropes course – she won't forget a day at Diggerland! Moms dig free with one paid child admission.* *Child admission ticket can be bought online or at the park (moms do not need to pre-purchase a ticket for this offer)
Diggerland is a construction themed adventure park where children and families can drive, ride and operate actual machinery. Each machine has been engineered for safety allowing children as small as 36" to operate with little or no instruction.

Take Mom to a Winery for Their Mother's Day Festival
May 14, 2017; 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.
$15 Adults 21 and older, $5 ages 13-20, and children 12 and under are complimentary.

A Great Photo Op With Mom in the Scenic Outdoors
Sunday, May 14, 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.

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