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6 Ways to Spoil Mom on Mother’s Day in Costa Mesa

Posted on April 29, 2024 | 12:24pm

From floral arrangements to fine eating, Costa Mesa offers plenty of ways to show your mother some love and appreciation on this special day. Spoil Mom with one (or all) of these top things to do on Mother’s Day in Costa Mesa.

1: Relax with Facials + Recharge with Coffee

Photo by Facial Lounge

Treat Mom to a luxurious skincare experience at Facial Lounge. Every product is 100% all-natural, vegan, and cruelty-free for a spa day that is good for both you and the environment. Then head next door to Coffee Dose for a little pick-me-up. It’s got a fun Barbie-meets-coffee-shop vibe with its trendy pink decor. We recommend trying their  Mary Matcha latte or Espresso Tini to help mom unwind even more!

2: Gift Her an Everlasting Floral Bouquet

Photo by @phoebe_eats IG

If your mom loves flowers, why not gift her some that will last all year long? Hadley and Ren inside The OC Mix specialize in everlasting floral bouquets that are customizable, easy for Mom to care for, and eco-friendly. While at The OC Mix, swing by Balboa Gold to design custom matching charm bracelets with mom!

3: Spend an Evening of Wine & Painting

Photo by Inspired Art Wine

Inspired Art Wine is having two special painting sessions on Mother’s Day this year, each with a floral focus in two different styles. Reserve your spots ahead of time to ensure you have a seat and glass of wine waiting for you. Tickets include art supplies, instruction by an artist, and up to two glasses of wine. Bond and create works of art while enjoying fine wines from California vineyards.

4: South Coast Plaza Shopping to Show Mom Appreciation

Photo by South Coast Plaza

South Coast Plaza is the perfect place to spoil Mom with a day of shopping. Its collection of luxury brands and flagship stores ensures there’s something perfect for every mother. Come prepared by getting Mom a South Coast Plaza gift card, which can be redeemed at any of the 280+ shops and restaurants.

5: Treat Your Mom to a Memorable Brunch

Photo by Tableau Kitchen & Bar

Restaurants around Costa Mesa are planning special menus to make this upcoming Mother’s Day one for her to remember. Some of our hand-picked highlights include:

  • Silver Trumpet: Their Mother’s Day brunch offers delicious variety, satisfying both you and Mom. The special menu features a seafood station, a Lakeside Grill station, more than a dozen buffet options,as well as appetizers, desserts, and salads.
  • Ayres Hotel: Experience a gourmet brunch featuring omelet, carving, and seafood stations. To top it off, brunch includes bottomless mimosas.
  • Tableau Kitchen & Bar: Their Mother’s Day special starts with a fresh floral-infused cocktail that both looks and tastes like spring itself. Then, indulge in Miso Crab Benedict served for the main course, a unique twist and a culinary staple.
  • Verdant Café at OCMA: Settle in for a curated three-course meal with a focus on bright and exquisite flavors located in the Orange County Museum of Art. Blend culinary delight with art and culture for a memorable day.
  • Seasons 52: Enjoy a brunch menu that features freshly made soups, salads, and starters, along with four entrees, including a crab & cheddar quiche, upright French toast, apricot-glazed spiral ham, and wood-grilled shrimp & grits.
  • Plum’s Cafe: Considered one of the best brunch locations around, period, Plum’s Cafe offers everything from comfort foods to decadent indulgences. But since everything is made with fresh, high-quality ingredients, it’s a guilt-free experience.

6: Book Mom the Overnight Stay She Deserves

Photo by The Westin South Coast Plaza

Surprise Mom this Mother’s Day weekend with a plush hotel room where she can relax and feel extra pampered.  Book Mom an overnight stay at one of the 11 hotels in Costa Mesa, each with its own unique style and amenities.

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Mother’s Day 2023: Brunches, Shopping, Facials and More in Costa Mesa

Posted on May 9, 2023 | 2:24pm

Where to take mom for Mother’s Day? Look no further than Costa Mesa! We’ve rounded up just some of the fun, delicious things to do to celebrate Mom this year in the City of the Arts®.

Mother’s Day Brunch

The list is long and distinguished, but here’s just a sampling of the great Costa Mesa restaurants offering Mother’s Day brunch or specials.

Silver Trumpet: Brunch buffet from 10am-2pm. Use the QR code on the graphic to reserve!

Ayres Hotel: Brunch buffet from 10am-2pm. Click the link for the menu and reservations.

Outpost Kitchen: Special Mother’s Day choices; live music 11am-2pm.

Randy’s Donuts: MOM Donut alert! Get your Mother’s Day “MOM donuts” (Bavarian cream-filled with pink icing) May 10-14 at all locations. 2 locations in Costa Mesa.

Playa Mesa: Brunch from 9am – 2pm plus free champagne for mom with entree.

The Capital Grille: Moms are treated to a rose & such brunch specials as lobster frittata, blueberry bread, steak & eggs or — new this year — smoked salmon & caviar. 10 am-2 pm. A la carte dinner options available all day. Bookings here.

Cafe Sevilla is serving brunch from 11am-3pm with bottomless mimosas.

Knife Pleat: A luxurious tea service on Saturday between 11:30 am – 1:45 pm. Reservations here.

Mastro’s: Perhaps dinner is more Mom’s flavor, and you know she’ll be thrilled to eat at Mastro’s. Enjoy sizzling dry-aged steaks, incredible seafood, cocktails and live entertainment Sunday evening.

What about a luxe experience at Petrossian by Tiffany? Check out this recent MSN article.


South Coast Plaza has a roster of great Mother’s Day shopping offers and events, including a macaron-making class on May 15 and a must-see Cartier pop-up.

Costa Mesa Courtyards is giving away a $200 gift card to the center for Mom’s Day. Check out their Instagram to enter @shopcostamesa.

The LAB will have two floral pop-ups May 13 and 14 so you can pick up beautiful arrangements by local florists. More information here.

Facials…and Other Events

The Facial Lounge is a wonderful Costa Mesa spot to treat Mom for a future visit. Enjoy one of their organic, vegan facials and their delighful day spa. Visit their site for gift cards or to book treatments.

For those on a budget who still want to treat Mom, BodyCentre Day Spa is offering a 50-minute weekday massage special for $59. M-Thurs booking. They offer gift certificates and many different services including emerald laser, facials, personal training, emerald laser, colon hydrotherapy and much more.

The Wine Lab is hosting a Mother’s Day Candle-Making Workshop Sunday from 6-8pm. What better way to workshop than with wine?

Locale Magazine has a list of fun, free things to do in OC right now(don’t miss free admission to the Orange County Museum of Art!) plus different ways to celebrate Mom in OC.

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