Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Try out these fun ideas to make sure the moms in your life feel indulged, appreciated, and loved on May 14th, and all year long.
Written by Cheryl Fallstead
Idea 1: Take Over the Cooking and Cleaning
Merry Maids Cleaning Service
Give mom what she really wants: a house cleaned from top to bottom—by someone else.
Merry Maids, a Las Cruces franchise, offers one-time and regularly scheduled cleanings, using their own eco-friendly cleaning products. Prices are dependent on the size of the house, but a one-time deep clean will cost about $300 – $350. Purchase a gift card through their website and let Mom set the date or surprise her with sparkling home by scheduling a visit yourself.
575-545-5898 | merrymaids.com
Cooking with Big Red Chef
Saturday, May 12, 2 – 5pm; $69
Mother’s Day is the busiest restaurant day of the year, so why not pamper mom with a gourmet dinner made just for her and served right at home? Certified Personal Chef and cooking instructor Lynn Linde, aka Big Red Chef, is offering “To Mom with Love,” a special Mother’s Day cooking class, where you will prepare a fabulous dinner for two, ready to finish and reheat on her special day. Dinner will include a first course, entree, side dishes, and dessert.
bigredchef.com or 575-571-0577
Idea 2: Give Mom Some Me-Time
Olympian Academy of Beauty Mother’s Day Special
Offer runs Tuesday through Saturday of Mother’s Day week
If your gift budget is tight this year, Olympian offers the perfect solution. Under supervision of instructors, the students will welcome mom with a carnation, then provide a full pampering package with mani/pedi, hair conditioning treatment, trim, blow-dry style, and facial with makeup. The entire package is only $20 and she can get it all done in one day or come back to finish her pampering another time. The full package takes over two hours, so plan accordingly.
Get her a gift certificate or tag along for a mother-daughter (or son!) treat.
1460 Missouri Avenue, Suite | 575-523-7181
Women’s Yoga Workshop at Downtown Desert Yoga
Saturday, May 13, 3 – 5pm; $35
Yoga instructor Deidra Schaub is offering the perfect mother-daughter bonding opportunity: a special class for women the day before Mother’s Day featuring breath work, energy medicine practices, and yoga poses specifically tailored to the needs of women.
Added bonus: participants receive a collection of mini essential oils and a Feminine Wisdom Guide. No yoga experience is necessary.
Online registration required:
303 S. Alameda Blvd. | 575-647-9642
Idea 3: Bond with Mom Over Brunch
The Lodge Resort & Spa’s Sunday Champagne Brunch, Cloudcroft
11 am – 2 pm
Treat mom to an impromptu road trip and step back in time at Rebecca’s restaurant at The Lodge Resort & Spa, built as a railroad hotel in 1899. The decadent Sunday brunch spread offers up hors d’oeuvres, entrees, carved meats, salads, desserts, and breads, all freshly created by award-winning chefs. Follow up by exploring the shops in historic downtown Cloudcroft or hiking in the verdant Sacramento Mountains.
575-682-3131 or email@example.com
601 Corona Place, Cloudcroft
Adults $40, children 4 – 12 $20, three and under free
Double Eagle Mother’s Day Brunch
Seatings at 11 am and 1:30 pm
One of the best brunch games in town, the Double Eagle’s spread includes an omelet station, fruits, cheeses, salads, muffins and breads, and several other breakfast and lunch items. Round out the feast with freshly-made desserts or by dipping into the chocolate fountain. Enjoy up to three glasses of champagne to make the morning even more festive.
2355 Calle de Guadalupe, Mesilla
Idea 4: Take Mom Out for the Night
Live Theatre Shows on Mother’s Day Weekend
Two local theatre companies will be performing over Mother’s Day weekend. Both shows are comedies, so this is a great opportunity to make memories with a light-hearted evening of laughter.
Las Cruces Community Theatre presents the classic comedy You Can’t Take it With You, winner of the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for drama.
Friday and Saturday performances at 8pm;
Sunday matinee at 2pm.
313 N. Main Street | 575-523-1200
$12 adults, $11 students, seniors and military,
$9 children under 9
The No Strings Theatre Company at the Black Box Theatre presents another play sure to bring laughs, a zany new comedy, Seagulls in a Cherry Tree. As a special treat, William Missouri Downs, the playwright from Wyoming, will be at opening night May 12 and there will be a talkback after the performance.
Friday and Saturday performances at 8pm.
430 N. Main Street | no-strings.org
$15 regular admission, $12 students
and seniors over 65