25 Creative Ideas for Mother's Day 2013 in Beaufort
By PickleJuice Productions | Mother’s Day is this weekend and I think we’d all agree that Mom deserves the absolute best but it’s not always easy deciding what to do for her on her special day. Luckily the Beaufort area offers a variety of wonderful options to salute Mom this Mother’s Day weekend. Here are a few suggestions to help with your decision process for activities:
- SIMPLY GRAND, a concert for Mother’s Day ~ May 10th in the black box theater: melodies, loving lyrics, and special ticket prices~ $12 adult, $7 children. The concert begins @ 7:30, surrounded by a quilt show in the gallery, artists working in their studios, and the classrooms where creativity happens.
Mama always told me ‘life is like a box of chocolates…’Give her the gift of chocolate from The Chocolate Tree
Open from 10 am – 6 pm on Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm on Sunday. Call (843) 524-7980 for more info
- PACK A PICNIC!
Pack a picnic basket full of wonderful prepared foods & goodies from Lowcountry Produce, then take Mom to your favorite picnic spot for a special Mother’s Day picnic!
- PICTURE THIS!
Give mom a portrait session from our friends at Captured Moments Photography Give them a call today at (843) 379-0223
- BUY MOM SOME LOCAL ART
Visit some of Beaufort’s fabulous Art Galleries! Greenfish Gallery, ArtLofts, Bay St. Gallery, Beaufort Art Association, Charles St. Gallery, The Gallery, Indigo Gallery, I. Pinckney Simon’s Gallery, Ly Benson’s Gallery & Studio, Rhett Gallery.
- CHAMPAGNE & BLOODY MARY BRUNCH
Mother’s Day Brunch at Southern Graces. The food is amazing and a truly indulgent experience! Call (843) 379-0555 for more information or visit them online.
- SPA TREATMENTS
Spoil her with a Spa treatment from any one of Beaufort’s spas. We have the Beaufort Day Spa, AquaMed, and a number of others to choose from.
Flowers! Can you go wrong with flowers? Here are some places you can get ’em: Bitty’s Flower Shop, Bi-Lo on Boundary,Lowcountry Produce, Carolina Floral Designs
- TAKE HER SHOPPING!
Go Shopping on Bay Street! Bay Street offers world class shopping for everyone in the family. Support local business by visiting: Bay Street Jewelers, Bay Street Outfitters, Barefoot Bubba’s, Carolina Wiggle Wear, Finishing Touches, Fordham Market, In High Cotton, Joli Home Accents, LuLu Burgess, Modern Jewelers, Simply Southern, Rossignol’s, The Craftseller and more!
- TREAT HER TO LUNCH
Have lunch at one of Beaufort’s favorite local restaurants: Blackstone’s, Luther’s Rare & Well Done, Nippy’s,Panini’s on the Waterfront, Plum’s, Wren, Yes Thai Indeed!
- HIT THE BEACH!
Take Mom to the Beach! Hunting Island State Park offers a pristine sandy beach, natural setting, the warm Atlantic Ocean… a perfect Mother’s Day getaway.
- EXPLORE SOME LOCAL HISTORY
Visit the Penn Center on St. Helena Island!
Located on St. Helena Island, one of the most beautiful and historically distinct of the South Carolina Sea Islands, Penn Center sits at the heart of Gullah culture, on the 50 acres of the historical campus of Penn School. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1974, it is a part of the Penn School Historic District which is comprised of nineteen buildings related to and used by Penn School–Brick Church, Darrah Hall, one of the oldest buildings on St. Helena Island, old burial grounds, Gantt Cottage where Martin Luther King Jr. lodged, a Nature Trail, Chowan Creek, acres of pines, native flora and fauna. Visit http://www.penncenter.com for more information
- GO GOLFING!
Beaufort county boasts A LOT of golf courses! Here are some links to some of our favorite public courses: The Sanctuary on Cat Island, The Legends on Parris Island, Lady’s Island Country Club
- BUY HER SOME LOCAL PRODUCE & GOODIES
Visit the Farmer’s Market! Several local farmer’s market’s are open this weekend including: Port Royal, Pick-Pocket Plantation, Hardeeville & Jasper County
- PICK SOME BERRIES!
Pick Strawberries at Dempsey Farms. It’s strawberry pickin’ time at Dempsey Farms. Take the whole family out to Dempsey Farms and pick your own strawberries on Friday from 10 am – 6 pm or Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm. Call (843) 838-3656 for more information
- GET CREATIVE!
Sign Mom up for Art Classes at ArtWorks! It’s a great way to let her creativity shine! Call (843) 379-2787 for more information.
Sign Mom up for a Yoga Class or the Mommy & Me class at Dancing Dogs Yoga Studio! Call (843) 263-5864 for more information.
- COOL OFF WITH ICE CREAM
It’s going to be warm this weekend so we think you should take her out for Ice Cream at Kooky Mooky’s, Southern Sweets, Brusters, or to Marketplace News. A real treat!
- GO FISH!
Take Mom fishing. There are a variety of chartered fishing options right here in Beaufort. Here are links to a few options: A&B Fishing Charters, Sea Wolf Charter, Beaufort Castaway Charters, Bay Street Outfitters, Lowcountry Guide Service, Fishing Charters of Beaufort
Take Mom on a fabulous Kayak Tour. Explore natures finest by Kayak! Our friends at Beaufort Kayak Tours offer several tours and all the gear you need! Call (843) 525-0810 for more information.
- SHRIMPING & CRABBING
Spend a day with Mom shrimping or crabbing! All the nets and traps you need for shrimping or crabbing can be acquired from your local Grayco Hardware Store. You can grab some bait from your local Bi-Lo, Piggly Wiggly or Publix. She will love it! You can even cook her dinner after!
- COOK UP SOME LOCAL SEAFOOD
What better for lunch or dinner that some good local seafood!??! Fresh seafood available from Sea Eagle Market available Monday thru Saturday 10 am – 6 pm. Call (843) 521-5090 for more information.
- TAKE A TOUR OF BEAUFORT
Whether you live here or are just visiting, learn more about Beaufort’s history from the experts. Here are links to a variety of tour options: Jon Sharp’s Walking History Tour, Sea Island Carriage Tours, Southern Rose Buggy Tours, The Spirit of Old Beaufort
Grab a Cupcake…. or a Dozen! Go see the folks at Crave Cupcake Boutique. They’ll satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth with awesome cupcakes!!! Open Tue – Sat 10am – 7pm, Call (843) 379-1234 for more information.
- TAKE HER TO THE DRIVE-IN!
Take in a double-feature at the Highway 21 Drive-in Movie Theater! Harken memories of yester-year and take in a couple of movies from the comfort of your family wagon at the Highway Drive-In! Check to see what movies are playing and other information at the Highway 21 Drive-In. Call (843) 846-4500 for more information.