Mothers make the world go round, so why not spend this Mother’s Day doing something special for mom? At Best of NJ, we’re on the hunt for the Garden State’s best Mother’s Day events. For those who want to take their mothers out this holiday, we’re compiling a huge list of statewide activities. (Not that there’s anything wrong with breakfast in bed or a peaceful day at home… hint hint.)
There are restaurants all across the state featuring special Mother’s Day brunches, luncheons and dinners. In addition, many venues are hosting special events. Plus, we’ve got tons of must-read editorial features about how to make this Mother’s Day the best one yet! Happy Mother’s Day, New Jersey!
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Featured Mother’s Day Restaurants
Piazza di Roma’s Mother’s Day Brunch
Where: 1178 HWY 34, Aberdeen NJ
When: May 13, seating from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Details: Piazza di Roma is now accepting reservations! Bring your loved ones to Piazza di Roma in Aberdeen for a delicious Buffet Brunch! Reservations are required. Buffet highlights include cinnamon French toast and red bliss potatoe homefries. An omelette station, carving stations and dessert favorites will also be offered.
Price: $40 per adult, $20 per child (ages 3-12), Free for children under 2 + Tax and Service Charge.
More Info: Visit the Piazza di Roma website or call 732-583-3565.
The Black Horse Tavern & Pub
Where: 1 West Main Street, Mendham
When: May 13, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Details: The Black Horse Pub will be serving their Grand Buffet Brunch on Mother’s Day; the buffet includes a carving station with prime rib, turkey and ham, omelettes made to order, shrimp cocktail, house smoked salmon, salads, pastries and more. The Inn will be offering an a la carte special dinner menu from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm. This includes several brunch items available from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Brunch will feature specialties such as bourbon & blueberry glazed french toast, prime rib, grilled swordfish & much more!
Price: A la carte (Tavern); $35.95 Adults, $16.95 Children 10 and under (Pub)
More Info: Make a reservation at The Black Horse website, or call 973-543-7300.
George & Martha’s American Grille
Where: 67-71 Morris Street, Morristown
When: May 13. Seatings at 10:00 am, Noon & 2:00 pm
Details: Visit George & Martha’s American Grille this holiday for a meal that’s sophisticated & fun – just like mom! Special brunch items include a carving station, omelettes to order, breakfast and brunch selections, desserts and more!
Price: $31.95 Adults, $14.99 Children 12 and under
More Info: To make a reservation, visit the website or call 973-267-4700.
The Office Beer Bar & Grill
Where: 619 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair
When: May 13, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Details: The Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch at The Office Beer Bar & Grill features a carving station, omelettes made to order, breakfast & brunch selections, pastries & more.
Price: $25.99 Adults, $12.99 Children 12 and under
More Info: Reservations can be made online at www.office-beerbar.com or by calling 973-783-2929.
The Office Tavern Grill
Where: 61 Union Place, Summit; 32-34 Chestnut Street, Ridgewood; 3 South Street, Morristown
When: May 13, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Details: The Summit and Ridgewood locations are serving a buffet brunch. This includes a carving station, omelettes made to order, cold salads, meat & cheese display, hot brunch and dinner items; plus pastries and desserts. Meanwhile, The Office Tavern Grill in Morristown will be serving an a la carte brunch menu along with their regular dinner menu.
Price: $35 Adults, $14 Children 12 and under (Summit & Ridgewood); A la carte (Morristown)
More Info: Reservations can be made by visiting The Office Tavern Grill website or calling 908-522-0550 (Summit); 201-652-1070 (Ridgewood); 973-285-0220 (Morristown).
Where: 88 East Main Street, Mendham; 67 Union Place, Summit
When: May 13, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Details: Piattino will be serving a unique a la carte brunch with additional specials which include ricotta buttermilk pancakes. The full dinner menu will also be available from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm featuring the following specials: Smoked ricotta ravioli, crispy burrata cheese, homemade cavatelli with rock shrimp, blistered tomatoes and asparagus, spaghetti with rabbit meatballs and veal Milanese style. Celebrate mom in style at either location!
Price: A la carte.
More Info: Make reservations online at the Piattino website.
Mother’s Day Features
Fun Mother’s Day Outings for NJ Families
Mother’s Day is a special holiday celebrating those amazing women in our lives that do it all! Take the weight of planning off mom’s shoulders and fit in some quality time together. How? With an activity everyone in the family will enjoy. Think beyond brunch and take the crew out for a day of fun and relaxation; we recommend scenic train rides, picnics and nature walks. Here are our top picks for outings in New Jersey…
Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed Ideas Mom will Love
Let’s be honest; if you’re a mother, Mother’s Day is most likely highlighted on the calendar with some rather colorful exclamation points. Some folks plan brunch out at a fancy restaurant or offer gift bouquets of peonies and chocolates; as a new mom myself, those things are very much welcomed. But so is breakfast in bed…
Best Spas for Mother’s Day
How can you best celebrate your mom (or wife or daughter or mom-to-be)? Well, you can give her a day of indulgence and relaxation. Whether she prefers a massage after brunch or an entire day of pampering, there’s a spa to meet her needs. We’re featuring some of New Jersey’s best, many offering specials…
10 Great Mother’s Day Gifts for NJ Moms
Another Mother’s Day is on its way. Flowers, check. Brunch reservations, check. Gift? Hmm. Yet again, you’re completely stumped over the perfect gift to get your mother, stepmom or grandmother. Why not consider giving her a New Jersey-inspired gift that shows off her state pride? Or purchase a present from a Garden State-based shop…
Jersey Shore Themed Mother’s Day Gifts
Cowabunga! Does your mom loves the smell of the ocean, soaking in the sun and swimming in the water? Then check out these beach-themed gifts. From the sand to her hand, we searched some of the coolest and trendiest towns along the Jersey shore. Now, you can surprise the special mermaid in your life with a valuable treasure…
5 Best Ways to Pamper Mom this Mother’s Day
Being a mom is a full-time job with no lunch breaks, no pay and no vacation time. Likewise, it often requires 24-hour shifts filled with thankless tasks like cooking, cleaning and carpooling in traffic. “Moms focus on everyone else all year round,” says Doreen Ellinwood, VP of Regional Operations for Massage Envy in Northern New Jersey…
Top 10 Places to Go for Mother’s Day Brunch
If there’s one person in the world who deserves a day of praise, it’s your mother. But you’ve gotta start early if you want to squeeze as much gratitude and love into Mother’s Day as possible; I’m talking brunch early. CLICK HERE for special, featured Brunch Events, powered by our latest sponsors.
6 Perfect Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Mom
Does finding the perfect gift to express your gratitude seems like an overwhelming feat? Rest assured, there is an easier way to give mom a token of your appreciation on May 8th. We turned to Christie Maruka, one of New Jersey’s top personal shoppers, to help compile the ultimate gift guide for any mom…
8 Great Spots for Creating Mother’s Day Crafts
Looking for a unique gift for Mom this year? It’s time to get crafty! There are plenty of unique ways to make a gift for mom. For example, canvas painting, pottery or even glass blowing all create one-of-a-kind gifts. Check out these awesome New Jersey art studios, offering drop-in craft hours and special events for the whole family…
5 Best Ways Moms can “Get Away” on Mother’s Day
Sure, you could celebrate with brunch at a restaurant. (Along with a zillion other families.) You can hope for a freebie carnation from the waiter; in between all the clanking plates, chattering people and other assorted chaos. Or you could try asking for what you really want for Mother’s Day: Some peace and quiet…
7 Helpful Tips for Enjoying Mother’s Day Tea
This year, give Mom something she will always treasure—a reservation for a delightful afternoon tea. Enjoy a few leisurely hours with close friends or family, taking in the tea room atmosphere. Highly sought-after Food Historian and Certified Tea Specialist Judith Krall-Russo knows quite a bit about tea…
The Best Wine Gifts for Mother’s Day
April showers throughout the Garden State brought plenty of flowers for the start of May; which is great because mom’s special day is just around the corner. Before you spend hours scouring the internet for the perfect gift, try this: Here’s a gift that says, “Thank you for everything, you deserve all of the wine…”
Best Spots to Get Flowers for Mother’s Day
Nothing says you love mom quite like a beautiful bouquet of flowers. In fact, bright colors and sweet scents are the perfect way to celebrate mom and welcome warmer temperatures. (You never know with this weather.) If you’re looking for the perfect spot to pick up an arrangement for the special mom in your life, look no further…
Mother’s Day in New Jersey by Region:
Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex & Warren County
Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset & Union County
Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester & Salem County
Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean & Monmouth County
Mother’s Day Events in New Jersey
Sunday, April 29, 2018: Please join in for another Afternoon Tea at Studio B with Tea-For-All! Linda will teach you to create a beautiful Mother's Day gift. A pretty Bird Cage will house six …
Sunday, April 29, 2018: Celebrate moms and daughters of all ages and support Hillsborough's Dance for the Cure. Tea, finger sandwiches, and sweet treats. Make-up artist will be on hand to give mom a …
Saturday, May 5, 2018: Honor the mothers of the community for a Mother’s Day Celebration. The second annual "Mother's Day Paint n Brunch," will be a one day event inclusive of brunch, music, photo …
Saturday, May 5, 2018: Mothering is the toughest job on the planet. Mother's Day is around the corner and MommyEvolve wants to ensure that you are able to get the nurturing and support you …
Saturday, May 5, 2018: A fabulous pre-mother's day event, filled with live entertainment, all female stand-up comedy, and a runway show. Vendors with a variety of wonderful products and services for moms. All female stand-up …
Sunday, May 6, 2018: The afternoon will include various teas, a selection of tea sandwiches, sweets and conversations on many of today's current topics. Mothers and children of all ages are invited. RSVP necessary, …
Monday, May 7, 2018 - Wednesday, May 9, 2018: Abma's Farm's annual gift making workshop is back! After school from 4pm to 5:30pm, children can drop in and create a custom floral gift for Mom, Grandma, Aunt, or any …
Wednesday, May 9, 2018: Treat your mother to a special gift of health and wellness and awaken her senses. Come meet the aromatherpy representatives and discover doTERRA essential oils. Learn how essential oils from flowers, …
Friday, May 11, 2018: Participate in a baseball tournament May 11th - May 13th. Info
Friday, May 11, 2018 - Sunday, May 13, 2018: Celebrate Mom and all the special women in your life with a delicious culinary vacation to Brazil! Starting at 4pm on Friday - Sunday Dinner, they will be offering their …
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - Sunday, May 13, 2018: Treat mom on her special day! The whole family will enjoy a scenic hayride around the beautiful farm to the rustic, indoor, banquet facility, Harvest Hall where you will enjoy …
Saturday, May 12, 2018: This event is hosted on Saturday and Sunday of Mother's Day Weekend. There will be a brunch buffet as well as a afternoon and evening buffet. Info
Saturday, May 12, 2018: Treat the mothers in your life to a special weekend on Saturday and Sunday, May 12th and 13th. There will be wine, food and acoustic music. Info
Saturday, May 12, 2018: Seating times at 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, and 2pm. Join in for a Mommy and Me Tea Party! This event is designed for children up to age 10, …
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - Sunday, May 13, 2018: In honor of Mother's Day, bring your special guest to an enchanting wonderland tea party in the Butterfly Garden! Seatings at 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Info
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - Sunday, May 13, 2018: Their wine tasting bar is open 11am-6pm and of course mom’s tasting is complimentary. Order a bottle to pair with their gourmet cheese plate on the crush pad where there is …
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - Sunday, May 13, 2018: Plagido’s Winery is releasing their long awaited Reverence, Dry Blueberry, & Blackberry wines for the Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend. Their first Dry Rosé Wine. Refreshing yet refined with a …
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - Sunday, May 13, 2018: Looking for a special way to pay tribute to that special woman in your life this Mother’s Day? Take her out to a winery as part of the Garden State …
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - Sunday, May 13, 2018: Craft & Vintage vendors galore selling gifts for mom, handcrafted goods, jewelry, art, home goods, and more. Build your own bouquet, Mom's Day photo strips, Live music, Mother's Day Brunch …
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - Sunday, May 13, 2018: Bring your mom (gram, aunt, BFF, cousin) and toast her at the vineyard while sipping award-winning wines. The weekend is all about the special ladies in the family as you …
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - Sunday, May 13, 2018: Complete wine tasting of all of their wines with a custom etched Brook Hollow Winery Wine glass. A single rose to express your love and her beauty. Wine bottle of …
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - Sunday, May 13, 2018: Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend at Laurita Winery! Expect special wines, complimentary tastings, live music, delicious brunches, food pairings, and much more! Info
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - Sunday, May 13, 2018: Celebrate Mom on this special weekend with free wine tastings for moms. What more wonderful way to treat your mom than with an afternoon of wine tasting! They will have …
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - Sunday, May 13, 2018: Visit Balic Winery on Mother's Day Weekend. All Mothers And Ladies Will Get A Beautiful Carnation! Info
Saturday, May 12, 2018: Enjoy a fabulous Brunch for Mother's Day! Info
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - Sunday, May 13, 2018: Celebrate “Dia de las Madres” with a delicacy native to Mexico – chocolate! Honor your “Mamacita” with a gift long stem chocolate rose. In addition to their regular delicious, old-world style …
Saturday, May 12, 2018: Promoting and Supporting creative businesses looking for creative vendors for a mothers day shop and sip. Info
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - Sunday, May 13, 2018: Delight Mom with a tasting of award-winning wines paired with hand-made desserts from Greensleeves Village Bake Shop of Flemington NJ. The menu will include Rugelach, Fudge Thumbprints, Raspberry Linzer, Fruit Tart, and …
Sunday, May 13, 2018: For Mother’s Day honor your mother with a rose bush to be planted in Anderson Park. Info
Sunday, May 13, 2018: Enjoy a scenic hayride around our beautiful farm to Harvest Hall where you will enjoy a lovely asparagus themed brunch made especially for mom Info
Sunday, May 13, 2018: Reservations: 9:00am– 3:00pm. $40/adult, plus tax and gratuity; $20/children’s portion–12 and under. For reservations, please call (609) 921-2798 Info
Sunday, May 13, 2018: Join Anthony David's for Mother's Day! Includes fresh seasonal fruit & donut, entree & one beverage. Info
Sunday, May 13, 2018: Free drawing to win a season pass. Special nursery feedings and sessions on maternal behavior. Info
Sunday, May 13, 2018: Uproot Restaurant will be offering a special Mother's Day menu. Info
Sunday, May 13, 2018: Serving a brunch buffet from 9 am until 3 pm with all of your favorite Winberie’s brunch items and a few extra special creations from our kitchen. Your first Bloody Mary …
Sunday, May 13, 2018: Brunch features Belgian waffles, salmon, pastries, omelettes, sausage, bacon and more. Dinner features primed rib, salmon, flat breads, filet mignon, pasta and more. Info
Sunday, May 13, 2018: Mother's Day Brunch Buffet at Di Paolo's Ristorante. Seatings from 9am to 2pm. Please call to purchase tickets: 856-299-4645. Info
Sunday, May 13, 2018: There’s no better way to treat your mom on her special day than to a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch at Congress Hall. Leave the cooking to their chefs, and join …
Sunday, May 13, 2018: The perfect gift for mom (or yourself)! What could be better than giving the gift of wellness? ProTouch Physical Therapy would like to celebrate mothers day by offering a free …
Sunday, May 13, 2018: Treat mom on Mother’s Day to the Grand Brunch Buffet at Tomasello Winery. Enjoy live music by pianist Kahlil Gunther, and all moms receive a free flower! Tickets are $36.95 …
Sunday, May 13, 2018: Treat Mom to Mother's Day brunch. Info
Sunday, May 13, 2018: Simko's Grill is offering a brunch buffet starting at 9:30 am and dinner starting at 3:00 pm featuring their regular menu and specials. Info
Sunday, May 13, 2018: Join Avenue for Brunch on Mother's Day! Executive Chef: Josh Sauer. Pastry Chef: Stuart Marx. Info
Sunday, May 13, 2018: Take Mom to a fabulous Brunch Buffet at Riverview Restaurant. Reservations - 609-614-6624. Info
Sunday, May 13, 2018: Join Stagehouse Tavern on Mother's Day! Includes unlimited visits to the buffet. Info
Sunday, May 13, 2018: Treat Mom to a special Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet. Seatings 10:00am – 3:00pm. Price is $42.00 for adults and $21.00 for children under 12 years. Info
Sunday, May 13, 2018: Celebrate Mom at the Mother’s Day Brunch. Featuring: Carved Prime Rib, Carved Pork Steamship, Famous Eggs Benedict , Smoked Fish Display, and more! For reservations call (856) 751-1717. Info
Sunday, May 13, 2018: Join in on the farm to celebrate Mom! All children can pot a plant for Mom and design their own card for Free. Info
Sunday, May 13, 2018: Take Mom out to a fabulous Brunch Buffet on Mother's Day! Info
Sunday, May 13, 2018: McLoone's Boathouse is offering brunch and dinner for Mother's Day. Info