Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13, 2012, and with that date, less than two weeks away, it is time to get those Mother’s Day plans ready! Have you missed the last couple of Mother’s Days, and you need to make it up to your mom? Or is your mother just so wonderful that she needs an extra special celebration this year? When a card or a phone call simply isn’t enough, try some of these ideas!
Surprise your mother this year with a weekend getaway to Gatlinburg! What could delight your mother more than a weekend of pampering, surrounded by the beauty of the Smoky Mountains?! Reserve a cozy cabin for her, where she can relax in the hot tub, enjoy views of the mountains, and then let someone else clean up when she leaves! While you’re at it, make it a long weekend! ERA in the Smokies is offering the 3rd night half price in any of our cabins, chalets, and condos!
The Perfect Meal
Or two or three! If you send her for a weekend getaway in a cabin in Gatlinburg, she’ll have tons of delicious restaurant choices at her fingertips… finally no dishes! Or if she really likes to cook, each cabin and chalet has a kitchen fully stocked with dishes, pots, and pans! And if you’re going to be with her on mother’s day, why don’t YOU cook her the perfect meal AND do the dishes afterward!
Baskets and Bouquets!
Or course there’s the old stand by… various kinds of gift baskets- fruit baskets, cheese and meat baskets, gourmet coffee baskets, s’mores kit baskets, pet lover baskets, outdoors baskets, etc. And then there’s about as many bouquets to choose from… besides all the different kinds of flowers, you also have cookie bouquets, candy bouquets, and who knows what else! For a nice touch have one waiting in her cabin for her!
Pamper Your Mother!
What would a Mother’s Day Weekend be without some pampering for the one who took care of you all those years (and still is!)? Pay for a day at a spa, have a massage therapist come to her cabin to give her a massage. You can even choose a cabin with an indoor sauna! Most cabins also have an outdoor hot tub, and some even have an indoor jacuzzi, where she can relax in the privacy of her bedroom, or perhaps by the fireplace!
In my experience, most mothers love to shop! So take your mother on a shopping spree! And what better place than Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Gatlinburg is packed with quaint shops of all shapes and sizes, and let’s not forget the outlet malls of Pigeon Forge! It’s more than enough to keep any shopaholic happy for days!
Shows and Other Attractions!
Laughter is the best medicine! If your mother has been stressed or burdened with something lately, take her to one of Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge’s exceptional shows- there are musical performances, comedies, cultural experiences, and more! If your mother, like mine, craves adventure, take her white water rafting, or on a Hummer tour, or let her try the zipline, or the Zorb! If your mother enjoys nature, take her for a day in the National Park– hike out to a waterfall, have a picnic by the stream, drive through the Loop in Cades Cove and view all the wildlife!
Here’s your chance to be the perfect child, and give your mom the perfect Mother’s Day!
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