Treat Your Mom to a Unique Local Business!

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 13. Have you made plans with your mom yet? Or have you run out of ideas? Fear not, because you can show her how much you care for her by treating her to a unique local business! By going to a local restaurant for brunch or buying a bouquet from a local flower shop, you'll not only get better service and products, but also give your mom that special charm that comes along with patronizing a small, independent business. Check out the specials these businesses are featuring to celebrate moms around Arizona:

Mother's Day Brunch at the Heard Museum
Sunday, May 13, 2012, 10:30am-3pm
2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004

Make this Mother’s Day special – dine at the Courtyard Café at the Heard Museum! You can even let mom pick out her own gift at the Heard Museum Shop! Enjoy a special prix-fixe brunch menu, music and performances. $30 for adults, $25 for Heard Museum members, $15 for children 12 and under. Price does not include gratuity. Price does not include museum admission. Call for reservations: 602.251.0204. More info here.

The Moms in My Life at Petite Maison
Sunday, May 13, 10am-3pm
7216 East Shoeman Lane, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

Chef James Porter shares each of his favorite recipes from his mom, grandmother and mother-in-law as main courses. Taste his mom’s banana-nut bread, his grandmother’s potato au gratin and his mother-in-law's salmon torte. $49 per person, $19 for children. Call for reservations: 480.991.6887. View the full menu here.

Mother's Day Lakeside Luncheon and Cruise
Sunday, May 13
Saguaro Lake area

Join Sonoran Excursions in celebrating our mothers with this lakeside luncheon and cruise! We'll explore Saguaro Lake after visiting a local gallery. Included in your tour will be a professional photography session. Tour cost is $145 per person, which includes deluxe motorcoach transportation with music and snacks, photo session, gallery reception, viewing of one of the world's tallest fountains, lakeside lunch, and boat tour. More info here.

Mother's Day Brunch and Dinner
May 11-12, 11am-10pm; Sunday, May 13, 10am-9pm
Phoenix City Grille: 5816 North 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Phoenix City Grille celebrates Mother's Day (May 13th) all weekend long this year. Our delicious specials will be available Friday, Saturday and Sunday after 4 p.m. each day. Specials include Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Scallop and Sea of Cortez Shrimp & Pan Seared Alaskan Halibut. Call for reservations: 602-266-3001. More details here.

An Art Show for Mothers and Women
Friday, May 11, 4:30pm-6:30pm (happy "photo" hour with Jana); Saturday, May 12, 10am-2pm (meet the artist day)
Crizmac Art & Cultural Marketplace: 1642 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712

Treat your mom to a fabulous art show celebrating women and mothers, and mother nature! Join photographer Jana Socha to honor your mom with a happy "photo" hour and meet the artist day for Mother's Day Weekend. FEATURING Mystic Light’s NEWEST 2012 WALL ART, Matted Prints & Photo Cards. Plus ‘GIFT with Purchase’ for ALL Moms of Every Type! Email [email protected] for more information.

House of Tricks Mother's Day Brunch
Sunday, May 13
114 East 7th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281

Join us for a memorable Mother's Day celebration on our beautiful patio or in one of our cozy indoor dining rooms. We've created a special menu for the occasion, with three courses. $48 per person, $15 for children. More info here.

Pillow Talk / A Special Mother's Day Screening!
Sunday, May 13th at 12:00 p.m.
The Loft Cinema: 3233 East Speedway Boulevard  Tucson, AZ 85716
Celebrate Mother's Day with Rock Hudson and Doris Day in the sparkling 1959 romantic comedy PILLOW TALK! All mothers in attendance will receive a fresh-cut flower (while supplies last), and be entered into our free raffle for a fabulous ROCK HUDSON/DORIS DAY PRIZE PACKAGE, featuring music, movies, a collectible Pillow Talk Rock and Doris Barbie Doll set and more! PLUS: Tasty "Momosas" will be available at the snack bar. More info here.

Thank You, Mom, From Urban Cookies
Reserve Your Cupcakes Today!
Urban Cookies: 4711 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85014

For Mother's Day Week, Urban Cookies is going local!  They'll be using Beneficial Beans coffee beans from the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC) in their Caramel Macchiato cupcakes, and edible wild flowers from Maya's Farm on their Grapefruit cupcakes.  Urban Cookies will also be open on Mother's Day from 11am-5pm. Reserve your cupcakes today!

Mother’s Day Celebration in Historic Downtown Glendale
Saturday, May 12
Moms can browse the unique shops and eateries of downtown Glendale, building their own bouquet as they go. Mothers, and those who love them, are encouraged to start their day at the Glendale Visitor Center, to pick up a map, and while supplies last, gift bags and free flowers just for moms. Several area merchants will also offer free flowers so that after a day of browsing and shopping, moms will have flowers for a beautiful bouquet to take home. In addition, The Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau is collecting new and gently read books to benefit Velma Teague Library in Downtown Glendale. More info here.

Moms Are the Sweetest at GoodyTwos Toffee Company!
Now through Saturday, May 12 
6990 E. Shea Blvd. suite #116 & #117 Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Receive 10% off your total purchase when you mention "sweetmom" for in store and on phone purchases!  More info here.

Don't forget to check out our complete list of Local First Arizona members that serve brunch around the state!

Planning on picking up a gift for your mom to show your appreciation for her? Here are some ideas:

How will you be spending your Mother's Day?  Let us know in the comments section!