The Best Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in the DMV

By Ally Tobler
Health Copy Editor

We should celebrate our mothers everyday. But since this proves to be difficult, especially being away from home as college students, we should certainly turn our attention to Sunday, May 14: Mother’s Day.

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Photo by Lauren Fuchs

If you are planning to spend quality time with your mother on Mother’s Day this year, there are a number of activities to do together in the D.C. area.

One option is to take your mother out for brunch in the city.

“When I’m home, my mom always cooks for me,” freshman business student Kylie McCabe said.

There are many places in D.C. where you can treat your mom. 10 Thomas Restaurant offers a Mother’s Day special: $43 per person with unlimited brunch selections such as shrimp, grits, fried chicken and waffles, alcoholic beverages, an omelet station, a meat carving station, and desserts. For a more untraditional brunch, try the Balkan restaurant, Ambar. Their Bottomless Brunch priced at $39 per person includes dishes such as almond- and walnut-crusted fried chicken sandwiches, salmon and prosciutto omelets, and poached pear waffles with house-made caramel sauce.

What mom doesn’t love flowers? Take your mom to a Mother’s Day Tea and Flower-Arranging Workshop presented by the Tudor Place Historic House and Garden in D.C. After enjoying tea in the Victorian Dower House, learn to create flower arrangements from a professional floral designer. Tickets range from $40 to$45.

To get even more creative, attend the Mother’s Day Art Glass Workshop presented by Glen Echo Park located in Glen Echo, Maryland. Here, you can learn the basics of fusing glass with no prior experience necessary. After some practice, you will be able to create a one-of-a-kind pendant with various colorful opaque and transparent glasses that you can give to your mom as a sign of appreciation.

For out-of-state students, try a guided tour of D.C. An Old Town Trolley tour takes passengers to various sights such as the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington National Cathedral, the Smithsonian Institution museums, the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial and Georgetown. This particular tour also allows you to get off at various stops and explore for yourself.

If you want to stay on campus, look no further than spending Mother’s Day at Mulligan’s Grill at the University Golf Course Clubhouse. They will be hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch with live jazz music and a buffet including various dishes such as salmon, roasted beef tenderloin, crabmeat frittata, scrambled eggs, bacon, and more.

Unfortunately, not everyone at the University of Maryland will be able to spend this special day with their moms due to long distance.

Brenna Fritzsche, freshman business major, said that if she could, she would “absolutely” go home for mother’s day. “I would make my mom breakfast in bed, and we would have such a nice day together.”

McCabe suggested that those who cannot visit their mom on Mother’s Day can give them a phone call, send them an Edible Arrangement or write them a Facebook post. “Moms always like Facebook posts,” she said.

But at the root of it all, Mother’s Day should be just like every other day to show your mother how much you care about her.


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