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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 idea is extra smart 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 – www.bouldersdinnertheatre.com
Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, Johnstown – www.coloradocandlelight.com
Iron Springs Melodrama Dinner Theater, Colorado Springs” – www.pikes-peak.com/Attraction/15.aspx
Jesters Dinner Theater, Longmont” – www.jesterstheatre.com

Chihuly at Denver Botanic Gardens 2014 - HeidiTown (28)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.

Currently, an individual membership is just $55/year and guests passes, complimentary tickets to Blossom of Lights and more. Find the gardens online at  www.botanicgardens.org.

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.

Admiral butterfly on orange flowerPasses to the Butterfly Pavilion is a beautiful gift. 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 www.butterflies.org.

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. For example, there is a http://theartofcheese.com/cheesemaking school in Longmont.

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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