Mother’s Day, Vegas style

You’ve probably planned your trip to Vegas by now. If you’re coming here to celebrate Mother’s Day, here’s a list of  activities that will surely make mom feel like a queen.

Dining out

Treat mom to a hearty farm-fresh brunch at  Hash House A Go Go inside Imperial Palace. Ranging from $8.50 to $22.95, Has House A Go Go offers the following options:

  • Roast Chicken “Betsy” (Benny) – A fresh split biscuit with spinach, mushrooms and house roasted chicken topped with scrambled eggs and trimmed with basil pesto cream, all served with griddled mashed potatoes and fresh fruit. Add a glass of bubbly for just $5.
  • Sally’s “Wild Child” Mushroom Hash – Portobello, shitake, enoki and oyster mushrooms; fresh shaved corn; asparagus; sundried tomato; and queso fresco on crispy potatoes with eggs, fruit garnish and a buttermilk biscuit.
  • Mango, peach and cinnamon pancake served with whipped cream.
  • Mama Margie’s Brunch Favorite – Salmon stuffed with shrimp and served on corn mashed potatoes, all topped with sundried tomato basil cream.
  • Stella’s Shrimp Quesadilla – Flour tortilla filled with scrambled eggs, sautéed shrimp, market tomato, brie and griddled mash, all topped with basil pesto cream. 

Drink specials include blueberry margaritas, strawberry brambles, Gruet Rose sparkling wine and more. Reservation times at Imperial Palace are from 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., or on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call (702) 254-4646 for arrangements. Note: If you don’t mind driving 20 minutes west from the Strip, there is another location on Sahara Avenue. Please call (702) 804-4646.

green_teaFor a Mariachi-style brunch, treat your mom like the rock star she is at Cabo Wabo Cantina inside Planet Hollywood. Mom can enjoy live mariachi music and a free glass of champagne. Brunch selections include chorizo, egg and cheese tacos, a big breakfast burrito filled with chorizo, scrambled eggs and cheese as well as huevos rancheros featuring two corn tortillas topped with chorizo, scrambled eggs, red sauce and cheese. Menu items range from $5 – $14. Drink specialties include Bloody Marias, micheladas and classic mimosas for $6 each. Brunch is available from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Call (702) 385-2226 for reservations.

Mom may like to spend the afternoon at Bellagio’s Petrossian Lounge for High Tea. Indulge on open-faced and English tea sandwiches as well as freshly baked scones and teas imported from around the world while enjoying the sounds of a Steinway grand piano.  The tranquil afternoon service provides the ideal setting to catch up and chat.

For dinner, take her to Eva Longoria Parker’s Beso steakhouse inside Crystals at CityCenter. Beso introduces three new dishes sure to please mom’s palate. The Mother’s Day menu, in addition to Beso’s steakhouse dining menu, is available this Sunday from 5:30 until 11 p.m.

Options include avocado soup with hints of grapefruit, topped with crab and cilantro for $14.  For $42, you can get a petite filet and half Maine lobster paired with potato cake brava, asparagus and a hollandaise sauce. End the dinner on a sweet note with fresh plantain crepes spiced with brown sugar and topped with brulee bananas for $12. Outdoor patio dining options are available. For reservations, please call 702.254.2376.

Ahh, spa!

Besides eating, what better way to spend time with Mom than a day at the spa? The spa and salon at Bellagio offers plenty of options that will make Mom feel like a princess. Enjoy a day of spa luxury together with the Mother and Daughter package. Share tea and scones while delighting in a milk-bath manicure and pedicure in the salon’s private suite. Your hands and feet will also enjoy a cinnamon spice mud mask, which improves skin texture as well as moisturize.

A Mother’s Makeover package is also available. She’ll start with a purifying and revitalizing aromatherapy hair treatment. Next, one of the master hair stylists treats her to a professional blow-dry and new hair style. To complete Mom’s new look, the service ends with a customized airbrush make-up lesson and application by one of the celebrity make-up artists. For reservations, more information or a list of other Mother’s Day specials at Bellagio, call (702) 693-8080.

The spa at Trump includes any three of the following services: 40-minute massage, 40-minute facial, 40-minute scrub, 40-minute pedicure, 40-minute manicure, scalp massage and natural glow make-up application and a take-home gift. The Trump Escape Package is $224, which includes a $25 donation to the American Heart Association (not including tax and gratuity).  The package is available throughout the month of May. Call (702) 476-8000 for reservations and more information.

Celebrate the joys of womanhood with Girl’s Night Out

champagneFor all you “Sex in the City” fans anxiously awaiting the sequel, why not take Mom to MGM Grand and experience the fun-filled production, Girls Night…The Musical? The show follows five girlfriends that go on a wild night out at a karaoke bar. Together the friends reminisce about their younger years, celebrate their current lives and look to the future for what’s ahead. Enjoy their hilarious and heartfelt journey with renditions of hit songs including “It’s Raining Men,” “I Will Survive,” “Lady Marmalade,” “Man I feel Like A Woman” and “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” Showtimes for this weekend are May 8-9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $58.90.

If you want to take a trip on the wild side with Mom, Rockhouse at Imperial Palace presents “Single Mother’s Day” at Rockhouse this Monday. Treat her to a MILF-shake, a 32-ounce daiquiri served in a souvenir blender cup for $18. Or, if you both want to show off your hot little black dresses, M Resort’s Hostile Grape is offering a complimentary bottle of wine while supplies last. The party starts at 8 p.m. The $20 cover includes a choice of two cocktails or a $20 wine card.

However you decide to celebrate Mother’s Day this year, Mom will surely thank you with an unforgettable trip to Vegas.


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