How to celebrate Mother’s Day around Elkhart County

The Crystal Ballroom in Elkhart is one of several place you can find a special Mother's Day brunch.
The Crystal Ballroom in Elkhart is one of several place you can find a special Mother’s Day brunch.

Here are some great ideas on how to celebrate Mom on Mother’s Day on or around Sunday, May 14:

Mother Daughter Tea

Where: The Farmhouse, 28854 C.R. 52, Nappanee

When: Starts at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13

This tea will be a unique experience for you and any other girls/women in your life. It will be held in an open house-type format: Come when you are ready, leave when you are ready. Tea and refreshments will be located in the barn. Guests will have reserved seating when they arrive.

The Farmhouse will be open for tours, along with the gardens and grounds. Local vendors will be in attendance. Enjoy just looking or pick up a last-minute gift. Be sure to bring a camera to take advantage of the many photo opportunities staged around the property. Tickets are $15 per person, a table of six is $75, or a table of 8 is $100.

More information: (574) 546-4911 or www.thefarmhouseat52.com.

Second Annual Women’s Day Brunch

Where: Agape Missionary Baptist Church, 248 W. Wolf Ave., Elkhart

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13

Agape’s second annual Women’s Day Brunch honoris the Proverbs 31 Woman. Guest speaker is Sister Eunice Blakely from Faith Temple Church of God in Christ of Gary, Ind. Musical guests include Sister Tameshia Blakely of High Praise Ministries of Michigan City, Ind., and recording artist Wilette Alford of Indianapolis, IN.

More information: Free admission. Call (574) 522-2699 or check the Facebook page.

Mother’s Day at Amish Acres

Where: Amish Acres, 1600 W. Market St., Nappanee

When: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 14

Treat your mom to the nostalgia of gathering around antique tables amid the hand-hewed beams of the old barn restaurant with your family and share Amish Acres’ Famous Threshers Dinner Buffet. Begin your culinary treat with steaming bean soup, continue with mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, beef and noodles, and hearth-baked bread and apple butter. For dessert, select from the bountiful selection of baked pies and apple dumplings. In addition, we have a special treat for Mother’s Day, including a sumptuous salad bar, a breakfast bar featuring a waffle station and a soft serve ice cream bar. Threshers Dinner is served Mother’s Day from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Every Mom receives a free $10 Amish Acres gift card with the purchase of a meal. Mom will enjoy her special day dining in the century old Restaurant Barn as well as browsing the seven quaint shops in the courtyard. With this $10 gift card, she will be the VIP of the day.

More information: (800) 800-4942 or Amish Acres’ website.

Mother’s Day Brunch

Where: Crystal Ballroom, Elkhart’s Gateway Mile, 410 S. Main St., Elkhart

When: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 14

Mom is sure to enjoy a day off while dining in the beautiful Crystal Ballroom, not having to worry about a thing! The brunch will feature an assortment of fresh salads, fruits and breads, as well as quiche, sausage, bacon, and biscuits and gravy. Chefs will carve prime rib and ham to order. A variety of sides will also be available. A vast variety of cakes, pies and shortcake are also sure to please mom. Featuring made-to-order Bloody Marys and mimosas.

More information: Admission, $25 per adult, $15 per child 12 and younger, free for children 3 and younger. Call (574) 293-4469.

How will you celebrate your mom on Mother's Day?
How will you celebrate your mom on Mother’s Day?

Ruthmere Museum Celebrates Mother’s Day

Where: Ruthmere Campus, Elkhart’s Gateway Mile, 302 E. Beardsley Ave., Elkhart

When: Sunday, May 14

All mothers are admitted free to Ruthmere Museum and Havilah Beardsley House on Mother’s Day. Your mother will enjoy the elegant home of Albert and Elizabeth Beardsley and the newly renovated Havilah Beardsley House, the home of Elkhart’s founding father. Come experience a ride in the 100-year-old 1916 Milburn all-electric automobile. Tours offered at both sites at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

More information: Admission (Mothers, free; Ruthmere, $10 for adults and $4 for students; Havilah Beardsley House, $5 for adults, $2 for students). Call (574) 264-0330 or www.ruthmere.org.

Mother’s Day Picnic

Where: Wellfield Botanic Gardens, 1011 N. Main St., Elkhart

When: Sunday, May 14

Enjoy an al-fresco buffet luncheon seated with family under an event tent in the garden while listening to the sounds of live music by Rex Ellsworth and flowing waters while surrounded by beautiful spring flowers. Special giveaways for moms: flower arrangements, free family crafts and prize drawings. Our menu features items served by Mario’s Catering: parmesan-encrusted chicken, parsley buttered red potatoes, green beans with almond slices, house salad with Mario’s famous homemade dressing, rolls with butter, assorted drinks and a delicious dessert. Lunch seating begins at 11 a.m. Don’t forget the garden is a wonderful location for photography; spring flowers are blooming and the backdrop for photos is stunning. While you’re here, enjoy our new exhibit (opening May 6) “Sculptures in the Garden: HEAVY METAL,” featuring John Mishler.

More information: Registration is $25, member adult; $15, member child; $32, public adult; $20, public child. Call (574) 266-2006 or check Wellfield’s website.

Mother’s Day Brunch

Where: McCarthy’s on the Riverwalk, downtown Elkhart

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 14

Join McCarthy’s on the Riverwalk for a special Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet and treat mom to a full spread of delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites. Reservations encouraged.

More information: Cost, $22.92 per adult, $9.95 children 12 and younger. Call (574) 293-2830

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet

Where: Nelson’s Banquet Hall, 607 Nelsons Parkway, Wakarusa

When: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 14

The brunch buffet will offer a variety of breakfast items and dinner entrees, from a breakfast burrito bar to sausage gravy and biscuits to Port-A-Pit chicken and Nelson’s rib tips, salads, a variety of sides and assorted desserts. Reservations are required.

More information: Cost is $17.50 for 13 years old and older, $8.50 for children 4-12, and free for children 3 and younger. Call 574-862-2184 or email nelsons@nelsonsbbq.com.


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