The Perfect Mother's Day in Scottsdale

By local contributor
Halie Sutton

This year, celebrating mom will look different than usual. With virtual gatherings, brunch to-go, and DIY spa treatments, wonderful memories can still be made on Mother's Day, May 10, 2020. Here are some great ways to celebrate mom this year!



Treat mom to the meal she deserves with this three-course, prix fixe dinner. This warm-and-serve meal includes herb-roasted beef tenderloin and your choice of butter-poached lobster tails or scampi-style jumbo shrimp, as well as tasty sides and flourless chocolate espresso cake. If you prefer, you also can order selections from Capital Grille’s Mother’s Day Weekend Takeout Menu.

When: Ordering now available
Price: Starting at $135 (serves 2)
Details: Click Here



Looking for creative ways to celebrate Mother’s Day this year? The CIVANA Wellness Guides are here to help with DIY recipes for superfood smoothies and mesquite pancakes (perfect for breakfast in bed), as well as fruit-and-veggie cocktails and make-at-home spa treatments like the Lavender Vanilla Body Sugar Scrub and Aloe Vera Salt Foot Mask.

Details: Click Here



Brunch to-go at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is a delicious affair that includes herb-crusted pork loin, rack of lamb, spring veggies, truffled potato gratin and New York cheesecake with organic berry compote. Add on a bottle of wine, mimosa or bloody Mary kits, and a spring bouquet, or go all out with a Mother’s Day Sleep Well Kit or Relaxation Gift Box that include delights like scented pillow mist, bath and body treats, journals and more.

When: Order by May 7, 2020
Price: Starting at $195 (serves 4)
Details: Click Here


Hash Kitchen

Hash Kitchen is hosting a brunch parking lot party for Mom complete with a DJ, $30 brunch and $8 meals for kids 12-years-old and younger. Each meal starts with Hash Kitchen’s signature cannoli donuts and comes with a bottomless Bloody Marys or mimosas with one cent refills. Then, diners can choose between more than half a dozen brunch favorites including berry pancakes, salmon benedict, the braised leg of lamb hash and more. For those who would prefer to dine at home, to-go packages are available!

When: May 10, 2020
Price: $30 per person, $8 for kids 12 and under
Details: Click Here



If you really want to sweep mom off her feet this Mother’s Day, Hot Air Expeditions is offering $40 off all hot air balloon ride gift certificates through May 1, 2020. There’s no expiration date on these special gifts, so Mom can take to Scottsdale’s expansive blue skies whenever she's ready!

When: Offer valid through May 1, 2020
Price: See website for prices
Details: Click Here



Instead of roses this year give mom a bottle of richly flavored 2018 Rosé of Grenache from award-winning LDV Winery paired with delectable melt-in-your-mouth scrumptious Woops! macarons. The gift comes beautifully boxed; just add your perfect card. The 2018 Rosé of Grenache is intensely flavored with beautiful rich rose color. The wine was produced in stainless steel to preserve the fruity aromas and flavors. Six Woops macarons are chosen to pair perfectly with this wine and are the most authentic macarons outside of Paris. Both handmade to perfection! A perfect gift for mom or that special someone in your life.

When: Ordering now available
Price: $48 plus tax
Details: Call 480-664-4822 to purchase and arrange for delivery



M Culinary Concepts is honoring moms across the Valley with a decadent to-go brunch. Choose mom’s favorite dishes from an a la carte menu that includes delights like grilled shrimp and corn “Chop Salad,” potato-leek and bacon quiche with Gruyere cheese, cast iron-seared salmon and blueberry-peach crumple pie with Chantilly cream. Add Prosecco and OJ and a bouquet to make mom’s day truly special!

When: Ordering now available
Price: See website for prices
Details: Click Here



Maple & Ash’s Mother’s Day to-go brunch features fire-roasted filet mignon, a smoked salmon platter, farm egg frittata, maple pepper bacon, shrimp cocktail and red velvet cake. Add-ons include Siberian caviar, cocktail kits, strawberry lavender lemonade and floral bouquets. You also can order from Maple & Ash’s popular a la carte dinner menu and create your own feast to celebrate Mother’s Day!

When: Order by May 8, 2020
Price: Brunch starts at $80 (serves 2)
Details: Click Here



Make mom feel extra special this year with a delightful dinner to go, crafted by Chef Charles Wiley at Mountain Shadwos. Treat her even more by adding a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label for $45, or choose Bouquet & Bubbles, featuring a beautiful floral wrap from Cactus Flower and a bottle of Prosecco all for $55.

When: Order by 4 p.m. on May 7, 2020
Price: Dinner is $39 per person
Details: Click Here



Help mom check an item off her bucket list with a hot air balloon flight from Rainbow Ryders! Wide-open expanses of lush Sonoran Desert, rugged mountains and scurrying desert animals are just a few of the sights mom will enjoy as her balloon floats serenely across the sky. Rainbow Ryders is offering specially priced gift certificates just for Mother’s Day that are valid for a full year!

When: Available until May 10, 2020
Price: $115 per person (blackout dates apply)
Details: Click Here



Celebrate mom with some Roaring Fork favorites like their center-cut Filet Mignon, or their cedar plank Salmon. Dining for more than one? Order from their family menu which includes, Whole Rotisserie Chickens or Beef Tenderloin, served with your choice of sides, dinner rolls and dessert! 

When: Curbside Pick Up May 10, 2020 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Price: See site for prices.
Details: Click Here



Now more than ever, moms deserve a break. Show yours how grateful you are for everything she does with brunch to-go from The Scottsdale Plaza Resort. Enjoy savory bites like lemon-and-thyme roasted chicken and pan-roasted Scottish salmon, plus sweet berry and vanilla trifle for dessert – all without any stress or mess! Want to keep the celebration going? Your brunch order includes a one-night complimentary stay at this lush, spacious resort.

When: Order by 4 p.m. on May 7, 2020
Price: $31 per person
Details: Click Here



Grab a delicious dinner to-go from Sel this Mother's Day. With a four-course meal including their Surf and Turf dish with herb-roasted Prime Rib and bordelaise Sauce or a King Crab-Uni butter Scampi with house-made capellini, Mom will be spoiled this year. 

When: Order by 6 p.m. on May 9, 2020
Price: $80 for 2, or $195 for 4-6
Details: Click Here



From the Straight to the Plate Catering’s family to yours, this complete Mother’s Day Brunch comes chilled and ready to heat! Enjoy delicious plates such as crustless Mediterranean quiche and brioche baked French, and citrus-glazed ham. Or opt for the Mother’s Day Feast, which includes your choice of a meat or fish entrée and three delicious sides. Be sure to add the Pink Champagne Cake for dessert!

When: Order by May 6, 2020
Price: See website for prices
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Treat mom to a feast fit for a queen from Steak 44, Dominick’s or Ocean 44! Entrée options include Shetland Island salmon, petite filet mignon and Maryland-style lump crab cakes, and all come complete with tasty sides. Finish off your feast with mom’s choice of warm vanilla caramel cake or very chocolate cake. And if you’d like to make mom’s day extra special, add a seasonal flower arrangement, bottle of Prosecco and a chilled seafood cocktail with colossal shrimp and Alaskan king crab legs.

When: Ordering now available
Price: Starting at $85 per person
Details: Steak 44 – Click Here
              Dominick’s Steakhouse – Click Here
              Ocean 44 – Click Here



This Mother’s Day, treat mom to a celebratory meal at home with a variety of take-out options from ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho. Flex your culinary muscles with take-and-make family meals that include everything you need to make mom’s special dinner yourself. Or, if you prefer to let ZuZu’s chefs take the wheel, opt for chef-crafted entrées like slow-braised beef short ribs and crab cannelloni. Top it all off with a strawberry and vanilla bean cheesecake or s’mores pie. And if you really want to impress, have them add a bouquet and bottle of bubbly to your order!

When: Order by May 7, 2020
Price: Starting at $36 per person
Details: Click Here