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Psst… Mother’s Day 2015 in Denver5 min read

Mother’s day is around the corner!

In the US it’s on Sunday May 10thhowever, Mother’s day in the UK and Ireland is a different date, (March 6th), which being from Ireland is the date I am used to!

Well my husband forgot to organize anything with the kids for the UK date we are used to celebrating. He blamed it on the fact there were no cards or gifts in the stores to remind him and he told me that “I am an American “Mommy” now so get used to it!”

So I have decided to make things easier for him this time around. Here are some fab gift ideas and fun things to do in and around Denver for the Mother’s Day in the US.


Things To Do

Make Crafts!

Michaels Craft Class

Michaels have some great projects for the kids to make a lovely gift or card for mom everything from photo frames to photo plant pots.

They are also running art classes in store, which you can bring your kids to.

On Saturday, May 2nd they have two classes:

Mother’s Day Wood Frame Class between 10:00AM-12:00PM

Fun Family Craft Time: Mother’s Day Canvas between 1:00PM-4:00PM

Find your nearest store here.


Have Tea!

House Of Commons Denver

In the UK it’s traditional to have afternoon tea on Mother’s day.

The House of Commons tea room in Denver looks like the most authentic English tea and I can’t wait to try it.

On Wednesday, May 6th, they are having a Mother’s Day Tea Party titled “Cooking with Tea” between 6:30PM-8:30PM. To reserve your spots call their shop: (303)455-4832.

If you can’t make the tea party make sure to try them out another day. Their menu includes finger sandwiches , delicious scones with jam and clotted cream accompanied by tea and a cheeky glass of champagne.

I hope this is where you will find me on Mother’s day.


Get Pampered! 

Ella Bliss Greenwood Village

For a bit of pampering you can’t beat Ella Bliss Beauty Bar!

A ‘one–stop beauty bar’, (founded by 2 Colorado sisters), where you can get a massage, mani-pedi, blow outs, facials and more while also relaxing with a cocktail.

Their current store’s location is:

8575 East Arapahoe Road, Suite N
Greenwood Village, CO 80112

However, they are having a grand opening for a new Denver location this Saturday, May 2nd! The new store will be located at:

640 Broadway, Denver 80203

To celebrate their opening they are having some great specials such as a $35 signature services for all guests till May 15th 2015. For more info check out their press page.


Shop Local

Here at the Denver Ear we love to shop in locally owned stores.

Check out some of the things I am loving for Mother’s Day.

Kismet

Kismet Charm Bracelet

I recently went into the Southglenn branch of Kismet, a clothing and accessory boutique. Their lovely manager Betsy helped me make a charm bracelet from their great charm bar. The style pictured above with the bangle ,’mom charm’, birthstone and initial would be $80. Another item which caught my eye was this gorgeous necklace by Bradyann a local designer which is $114.

Kismet Necklace

They also have 2 other branches in the Lowry and Highlands neighborhoods in Denver.


Babylon Floral

Babylon Floral

You can’t beat a beautiful bouquet for Mother’s day and at Babylon Floral  you get a unique cutting edge design by local a Coloradoan florist.

Arthur Williams creates the most sumptuous arrangements.

The picture above is of the Fleurinista Sterling and ranges  from $40-55


Big Fat Cupcake 

Big Fat Cupcake

 Big Fat Cupcake has an abundance of delicious cupcakes for you to choose from.

You can buy just one but if you can’t resist, (can anyone?!), you can make up a box of assorted flavors such as:

Cookies Cupcake

“Cookies”

A chocolate cupcake frosted with Oreo® vanilla buttercream and rolled in Oreo® cookies

Fresh Strawberry Cupcake

“Fresh Strawberry”

A fresh strawberry cupcake topped with strawberry buttercream

Salty Caramel Cupcake

“Salty Caramel”

A light caramel cupcake frosted with caramel buttercream, drizzled with caramel and topped with sea salt. (My personal favorite!)

The store is located in the Cherry Creek neighborhood:

129 Adams St. , Denver 80206


Tattered Cover

A Letter To My Mom Book

I found a beautiful gift book at Tattered Cover, a large indie bookstore and cafe with the cozy feel and comfort of smaller bookshops, named ‘A Letter To My Mom‘.

This book is filled with letters from celebrities: Melissa Rivers, Shania Twain, will.i.am, Christy Turlington, and Kristin Chenoweth and civilians, of gratitude and admiration to the women who raised them, alongside gorgeous intimate photos.

Tattered Cover has 3 store locations : E Colfax and 16th St in Denver and one in Littleton.


Shop Online

Here are some other fabulous must haves in stores that you can purchase online if you are being a little lazy.

Rouge Louboutin Nail Polish

Rouge Louboutin Nail Polish

If you have ever dreamed of owning some Christian Louboutin heels, then you must put this nail polish on your wish list –Rouge Louboutin.

This nail polish is a timeless shade of red, vibrant on any skin tone and inspired by the iconic sole of every Christian Louboutin shoe.

Price: $50.00

“The red sole was born from red nail polish.I am giving back to beauty what the shoes took from the nails many years ago.” – Christian Louboutin


‘You Are My Mom Mug’

The pre-requisite mom mug but with a twist.

You are my mom mug

As a home stager in Denver there is nothing I love more than a great statement cushion and these cute ones, also from Nordstrom, are perfect for your mom.

Mom = Love Pillow

Mom=Love

You Are My Mom Everyone Wishes They Had Pillow

You Are My Mom Everyone Wishes They Had Pillow

Frend’s Headphones

Frend's Headphones

These leather wrapped Frend’s headphones are inspired by vintage jewelry design. They look and sound divine.

So to sum up my husband has no excuse , here’s hoping he will remember this time …

About Hanna Joseph

Hanna hails from Dublin, Ireland. She met her husband in London, UK after attending University. Just when she learnt to adjust to the Brits, she relocated to Denver, Colorado with her hubby, kids and mad doggy!
She owns a home staging and gift company (www.uglyduckstaging.com). Luckily her business allows her to feed her shopping addiction . She hopes to help take the stress out of shopping for you by sharing her must have finds and secrets.

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Caitlin
    May 5, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    I love this list of ideas and places to visit in Denver for Mother’s Day! They all sound so wonderful, but I think Big Fat Cupcake would have to be at the top of my list. All of the cupcake flavors above sound delicious!

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    Tiffany
    May 5, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    AMAZING Mother’s Day ideas!!!

    Denver knows how to treat mother’s right.

    I am totally planning on using some of these. One of the best things about it is that it allows me to support local businesses too.

    Those Big Fat Cupcakes are on the top of my list followed by the Ella Bliss Beauty Bar!

  • Reply
    Christy B
    May 5, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Your husband has no excuse–ha ha ha! That’s too funny!

    I am NOT a cupcake person, but the cookie cupcake and the salted caramel–I’ll take one of each, thank you, and no I’m not sharing. 😉

    I like the idea of the Michael’s craft, also. As a homeschool mom, I don’t have the advantage of kids doing Mother’s Day crafts at school, and it’s awkward to say, “Okay, kiddos, time to make a present for ME!” I could send them with Daddy to Michaels instead!

    This is a great list of Mother’s Day ideas. Thanks for getting the wheels turning in my ol’ noggin.

  • Reply
    Hanna J
    May 5, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    We are so happy you like our ideas

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