Yes, you should do nice things for mom year-round, and you definitely shouldn’t wait ‘til Mother’s Day to tell her how awesome she is, but on Mother’s Day you get a chance to really shine, and even outdo your siblings if you have any. We’ve put together a quick list of excellent choices around the 405 to make mom feel special this week.
The Oklahoma City Flower & Garden Festival at the Myriad Botanical Gardens is back this week. Saturday, May 8, from 9 AM – 4 PM, vendors will be set up in the Gardens with Oklahoma-grown herbs, perennials, annuals, native plants, culinary herbs, vegetable plants, flowers, produce, pottery, jewelry, wineries, succulents, ornamental grasses, milkweed, pollinator plants, wildlife habitat, and much more.
21C Museum Hotel. The Best of the 405 winner is an ideal place for a staycation for mom, or just a day of art and cocktails. The 14,000-square-foot museum features contemporary art from noted artists around the world in a beautiful setting, where you can grab a cocktail or glass of wine at the bar and move throughout the collection.
Pamper her with a private steam and sauna at Best of the 405 winner Udånder. The stress melts away as she sits in the aromatherapy steam room followed by time relaxing in the white aspen sauna. To really amp up the pampering, add a foot soak or half-hour massage. She’ll leaving feeling refreshed and relaxed.
Rather than brunch this year, how about a cocktail at Barkeep Supply in Midtown or Palo Santo in the Farmer’s Market District? Both bars feature some of the city’s very best bartenders, and you can choose from their menu of crafted and classic cocktails, or have them build one to mom’s specifications.
The ultimate in Mother’s Day gifts is dinner at Grey Sweater, Best of the 405 winning chef Andrew Black’s tasting menu restaurant in Deep Deuce. The food is creative, beautiful and delicious, and you can pair them with wines from an extensive list or stunning cocktails from one of the city’s best young bartenders, Thomas Upshaw.
Bonus for the hipper moms: Best of the 405 Winner Shawn Hamm is an amazing tattoo artist, and while we’re not suggesting a photorealistic picture of your face — Hamm could totally do it though — mom might have something else in mind to commemorate stories she can’t tell you yet.