Ultimate Guide to Mother’s Day

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Connie Morales, Staff Writer

Thinking of taking your mom out for Mother’s Day but don’t know where to go or don’t have much money to spend? These cities nearby have free events that your mom will enjoy.

 

The Superior Grocers in Baldwin Park is giving away free flowers to the first 75 moms.

West Covina

MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION

Celebrate Mother’s Day with live entertainment and lunch. Share a favorite memory and enjoy the day with friends!

DATE & TIME:    Wednesday, May 6, 11:30 am-1 pm

FEE: FREE (Nominal suggested $2 donation through the Nutrition Program)

REGISTRATION DEADLINEFriday, May 1

 

South El Monte

Mother’s Day Luncheon

South El Monte Senior Center, 1556 Central Avenue

Friday, May 9th, 11:30 am

Entertainment is at 12:00 p.m.

 

Azusa

Mother’s Day Entertainment & Luncheon

Date: May 6, 2015

Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Address: 740 N. Dalton Ave. Azusa, CA 91702

 

 

GIFT IDEAS

For those of you that do want to give your mom a more thoughtful gift, here are some fun DIY projects you can do!

If she is a coffee lover, what’s better than a personalized coffee mug? All you need for this is oil based paint markers (Sharpie has some), a white mug, scrapbook stickers, and your oven.

Directions:

  1. To do a monogram design you will need scrapbook stickers. Pick the monogram/design you want and stick it on your mug. I did a “G” for our last name. You will want to make sure it’s in the right place/angle etc.
  2. Next you will want to make dots ALL around the scrapbook sticker. Follow the directions on the markers to get the paint going. Do some practice dots on some cardboard beforehand. Once ready, start filling in the area around the sticker with dots. Really fill in the area. Add a second color if you like. If you mess up, wipe away with some rubbing alcohol on a q-tip.
  3. Once you have the design you want and it’s dry – carefully peel off the scrapbook sticker to reveal your design. Do touchups if you need to.
  4. Making sure your area is well ventilated – turn on your oven to 350, set your mugs inside and let them bake for 30 minutes. Once 30 minutes is up, turn off the oven and let the mugs cool down inside. I left it in the oven for a few hours.
  5. Then of course, wrap it up to give to your mom.

 

Every mother expects flowers, but not in a vase that you decorated yourself.  Turn a mason jar into a unique vase.  What you’ll need… mason jar, lace ribbon wrap, burlap flowers, jute.

 

Directions:

  1.  Wrap lace ribbon around your jar, pulling somewhat tightly.  Remove backing from the adhesive strip and attach it to the lace.
  2.  Wrap jute around the jar five times, toward the top of the lace ribbon.  Tie tightly in front and trim ends.
  3.  Cut three burlap flowers from their stem and attach, either by using hot glue or by wrapping the wire stems tightly around the jute and twisting.  If you opt to simply twist the stems instead of using glue, the whole thing can easily be taken apart without damaging any of the supplies.
  4.  Fill and enjoy!  If you like, you can use stones or marbles as vase filler, or you can simply fill the jar with water and put your favorite flowers inside!

RECIPE

A great way to surprise your mom with a delicious breakfast while avoiding the big crowds and spending a lot of money, is with some homemade crepes.

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  •  1/2 cup milk
  •  1/2 cup water
  •  3 tablespoons butter, melted
  •  3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt
  •  1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  •  1 1/4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  •  1 tablespoon lemon juice
  •  1 teaspoon lemon zest
  •  1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •  1 cup heavy cream, whipped
  •  4 cups sliced strawberries

 

Directions

Place the eggs, milk, water, melted butter, flour, and salt in the pitcher of a blender; blend  until smooth.

Heat a lightly oiled griddle or non-stick skillet over medium heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 2 tablespoons for each crepe. Tip and rotate pan to spread batter as thinly as possible. Flip over when the batter is set and the edges are beginning to brown. Cook until the other side begins to brown. Stack finished crepes on a plate, cover with a damp towel and set aside.

Blend the cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth. Gently fold in the whipped cream.

To serve, fill each crepe with 1/4 cup sliced strawberries and 1/3 cup of the cream cheese filling, roll up and top with a small dollop of the cream cheese filling and more sliced strawberries.

 

10 THINGS MOM ALWAYS SAY

  1. Because I said so!
  2. As long as you’re under my roof, you live by my rules.
  3. If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you?
  4. I’m not asking, I’m telling.
  5. When you have kids, I hope they’re just like you.
  6. Don’t you use that tone with me Mister/Missy.
  7. Do as I say, not as I do.
  8. Do you think I’m made of money?
  9. Did you clean your room?
  10. I don’t have to explain myself. I said no.

 

Student’s most memorable Mother’s Day gift

“The most memorable thing I gave to my mom is love and memories of the past I spent with her.”-Aaron Garcia, 12th grade

“When I was in 3rd grade, I made a handmade heart for my mother.  It said ‘mom’ in the center. I painted it purple. She loved it.”-Karen Robleto, 10th Grade

“The best thing I gave my mom is was roses and her favorite doll that she had at my grandma’s house.”- David Trujequi, 9th Grade