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I’ll be honest, I’ve never really liked my birthday. It seems to serve only as a grim reminder that I’m one year closer to death. Plus, it’s not like I actually accomplished anything to deserve being feted. I mean, my Mom did all the work. But Mother’s Day is special-my children are the most incredible thing I’ve ever been part of, so this day means something. Here’s some free and inexpensive options to help Mom celebrate like a boss. If there’s special events or deals I’m missing, let me know!
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Take Mom Somewhere:
National Public Gardens Day is actually Friday, May 8th – take Mom to Red Butte Gardens, Thanksgiving Point Gardens and several others along the Wasatch Front for free. Find the ones closest to you here.
Free Star Party: pick out a star with the high powered telescopes at the Stansbury Observatory and name it for Mom. Saturday, May 9th.
The Holi Festival of Colors: the beautiful color celebration comes to the Sri Sri Rahda Krishna Temple in SLC on Saturday – music, yoga, dancing, and the flying colors. Donations suggested.
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Make Mom A Gift:
The All Free Kid’s Spring Craft eBook is a great resource as well. I loved Water Bottle Flower Power and the Painted LadyBug Garden Stones.
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Make Mom (An Edible) Brunch:
I like the Mr. Food Cookbooks – easy to read and simple recipes the kids (or me, who is cooking challenged) can make. It’s free! Just download Mr. Food Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas by clicking here. My personal favorite is the Bed and Breakfast Blueberry Pancakes.
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Take Mom Out To Eat (On The Cheap):
Carrabba’s – Free $10 Gift Card when you dine on 5/11
Chili’s – Free Dessert with Gift Card Purchase
Denny’s – Free Dessert when you Buy 2 Entrees (exp. 5/12) or 20% Off Entire Check (exp. 5/15)
First Watch – Free Box of Chocolates for Mom on 5/11
Fleming’s Steakhouse – Free $25 Dining Card When You Bring Mom to Mother’s Day Brunch on 5/11
Marie Callender’s – Buy 1 Entree Get 1 50% Off wyb 2 Drinks (exp. 5/29)
Outback Steakhouse – $5 Off 2 Dinner Entrees thru 5/10 – will update as soon as their Mother’s Day coupon comes out
Papa John’s – 50% Off Regular Price Large Pizza When You Order Online thru 5/11
Smokey Bone’s – $5 Off $15 Purchase
Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes – $10 Mother’s Day Breakfast Special w/Drink Until 11am and 2 Meals with 2 Drinks for $22 on 5/11
Souper Salad – $5.99 Adult Buffet (exp. 5/11)
T.G.I. Friday’s – Free Appetizer when you download app (they may have a more specific Mother’s Day promotion come out soon)
Tony Roma’s Coupons – Free Entree Coupon for Moms Who Dine on Mothers Day
Zoe’s Kitchen – Free Piece of Yaya’s Chocolate Cake with entree purchase 5/10 – 5/11