5 Alternatives to Taking Mom to Mothers Day Brunch this Sunday

Ah, Mothers Day Brunch! While it comes but once per year it can be both a joyous occasion as well as, unfortunately, a stressful one; the delays in wait, the lines, the expensive pre-fixe menus.  That said, here are 5 alternatives to taking your mom out to brunch this Sunday.

1.  Pack a Picnic

Los Angeles is full of beautiful parks and open spaces, so why not take advantage of the always-amazing weather and eat with mom al fresco? Find a shady spot or bring an umbrella and pack up some delicious eats and treats that won’t need to be kept warm.  Here is an amazing make ahead picnic menu brought to you by Mr. Food for inspiration!

2.  Head Out to the Circus

Circus Vargas is a Burbank based circus show full of Americana and performances by aerialists, acrobats and clowns.   An added bonus? The show is animal free so a fun and lighthearted time can be had by all!

3.  Take in a Matinee

Is mom a movie buff? Treat her to a day out at the movies! Los Angeles is full of cinema’a including ones that showcase classic films.  On Mothers Day, the Aero Cinema in Santa Monica will be showing the Wizard of Oz and the New Beverly will be showing a Tony Curtis double feature. Not a fan of classics? Take mom out to one of the Arclight theaters and enjoy a show, some snacks and maybe even a drink!

4.  Spa Day

What mom doesn’t need a little pampering regardless of if her children still live at home or not? If you think mom could use some r&r, book a massage or a full spa day for her stat at one of these day spas in Los Angeles.

5.  Wine Tasting

You don’t have to take mom out of town in order to treat her to wine tasting.  Check out these 18 spots around Los Angeles that offer wine tasting.  Be sure to call in advance to reserve your spot!