Mother’s Day idea: Mother May I in German Village

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching on May 10. Wondering what to do? Here’s a unique event I’ll be experiencing with my mom: Mother May I in German Village on Saturday, May 9.

Mother May I is a series of events at participating German Village shops and restaurants. Take your mom on a stroll through the very walkable village and stop in various picturesque establishments to try unique treats and get special Mother’s Day themed gifts.

Most shops and restaurants will be open with specials between noon and 6 p.m.; some are open longer. Here are just a few of the stops that will make Mom happy:

Bakery Gingham
189 Thurman Ave
8 a.m. – 8 p.m
Sample miniature cupcakes called “Minis for Moms.” With a $5 purchase (easy to do with all the tasty cuppies), get a Polaroid “CupTake” souvenir picture with your mom.

The Book Loft of German Village

The Book Loft of German Village

The Book Loft
631 South Third Street
10 a.m.-midnight
Peruse 32 rooms and a porch full of books in this old-fashioned bookshop. With any book purchase you’ll also receive a special Mother’s Day gift book.

Caterina Ltd.
571 South Third Street
11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Check out a Caterina Ltd. sidewalk sale. If your mother is one of the first 25 moms in, she’ll get a free chocolate-orange lip balm from France.

Pistacia Vera
541 South Third Street
10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Delight in some absolutely wonderful desserts, and enjoy live music from 1 p.m-3 p.m. Don’t forget to sign up for a chance to win a "Sweet Afternoon" of dessert and coffee with three friends.

T. David Collection
897 S.Third St.
11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Enjoy complimentary iced herbal tea while you browse the beautiful handmade jewelry. If your mom sees something she likes, you’re in luck – many items will marked 10-50% off for this day,

Barcelona Restaurant & Bar
263 East Whittier St
Opens at 5 p.m.
After you’ve explored the unique shops across the village, stop in Barcelona for dinner and tapas. Plus, your mom will get a gift.