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Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13th. Place those flower orders and make those reservations to celebrate mom. Here’s our roundup of things to do with mom for Mother’s Day in Phoenix.

Mother’s Day Comedy Show

Mothers are the best, they are really awesome. That is why Jester’Z Improv would like you to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend in style with a fantastic deal for all shows on Mother’s Day weekend. Free admission for mom on Mother’s Day weekend with another paid adult admission.

Details: Jester’Z Improv, 7117 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale. Admission: Mom’s Free, with one paid admission. Single Ticket $8.00, Friday and Saturday, May 11-12th, Show times: 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m., (480) 423-0120

Mother/Daughter Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix

Treat mom to a traditional Afternoon Tea for Mother’s Day at The Ritz-Carlton. Mom will be entertained by our Tea Maitre d’, Jeffrey Hattrick while snacking on a selection of tea-infused finger sandwiches, warm scones, and petite pastries. While sipping a selection of teas including Jeffrey’s Signature Spring Blend, relax to the charming sounds of Nicole Pesce on piano. It is an afternoon Mom will never forget.

Details: Ritz-Carlton Phoenix, 2401 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. Admission: $38.00, Saturday and Sunday May 12-13th, Seating at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., (602) 468-0700

Mother’s Day Celebration in downtown Glendale

Free flowers and special gifts await Mom on her special day, thanks to Glendale’s downtown merchants. Moms can browse the unique shops and eateries of downtown Glendale, building their own bouquet as they go. Several area merchants will also offer free flowers so that after a day of browsing and shopping, moms will have flowers for a beautiful bouquet to take home. In addition, the Glendale CVB is collecting new and gently read books to benefit Velma Teague Library in downtown Glendale.

Details: Downtown Glendale, 5800 W. Glendale Avenue, Glendale. Admission: Free, Saturday, May 12th, 10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m., (623) 930-4500.

Mommy with Me Tea and Painting Party

Paint with mommy and have a tea party too. Tea, cookies and treats will be served as you paint “Pretty in Pink” in honor of Mother’s Day. No painting experience necessary. Registration is required.

Details: Art of Merlot, 7021 E. Main Street, Scottsdale. Admission: $20.00 – $30.00, Saturday, May 12th, 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. (480) 945-1108

We Built This City

On Mother’s Day weekend, kids and their families can help build a city of cardboard boxes while they listen to DJ music and see performers put on a show comically guiding them through the process of building, reconstructing, redesigning, tearing down and walking through tunnels, archways, towers and labyrinths. At the end of the day everyone joins in to bring down the city into a heap of cardboard rubble. Performances at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and refreshments are available from Shine Coffee and Picnic Foods.

Details: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second Street, Scottsdale. Admission: Free, Saturday and Sunday, May 12-13th, (480) 499-8587

Mother’s Day Brunch at Market Cafe in The Buttes Resort

The Market Cafe provides diners with views of the relaxing, lush resort while they enjoy a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch. Favorite brunch items include carving station, made-to-order frittatas and omelets, farm fresh meats and vegetables, entrees and hand crafted desserts.

Details: Market Cafe at The Buttes Resort, 2000 Westcourt Way, Tempe, AZ. 85282, Admission: Admission: $49.95 adults and $24.95 for children 5-12 years old, free for kids under 4 years old, Sunday, May 13th, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. , (602) 225-9000

Mother’s Day Brunch at Top of the Rock in The Buttes Resort

A special Mother’s Day Brunch featuring a carving station, made-to-order omelets and frittatas, a selection of seafood and sushi, farm greens, entrees and desserts will be prepared on the menu and much more for the Top of the Rock Mother’s Day Brunch.

Details: Top of the Rock in The Buttes Resort, 2000 W. Westcourt Way, Tempe. Admission: $64.95/adults and $24.95/kids (5-12 years old), free for kids under 4 years old, Sunday, May 13th, 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., (602) 225-9000

Mother’s Day Brunch at Latilla in The Boulder Resort

Begin your day in the beautiful Latilla with spectacular views of the 12-million-year-old boulders. An incredible brunch features a variety of seafood, salads, fruits as well as carving and omelet stations designed by the Boulders Chefs. Complimented by champagne and a spectacular dessert buffet., the Latilla will host a Mother’s Day Brunch anyone mother would enjoy.

Details: The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, 34631 N. Tom Darlington Drive. Admission: $75.00 per adult, $28.00 children 6 to 12 and 5 years and under are free, Sunday May 13th, 11:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. (480) 488-9009

Mother’s Day Brunch in the Ballroom – The Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton Phoenix will be honoring Moms with a delightful Mother’s Day Brunch. Enjoy a selection of classic brunch items such as eggs benedict, omelets, and a waffle station along with specialty choices such as garlic studded prime rib, shrimp and oyster bar. Bring the family together for this exceptional dining experience.

Details: Ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton Phoenix, 2401 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. Admission: $65 for adults, $35 for children between 5 – 12, 4 and under eat, Sunday, May 13th, 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., (602) 468-0700

Mothers Day Big Night Out at Melting Pot

The Big Night Out delivers the truly complete fondue experience. Showcasing four distinct and delicious courses, the Big Night Out takes you on a culinary journey from start to finish: featuring a creamy cheese fondue, fresh salad, succulent entrée and decadent chocolate fondue dessert.

Details: Melting Pot Arrowhead, 19420 N. 59th Ave Unit B-113, Glendale. 85308, Admission: a la carte menu, Sunday, May 13th, 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., (623) 444-4946

Mother’s Day Brunch at Rawhide Steakhouse

This Mother’s Day show mom you care by taking her to brunch at Rawhide’s Steakhouse. Chef Jon Anderson, will be preparing a delicious assortment of brunch buffet items for you and your family to enjoy. Buffet items include fresh salads, omelet bar, pastries, prime rib, smoked ham and more. Plus, moms eat free.

Details: Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse, 5700 W. North Loop Road, Chandler. Admission: $34.95 per person, $14.95 kids 4-12 of age, Children under 3 eat free. Mom’s eat free with paid adult and child buffet or with two paid adult buffets, Sunday, May 13th, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., (480) 502-5600

Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch in the McArthur Ballroom

Champagne Brunch in the McArthur Ballroom with everything from breakfast favorites and salads to carving stations and hot entrees plus a kid’s buffet.

Details: The McArthur Ballroom at the Arizona Biltmore, 2400 E. Missouri Avenue, Phoenix. Admission: $75.00 adults, $36.00 children, infants free, Sunday, May 13th, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., (602) 955-6600

Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch in Wright’s at The Biltmore

Features the famous, award-winning Sunday Brunch in Four-Diamond Wrights enhanced with a variety of special entrees for Mother’s Day. The Champagne Brunch in Wright’s at The Biltmore, with everything from breakfast favorites and salads to carving stations, hot entrees and a kid’s buffet.

Details: Wright’s at the Arizona Biltmore, 2400 E. Missouri Avenue, Phoenix. Admission: $95.00 adults, $40.00 children, infants free, Sunday, May 13th, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. , (602) 955-6600

Mother’s Day at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

Executive Chef Beau MacMillian presents a tempting special Mother’s Day brunch buffet with entrée choice offered in elements and Praying Monk. The menu includes fresh fruit and berries, variety of fresh salads, artisan breads, rolls, chef’s hummus, assorted spreads, selection of imported and domestic cheeses, charcuterie, antipasti, fresh seafood display including house-cured salmon and accompaniments, king crab legs, chilled shrimp cocktail, snow crab claws, chef’s selection dessert buffet including pastries and petit fours.

Details: Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort, 5700 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley. Admission: Entrée plus buffet $75, with sparkling wine $85, Children’s buffet $18 age 5-12, free 4 & under, Sunday, May 13th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., (480) 948-2100

Palmera Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet

Palmera Brunch will include fresh fruit, assortment of vegetables, smoked salmon, crab legs, shrimp, pasta salads and variety of fresh baked breads. Different station will be available including a carving station, soup and salad station, omelet station, waffle and crepe station plus a dessert buffet.

Details: T. Cook’s at Royal Palms, 5200 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. Admission: $60.00 per person $20.00 per child 5 to 12 years old 5 and under free, Sunday, May 13th, 9:00am – 3:00pm, (602) 808-0766

Mother’s Day at the Wrigley Mansion

Dine with mom on the veranda overlooking the Phoenix skyline on an array of fine cheeses, fruits, cold salads and desserts. Explore the mansion, which is rich in history and ambiance and offers gorgeous 360-degree views of the Valley. Early reservations recommended; space is limited.

Details: Wrigley Mansion, 2501 E. Telewa Trail, Phoenix. Admission: $75.00 for adults, $37.50 for children, Sunday, May 13th, Seating times at 10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., (602) 955-4079

The Moms in My Life

Chef James Porter shares each of his favorite recipes from his mom, grandmother and mother-in-law as main courses. Taste his mom’s banana-nut bread, his grandmother’s potato au gratin and his mother-in-law’s salmon torte. The three-course meal will also include smoked trout with crispy capers, and creme fraiche-truffled crab gazpacho with croutons. Dessert choices are macerated strawberries with coconut pound cake and Cool Whip-Nutella crepes with powdered-sugar beignet with chocolate ganache. Brunch includes flowing Champagne and mimosas. The Enfant menu adds choices like fresh-squeezed orange juice, milk or soft drinks. Reservations are required; seating is limited.

Details: Petite Maison, 7216 E. Shoeman Lane, Scottsdale. Admission: $49.00, $19.00 for age 12 and younger, Sunday, May 13th, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., (480) 991-6887

Mother’s Day Brunch at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass

Spoil mom with a four-course Mother’s Day Brunch at the Ko’sin Restaurant, followed by a spa treatment. Brunch begins with amuse followed by a choice of either a shrimp and crabmeat cocktail shot, or tiny lettuce and tendrils. Select one of seven entrees; including options like fry bread benedict, seafood in lobster cream fondue, mesquite-grilled mahi mahi, and New York strip loin. A special children’s buffet includes choices like chicken fingers, pizza bites and mac and cheese. A dessert station is available to both kids and adults. Indoor and outdoor seating available and every mom receives a long-stem red rose.

Details: Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa, 5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Boulevard, Gila River Reservation. Admission: $60.00 for adults, $54.00 for seniors, $25.00 for ages 5-12, free for 4 and younger, Sunday, May 13th, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, (602) 225-0100

Mother’s Day Brunch at Hermosa Inn

Begin with complimentary fresh-baked brioche “monkey bread” and then select one of six starters: mesquite flour and Arizona honey pancakes, house-smoked salmon, a Dungeness crab cake, sauteed rock shrimp, a Hermosa salad, or roasted local tomatoes. Select an entree from choices of a Dungeness crab and egg-white frittata, traditional eggs benedict, grilled Jidori chicken, roasted Alaskan halibut, grilled beef tenderloin and prosciutto-wrapped veal loin. For dessert, choose a Crow’s Dairy goat cheese tres leches cake, double chocolate bar or Schepf Farms peach cobbler. A kids menu is also available.

Details: Hermosa Inn, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley. Admission: $72.00 for adults, $15.00 kids brunch, Sunday, May 13th, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, (602) 955-8614

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at SWB Southwest Bistro

Choose from options like made-to-order omelets, buttermilk pancakes, eggs benedict, cheese blintzes, and a carving station with selections like prime rib of beef and Virginia ham. Made-to-order chicken-and-fish tacos, Alaskan crab legs, green-lipped mussels and jumbo shrimp, roasted pork loin, seared chicken breasts, antipasto, salads, sushi, paella, and quesadilla and pasta stations are also among the offerings. A children’s menu is available and for dessert, select from an assortment of pies, cakes, tortes, chocolate-covered strawberries, pastries and bananas Foster. The a la carte is also available upon request. Call or visit the website for reservations.

Details: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort, 7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale. Admission: $35.00 – $70.00, Sunday, May 13th, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM, (480) 444-1234

Mother’s Day Brunch on the Farm at South Mountain

A delectable brunch buffet will be offered which will include an omelet station, vegetable quiche, sweet potato salad, chilled shrimp, pecan French toast, pinot noir braised beef short ribs, fresh baked pastries and breads, and much more. To conclude your Mother’s Day, we will be serving coconut cupcakes, caramel brownies, orange cake, strawberry shortcake, pecan pie, gourmet cookies and biscotti.

Details: The Farm at South Mountain, 6106 S. 32nd Street, Phoenix. Admission: Adults $49.95 per person, Children (8-12 years) $16.95, Children (3-7 years) $8.00, Children under 3 are free, Sunday, May 13th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., (602) 243-9081

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Talking Stick Resort

This Mother’s Day, enjoy supreme specials on luxurious indulgence, delicious dining, and other fabulous extravagances at Talking Stick Resort. While designed with Mom in mind, these specials are available for everyone to enjoy. Talking Stick Resort will feature Mother’s Day brunch and dinner at its world-class restaurants, while the spa will run specials all month long in celebration of Mom. With six restaurants, Talking Stick Resort has numerous options for treating mom.

Details: Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend, Scottsdale. Admission: $25.00 – $37.00, Sunday, May 13th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., (480) 850-7777

Mastro’s Mother’s Day Brunch

A three-course brunch menu features options like king crab or lobster omelet, queen-cut prime rib, Belgian waffles and the Mastro’s Benedict, or order from the a la carte menu at regular prices from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. A Bloody Mary bar, mimosas and champagne can be added to either meal. A kid’s brunch includes fresh melon salad, silver dollar pancakes, grilled cheese, chicken strips and a choice of chocolate or vanilla ice cream. Every mom will receive fresh flowers and delicious chocolates.

Details: Mastro’s Steakhouse, 8852 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale. Admission: $55.00, $75.00 includes Bloody Mary bar, mimosas and Champagne, $20.00 kids brunch, free for 5 and younger, prices vary for a la carte menu items, Sunday, May 13th, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, (480) 585-9500

Mother’s Day at Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

Executive Chef Tom Harvey offers a la carte menu options like Maine lobster tacos, Hawaiian yellowtail sashimi, jumbo Gulf shrimp cocktail, pot stickers filled with spicy shrimp and pork in a light soy broth, Louisiana red fish sauteed with fresh lump crab, Meunière-style, Georges Bank scallops; and an 8-ounce center-cut filet mignon. Call or make reservations online.

Details: Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, 15323 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Admission: Menu prices vary, Sunday, May 13th, 11:00 a.m. — 9:00 p.m. (480) 730-4800

Mother’s Day Brunch at Eddie’s House

A brunch for all mothers to enjoy with a buffet including cereal bar, made-to-order omelet station, special pancake station, dessert station, breakfast sides and entrees including bacon-infused meatloaf, buttermilk-fried chicken and stuffed French toast.

Details: Eddie’s House, 7042 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale. Admission: $44.00 for adults, $19.00 for age 10 and younger, free for 3 and younger, Sunday, May 13th, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, (480) 946-1622

Mother’s Day Special at Me’Vent

Create a painting of a green vase, roses in bloom, or tulips with mom on Mother’s Day. Moms receive 50 percent off of the regular price at the door. A byob event for adults age 21 and older. Light snacks are served and a flower will be given to mom. All supplies are provided. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., seating begins at 1, and painting starts at 1:30. Go online to register; seating is limited.

Details: Me the Artist at CityNorth, 5355 E. High St., Suite 109, Phoenix. Admission: $40.00, $20.00 for moms, Sunday, May 13th, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM, 480-822-7999

Mother’s Day Brunch at Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center

Enjoy a taste of the Southwest with an abundance of choices, including Champagne, fresh fruit, salads, muffins, bagels and crepes. An omelet station, and a carving station with roast sirloin au jus, sugar-baked ham and roasted lamb are also featured. A variety of breakfast entrees are offered such as sea scallops with dill Beurre Blanc, baked salmon and shrimp scampi, and grilled tequila cilantro-lime chicken breast. An assortment of holiday pies, cakes, tortes, fruit tarts, truffles and pastries are offered for dessert.

Details: Vista Verde at Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center, 7700 E. McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale. Admission: $62.00 adults, $31.00 for children, free parking with complimentary valet parking, Sunday, May 13th, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM, (480) 991-9000

Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch at Scottsdale Plaza Resort

Brunch starts with champagne and a rose for mom, followed by buffet-style choices, including a carving station with blackened crusted New York sirloin, an omelet bar with fresh vegetables, meats and cheeses, a pasta station, baked goods, a cold buffet and salad bar. A selection of entrees are available including eggs Benedict, basil-crusted pork loin and pan-roasted swordfish, along with popular breakfast items such as hickory-smoked bacon, country sausage links, Tuscan potatoes and an assortment of vegetables. Tortes, cakes and tarts are among the dessert choices. Coffee, tea, sparkling cider and champagne for the adults are included.

Details: Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Admission: $43.00 for adults, $22.00 for ages 13-18, $15.00 for ages 6-12, free for 5 and younger, Sunday, May 13th, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM, (480) 948-5000

Mother’s day at Cask 63

Executive Chef Brian Feirstein offers specialty menu items like sweet-corn potato chowder; warm brie with black pepper-almond crust; pear salad with mesclun and candied cashews; seared Georges Bank diver scallops with Goose Valley wild rice and artichoke salad; and Chilean sea bass with macadamia-nut crust, coconut lemongrass broth, Asian risotto and asparagus. Specially crafted cocktails include the cosmo fresh and blood-orange mojito. Call or make reservations online.

Details: Cask 63, 8877 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Admission: a la carte menu, Sunday, May 13, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM, 480-922-5666

Mother’s Day at Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House

Start off with a house-made peach bellini, made with Italian bubbly and a grenadine swirl, followed by a mesquite wood-grilled petite filet, two roasted shrimp with diver scallop, rye-bread stuffing, wild rice pilaf, and a medley of sweet corn, fava beans and baby carrots. Chocolate espresso Dacquoise torte is served for dessert. The regular menu is available

Details: Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, 6710 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek. Admission: $34.00 for entree, $9.00 for dessert, $11.00 for peach bellini, Sunday, May 13th, 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM, (480) 488-8031

Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch at Mission Grille

Carving and omelet stations, a chilled seafood display, cooked-to-order risotto, breakfast and brunch specialties, a build-your-own pancake station, salad station, and soup station are among the choices. Dessert options include made-to-order doughnuts, and assorted pastries. Champagne, mimosas, coffee and tea are included.

Details: Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center, 60 E. Fifth Street, Tempe. Admission: $29.95 for adults, $14.95 for ages 6-12, free for 5 and younger, May 13th, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, (480) 894-1400

Mother’s Day Brunch at Roaring Fork

Executive Chef Bryan Hulihee offers a buffet of choices, including smoked salmon, roasted red potatoes, yogurt parfaits, vegetable-egg enchiladas, rotisserie chicken, biscuits and gravy, shrimp jambalaya, fruit cobbler and ancho truffles.

Details: Roaring Fork, 4800 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ. Admission: $29.00, $5.00 for mimosas and Bloody Mary cocktails, May 13th, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, (480) 947-0795

Mother’s Day Brunch at Sassi

Dine in a charming Italian villa setting on an elaborate selection of salads, antipasti, breakfast items, entrees and desserts prepared by Executive Chef Christopher Nicosia, including arugula and fire-roasted pineapple salad; porcini-rubbed roasted beef strip loin; baked penne alla Norma; fusili alla Boscaiola; Amaretto panna cotta; and coconut cream tart. Call or go online for reservations

Details: Sassi, 10455 E. Pinnacle Peak Parkway, Scottsdale. Admission: $50.00, $25.00 for age 12 and younger, free for 4 and younger, Sunday, May 13th, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, (480) 502-9095