6 Ways to Celebrate Mom all Weekend
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching which means it's time to start making plans. Since no two Moms are the same, we came up with 6 different ideas to help you celebrate Mom. Whether she enjoys the great outdoors, deserves a little pampering or has a sweet tooth, we have the activity to help celebrate her.
If your mom has a weakness for baked goods, there is no better place to enjoy some treats or settle into the café for breakfast than Flour Bakery + Café in Central and Harvard Square. After all, nothing says, “I love you,” quite like a perfect coconut macaroon or practically anything that comes out of the James Beard Award-winning Baker Joanne Chang’s magical kitchen.”
Treat Mom to an afternoon of relaxation at the Inman Oasis -- a hidden gem located in the heart of Inman Square specializing in some ah-maz-ing massages. Mother’s Day is the perfect excuse to pamper a soon-to-be-mom, new mom, or the mother who is always thinking of others!
She’ll enjoy massages or soak in their hydrotherapy tubs where she can properly unwind and refresh before being treated to a delicious Cambridge dinner. Mom will leave feeling like a new woman, and she probably won’t remember the time you spilled red wine on her cream-colored couch.
Let’s face it, Moms are the ultimate queen bees. If your mom craves anything sweet, then she won’t bee-lieve what there is to discover at Follow the Honey.
Follow the Honey is unlike any specialty shop you’ve seen -- filled with any and all bee related treasures. From an assortment of buzz-worthy honey, to sweet-tooth satisfying Peanut Butter and Honeyfluff cups, bee-themed gifts and so much more. Plus the folks at Follow the Honey know their bee facts, and appreciate a good bee pun or two. We know Mom will be abuzz with excitement.
If your mom has a green thumb, or just has an appreciation for beauitful flowers, consider a trip to see the amazing Glass Flowers at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. This Cambridge Museum is only a seven-minute walk through Harvard Yard, and offers an unforgettable experience mom is sure to love.
The Glass Flowers are always in bloom, and are remarkably life-like. In fact they were created by hand in 1893 to be as real and intricate as possible for the sake of research, science and education (which you can learn more about here!). Now these beauties call the Harvard Museum of Natural History home, and will definitely offer some inspriation for your mom's garden this season.
If staying still isn’t your Mom’s thing, the Charles River Canoe and Kayak in Kendall Square is an activity we know she will enjoy. Regardless of how experienced you are at canoeing or kayaking, there’s something for everyone -- from beginner to seasoned enthusiast.
Paddle along the river and see Cambridge from a totally different point of view. Plus, after you cruise up and down the river, Kendall Square has tons of great restaurants to refuel and relax.
Spring at the Mount Auburn Cemetery is a treat --visit a calm and serene sanctuary surrounded by beautiful monuments and fresh blooms. If you aren’t able to spend the day with your mother, grandmother, or mother figure, strolling around Mount Auburn Cemetery allows you a quiet place for reflection.
If you are in the mood for a tour while you are visiting, Mount Auburn Cemetery will be hosting their annual Memories of Mothers tour featuring famous mothers and symbolic monuments starting at 2p. For more information about this tour, please click here.