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Did you know that this Sunday is Mother’s Day? You forgot?! Don’t panic!

Ok, now that you’ve calmed down, we’re here to help! Columbia is the perfect place to turn Mother’s Day from this…

Into this…

Ready? Here’s how:

Take Her Out to Eat!

This one is really a no-brainer. First off, make sure you don’t make your mom do this on Mother’s Day…

There are plenty of places to do the measuring, stirring, baking and general getting up earliness that a fantastic Mother’s Day brunch requires. Give these a try:

Courtyard by Marriott Mother’s Day Brunch

With special music, children’s activities and an extensive buffet, the Courtyard is a great way to say thanks to Mom. Call 573.443.8000 for more information and to make reservations.

opens in a new windowHoliday Inn Executive Center

Featuring an amazing variety of brunch food (and a chocolate fountain!), you definitely won’t go hungry. Call 573.445.8531 for reservations.

opens in a new windowSophia’s

With a unique brunch menu that includes a Lobster and White Truffle Quiche, Sophia’s is a classy but relaxed spot for Mother’s Day (and any other Sunday!)

opens in a new windowColumbia Star Dinner Train

Treat Mom to a Mother’s Day to remember while watching the Missouri landscape roll by your window. Enjoy a fresh Brunch prepared on board and a relaxing 1 ½ hour ride on the classic passenger train.

Imagination Library Mother’s Day Brunch

Enjoy dining for a cause? Come celebrate Mom’s special day and support the Imagination Library while Boone County Commissioner Karen Miller and her dedicated team of volunteers prepare a scrumptious meal for you and your guests. Tickets are $30 and provide Imagination Library books for one child for an entire year.

Get Her  a Gift!

It’s easy to bring a smile to mom’s face with a gift from one of Columbia’s unique shops.

  • Does mom love sweets? Make a stop at opens in a new windowThe Candy Factory and pick her up a box of handmade truffles, chocolate covered strawberries or even a chocolate pizza!
  • Drop in to opens in a new windowMakes Scents in The District. They have an array of beautiful items and you could even help her create her own signature perfume oil!
  • Ready to get your hands dirty? Moms paint free on Mother’s Day when you register at opens in a new windowThe Mud Room, where you can tap into your creative side and paint your own pottery piece.
  • Pamper the one who changed your Pampers with a spa day at one of Columbia’s fabulous day spas. A massage, mani/pedi and a facial sounds like the perfect afternoon, don’t you think?

As you can see, no matter what kind of mom you have, there’s something to suit her here in Columbia. Of course, when all else fails, a nice hug works too!

Happy Mother’s Day!