There may be a lot of things that are different about May of 2020, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t find creative ways to celebrate. Here are some tips on how to make the most of Cinco de Mayo and give mom that extra special treatment this Mother’s Day!

where to get the best cinco de mayo grub

Check out these 12 restaurants in Denver doing Cinco de Mayo the right way!

And if you’re further North, these are two of our favorites to carry out some delicious margs, tacos, & more!

creative ways to celebrate mother’s day

host a virtual brunch

You can use Zoom, Skype or another similar platform to brunch, social-distancing-style. Spend the morning connecting with your mom over some deliciously simple eggs, pancakes, and mimosas or get your order in soon for a Brunch Box from Adelska! You can even have Vineyard Wine Shop deliver a nice bottle of wine or champagne straight to your doors! (available in Denver Metro area only – check with the store to confirm if delivery is available). Oh, and be sure to record your video call. This is definitely a Mother’s Day for the books!

create a photo slideshow

Show your mom you care by putting together a photo slideshow of all your favorite memories with her. It’s a great way to make her feel extra special and it lasts longer than a Zoom call! If you need an idea of how to get started, check out this article for the 10 Best Photo Slideshow apps.

schedule a “therapeutic thursday” session with the denver botanic gardens

303 Magazine shared an article about how the Denver Botanic Gardens is hosting a weekly video conference series titled “Therapeutic Thursdays.” The webinar intends to guide participants on ways to connect with plants in their lives. The series is led by two of Denver Botanic Gardens’ horticulture therapists, Angie Andrade and Catharine McCord.

Plant-based therapy is the practice of using plants to improve mental and physical health. According to the American Horticultural Therapy Organization, it can be used to improve memory, cognitive abilities, language skills and socialization. Many have found these therapy sessions to be beneficial and calming in stressful times.

“With Therapeutic Thursdays we are hoping to foster our connection with our community when we aren’t able to open the doors to Gardens,” McCord said. “Our goal is to offer a weekly program that is educational, entertaining and provides engaging activities that people can use daily as they interact with what’s blooming outside their doors.” …read more

sign up for a virtual race

Maybe you and your mom love a good physical challenge! Denver’s Mother’s Day 5K has been switched to a virtual race this year. That means you get to run your own race, at your own pace and time it yourself within a 2-week window. The 2-week window for this virtual race is 05/01/2020-5/15/2020. You will then upload your time via the website and be placed in standings based on your age. Happy running!

plan a virtual happy hour

Choose mom’s favorite cocktail and arrange the perfect snack pairings to go along with it. Need some fresh and fun recipe ideas? We’re big fans of Savory Spice Shop and they have some tasty ideas calling your name! Or if your mom likes a great cheese board, get your Mother’s Day order in soon with Wander + Graze.

unique, local gift options

Wish Gifts

Tigerlily Goods

and for the kids….

DIY Activities for Kids (Let’s do this, dads!)

Special Quotes to Write in a Note or Card

Whether you send the perfect gift or have food and cocktails delivered from her favorite place, get creative this Mother’s Day and make her feel extra special!