8 Ideas for Mother’s Day

Compiled by Northwoods News Staff

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Here at Northwoods News, we put our heads together to help you design a day for Mom that will show her how much you care.


Get Crafty

Create a new tradition by experimenting with making crayon candles. This project is fun for the kiddos, but needs adult supervision. Put your broken crayons to good use and make a one-of-a-kind DIY gift for Mom. Bonus: use essential oils to incorporate Mom’s favorite scent!

And you can’t go wrong with a classic coupon book for Mom. Check out these free, printable templates, or come up with your own idea for a design.

Say It with Flowers

“Show your gratitude and love with a splendid bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day.”

Horants, we couldn’t have said it better ourselves! With evocative names for their floral arrangements like Mother’s Favorite, Pretty in Peony, and Enchanted Roses, you will be able to find the perfect match to shower Mom with affection. Customers rave about Horants’ staff going out of their way to make sure everything is just right, even saying that they are able to create “floral magic” for their customers.

Sweets for the Sweetest

Want to show Mom how sweet she really is? Get her some delicious cookies from Butcher Shop Bake Company in Rhinelander. One customer called them “The best chocolate chip cookies I have ever eaten. And I have both made and eaten plenty.” Freshly baked in small batches with rotating flavors—these cookies are something special. (We hear they are even cooking up a new Hodag-inspired flavor!) Gift certificates are available if you want to let Mom choose her own.

If Mom is a fan of java, swing by the Northern Grounds Coffeehouse drive-thru and pick up a latte or mocha to accompany the cookies.

Wine and Dine Mom

Cheers! Three Lakes Winery offers delectable wines that feature the bounty of Northern Wisconsin. Choose from Cranberry Cherry, Strawberry Rhubarb, Wisconsin Wild Plum, and more! The wine can complement the takeout brunch that Three Coins Restaurant & Courtyard Café is offering for Mother’s Day.

Breakfast in Bed

Get a jump on breakfast in bed by making this Overnight Breakfast Casserole. With only eight ingredients, this is an easy way to plan ahead! If Mom is a fan of mimosas, here are three unique recipes that can take Mother’s Day brunch at home to the next level.

A Berry Natural Kind of Love

If Mom loves all things organic, treat her to a trip to Wild Berry Market in Minocqua. Take a trip to the store together, get her a gift certificate, or enjoy online ordering, including options from their deli. One customer described Wildberry as “an organic eaters paradise!”

Take a Hike

If the weather cooperates, there are dozens of gorgeous trails you can explore with Mom in Oneida and Vilas County. Bring the dog, and enjoy the natural beauty the Northwoods has to offer.

PJ’s and Movie Night

As Mom’s special day winds down, consider making a blanket fort and snuggling up in your pj’s to watch a movie. Reader’s Digest has a list of 30 movies that are ideal to watch on Mother’s Day. Enhance your popcorn game by trying one of these recipes from Rachel Ray or pick up a tin from Minocqua Popcorn & Puffs.