Our Mother’s Day deals guide is brought to you by our featured advertiser Lyft. Lyft is offering our readers an exclusive promo code HOUCHEAP to give you a $20 credit for your upcoming trips (new users only). 

Mother’s Day 2018 is fast approaching, so don’t forget to spoil the mom in your life Sunday, May 13. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of Mother’s Day freebies, deals, places to brunch or have dinner, and other things to do.

Here are some of our top picks for things to do for Mother’s Day and great deals.


Food (Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinners)

Boston Market

For those looking to treat Mom to a home style meal on Mother’s Day (and every day in May), guests can purchase a whole rotisserie chicken for $2.99 with purchase of any family meal (valid May 1 – 31). Boston Market is also hosting a Mom’s Month sweepstakes, giving away one prize per day in May – from Boston Market gift cards and Coca-Cola prize packages to a grand prize family vacation for four to Great Wolf Lodge (winner selected on Mother’s Day). Guests can enter once per day here.


Mother’s Day brunch will be served from 9 am to 4 pm, and includes a delicious menu of Peruvian beef tenderloin, pollo ajillo, and more. Moms get a $20 gift certificate to use on their next visit. $39.95 per guest.

City Acre Brewing Co.

This brunch buffet features a delicious menu that includes eggs benedict two ways, bacon, breakfast potatoes, mac and cheese, bread pudding, and more. Plus there will be outdoor games for the kids. Tickets range from $17.95 (for non-drinkers) to $22.95 (includes two mimosas, beers, sangrias, or sparkling wines). Learn more here.

Downtown Aquarium

Brunch will be served from 10 am to 4 pm with a menu of 40+ items. There’s also live entertainment, animal encounters, and other special activities. Kids 2 and under eat free. Tickets are between $20-$40.

The Dunlavy

The Dunlavy will host a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet in their beautiful dining room that overlooks Buffalo Bayou Park and Lost Lake. Learn more here.

El Tiempo

All El Tiempo locations will have brunch hours as well as their regular menu on Mother’s Day.

Fogo de Chao

Moms who dine on Mother’s Day at Fogo de Chao will receive a card towards a complimentary lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch on their next visit. Also, kids 6 and under always eat free, and children 7-12 are half off every day. In Houston, Fogo de Chao is located at 8250 Westheimer.


Enjoy Mother’s Day brunch at Laurenzo’s on Washington Ave. from 11 am until 1 pm, and then a great dinner menu until 9 pm.

Macaroni Grill

On Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 13), all Macaroni Grill locations will be opening early at 9 a.m., offering a special brunch (until 4 p.m.) and prix fixe menus (one of four new entrées and a special sweet treat for $25 per person) all day. All guests will also receive a coupon for 20% off their next visit (from May 15 – May 31), plus all restaurants will feature a special Mothers’ Day backdrop for family photos. The local Macaroni Grill is located in Spring.


The cafe at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston will host a Mother’s Day brunch featuring crab cakes, prime ribs, and a whole lot more. Tickets are $28 for adults and $12.50 for children 12 and under. Brunch is served from 11:30 am to 3 pm.

Mi Luna

Tapas! This brunch buffet features a broad Spanish tapas menu you won’t want to miss from 11 am to 4 pm. Reservations required.

Tony Mandola’s Gulf Coast Kitchen

Mother’s Day brunch will be served from 10 am to 3 pm, and then a regular dinner menu, including seasonal specials, until 9 pm. Reservations strongly suggested.



Mother’s Day at Silver Street Studios

Saturday, May 12 12 pm – 5 pm

Take mom to Silver Street Studios to enjoy open art studios and a wide range of vendors with great items for sale. Admission is free.

Mother’s Day Celebrations at 3Hues Painting Studio

Celebrate Mother’s Day all weekend long at 3Hues Painting Studio. Saturday, the studio will have its 4th Annual Mother’s Day Big Hat Tea, and Sunday will be Mother’s Day Cupcakes & Canvases. Learn more here.

Heights Mercantile Mother’s Day Market

Saturday, May 12, 11 am – 6 pm

This pop-up market on the promenade at Heights Mercantile will feature all sorts of great products, from jewelry to apparel to baked goods and more. Admission is free. Click here to learn more.

Pre-Mother’s Day Celebration at Showtime Bar and Lounge

Saturday, May 12, 6 pm – Close

Get free entry all night and a ton of drink and food specials at this Mother’s Day party Saturday night. Learn more here.

Midtown Mother’s Day Market at Bagby Park

Saturday, May 12, 12 pm – 6 pm

Pick up a special gift for the mom in your life at the annual Midtown Mother’s Day Market at Bagby Park. A wide variety of vendors will be on hand. Admission is free. Learn more here.

Mother’s Day Sip & Shop at West Elm City Centre

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 12:30 pm – 5 pm

This free event lets moms enjoy sweets and sips as they shop an assortment gifts for Mother’s Day. Reserve your spot here.

Mother’s Day Paint, Sip, & Expo at Arka Art Center

Saturday, May, 12 pm – 8 pm

Houston’s most unique local vendors come together for a great day or shopping and fun in the Museum District. There will be a DJ, prizes, and raffles throughout the day. Free entry. Learn more here.

Mother’s Day Fabulous Shopping Tour at Rice Village

Sunday, May 13, 1 pm – 5 pm

This VIP shopping tour lets moms spoil themselves on this special day. You get drinks, snacks, and special discounts. If shopping is your thing, this will be one of your favorite things to do on Mother’s Day in Houston. Learn more here.

Mother’s Day at Hermann Park

Sunday, May 13, 8:30 am – 10 am

Celebrate mom with a morning of fun at beautiful Hermann Park. Kick off the day with breakfast at Pinewood Cafe, enjoy arts and crafts, take a ride on the train around the park, and ride the pedal boats on McGovern Lake. Tickets are $13 for adults and $7 for kids 12 and under. Click here for more info.

Mother’s Day at The Blue Field Market

Sunday, May 12, 10 am – 3 pm

It’s going to be a special day at the Blue Field Market! Local shopping, local foods, live music, craft beer, & mimosas are just a few of the highlights. There will also be a flower pot painting & planting workshop. Learn more here.

Mother’s Day at Pleasure Pier

Sunday, May 13, 11 am – 8 pm

Moms get a free all-day pass to the great rides at Galveston’s Pleasure Pier. This includes free entry and unlimited rides!


Any things to do on Mother’s Day that we left off? Share by commenting below.