From garden tours to tea time to craft beer festivals to Champagne brunches, here are all the ways you can shower the mom in your life with a little love this Mother’s Day.
From garden tours to tea time to craft beer festivals to Champagne (or bloody mary or mimosa) brunches, here are all the ways you can shower the mom in your life with a little love this Mother’s Day.
National Public Gardens Day at Green Spring Gardens
Mother’s Day closely coincides with National Public Gardens Day, so the mom with a green thumb will want to visit Green Spring Gardens this weekend for a tour led by a master gardener docent. // 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria
Tea and Tussies with Your Mom In Our Garden at Blooming Hill Lavender Farm
May 12 & 13, noon-3 p.m.
Traditional tea will take place in the gardens at Blooming Hill Lavender Farm, and you’ll also take home an herbal bouquet. // 19929 Telegraph Springs Road, Purcellville
May 13, 1-6 p.m.
Perfect for the mom who’s also a beer aficionado, the LoCo Brewfest takes place Saturday featuring new beers from 18 Loudoun craft breweries, including Adroit Theory, Barnhouse Brewery and Lost Rhino Brewing Company. It will also mark the debut of new-to-town Solace Brewing Company and Black Hoof Brewing Company. There will also be food, live music and outdoor games. // Loudoun Station: 43805 Central Station Drive, Ashburn
Roar: True Tales of Women Warriors Book Launch
May 13, 2-4 p.m.
Women from around the country, including seven Northern Virginia authors, tell their personal stories in this collection inspired by a live storytelling event of the same name. The book launch will take place Saturday at the Auld Shebeen with readings. // 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax
Celebrate Mom at South Moon Under
South Moon Under stores across Northern Virginia will celebrate moms with beverages and giveaways on Saturday. // Multiple NoVA locations
Mother’s Day Weekend at Mount Vernon
May 13 & 14
Martha Washington is the focus this weekend at Mount Vernon, where a tour will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. // 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon
Mother’s Day Weekend Tours in Prince William County
May 13 & 14
Tours of Prince William’s historic sites, including Rippon Lodge, Ben Lomond Historic Site and the Brentsville Courthouse, will be available all weekend. // Multiple locations across Prince William County
Mother’s Day Brunch at Carmello’s
May 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Carmello’s buffet will offer quinoa fritters; roasted pork tenderloin; omelet, waffle and pizza stations; and more. // 9108 Center St., Manassas
Mother’s Day Brunch at The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City
May 14, noon-3 p.m.
With adult and kid buffets ($79 and $45/person, respectively), the Ritz’s Mother’s Day brunch will feature egg, carving and sushi stations along with a cake-decorating station where kids can customize a cake for mom. // 1250 S. Hayes St., Arlington
Mother’s Day Tea at Cherry Hill Farmhouse
May 14, 2-4 p.m.
A costumed docent will speak about the mother’s role in mid-19th-century homes while visitors enjoy a bottomless cup of hot tea with tea sandwiches, scones and other assorted desserts. // 312 Park Ave., Falls Church
Mother’s Day Brunch at Trio Grill
Trio Grill’s special Mother’s Day brunch buffet includes carving and omelette stations, an oatmeal bar and choices of crab cake Benedict, steak and eggs and more. // 8100 Lee Highway, Falls Church
Mother’s Day at La Côte d’Or Café
The French bistro will host Mother’s Day brunch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and dinner from 5-10 p.m. featuring salmon caviar, smoked salmon scrambled eggs and more. // 6876 Lee Highway, Arlington
Mother’s Day at Our Mom Eugenia
The Greek restaurant will offer a five-course Mother’s Day menu with stuffed zucchini blossoms, fried tomato balls and more. // 1025 Seneca Road, Suite H, Great Falls
Mother’s Day at Brabo
Brabo’s $75 four-course Mother’s Day menu also includes a bloody mary bar and mimosa magnums. Brunch takes place 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and dinner follows from 5-9 p.m. // 1600 King St., Alexandria
Mother’s Day at Bastille
Bastille’s $49 three-course Mother’s Day menu features seared sea scallops, steamed mussels, slow-roasted duck breast and more. // 606 N. Fayette St., Alexandria
Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch at West Belmont Place
With seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., West Belmont Place’s buffet will offer eggs Benedict; waffles; seafood; and carving, salad and pasta stations. // 18980 Upper Belmont Place, Leesburg
Mother’s Day Tea at Bluemont Vineyard
With seatings at 11 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 2 p.m. and 2:15 p.m., moms can enjoy traditional English tea blended by Dominion Tea at the Stable at Bluemont alongside tea sandwiches and assorted desserts. Each visitor will also receive a glass of Bluemont wine. // 18755 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont
Fredericksburg Mother’s Day Buffet
The buffet will feature omelet and carving stations, waffles, pastries and mimosas. There will also be live music. Seatings take place at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. // Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center: 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg
Mother’s Day at North Gate Vineyard
Moms receive a complimentary truffle pairing with a wine tasting, plus there will be an organic menu starting at noon and live music from 2-5 p.m. // 16031 Hillsboro Road, Purcellville
Mother’s Day Tea at Carlyle House
Mother’s Day tea will take place on the Magnolia Terrace at the historic Carlyle House with tableside service. Seatings take place at noon and 2:30 p.m. // 121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria
Better Than Brunch: Mother’s Day Originals
Through May 29
Handmade designs by Torpedo Factory artists will be on sale all month, making the perfect last-minute, one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day gift. // Torpedo Factory: 105 N. Union St., Alexandria