I’m not sure about you, but when it comes to Mother's Day, I tend to get stumped on what to get my mom. Let’s be honest, most moms deserve the world for all they do, and flowers with a box of chocolates doesn’t seem quite adequate. Fortunately for us, moms are also the most selfless of the human species and really just want to celebrate the day by being with their families. Luckily, we found some great ways for you to celebrate mom in the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana area!

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Get creative with mom by creating a “one of a kind” piece of art at a special painting class hosted by Painting with a Twist. Does mom have a sweet tooth?  She will love A Spoonful of Sugar’s Mother’s Day cake decorating class. And of course, you’ll enjoy a slice or two.  Dance-off those sweet calories at the grand opening and Mother’s Day outing event at Jazzercise Lake Charles.

Prien Lake Mall Fashion Show | Lake Charles, Louisiana

If your mom is the ultimate fashionista, celebrate her by finding vintage treasures at the Extravagance sale flea market in Vinton, the hottest trends at Accessory Zone’s “Love Your Mother” event or even seeing the latest styles on the runway at Prien Lake Mall’s Mother’s Day Fashion Show. Strike a pose, ladies!

For an evening full of laughs, take your mama to see “Mama!” Vicki Lawrence, actress/comedian and star of “Mama’s Family” will be at the Golden Nugget Lake Charles on May 12.

121 Artisan Bistro

I promise you all moms enjoy a day off from cooking and would be excited to spend Mother’s Day at any of the fabulous brunch locations and restaurants. 121 Artisan Bistro is hosting a special Mother’s Day brunch on May 14, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Call 337-310-7499 to make reservations.  

Mom and child at Adventure Point | Lake Charles, LA

On Sunday, May 14 Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point will be celebrating mom by handing out flowers. While you’re there, get some information on scenic trails and picnic areas along the Creole Nature Trail. Mom might enjoy some peace and quiet along the Wetland Walkway. Gulf beaches are also a great place to find a bit of serenity while shelling.

Family on the Beach | Lake Charles, LA

Happy Mother’s Day!