Mother’s Day is just around the corner … like really soon … like it’s this Sunday, May 9! We know you want to treat the Mom figure in your life and with a little help from the awesome White Rock businesses below, we think you are sure to wow her this year. You could go classic with flowers and chocolates, then take it up a notch with a fancy take out brunch and thoughtful gift! And most importantly, even though we’re spending a lot of time together these days, Mom just wants to spend quality time with you. Plan a walk around the neighbourhood to check out the cherry trees, head to a park or the beach, plan to visit the White Rock Farmers Market (Sundays from 10 am – 2 pm) or choose a take out meal and plan a special afternoon at home.
Luckily, White Rock is home to some of the best boutiques and gift stores around, making it the perfect one-stop spot to scoop up the perfect gift to say thank you to Mom. Choose from gorgeous flower arrangements from Ashberry & Logan, Choco Flowers or Flowers & Company, who also have a stunning collection of gift items. The friendly staff at the Handpicked Home, the Mason Jar or Bella’s Miracle Shop would be happy to help you pick out a thoughtful gift for mom from their amazing collections of home decor, jewellery, gifts and wellness items. Or make it a family affair and pick up a new board game from Grey Haven Games and spend the day hanging out with Mom.
Give Mom a break from cooking and plan to pick up brunch (or dinner) from one of White Rock’s restaurants. The following eateries have specials planned for Mother’s Day, both for patio dining or take out.
Washington Avenue Grill – Dine on the patio or take it to go and enjoy your Mothers Day lunch at the park or at home. Choose from their special Mother’s Day menu, including a new takeout charcuterie platter (salami, smoked salmon, cheeses, pickled beets, spicy edamame, chocolate-dipped strawberries, crispy wontons and more) that is perfect for picnics. Add on a take-home Mimosa kit or a bottle of wine.
The Wooden Spoon – Pick up Mothers Day Brunch hot and ready to serve from the Wooden Spoon. For $79 (serves 4) you get Sun-dried tomato, goat cheese & spinach quiche, bacon, sausage, herbed potatoes and cheddar chive buttermilk biscuits, plus chocolate chip banana bread, liege waffles and all the accoutrements! The Wooden Spoon will also be serving brunch on the patio from 9 am to 3 pm.
Uli’s Restaurant – Ulis’ To Go is pleased to offer a selection of tasty treats to make your Mother’s Day Brunch at home something special. Choose from Bacon, Swiss & Arugula or Mushroom, Smoked Cheddar & Spinach quiche, a selection of salads, strawberry shortcake or peanut butter chocolate chip cheesecake. And add a bottle of wine or a Mimosa kit.
Barrique Kitchen + Wine Bar – This year Barrique’s Mother’s Day kit feeds 2 people, which makes it easy to buy multiple kits and drop them off to family members so you can all cook safely at home and enjoy a meal together over Zoom! Each ‘Take & Bake’ includes a ready to bake breakfast casserole (bacon, eggs, spinach, potatoes & gruyere) and 6 Crepes with Fruit (brown butter crepes, elderflower poached fruits and vanilla whipped cream) for $40, with an optional Mimosa Kit.
The Ocean Beach – All Mom’s who head to The Ocean Beach for lunch on the patio will be treated to a complimentary mimosa. Choose from a menu of unique, and delicious, share plates and mains, and everything is made in house in their “scratch kitchen”
Bin 101 – Brunch not mom’s style? Treat her to an elegant dinner that is sure to impress from Bin 101. Available for pick-up on May 8 and 9, the Mother’s Day dinner menu features a spinach & goat cheese salad, crab cakes, the Mother’s Day platter (scallops, tiger prawns, cajun chicken breast, chorizo salsa, penne pasta in homemade tomato sauce and linguine in a citrus beurre blanc cream sauce) and chocolate cheesecake with raspberry coulis and fresh strawberries.
Five White Rock – Pick up the Mother’s Day Beach Box at FIVE Kitchen & Raw Oyster Bar and well, head to the beach, or your yard, or the park! Every day the talented team at FIVE Kitchen feature a new “Beach Box” that is perfect to take out and enjoy al fresco. Featuring a delicious selection of charcuterie, seafood and fruits & veggies. Call 604-538-8153 to order.
The Mother’s Day High tea from Hillcrest Bakery & Deli has sold out, but you can still create your own “high tea” picnic! Place an order for their delicious sausage rolls, pastries and cookies, fill a thermos with Mom’s favourite tea, and head out for your very own high tea picnic in the park.
And what better way to end the day off than with something sweet? Chez Christophe’s Mother’s Day collection features a Pomegranate Opera Cake, the Un-BEAT-Able Mom Chocolate Showpiece (a dark chocolate heart filled with bonbons), or the Mama-Kang Chocolate Showpiece (a 42% Milk Chocolate mama and baby kangaroo)! Pre-order soon so as not to be disappointed.