Mother’s Day HeidiTown Style

Afternoon tea with treatsMother’s Day is Sunday. This holiday always seems to sneak up on me because my mom lives out-of-state. I usually end up ordering something online, but if she lived closer I’d be much better at Mother’s Day gift giving.

Here are some tips from the Mayor that are sure to make your mom’s Mother’s Day extra special.

Give her a gift certificate for dinner theater. This is idea is extra good because she might take you as her date! Dinner theater is one of my favorite ways to spend an evening. Here is a list of dinner theater venues in Colorado.

Boulder Dinner Theater, Boulder”¦
Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, Johnstown”¦
Carousal Dinner Theater, Fort Collins”¦
Heritage Square Music Hall, Golden”¦
Iron Springs Melodrama Dinner Theater, Colorado Springs”¦
Jesters Dinner Theater, Longmont”¦
Union Colony Dinner Theater, Greeley”¦

If I’ve missed one, please let me know in the comment section.

Give her passes to the Denver Botanical Gardens. Better yet, buy her a membership. If your mother has a green thumb this is the perfect gift. My mom, an avid gardener who has a yard that makes everyone else’s look bad, can spend hours in a botanical garden. Right now an individual membership is just $45/year and includes a one-year subscription to Martha Stewart Living Magazine. Find the gardens online at

Other memberships to consider for mom: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver Zoo, Denver Art Museum, Fort Collins Art Museum, Fort Collins Museum & Discovery Science Center, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, The Colorado Symphony, Fort Collins Symphony, Greeley Philharmonic  Orchestra.

Passes to the Butterfly Pavilion is a fun idea. This place isn’t just for children. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting and took lots of photos while I was there. The Butterfly Pavilion is located in Westminster, Colorado. Visit them at

Buy her classes. Has your mom every expressed the desire to learn something new? Photography, fly-fishing, pottery, the tango or an instrument? It’s easy to find classes on just about everything. Check your local community college, recreation center or chamber to find information on classes mom might enjoy.

A gift certificate for afternoon tea with you at a fancy establishment like the Brown Palace is the perfect gift for many moms. If you don’t want to splurge on the Brown Palace or afternoon tea at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, some other tea rooms to consider are The House of Commons (Denver), The Boulder Dunshanbe Teahouse, and  The Historic Thompson House Inn (Longmont).

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