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Money Tip: Mind Your Mother's Day Menus

Apparently, there's more than one Super Bowl this Spring — while the Super Bowl for women is happening May 30 with the release of the Sex and the City movie, the Super Bowl for restaurants is on May 11. People eat-out on this holiday more than any other, and it's estimated that at least $3 billion was spent on Mother's Day meals last year. On top of the usual dining crowds celebrating Moms, the restaurant industry is hopeful that the rebate checks scheduled to start arriving in bank accounts at the beginning of May will give their businesses an additional boost.

Restaurants want to ensure that previous years' profits on Mother's Day continue this year even with a shaky economy, so some are doing promotions for holiday specials. Make some calls to the restaurants you have in mind to see if they have any specials (like bottomless mimosas at brunch or reduced priced dinner entrees), and what you find out could help you narrow down your choices in a snap. And if you're looking to avoid the family crowds and opt for an intimate (and likely more economical) meal at home instead, I'm sure PartySugar will have some great tips for hosting the perfect gathering to honor Mom.

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booklover942 booklover942 8 years
We started doing a Mother's Day brunch at the house about 5 years ago. We were so fed up with the crowds and a different menu than usual at our favorite places. It is really great. Way more personal, like having my mom's favorite breakfast items and pastries and the kid's have a better time also. My Mom really enjoys it and that makes it worthwhile for my sister and myself.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I'd rather do it at home. It's more special that way.
jspeed jspeed 8 years
Thanks for this info! We were thinking of going out for mother's day brunch this year, because my mother-in-law will be in town (an my mom already is). With such a large group trying to go out on a crowded day, maybe at home brunch is best! I'm thinking an egg strata of some sort, crispy bacon, scones, plenty of fresh fruit and tea/coffee juice will do the trick to feed 8 people ?!
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 8 years
Oooo I'm excited. Great tips.
JennaV JennaV 8 years
This will be the fourth year in a row we do brunch at Copelands. :drool: Last year, they did something kinda pissy and cut down their mother's day brunch menu to one page so that was kinda crappy.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I won't be hanging out with my mom :-(
RosaDilia RosaDilia 8 years
We always have brunch or dinner at home you can invite however man people you like and you can always whip out a home movie or pictures and make it more memorable.
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