Mother’s Day 2019: Creative Ways to Show Mom She’s the Best


Mother and Daughter Watching the Sunset at the Top of a MountainWe have a secret. Your mom is tired the same-old, been-there-done-that celebration for Mother’s Day activities. Brunch at a nice restaurant is lovely, but she knows you can do better. Now is the time to mix it up and show Mom you care and put some effort into planning a special outing.

Fortunately, you don’t need to work too hard. WSL has done the outside-of-the-box thinking for you. Check out this list of fun activities you can do with your Mom on Mother’s Day or give her as a gift do to later this summer.

Cooking class – Whether she’s a master chef or just wants some new ideas, a cooking class is an inspired way to share a meal you’ve prepared together. Check out the new Marco’s Table in Elmhurst. Sign-up for the mailing list to learn about scheduled cooking classes or create a special class with Chef Marco just for your family.

Glamping – Trust us, your mom does not want help put up a tent and sleep on the ground. Instead, consider glamourous camping (glamping). Check out Glamping Hub for options in Illinois ranging from tree houses to refurbished barns to log cabins. It’s a great way to enjoy nature without sacrificing comfort.

Antiquing – Since 1967, the Kane County Flea Market in St. Charles has been the “Best in the Midwest or Anywhere!” Spend an afternoon wandering the stands to find a one-of-a-kind find she’ll treasure forever. The market is open the first weekend of every month, Saturdays noon to 5 p.m. and Sundays 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Strawberry picking – Mid-June is when juicy strawberries are ripe for picking. Check out these nearby U-pick farms and plan a day trip with Mom to load up on the season’s best.

Chicago movie scavenger hunt – Race around Chicago streets looking for clues about movies filmed in Chicago in this scavenger hunt sponsored by Atlas Obscura on Friday, May 31. You need to make reservations now to secure your spot.

Mostly your Mom just wants to spend time with you. Make the outing even more special by booking a limo to and from the event. Enjoy refreshments and conversation along the way while a professional chauffeur pampers you in a luxury stretch or SUV Chicago limo. It’s a day your Mom will never forget.