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5 Fun Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day Together

This Mother’s Day, treat Mom to simple pleasures. Here are a few suggestions for making her special day, well, special.

Go to the movies

It’s most likely been a while since mom has been to see a movie in the theatre, so this could be a real treat for her. Paragon Village boasts stadium seating with recliners and a food menu with a full bar. There is also a bowling alley for some extra family fun, either before or after the show. 

Marquee Cinema has also reopened, while the Regal Cinemas theatre will reopen May 21.

Plan a spa day

What mother doesn’t want to be pampered on Mother’s Day? 

Some local spas are offering specials for the holiday, including Le Petite Spa Fredericksburg. 

“Moms give so much of themselves and often forego their own self-care, rest and relaxation,” says owner Natasha Henderson. “A spa day is the perfect way for them to reset and recharge themselves. It makes the perfect gift from someone that appreciates all that they do.”

Spend time outside

Head outdoors for the holiday and take mom for a stroll downtown or to bike or hike the trails along The Canal Path. You can also pack a picnic lunch and visit Loriella Park, which also has disc golf and basketball and tennis courts for active families.

Read a book

If Mom wants to spend some quiet time alone with a good book, find the perfect spot on the grounds of historic Kenmore. Choose from one of the season’s new titles, including “The Little French Bridal Shop” by Jennifer Dupee, “Good Company” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney or “Of Women and Salt” by Gabriela Garcia.

Enjoy a good meal

Make sure mom skips cooking and cleaning the dishes and take her out for a bite to eat. Try Mason-Dixon Café for brunch. The café serves up breakfast fare all day, including omelets, pancakes, French toast, breakfast sandwiches and chicken and waffles. Mason-Dixon Café also has an extensive wine and beer list, as well as specialty drinks and cocktails such as Bloody Marys, mimosas and coffee cocktails.

Brandy Centolanza
Brandy Centolanza is a freelance journalist who covers health, parenting, family travel, and the hospitality industry. She writes from her Virginia home surrounded by her husband of 20 years and their two teens, three cats,and a bearded dragon named Craig.

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