How to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Colorado Springs

    Here’s how to make Mom feel special this year, from brunch or spa day to archery, family photo shoots and more.

    Fun family portrait by Brenna Skattebo
    The Stuarts celebrate family. Photo by Brenna Skattebo.

    If there’s anyone deserving of their own holiday, it’s moms. Wondering how to celebrate your real life Wonder Woman? Here’s a list of options all over Colorado Springs, from brunch and high tea to paddleboarding, picnics and more. Just remember, it’s her day. Choose accordingly. 

    Eat & Drink

    If there’s one thing Mom shouldn’t do on Mother’s Day, it’s cook. And why should she with so many delicious brunch options? She’s probably due for some bottomless mimosas. Just sayin’.

    ViewHouse Mother’s Day Feast To Go Packages

    Pick up the party with a feast that serves four. Entrees include prime rib, pork loin or spiral ham, and each package includes four sides, desserts and beverage options that include mimosas, bloody marys, champagne or Francis Ford Coppola wines. You can pick up all weekend, but be sure to order at least 48 hours ahead. 

    Take a Scenic Train

    All aboard the Mother’s Day First Class Lunch Train on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. You’ll take in the scenery of the Royal Gorge from the Vista Dome car, while savoring a locally sourced feast with flights of signature Holy Cross Abbey wines or Colorado craft beers. Minimum age is 8.

    Mothers Day brunch at Jax Fishhouse
    Mothers Day brunch at Jax Fishhouse. Photo courtesy of Big Red F Restaurant Group.

    Jax Mother’s Day Pop-Up 

    Pre-order and pick up all sorts of spring deliciousness from Jax alongside locally grown flower baskets from The Fresh Herb Co. and organic Wonder Press juices for next-level mimosas. Each Mimosa kit is $40 and includes a bottle of bubbles and choice of Golden Citrus, Jade or Blue Lagoon juice. The finish-at-home kits range from brunch options—such as sustainable smoked salmon and bagels kit and veggie quiche—to hearty dinners, including lamb burgers and lobster roll kits. Just make sure you pre-order before Wednesday night, May 5 for Saturday pickup.

    Mother’s Day Brunch at North Side Social

    Take Mom to Yoga & Mimosas in the yard on Saturday. Or treat her to Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. And if she’s feeling active, play some pickleball, cornhole or arcade games. We’re not saying you should let her win, but it is her day.


    High Tea at the Castle

    The Glen Eyrie Mother’s Day Brunch is already sold out, but you can still book high tea in the castle for another Wednesday through Sunday. The spring menu is fit for a queen, featuring the likes of crumpets, pancetta crumble, cheddar bacon souffle, a wide assortment of teas and more.

    Waffles and Jazz

    Take it easy like Sunday morning at the Coffee Exchange on S. Tejon’s hip Trolley Block. Enjoy the made-from-scratch and made-to-order waffle brunch and the sounds of Jazz Treo. Doors open at 8 a.m., and there are no reservations, so don’t sleep in.


    Take Her Outside

    So your mom has an outdoorsy vibe? Take her into the great outdoors in a variety of ways. 

    Three generations family portrait by Brenna Skattebo
    Three generations. Celebrating Mom and Grandmother. Photo by by Brenna Skattebo.

    Pack a Picnic

    Pick up some fresh flowers and a gorgeous pastry or charcuterie board and take Mom on a spring picnic in Garden of the Gods or her favorite neighborhood park. Bramble & Brie has some gorgeous Mother’s Day boards. So does Tapateria and Mood Tapas Bar. Or Plated Picnics will arrange an entire luxury spread for you. Remember to order ahead.

    Paddleboard Yoga

    Give Mom the gift of om. Choose a morning or afternoon session with Dragonfly Paddle Yoga — outdoors at Quail Lake or indoors at Pikes Peak Athletics.

    Hit the Bull’s-Eye

    Head to Cheyenne Mountain State Park for Mom & Me Archery. Lessons and equipment are free with your park entrance fee. Just don’t try that shoot an arrow off your kid’s head thing. Call the Visitors Center to sign up 719-576-2016.


    Love Your Mother (Earth)

    Pick up free seeds and buy seedlings from Smokebrush Farm and High Plains Farm at Hillside Community Center. You’ll also find Mother’s Day gift baskets and Colorado-made goodies at this Colorado Farm and Art Market. 


    Pamper Her

    A mother’s job is never done. Here’s how to give her some quality me time and capture some family memories.

    Family and maternity portrait by Brenna Skattebo

    The Pollock family and maternity portrait. Photo by Brenna Skattebo.

    Family Photo Shoot

    Capture her beauty and make memories together with a family portrait session. Take it outside for a truly local COS setting. These pros know all the tricks to capture your fam at its best and make Mom the star of the show.

    Brenna Skattebo

    Rachel Day Photography

    Ren Creativ Photo

    Ashlie Photography

    Send Her to the Spa

    What mom can’t use a soothing soak—with spectacular Pikes Peak views as a bonus? Head to Manitou Springs where the SunWater Spa is offering a special Mama Mia Spa Day or Mountain Mother Massage for Mother’s Day. Your mom will say aaaaaah—then thank you.

    Mom’s Day Out

    If shopping is her jam, give her time to stroll the downtown boutiques. She can pick up a free fresh-cut flower and shopping tote on the 200 N. Tejon block and find special savings and discounts at many shops and restaurants.


    Got a DIY type mama? Here are picks for getting creative and letting Mom express herself.

    Get Crafty With Mom

    Get creative together at AR Workshop, where you can get one free youth sign project with mom’s registration. Choose and build a framed sign, wooden tray, photo board or many other options. Be sure to sign up ahead for your time slot at the Northgate workshop.

    Paint, With a Twist

    You don’t need any creative experience. Painting With a Twist provides the paints, brushes, easels and everything you need to make your own custom work of art. And there’s a whole slate of Mother’s Day sessions. Some include tea parties, mimosas or champagne, and they center around your choice of painting. But they’re filling up fast at the downtown studio.

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    Jeremy Jones is Springs’ co-founder, editorial director and chief outdoor officer. He loves building community by telling stories about all the people, places and culture that make Colorado Springs an amazing place to live. And he’s especially stoked when exploring new places in the Springs, Colorado and beyond. Watch for him hiking, running or mountain biking the local trails with his wife and kids.