Regardless of whether your mother would rather imbibe a Bellini or inlay a bracelet, ourMother's Dayguide has you covered. Read on for lots of area options:
If your mother would rather spend time in a Home Goods store than in her own home, this is the option for you. The 13th annual Huntington Beach Home and Garden Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The day includes a tour of several picturesque local homes, a gourmet buffet lunch and dessert, and a Mother's Day boutique at the Huntington Beach Art Center, 538 Main St.
The cost is $50. Proceeds benefit students and teachers of the Huntington Beach City School District. For more information, call (714) 378-1512 or hbef4kids.org.
Walk the talk
Moms who are more set on saving the world than salivating over brunch would love to walk with their loved ones in the annual Orange County Walk Like MADD 5K.
Once again starting at Huntington City Beach at Pacific Coast Highway and Beach Boulevard, the day's opening ceremonies begin at 8:30 a.m. The paved walk begins at 9 a.m., with closing ceremonies at 11:30 a.m.
The family health and safety fair runs from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It includes booths and activities, prizes and tributes to DUI victims. For more information, call (714) 838-6199 or walklikemadd.org.
For adventurous types, the touring pop-up restaurant 'Pri-v¿ returns this weekend to Taco Asylum at The Camp, 2937 S. Bristol St. #B102, Costa Mesa, for a six-course "Brunch for Dinner" Mother's Day special on Sunday and Monday.
Available between 6 and 9 p.m. both days, the $60 meal includes "playful interpretations of classic brunch items in a dinner setting," like scallop crudo and quail adobo.
Reservations are available by calling (909) 576-9210 or emailing email@example.com. Be sure to include your name, party size, and reservation date and time.
Make a Statement (Piece)
The Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach holds year-round art classes. From 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, join a two-hour jewelry making class with designer and metal smith David Farris.
Participants will learn to make a one-of-a-kind pendant and/or earrings using techniques like cold connection, stamping, texturing, finishing, metal forming and stamping. No experience is necessary. The cost is $95 per person.
Other classes this weekend include water casting with Erin Elowe at 10 a.m.; whimsical teapot making with Walter Reiss at 10 a.m.; and a fused glass origami bowl class with Maggie Spencer at 2 p.m. Information: sawdustartfestival.org.
The Queen Mum in your life would absolutely love a meal at the renovated Five Crowns, 3801 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar.
The English-inspired environs and revitalized menu are a classic choice. The Mother's Day menu includes a starter course with every entrée, beginning with brunch at 10 a.m. Starters include lobster bisque and Mary Alice's Pride salad. Brunch mains include crispy pork belly hash with poached eggs, and dungeness crab benedict.
Other options include chicken confit and asparagus salad, seared Skuna Bay salmon and the restaurant's famous prime rib. Reservations (strongly recommended) are available at (949) 760-0331 or thefivecrowns.com.
The gift of choice
The Balboa Bay Club & Resort in Newport Beach will offer several dining options this weekend, including a three-course brunch with glass of mimosa in its First Cabin restaurant ($49 or $24.50 for kids ages 4 to 12) and a massive champagne brunch buffet ($77 or $38.50 for kids under 12) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom. Reservations can be made by calling (949) 630-4145.
Cheap and cheerful
IKEA in Costa Mesa is offering moms a free breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes and a cup of coffee from opening to 11 a.m. on Sunday. Fill up your stomach and then fill up your cart with inexpensive furnishings. For more information, visit ikea-usa.com.