Families and Kids

Celebrate this Mother’s Day in Tempe

Although we think women should be celebrated all year long, we honor Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8th, 2022, by embracing all women who have played an integral role in our lives.

To say thank you for the years of wisdom, patience, love and support, we have compiled a list of Tempe restaurants and attractions that will help you spoil that special person in your life.

Mother’s Day Offers

Mother’s Day – Dia de Las Madres at Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008 | (480) 941-1225
The Garden is celebrating ALL moms for Mother’s Day on May 8th with free admission with a paid guest. Use code MOMS22 at checkout. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Visit the website for additional details.

Painting with a Twist
219 E. Baseline Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283  | (602) 758-7928
Give mom the gift of quality time with you this year for Mother’s Day with a little paint, wine (or mimosas!) and fun. Whether you join in-studio or celebrate with mom at home, Painting with a Twist has a ton of options to help show your gratitude for the best mom in the world. Check out their website for details.

Desert Botanical Garden

Alter Ego Tempe at Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown
108 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (602) 612-7871
Treat the wonderful women in your life to an amazing all-you-can-eat Mother’s Day Brunch at Alter Ego. Adults can enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling wine with their meal too! Brunch is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $72 per person. Book your table on OpenTable or by calling (602) 612-7871.

Jasmine Jo & Rowan Tree – Mother’s Day Bouquets
107 E. Baseline Rd. Ste. A4, Tempe, AZ 85283 | (480) 686-8965
Spoil mom this year with a beautiful bouquet of flowers from local floral shop Jasmine Jo & Rowan Tree. Visit their website to view floral arrangement options and schedule pick-up or local delivery (Tempe and Ahwatukee).

Alter Ego in Canopy hotel
Alter Ego Tempe at Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown

Terra Tempe Kitchen & Spirits at The Westin Tempe
11 E. 7th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-8885
Join Terra Tempe on May 8th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for their Mother’s Day Brunch! They will have a specialized brunch a la carte menu accompanied by a live acoustic performance. Enjoy dishes like Roasted Carrot Salad or Tortilla Soup for a starter, Avocado Toast or Goddess Omelet for a main dish and finish with a Dark Chocolate Truffle Tart. Specialty cocktails include their Passion Fruit Mimosa and Mother’s day Spritz. Mothers will also receive a gift. 

LumberjAxes Axe Throwing
3105 S. Fair Ln. #100, Tempe, AZ 85282 | (480) 773-6551
Head to LumberjAxes on Mother’s Day, where mom throws for FREE! They still have slots available. Book your fun today!

The Paleta Bar
521 S. College Ave. Unit 107, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 265-8948
This year, surprise your mother with a 1/2 dozen or dozen gourmet chocolate-covered strawberries! Pre-orders will be accepted through May 7th.

Pedal Haus Brewery
730 S. Mill Ave. #102, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 314-2337
On Mother’s Day, the locally owned and operated brewery is offering moms their first “Momosa” for a penny. The additional mimosas will be half-off. Pedal Haus serves scratch made, upscale pub food like the Blue Bacon Burger, Buttermilk Fried Chicken salad, Beer Battered Fish & Chips and the oversize Bavarian Pretzel board.

101 E. Baseline Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283 | (480) 839-8226
1314 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 446-8226
Celebrate Mother’s Day fiesta-style with Someburros and its generational family recipes of authentic, Sonoran-style Mexican food. Their platters and plates are perfect for a family gathering, including The Fiesta Platter ($49) comprised of 40 Mexican miniatures: 10 red chili beef burros, 10 green chili beef burros, 10 bean mini chimis and five beef and five chicken taquitos. The platter also comes with a large bag of chips, a pint of Someburros’ signature hot sauce and a half-pint of guacamole (serves 10-12 people). For a list of locations and more information, visit someburros.com

U.S. Egg
131 E. Baseline Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283 | (480) 831-0070
With six Valley locations, Mom doesn’t have to search for hidden eggs. In fact, in addition to their extensive offering of eggy breakfast options, U.S. Egg is offering moms three different flavors of Mimosas from their menu of six (Mama-Mosa Flights for $16.95, May 7 – 8): Traditional with Orange Juice and Champagne; Pink Cadillac with Pink Lemonade and Champagne; Cram-Mimosa with Cranberry Juice and Champagne; Sunrise with Orange Juice; Strawberry Puree and Champagne; Tropical with Pineapple Juice and Champagne or Triple P with Pineapple, Prosecco and Pink Lemonade.

Ultimate Mother’s Day Weekend at Tempe Marketplace
2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 966-9338
Give your mom the ultimate Tempe Marketplace weekend prize package! Shopping, facials, dinner, overnight hotel stay…it doesn’t get much better! Plus, grab your cool mom and snap a pic at the photo op located near The Splash Pad. Check out their Instagram for details.

Prize Package:

  • Facial from Massage Envy
  • Manicure and pedicure from 7 Day Nails
  • Local photoshoot with photographer Emily Piraino
  • Jewelry by Capri Jewelers
  • Dinner for two at Thirsty Lion
  • Made with Love gift card
  • Chocolate by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
  • One night stay at Hilton Garden Inn

Register for your chance to win!

Ideas for where to take your mom for brunch, lunch or dinner

Drink Me! Tea Room
1730 E. Warner Rd. Suite 5, Tempe, AZ 85284 | (602) 206-5469
Enjoy an enchanting Afternoon Tea in the most whimsical tea room at Drink Me! Tea Room. They specialize in all plant-based and gluten-free treats that are all oh-so-delicious. Choose from different kinds of premium tea for a pot of hot or iced tea. They also now offer Special-Tea Cocktails made with premium spirits mixed with their delicious teas. Be sure to make a reservation on their website. If you can’t make it this Sunday for Mother’s Day, you can buy mom a gift card or send them a Monthly Tea Subscription specially curated by Drink Me!

Drink Me! Tea Room
Drink Me! Tea Room

Daily Jam 
310 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-9288 
Oh, how we love Daily Jam. Their menu is full of crazy good stuff, from decadent red velvet waffles to protein-packed smoothies and addicting sandwiches and salads. You can also get cocktails, like mimosas and screwdrivers, to go. And, don’t miss the new ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls from their “ghost” kitchen, Cinnaswirl. So, if your mom loves to indulge or wants to stay on the healthy side, there’s something that she’ll love. Check their Instagram page for specials.

Spinato’s Pizza
96 S. Rockford Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 967-0020
Spinato’s is serving it up for you and mom this Mother’s Day. Turn on Dean Martin, pop open the wine and enjoy your time together while enjoying a nice slice of pizza heaven. She’ll indeed feel the amore from the family after this meal!

Daily Jam

Perfect Pear Bistro
9845 S. Priest Dr., Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 247-3410 
Our friends at Perfect Pear have a knack for taking classic dishes like grilled cheese and tacos and adding a touch of creativity that brings them to a whole new level. Think spicy Asian pork tacos, green chili mac with bacon, pear cobb salad and the best sweet potato fries you’ve ever had. Your mom will be thankful. 

1850 E. Warner Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 899-1111 
This truly is the place where you’ll feel like a part of the family, so the Rigatony’s team can certainly help make your mom feel extra-loved this Mother’s Day. We can guarantee that the entire family will leave full and happy. The portions are large and great for sharing. And, they start every meal with a generous Italian salad and delicious bread.

Perfect Pear Bistro

For more ideas for bunch, lunch or dinner, check out Restaurants in Tempe with great patios and Top 5 Tempe Breakfast Spots .

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Written Alicia Griffith

Alicia is an ASU Alumna and Tucson native who is unapologetically herself. When she is not sharing her passion for Tempe, she is a devoted dog mom and reality TV enthusiast who has a weakness for charcuterie boards and wine!

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