Your Guide to Mother’s Day


It’s almost that time of year again, McAllen! As the flowers start being arranged, appointments start filling up and as the day grows closer, Rio Grande Valley residents will all anxiously look for what they are going to get Mom this year! With all that she does for us, we understand that finding the right gift is nerve-racking. No need to worry! Make her feel special with some of the great things that McAllen and the Rio Grande Valley have to offer.


McAllen has a wide assortment of high-end spas and salons that are ready to pamper and de-stress Mom on her special day. For a massage, facial, haircut and styling, or a mani/pedi, Mother’s Day offers great special gift packages and gift certificate options. Hey, make it a double! Go pamper yourself, too! There’s no better way to spoil Mom than by making new memories with her!


Macaroni necklaces? Papier-mâché flowers? How about some fun painting instead? Tipsy Canvas and Painting with a Twist both have great classes for the first time painter. It’s a great way to sip some wine and let loose with your mom while creating some great art for the house! Most classes are 18 and up, but on Saturdays they have workshops where your little ones can go as well.

Have a fun time creating some great personal masterpieces! Prices range from $25 to $35 and you can also request a private party. Check out the Tipsy Canvas May calendar here and Painting with a Twist May calendar here. Food

Hmmm, food. You cannot go wrong in spoiling Mom with great food! DoubleTree Suites in McAllen and Casa De Palmas Renaissance McAllen are not only having some great specials, but are bringing out entertainment as well! But the great food is not limited to just these two great places; McAllen has a number of eateries and restaurants that will cater to whatever Mom’s craving! We strongly suggest making a reservation before going out on her big day! For more information on DoubleTree Suites in Mcallen, click here. For information for Casa De Palmas Renaissance McAllen, click here.


The Rio Grande Valley is hosting some great events that cater to the diverse moms of the Valley. Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 2359 is hosting a Mother’s Day Dinner and Show on May 8th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM! Tickets are only $20 and you can get more information here.

At the McAllen Convention Center, you can catch a great Spanish concert by Flans! The Flans 30 Años show is sure to bring smiles upon your mom’s face. Get more information here. Maybe Mom likes a little more rock and roll? Def Leppard will be at the State Farm Arena on May 7th to rock you into Mother’s Day. Tickets can be found here.

For the athletic mom, CrossFit Sharyland is presenting its 3rd Annual CrossFittest Mother’s Day Competition on May 14th. Let Mom show off her guns while making new friends and inspirations.

The Museum of South Texas History is also having a great event that invites the community for their Mother’s Day program. ”The Everliving Mothers of America” will be held on May 8th at 2:00 PM. Apart from their Sunday Series Speakers Event, this event will discuss the influence of past mothers and goddesses who helped shape maternal culture for centuries. For more information on this event, click here.


Do you need a last minute gift? Why not take Mom to La Plaza Mall for a shopping extravaganza? Or maybe take her to splurge at the Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets in Mercedes? There is an abundance of great shopping plazas in the Rio Grande Valley, including specialized boutiques and jewelry stores! It’s great to spend the day with Mom!

Beach Day

There is no way you can’t include the beach. Lounging in the sun, enjoying the sea breeze and relaxing, sounds great! We get jealous for not being there every day. Take Mom on the ultimate relaxing day at South Padre Island. With restaurants, hotels and great adventures at SPI, you can turn Mother’s Day into a whole relaxing weekend for her. For more information on lounging, activities and SPI, click here.

Endless Fun for Mom

Make this Mother’s Day spectacular with the range of events, pampering and countless gift ideas in the Rio Grande Valley. Remember, there is much more to do in McAllen, including bowling, having a picnic at one of the many great parks or visiting the International Museum of Art & Science. Whatever you have planned, remember to pay a special thanks to Mom!


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