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Celebrate Mom This Weekend – Que Onda’s Picks for Mother’s Day

This weekend, let’s celebrate everything that moms are: friends, caretakers, friends – the strength of any family. And she deserves to be treated like a queen! Here are Que Onda’s picks for a fun weekend celebrating all of the mom’s in your life:

Food and Treats

Baskin-Robbins: Moms can celebrate Fancy Cone Sampling day on May 12 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Get a free 1-oz. ice cream with a waffle cone chip dipped in chocolate and rainbow sprinkles. 

California Pizza Kitchen: Heart-shaped pizzas for Mother’s Day are available May 9 through May 12. Order any of your favorite CPK pizza varieties, and get it on a heart-shaped crispy thin crust at no additional charge. CPK is also donating 20% of food and non-alcoholic beverage purchases in a nationwide fundraiser for the March of Dimes. Guests just need to mention to their server that they’re dining to support March of Dimes. 

Einstein Bros. Bagels:Heart Bagels are available for pre-order. Guests can pre-order any flavor of heart bagel by the half-dozen or baker’s dozen or drop-in to surprise mom with the purchase of a plain or chocolate chip heart bagel on Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12. 

Olive Garden: Nothing says “I love you, Mom” like unlimited breadsticks. This Mother’s Day, when you purchase a $50 gift card, Olive Garden will throw in a $10 bonus card. Guests can enjoy favorites like Lasagna Classico, new Creamy Mushroom Ravioli and more. 

Seasons 52: Treat mom to a three-course brunch menu that features the best of the spring season. Guests can choose a starter, entrée and Mini Indulgence dessert for just $29.95. Menu features five exclusive entrees including Prime Steak and Eggs and Upright French Toast. The menu will be available Sunday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Great Heights Brewing Co: Treat mom to a delicious beer and cheese pairing on Thursday, May 9. Get more info here.

Houston Taco & Margs Crawl on Washington Ave  Indulge in plenty of Mexican food and drink on the Houston Taco & Margs Crawl, which takes participants through several Washington Avenue bars, including Clutch Bar, Kung Fu Saloon, Lincoln Bar, The Standard, Handlebar, and Daisy Dukes. $17.99. 2pm.


Our top picks for outdoor fun include:

Galveston Beach – take Mom to Pleasure Pier for nostalgic fun! Then treat her to a delicious seafood dinner at a local favorite along the seawall.

Johnson Space Center – take an educational tour around NASA and learn how scientists and astronauts work in outer space.

Houston Zoo – bring your mom to see the beautiful wildlife at Houston Zoo.

Astros vs Texas Rangers – cheer on the Houston Astros with a trip to Minute Maid Park

Galveston Historic Homes Tour – if your mom is a fan of HGTV, she’ll love the Galveston Historic Homes Tour. Get tickets here.

Heights Mercantile Mother’s Day Market | No Cover – Gift your mom with a unique find from the Heights Mercantile Mother’s Day Market, which showcases wares and creations from local merchants and artisans on the promenade at Heights Mercantile. 11am to 6pm.

Mothers Day at Hermann Park – Kick off Mother’s Day with breakfast at Hermann Park’s Pinewood Cafe, followed by arts and crafts, pedal boat cruises around McGovern Lake, and a ride on the Hermann Park Railroad. Ticket prices are TBD. 8:30am to 10am.


Art on Wheels at Buffalo Bayou Park  Hop on a bike and cruise around Buffalo Bayou Park while BBP tour guide Andrew Groocock points out various works of art along the waterway. $10. 9am to 10:30am.

Love & Make’s Bath Bomb Making Workshop in Rice Village – Create your own luxurious, scented bath bomb at this DIY workshop, hosted by Love & Make in Rice Village. The family-friendly activity allows crafters to incorporate essential oils and experiment with fun colors. $55. 11am.