Face it; your mother deserves to be pampered. She lugged you around for nine months, gave birth to you, changed your dirty diapers, kept you fed and clothed through childhood and forgave you for whatever transgressions from good behaviour you might have committed, and you probably committed a lot of them growing up.
Because many of us forget to spoil our moms all the time, society has established an event to remind us to treat her as the special person she is at least one day a year: Mother’s Day, the second Sunday of May.
At Camana Bay, there are a number of ways to pamper mom on Mother’s Day and in the days leading up to 14 May. One way is to get professional photos taken with her. On Thursday, 4 May from 5pm to 7pm and then again on Saturday, 6 May from 10am until noon, Picture This Studios will have a photographer in Gardenia Court for free photo sessions. You’ll need to buy the prints, but it’s a proven fact that proud moms love photos with their children.
On Saturday, 13 May, the day before Mother’s Day, children young and old will have the opportunity to buy their mothers gifts on the Camana Bay Paseo from 9am until noon. The first-ever Mother’s Day Gift Market will offer flowers and a variety of sweet treats from Camana Bay shops and eateries like
Bay Market, Gelato & Co. and Petit Paris. Also that morning, from 8am until 10:30, there will be special free yoga classes – one for kids and moms and one for adults only – on
The Crescent at Mats & Mimosas. Sparkling wine mimosas will be provided as the perfect pairing with yoga, while sweets will be available for sale to benefit the Family Resource Centre.
Several other Camana Bay shops and services are offering special deals that are sure to put a smile on your mother’s face. Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa is offering an “All About Mom” package that includes a one-hour 24K gold unwrinkle facial and a one-hour reflexology treatment for CI$200 through 14 May. Bon Vivant is offering $50 off on the purchase of a Vitamix S-Series blender and Beaba kids meal prep units. Don’t think of it as putting Mom to work; think of it as making Mom’s massive workload easier.
The one day your mom should not work is Mother’s Day. If you’re not going to make her breakfast in bed, then do the next best thing, which here in Cayman is probably the better thing: Take her to brunch. Both KARoo and Mizu Asian Bistro + Bar have weekly Sunday brunches and Lola is offering a special four-course plated Mother’s Day brunch.
After that, consider treating your mother to VIP luxury seating while seeing a movie at Regal Camana Bay Stadium 6. Alternatively, take her for a glass of wine at West Indies Wine Company or walk over to The Island and swing her gently while she relaxes in a hammock. She no doubt did that for you at some point and Mother’s Day is the perfect time to return the favour.