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Mother’s Day ideas are few and far between for some of us. When it comes to planning a Mothers Day festivity, we come up short. How do you get creative while showing your love for the woman who did so much for you growing up, who always threw you the best birthday parties and holidays, who baked you fresh cookies when you had a bad day, and who nursed you back to health every time you were ill? From special meals to sightseeing tours, from gambling romps at MGM Detroit to picnics at the parks, there is a mass of options for Mothers Day in Detroit. In fact, there’s more than plenty to do in the Motor City this Mother’s Day. Whether it’s a spa day for the girls only or an entire family reunion downtown at Mom’s favorite restaurant, you won’t come up short this Mother’s Day after reading our list of Mothers Day ideas in Detroit. Don’t forget the Mothers Day flowers either…!

1. Mother’s Day Brunch

This Mother’s Day, whether your mom prefers a champagne brunch or a swanky dinner, roll out the red carpet for her. Many restaurants are offering complimentary mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, and champagne for moms on Mother’s Day. Call ahead for a reservation at one of these classy Detroit haunts: The French Gourmet, Majestic Café, Iridescence, Opus One, or Rugby Grille.

2. MGM Detroit

Take Mom away from her troubles and sweep her off her feet at the MGM Grand Detroit! From the slot machines to the prime rib buffets, Mom will love hanging with the family having fun here! Out of town travelers and natives alike all hear the roar rising from the opulent $800-million MGM Grand Detroit. MGM Grand Detroit is the first-ever Las Vegas-style destination to open in a major metropolitan core. Delivering over 4,000 of the latest slots and video poker, over 90 table games, unrivaled luxury rooms and suites and celebrity chef restaurants, plus the only resort-style spa in southeast Michigan, MGM Grand Detroit is now thee ultimate hotel and entertainment destination in the state! Mom will absolutely heart the opportunity to spend time having fun with everyone here!

3. Woodhouse Day Spa

Take Mom for a relaxing spa day at Detroit’s premier spa, Woodhouse Day Spa. Sign her up for a facial, mud mask, pedicure or another special treatment and bring all the girls along, too! Mom will love spending time in a spa with the ones she loves! Call ahead for Mothers Day reservations and special prices: (313) 965-6270.

4. Mothers Day Dinner in Detroit

Time to raise a glass to the one who gave you life, did your laundry and resisted the urge to maim you during your teen years. We know you were no angel, so show a little respect and take the lady out for a memorable meal on the mother of all holidays. Call ahead for reservations at famous Detroit haunts like Morton’s Steakhouse, DiNoto’s or Ocean Prime.

5. Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Experience the thrill of live music by great artists, including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the Max M. Fisher Music Center. With multiple shows on Mother’s Day weekend, the symphony is the perfect solution to your Mother’s Day debacle. Bring the whole family along for a cultural, artsy experience you won’t soon forget! Call ahead for tickets and reservations: 313-576-5111.

6. Motor City Casino and Hotel

With a spa, tons of gambling, great accommodations, and fantastic dining, the Motor City Casino and Hotel is the place to be for Mother’s Day this year. There’s so much to do and see here, and so much fun to be had! Visit the website for special packages, dinners, spa dates, and other reservations.