Celebrating Mom in the Finger Lakes Countrysides

Looking for unique ways to acknowledge and show appreciation for all the special moms? Birth moms, step moms, motherly figures, and grandmothers – they all deserve a little extra attention on Mother’s Day!

Whether you’re looking for ideas to treat yourself and celebrate with other moms, or you’re in charge of making those special plans, the options are endless here in Yates County!

We’ll elaborate on some recommendations, but a great starting point is our events calendar for local happenings!

Let's Brunch about it!

main deck brunch

Mother’s Day “Teatime” Wine & Dine at Once Finger Lakes

Spoil mom with a “teatime” brunch, where the “tea” is top-notch Finger Lakes wine and the brunch is freshly baked quiche, sausage puffs, chocolate mousse, and more by Chef Ardys Otterbacher! What’s included? A 3-course family style brunch. Each Adult tickets includes a glass of wine. Kids Meal is one dish a la carte. Hospitality included. Book here.

Brunch Bites & Wine Flights at Vineyard View Winery

Seated wine flights paired with creative small brunch style foods, designed by Around the Corner Catering. Advanced Reservations required. Book here. 

Brunch at Main Deck Restaurant

Mimosas and Bloody Mary specials, plus live music to make it extra special. Cheers to our amazing moms! – $32 adults | $18 kids (under 12). Book here. 

Buffet Style at Version’s Restaurant at Glenora Wine Cellars

Celebratory Mother’s Day buffet at Veraison’s Restaurant, featuring seasonal cuisine, holiday favorites, and house-made baked goods! – $48 adults | $24 kids (under 12). Book here.

Champagne Brunch at Burnt Rose Wine Bar

Enjoy hand-crafted mimosas or cocktails with a fresh lineup of unique and popular brunch items. More details. 


Let mom wine a little

rose in may

The Finger Lakes is the perfect place to unwind and sip on some local wines. Visit a few wineries and enjoy a tasting, or land on one and enjoy a bottle as you relax and enjoy the day.

The Seneca Lake Wine Trail has a special pop-up event, Rosé in May from May 8th-14th. At each participating winery, you’ll receive one rosé tasting plus three additional wines with your purchased pass. Visit up to 16 wineries! Buy the pass here for $35

Stop & smell the roses

You can’t go wrong with a bouquet of flowers to impress and brighten up the room. Make it even more special by taking her out to a local greenhouse and let her pick out her favorite or something new!

If you want to leave it up to the pros, The Flower Cart & Gift Shoppe has you covered!

Unique Gift Ideas

Mommy pots from The Nest Egg: A simple gift that brings so much joy! For the short stemmed flowers that kids hand pick themselves.

mommy pot

Mother’s Day 3-wick candle from Staving Artist: A soy wax candle in reusable blush ceramic tumblers. Engraved the bamboo lids with a quote that speaks to us of motherhood. Buy online.

3 wick candle staving artist

A handmade item from Mily’s Market: Shop from a wide range of products made by local creatives and makers.


A thoughtful card from Long’s Cards & Books: Long’s has been in the card game for a long time, and they have the best selection in the area.


Add a touch of sweetness

Give back the “sweet” gestures to mom! Check out these local suggestions:

Take her out to Mac’s Dairy Bar for the “Sweet Retreat” pop-up event. Enjoy ice cream, mini-golf, and fresh-cut flowers from Bluff Point Blooms.

Indulge in a special latte or pastry at Amity Coffee Co. 

amity coffee

Chocolate covered strawberries from Keuka Candy Emporium


However you chose to celebrate, we hope that you’ll keep it local and find this blog helpful!