By Sandy Meyer
Mother’s Day is almost upon us and it’s time to think about how to honor that special mom for all she has done throughout the year. Mom deserves a special treat and there are lots of local businesses that offer great ideas to tell mom how much she means.
Give mom the morning off and take her to Sumatra Bistro for a healthy brunch buffet. Reservations are required and there are four times to choose from; 10:00, 11:30, 1:00 and 2:30. Prices are $16.95 per person and $9.95 for children 12 and under. Reservations are required, so call 655-6200 to reserve your spot now. Sumatra is located at 1602 Oakfield Drive in Brandon.
If mom is more of a meat and potatoes kind of gal, Stonewood Grill, located in Brandon at 612 E. Bloomingdale Avenue, serves up great steaks, chops and burgers. Special King and Queen prime rib cuts will be offered to make mom feel like royalty. Space is limited so make your reservations today by calling 655-9561.
The Tea Cup located at 1107 Lithia Pinecrest Road in Brandon has a special Mother’s Day Brunch, Lunch and High Tea on Saturday May 11. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 654-6543.
Spas and Salons
Give mom a spa experience to thank her for all she’s done. Amani Medspa is offering Xeomin(Botox equivalent) for just $8 per unit. Or choose a Skin Medica Chemical peel and Hydrafacial Md combo for $180. Amani Medspa is located at 3440 Lithia Pinecrest in Valrico and appointments can be made by calling 685-6111.
Let mom choose her own pampering option by purchasing a gift certificate at Bleu Salon in Valrico. From May 1 -11, you can buy a $100 gift card for just $90. Bleu Salon just recently moved into its new location at 3451 Lithia Pinecrest Road. Call 651-4020 for appointments.
Boulevard Salon, located at 210 E. Brandon Blvd in Brandon has a Mother’s Day package which includes a Relaxation Massage, Ageless Facial and Spa Pedicure for $135.00. During the month of May they are offering a discount on their skin Care line, “Image” with a 10% discount on any product from The Max line. Gift Certificate promotion has one year expiration from date of purchase.
DayDreams Day Spa, located at 658 Oakfield Drive in Brandon is offering a Mom and Me Spa Time package. Get two 25 minute massages and two pedicures for mom and child for $145. Call 657-2992. Check out their website at www.daydreams dayspa.com for more Mother’s Day specials.
Fun Ways to Spend a Day with Mom
Living in Tampa allows us to enjoy Busch Gardens right in our own backyards. What better way to enjoy a day with mom than a train ride around the Serengeti? Or for the thrill seeker mom, the park has plenty of roller coasters to feed her need for speed. Florida resident specials allow an inexpensive day in an exotic location.
LEGOLAND, Florida’s newest amusement park is another great family friendly option for mom. Give mom some wonderful family memories by spending a day amongst the fabulous lego creations and rides.
River Hills Country Club offers a relaxing day on the golf course for that mom that enjoys sports. The lush 18-hole course will give her a day in the peaceful surroundings of nature while getting fresh air and exercise. What better way to say “I love you mom” than a day on her own?
For the hard-to-buy-for mom, here are some ideas that will help make her feel special on her day.
Charla’s Interiors & Home Décor in Riverview is offering 15% of Mother’s Day gifts from May 1 -11. Or call and schedule mom a complimentary design consultation to help her with her home redesign plans. Charla’s is located at 13210 Boyette Road inside Lena Maxey’s. Call 505-9498 for more information.
With all that is on mom’s plate day-to-day, cleaning her car is probably the last thing on her list. Let Car Wash on the Greens clean and detail her car so she won’t have to. Located at 3618 Lithia Pinecrest Road in Valrico, Car Wash on the Greens is a great option to help mom out.
Tried and true, flowers are always accepted and appreciated. Whidden Florist, located at 425 W. Robertson in Brandon, offers spectacular floral arrangements that mom will love.