9 Refreshing Ways to Treat Mom This Mother's Day

From a 5K to a flower market, these fun events will make her feel loved.




Wilmington Flower Market

Three days of entertainment, food, games, crafts, plants and flowers! There is something for everyone in the family.

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Friday, May 10-Sunday, May 12, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Rockford Park, W. 19th St. and Tower Road, Wilmington


Mother’s Day Terrariums with the Fancy Plants

Create your own terrarium with Mom with help from The Fancy Plants, a group dedicated to making “fancy” terrariums, through the transformation of regular houseplants, succulents, air plants and mosses into living art. The event costs $25 per person.

Saturday, May 12, 10:30 a.m.-noon
The Delaware Contemporary, 200 S. Madison St., Wilmington


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Mother’s Day Weekend Tea

Treat mom to an afternoon of tea and treats at the Delaware Art Museum. Tickets cost $15 for members and $20 for non-members.

Saturday, May 12, 1:30 p.m.
Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington


I Love Mom 5K

Start the day off right with Fusion Timing’s I Love Mom 5K. During registration, runners can choose from a list of charities to contribute a portion of their registration fee to, including YMCA Delaware, Unite for HER, Mom’s House Wilmington and March of Dimes Delaware. Runners will also receive a race t-shirt, a breakfast sandwich and coffee. Plus, moms will be given a flower at the finish line. Race registration costs $25.

Sunday, May 13, 9 a.m.
Glasgow Regional Park, 2275 Pulaski Hwy., Newark

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Mother’s Day Drag Diva Brunch

For some adult humor, treat mom to the ever-popular “Drag Diva Brunch.” $30 gets you admission to the signature drag show, your choice of entrée (options include the “hey girl chicken and waffles” and the “cheeky cinnamon bun bacon cheeseburger) and a drink (either a bloody Mary or a mimosa).

Sunday, May 13, noon
The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington


Melomanie Mother’s Day Brunch & Concert

Enjoy a light brunch before the world premiere of “Ancestral Echoes” by Jennifer Nicole Campbell and the group’s final performance of the season. Tickets are $40 for adults and $10 for children age 12 and under.

Sunday, May 13, 12:30 p.m. (brunch), 2 p.m. (concert)
The Delaware Contemporary, 200 S. Madison St., Wilmington




Cooking Class—Mother Sauces

The team at Abbott’s Grill will teach the basics of French cuisine and staple sauces you and mom can incorporate into your daily meals. The cost is $35 per person and includes a demonstration, lunch and recipes.

Saturday, May 12, 10:30 a.m.
Abbott’s Grill,  Milford, 249 NE Front St., Milford


Mother’s Day Tea

The day before mother’s day, head to the Kent County Public Library for a special talk from Karen Jessee, a writer and speaker. The talk, “Bustles to Bras: 200 Years of Women’s Fashion,” is a multi-media presentation on historic and vintage clothing and accessories. Tea, coffee, sandwiches and other treats will be available. The dress is business casual and hats and vintage costume are welcome. Only people older than 13 may attend. Tickets are available for $30-$35 at the Kent County Public Library until sold out.

Saturday, May 12, 2 p.m.
Kent County Public Library, 497 S. Red Haven Lane, Dover


Over the Line


Mother’s Day Sightseeing Cruises

Enjoy a one-hour scenic cruise on the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Moms receive a complimentary mimosa. Adults cost $17, seniors and military members cost $16, children ages 5-12 cost $12 and children under five cost $5.

Sunday, May 13, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Chesapeake City Water Tours, 1 Bohemia Ave., Chesapeake City, Md.

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