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The Best Ways to Spoil Mom in Erie PA

Wednesday Apr 27th, 2022

The word “Mom” can be applied to many types of people.  It can be your birth mom, adopted mom, step-mom, grandmother, great grandmother, mother-in-law or just someone who has been like a mother to you over the years.  Mother’s Day is a day we set aside to honor those special “Moms” and thank them for their unconditional love and support.  Here are a few of our favorite ways to spend the day with mom.  Main photo - Monacella Massage

Peek n Peak Sunday Brunch

Enjoy a Mother’s Day Brunch

Treat mom to a delicious meal that she doesn’t have to cook herself! Several area restaurants are offering Mother’s Day Sunday Brunches filled with savory favorites and tempting desserts.   Please contact the restaurant of your choice for availability and reservations. Bayfront Grille,  Cloud 9,  The Colony Pub & Grille,  The Cork 1794Madeline’s Dining & Events, Molly Brannigan’s Irish Pub,  The Oasis Pub,  Peek’n’ Peak,  The Skunk and Goat Tavern,  Victorian Princess Brunch CruisePictured: Brunch at Peek'n Peak. 


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Stop and Smell the Roses

Instead of giving mom a traditional bouquet of flowers, why not surround her with acres of roses, flowering plants, shrubs and trees?  Goodell Gardens “Along the Garden Path” afternoon guided tours are offered Sundays beginning May 1 through October 30.  Check out what’s in bloom while enjoying a relaxing stroll throughout their beautiful gardens.     

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Spend a Day at the Spa

Pamper your mother and at one of Erie’s wellness centers, massage therapy or spas for services ranging from traditional to new-age.  Individual and group options are available for hot stone massages, mani/pedis and stress relieving spa packages.  For the top massage therapy businesses in the area, we recommend: A Compassionate Hart Massage Therapy, Bella Salon & Day Spa, and Monacella Massage and Kinesiology

Grape Discovery Center Mothers Day

Dine Among the Vineyards

Spend the afternoon sipping on wine and nibbling on tea sandwiches during the Mother’s Day Wine Tea at the Grape Discovery Center in nearby Westfield, NY.  The event is Saturday May 7 and features lunch, wine punch, door prizes and vendors.  Reservations and ticket information can be found here

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Give in to a Sweet Treat

Nothing says “I Love You Mom” more than the guilty pleasure of chocolate! Grab a box (or five) of chocolate-covered strawberries from Pulakos Chocolates or a few bags of Romolo Chocolates famous sponge candy.  It’s a sweet ending to mom’s special day.   Sponge candy photo by @the_kitchen_carbinet via Instagram

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Splurge on Gift Baskets or Gift Cards

Find all sorts of goodies for mom in Courtyard Winery’s “Mama Bear Mother’s Day in a Basket”. These baskets are loaded with Courtyard Winery’s “Mama Mia” Sangria, baked goods, candles, flowers and more! Place your order by calling 814-725-0236.  If mom doesn’t live in your neck of the woods, sending a gift card is a great way to show your love even from miles away.  Pick up a gift card from Relish, Glass Growers Gallery or Buona Cucina Oils and More.  All three offer online shopping and delivery options. Photo of Glass Growers Gallery by Dave Tamulonis. 

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Plan an Overnight Getaway

Surprise mom with an overnight or weekend getaway to one of Erie’s charming bed and breakfasts.  Book a room at the Victorian-style Spencer House Bed & Breakfast where she can stretch out in one of their beautifully decorated rooms or curl up with a good book in their parlor.  The classic elegance of the Victoria Inn will have mom thinking she won’t want to return home.  Here, she can sleep her cares away and wake up to a delicious home cooked breakfast before spending the day exploring downtown Erie, just steps away. Pictured: Spencer House Bed & Breakfast

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