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Treats In Honor of Mom

Sprinkles Cupcakes MOM Box is as yummy as it is gorgeous... trust me.


Moms are in for a treat — or a few — this Mother’s Day!  Several businesses have special promos going on in celebration of the big day. Here’s where you can find them…

Sprinkles Cupcakes brought back their glorious MOM Box, which features Dark Chocolate, Red Velvet, Vanilla and Lemon cupcakes. I was lucky enough to be gifted with one by Sprinkles after Sasha and I attended a cupcake decorating session a few days ago (just like this one last year), and we devoured those parcels of deliciousness faster than I should admit. If you want to treat mom to the best cupcakes in DC (imo) you can order the MOM Box here. You can also get a free cupcake on May 13 from 12-2pm by saying “People Like Us” when you’re in the shop. (A bonus tip: If you follow Sprinkles on Facebook or Twitter, you can get secret passwords for free cupcakes!)

Nando’s Peri Peri will celebrate Mother’s Day this year with a special promotion offered at all seven area locations.  On May 13, moms can enjoy a complimentary dessert of their choice with the purchase of any entrée. Nando’s main claim to fame is its Portuguese flame-grilled chicken, but it also serves a variety of delicious desserts. Dessert favorites include: Chocolate Spoon Cake, Raspberry Brulée Cheesecake, Dulce de Leche Cheesecake, Four High Carrot Cake, Naughty Nata (a Portuguese pastry), assorted cupcakes, and bottomless frozen yogurt.

Caribou Coffee will be celebrating the special day with a “Buy One, Get One Free” deal on May 13. Guests who show this coupon — either printed or on their smartphone — and purchase a beverage at participating Caribou coffeehouses will receive a free drink (specific offer details are at the bottom of the coupon).

Chick-fil-A restaurants are hosting a Mother-Son “Date Knight” on Monday, May 14, from 4:30-8:30pm. The evening will include special medieval-themed activities, a muscle car display, a knighting ceremony, and costumed medieval figures such as jesters, queens, and horses. Reservations are required, so go here to reserve a seating time.

Z Burger in Tenleytown and Southwest is giving free meals (regular, cheese or veggie burger plus a side of fries and a drink) to moms who say “ThankZ Mom” when they stop in on May 13 from 10:30am – 10pm.


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Mom Takes the (Cup)cake

Owen shows off his cupcake artistry

Blogging has its benefits, and sometimes they are extra sweet. One of those occasions was a couple of days ago when I had the opportunity to bring Owen to Sprinkles Cupcakes in Georgetown for a cupcake frosting session. What a treat! Not only did I get to savor some samples myself, but my lucky kid got to create all kinds of cupcake tops with both big and mini cupcakes of assorted flavors, four varieties of frosting, two colors of sprinkles, and a big selection of fun sugar decorations to top it all off.

Kids get their cupcake on in Sprinkles' party room

I was invited to this event at Sprinkles Cupcakes along with other local bloggers as a special Mother’s Day celebration. It was a chance for us to see their party room in use and learn about their upcoming Mother’s Day promotion, the MOM Box, which each of us got to take home.

So, there you have the disclosure, and now here’s my honest opinion:  The MOM Box rocks. I just received it on Monday (it’s now Wednesday), and it’s already gone. Granted, my family indulged with me, and I shared many cupcakes with friends, but I had to do that or I would have eaten every single one of those scrumptious treats myself. They were as delicious as the Box was beautiful. Dark chocolate, red velvet, vanilla and lemon cupcakes were topped with either sprinkles or sugar decorations (with daisies or spelling out MOM).  And if I hadn’t been so hasty about digging into the box, I would have has the sense to snap a photo.  Instead you can see what it looks like on the Sprinkles website.

The special Mother’s Day MOM Box will be available in the store May 6-8, and you can pre-order it online for easy pick-up.

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“Social” Safeway Seeks Greatest Moms

Are your kids ready to get creative in honor of Mom? This Mother’s Day, Georgetown’s “Social” Safeway welcomes their “pint-sized customers” to express how they feel about their moms for the Greatest Mom Contest.

Contestants can express their appreciation through an essay, song, poem, or piece of artwork for a chance to win a floral bouquet and catered meal for four from Georgetown Safeway’s Signature Catering. There will be one winner chosen from each of four age categories: 3-5 years, 6-9 years, 10-12 years & 13-15 years.

Entries must be submitted in person to the store (1855 Wisconsin Avenue NW) by Monday, May 2. Submissions should include the contestants name, age, hometown, and phone number.

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges (myself included!) and announced on Friday, May 6.

Good luck to all who enter!

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This Weekend, Mom Has Dibs

On this very special of weekends, there are several kid ventures that moms will enjoy just as much as their babes. (For the stuff that’s geared toward little ones, let dad take the helm, while you go get a mani-pedi.) Here’s a quick run-down of this weekend’s family fun. And to all the moms: Happy Mother’s Day!

National Train Day
Get on board for the 3rd Annual National Train Day. Saturday, May 8, Amtrak is celebrating with a day full of events for train enthusiasts of all ages. From 11am – 4pm, there will be exhibits, activities, and live entertainment throughout Union Station.

Flower Mart
Do some pre-Mother’s Day celebrating with the kids at Flower Mart, an annual spring festival to benefit the gardens and grounds of Washington National Cathedral. There will be plenty for both children and grown-ups to enjoy: an antique carousel, live music, puppet shows, plant & book sales, rides & games, delicious food, and more. This free event is happening Friday, May 7, 10am – 6pm and Saturday, May 8, 10am – 5pm.

EU Embassies Open House
Channel your inner Clark Griswold with this European tour! On Saturday, May 8, Cultural Tourism DC presents “Shortcut to Europe” as part of Passport DC, a month-long celebration of international culture and heritage. Join the Embassies of the European Union for a day of music & dance, art exhibits, childrens activities, food & drink tastings, and more. (Come on, you know you want to don some lederhosen and dance with the best of ’em!) Free shuttle buses with two routes will drop visitors off at various embassies. Visit the website for a full schedule of events.

Garden Fest
The Smithsonian Castle will be buzzing this Saturday, May 8, as Garden Fest brings people and plants together for an annual celebration. Kids will dig the insect release, plant-inspired art activities, stilt walker, tattoo station, and live music by the Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra. Adults can enjoy the same, plus floricultural demos, gardening book sales and signings, orchid displays, and many other plant and gardening exhibits. The event is from 10am – 4pm. Admission is free.

Space Day
If the National Air & Space Museum ranks high on your kid’s list of favorite places, then take note: Saturday, May 8, is Space Day at the museum. Guests will have the chance to meet astronauts and space experts, communicate with the International Space Station, learn how to build a flyable model rocket, create Lego s…pacecraft, design a satellite, and enjoy more cool astro-related activities. The free event runs from 10am – 3pm.

Truck Touch Silver Spring
If you couldn’t make it to Truck Touch in Cheverly last weekend, you can get in on it this Saturday, May 8, at Silver Spring Nursery School. Construction vehicles, a fire engine, motorcycle, recycling truck, the Book Mobile and more cool vehicles will be open for exploration from 10am – 1pm. Food, live entertainment, facepainting, crafts, and a book fair will also be part of the fun. Admission is $3, kids under 2 are free.

Babies, the Movie
Babies, the documentary that follows the first year of four infants from different parts of the globe, opens this weekend, just in time for Mother’s Day. The E Street Cinema is having a Special Rattle and Reel Screening (babies welcome!) on Saturday, May 8, at 10:30am.

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