In fact, nearly half of moms would pick a favorite restaurant as the place to celebrate Mother’s Day. The study also indicated that restaurant gift cards and certificates are a top gift pick for moms, with one in five saying this is their preferred gift.
“There’s really no need to worry about how to celebrate the moms in your life,” says Jessica Dunker, president and CEO of the Iowa Restaurant Association. “Moms love restaurants. Not only do restaurants provide a much-deserved reprieve from cooking at home, they also provide a celebratory atmosphere.”
Fifty-eight percent of Mother’s Day diners will go out to a restaurant for dinner, 32 percent lunch, 24 percent brunch, and 10 percent for breakfast. In addition, one in five Mother’s Day diners (19 percent) will go out for more than one meal that day.
Looking for a restaurant or event to celebrate Mom on Sunday? Here’s a list to get you started:
Jazz Brunch with The George Jazz Trio, 10 a.m. Sunday, Campbell Steele Gallery, 1064 Seventh Ave., Marion. Music by Craig Dove on piano and vocals, Gary Palmer on bass and Nick George on drums. Food by LJ Catering. $20.
Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids. Reservations required at (319) 848-8703. $29 for adults; $12 for children 12 and younger.
Mother’s Day Showcase, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Noelridge Park Greenhouse, 4900 Council St. NE, Cedar Rapids. The annual Mother’s Day Showcase celebrates its 40th anniversary. See hundreds of blooming plants, educational exhibits and a special display of live butterflies by ButterFliz of Iowa. Free.
Augusta Jazz Brunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, August, 101 S. Augusta Ave., Oxford. Live Jazz with the Pat Smith and Rich Wagor Duo.
Mother’s Day Lunch, noon Sunday, Tassel Ridge Winery, 1681 220th St., Leighton. Advance reservations required by today by calling (641) 672-9463. $35 per person; $15 children 5 to 10 and free children 4 and younger. The winery is also celebrating its sixth anniversary Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. The first 75 visitors each day will receive a commemorative Tassel Ridge 6th Anniversary wineglass.
Mother’s Day at Culver’s Garden Center, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Culver’s Garden Center, 1682 Dubuque Rd., Marion. Complimentary refreshments and wine from Park Farm Wines and music by Danika Holmes from 1 to 4 p.m.
Mother’s Day Tea Party, 1 to 3:20 p.m. Sunday, Ushers Ferry Historic Village, 5925 Seminole Valley Tr. NE, Cedar Rapids. Tea, goodies, poetry readings, music and a craft. $8 for adult residents and $11 for non-residents; $4 for resident children 3 to 14 and $7 for non-residents. Advance registration is required.
To Mom, with Love II by the Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, First Lutheran Church, 1000 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. This concert features music of a lighter fare, along with dessert, tea, and a silent auction.