12a Mother’s Day is upon us, and Fayetteville and surrounding areas have some unique and fun options for everyone. Here is your list of ideas to celebrate love for your mother or a mother in your life.

Mother’s Day Carriage Rides

Surprise your special someone with an intimate carriage ride through the Cool Spring Downtown District. They will bring their beautiful Queen Victoria Carriage to the district and provide private carriage rides on May 13, from 1 to 9 p.m. at the Cool Spring Downtown District’s office (222 Hay Street). Each private carriage ride will take you on a scenic 15-17 minute ride through the district in 20-minute intervals.

Private carriage ride tickets will be a flat fee of $75 per private carriage ride. Tickets can be bought online at bit.ly/416768F. If you have any questions before you purchase your tickets, please call the Cool Spring Downtown District’s office at 910-223-1089.

Wine & Candle Design Brunch

Scented Wicks Candle Bar will be hosting a brunch event you don’t want to miss. This unique candle making experience will include a delicious brunch catered by Mo’Flava. The menu includes: fresh fruit, turkey or pork bacon, scrambled eggs, chicken & waffles and deviled eggs topped w/cajun shrimp. This brunch will take place on May 14 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at 3109 N. Main Street in Suite 102 in Hope Mills. Tickets are $80 a person and can be bought at scentedwickscandlebar.com. If you have any questions, call 910-339-1137.

12c Pampering in the Park

Celebrate the special women in your life with brunch at the Cross Creek Park, 200 Green Street. This event is catered by Elegant Catering service GloCity Event and includes a variety of food choices from breakfast to dinner. Treat Mom to a meal where she can relax and not have to clean up afterwards, where she can enjoy her special day with the ones she loves. There is one seating. Be sure to get your tickets because this will sell out. This event will be on May 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets prices are $10, $45 and $75. The $10 ticket will allow entry to the event, free samples from the vendor, and an event passport. Tickets can be bought online at bit.ly/3HIGBzl.

Brunch on Base

Join Fort Bragg for an all-you-can-eat brunch to celebrate mom! This brunch will take place on May 14 at the Iron Conference Center from noon until 2 p.m. The event will feature family style seating. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, call 910-907-2582 by May 11 at 4 p.m. This event is open to the public. Adult tickets are $29.95, children ages 5 to 11 are $15; children 4 and under are free.

Mimosas & Macarons

You are invited to join 2313 Glitter Ave Boutique on May 13 for Mimosas & Macarons, a Mother’s Day Celebration Shopping event. Come and shop new arrivals in sizes small to 3X.
There will be light refreshments, a flower bouquet bar by Downtown Market and a Free gift with a $30 purchase. Come down with your Mom, bring your bestie, spend time with your daughter or pop in by yourself and have a girls day! The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1009 Marlborough Road.

12d Moms & Mimosas

Moms & Mimosas is a day that is catered for moms to do something just for them! Come relax, paint, sip on mimosas and enjoy taking time to just “let go.” Have to bring the kids? There will be a separate room with kids crafts, movies and snacks to keep them thoroughly entertained while moms can go and enjoy something for themselves. This event by The Chamber of Hues, 4001 Fayetteville Road in Raeford, takes place on May 13 at 11 a.m. Tickets are $45 and can be bought at thechamberofhues.com/products/moms-mimosas-5-13-23.

Downtown Brunch

Join Huske Hardware Restaurant for their Simply Southern Mother's Day Brunch in beautiful Downtown Fayetteville! Brunch favorites include their Signature Salmon and Huske Benedicts, Steak and Eggs, Biscuits and House Sausage Gravy, Country Fried Steak and Eggs, Chicken and Waffles, and other dining favorites. They will highlight their Stella Rosa Mimosas that include flavors such as Peach, Berry, Blueberry, Pineapple, and a traditional Moscato Mimosa! Their full bar will be open, and will be serving brunch from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by emailing events@huskehardware.com. Reservations are held for 15 minutes before the table is released. All parties must be present to be seated.

Wildflower Hike and Craft

Moms, bring your little one out to Carvers Creek State Park for some one-on-one bonding time on Mother’s Day! There will be a 1-mile StoryWalk and a fun craft to remember the evening. The event will take place on May 14 at 4 p.m. Meet at the park office at the Long Valley Farm Access in Spring Lake. Sign up for this program by emailing carvers.creek@ncparks.gov or by calling 910-436-4681.

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