Make Your Mother’s Day Morris County

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8th

We’re Sharing Great Ways to Celebrate Mom and Make Your Mother’s Day Morris!

Prepping to Honor your Mother

Mother’s Day 2022 in the United States falls on Sunday, May 8th. It became an official holiday in 1914 when President Woodrow Wilson declared that it would be celebrated on the second Sunday of May.

The history of honoring mothers dates back to the ancient world, to Greece and Rome. Today, in the United States, the holiday is traditionally celebrated with gifts, flowers, cards, and other tokens of appreciation.

The best way to honor mom is to spend some time with her after all the sacrifices she has made. Phone, Zoom or in-person is okay. Fact: did you know more phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than on any other day of the year? Chats with Mom on May 8th are predicted to spike by as much as 37%.

Here is the Best of What We Found to Help You MAKE YOUR MOTHER’S DAY MORRIS.

In-Person Floral Arranging – Create a Centerpiece for the Perfect Mother’s Day

Thursday, May 5, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Make a simple supermarket bouquet into a gift-worthy arrangement!

In this in-person class, young arrangers (ages 10-17) will create a centerpiece perfect for Mother’s Day. Greens, container and decorations supplied.

Attendees should bring one bouquet of flowers.

Cost: $25 per person.

Contact: Preregistration is required. For more information, call 973.326.7601.

This is an in-person session through the Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

Get More Information and Register Here

Make a Custom Scented Soap for Mom

Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Flower arranging not your thing? Then register to make soap the old-fashioned way for Mom at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm.

In this program, adult and child pairs will create three bars of soap for someone special in their life. Using glycerin, herbs, and essential oils, everyone will make their own unique soap blend. Multiple sessions are available from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Cost: $15 per adult/child pair.

Learn More and Register Online Here

Pick Up Something Special for Mom for May 8th

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There are a lot of great shopping experiences to be had in Morris County. Whether it’s designer chocolates, farm fresh flowers, jewelry or gifts, Mom will be so impressed, we promise!

Some of our favorite boutiques in Morristown are Enjou ChocolatJust JerseyMerzatta and 23 South, but we also love shopping in Boonton, Denville, and Chester.

Check Out Our Website for the Best of Morris County Shopping

Consider Booking Mom a Culinary Walking Tour

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Another unique gift idea is a Savor and Stroll gift certificate for Mom for a culinary walking tour of Morristown. She’ll enjoy eating while walking and learning some local history with Kathleen Carozza.

Get More Information About Savor and Stroll Culinary Tours

Give the Gift of Horseback Riding

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Maybe Mom would enjoy a gift certificate or even a Mother’s Day trail ride at Seaton Hackney Stables.

Give the gift of riding with their Mother’s Day weekend promotion. Book a special lesson or a trail ride for yourself and Mom and receive 50% off for Mom.

Call 973-644-3355 to book or contact 

Learn More about Seaton Hackney Stables Here

Mothers Shouldn’t Have to Cook on Mother’s Day

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Of course, there are hundreds of excellent dining choices for Sundays in Morris County. You can find many Mother’s Day specials at many of them. 

These restaurants are offering special brunches and dinners on Mother’s Day: NOM Mexican Table and Tequila Bar, Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen, the Olde Mill Inn and Grain House, the Office Tavern and Grill, and TOWN Bar & Grill

Planning on catering a meal at home instead? Check out one of our local take-out favorites: Savour Café

If you plan to dine out, remember, reservations are a MUST on Mother’s Day!

Check Out Our Website’s Dining Page for More Suggestions

To Tell the Truth, Mom Just Wants to Be with You

Our Top Picks for Things to Do with Mom Over Mother’s Day Weekend: 

  1. Stroll through Macculloch Hall’s Gardens during National Public Gardens Week May 6-15 (National Public Gardens Day is Saturday, May 7
  2. Visit Acorn Hall on Sunday, May 8th and view their vintage costume exhibit called “From the Waist Up: Bodices and Vests 1840-1920” 
  3. See a play at the Morris Museum All Vows…a puppet memory play about the writer’s grandfather, a Russian Jewish refugee raised in China. In honor of Mother’s Day, children 18 and under go free with a parent for the Sunday, May 8th performance. In order to reserve these free tickets along with a purchase, you must contact the box office at 973-971-3706. 
  4. Check out the hilarious musical comedy Nunsense on stage at the Roxbury Performing Arts Center from May 6-15.

Find More Information About These and Other Events at 

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By Noelle Gemma

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