Making Mother's Day Special in the Fox Cities

We've got plenty of ideas to inspire you to treat mom to the special day she deserves.

This blog is dedicated to all the people who vowed to not let Mother's Day sneak up on them this year - and it's a friendly reminder for those who are now thinking about it for the first time! The Fox Cities are filled with original and unique ways to celebrate. Take inspiration from the following Fox Cities Originals locations as you craft up a plan for the best Mother's Day yet.

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass gift store

Shop local for meaningful gifts

For a one-of-a-kind gift to honor a one-of-a-kind mother, stop by the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass to peruse the gift shop. The shop carries works of art by over 150 artists worldwide, including gift options such as glass art pieces and artisan jewelry, and all proceeds from the gift shop remain in the community to support museum programming.

If food is the path to a certain mother's heart, Lamers Dairy and Simon's Specialty Cheese are two of the area's best places to find gourmet goodies. Simon's Specialty Cheese carries over 100 varieties of cheese in addition to their fresh, squeaky cheese curds and you can also find homemade pizza, fudge, craft beer, and wine. Pick up a glass bottle of farm fresh milk from Lamers Dairy and poke around the rest of their country store explore both food and non-food items from over 65 Wisconsin brands.

For the performing arts enthusiast, tickets to an upcoming show at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center are guaranteed to be a hit. The 2021-2022 season features an incredible lineup of Broadway shows and you can use this link to explore the full calendar of events. Be sure to get those tickets before shows sell out!

1000 islands environmental center

Priceless memories

Call it cliché, but some of the best gifts received are free to give. Gather the family and spend the day together immersed in the outdoor beauty of the Fox Cities.

Bike, walk, run or scooter around Little Lake Butte des Morts using the Loop the Lake Trail. Fun fact: Loop the Lake includes the 1,600 foot Fox Cities Trestle which is the longest in Wisconsin.

1000 Islands Environmental Center has over 7 miles of walking trails and 2,000 feet of barrier-free boardwalk. Keep your eyes open to spot a great variety of wildlife, especially birds, that live within the conservancy zone.

Catch a birds-eye view of Heckrodt Weltand Reserve by exploring the multi-level canopy nature walk. The canopy and play area provide both youth and adults the opportunity to learn more about the surrounding nature while viewing the wildlife from above.

CopperLeaf Boutique Hotel

Pampering fit for a mother

Treat mothers to a luxurious day of spa treatments at Spa BenMarNicos located in the CopperLeaf Boutique Hotel and Spa. Customize a one-of-a-kind package by selecting from a wide variety of services or simply purchase a gift card to let mothers design their own dream package. 

No spa day is complete without a few sweet treats, so take a trip to Wilmar Chocolates or Vande Walle's Candies to pick up a few indulgent surprises. Put a special touch on the treats by building Mom a custom chocolate bar at Wilmar featuring any favorite mix-ins.

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