El Día de la Madre (Mother’s Day) in Argentina is a big deal. This Sunday 21st October families share a meal with their special mothers, give gifts, or treat mom to a spa day, shopping trip or other celebratory event. If you want to give mom or mom-to-be a break from the house this year, take a look at the following ideas for enjoying Mother’s Day in BA.
Lunch or Brunch with Mom
Nothing says “thank you” to mom quite like a brunch or lunch at a luxury hotel or classy restaurant. BA has a whole host of luxe meals on offer this weekend. The Sheraton Buenos Aires offers a Mediterranean buffet for $275 pesos per person with drinks and entertainment for the kids. Hotel Emperador’s restaurant Maximus puts on a hot and cold buffet for $330 pesos, including wines and a champagne toast. Mothers receive a gift from Revitalift de L’Oreal Paris and children under 3 go free. InterContinental Buenos Aires provides a $370 peso lunch buffet (kids under 5 go free) with a live show, entertainment for children and gifts for the moms.
For a less expensive brunch, take the kids to Casimiro where they can make mom a gift, play and have fun while the rest of the family relaxes At Cante Pri, bar de chicos, kids can chow down on milanesas, noodles, and homemade hamburgers, and play games and puzzles, while adults enjoy pastas, sandwiches, light dishes and drinks. Casa Mua, café/ restaurant and creative space for kids, is open from 9am on Sunday for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner.
If you’re looking for an Afternoon Tea the Alvear Palace Hotelserves tea, pastries and cakes with live music for $220 pesos per person.
Sheraton Buenos Aires firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 4318-9264
Hotel Emperador email@example.com Tel: 4131-4041
InterContinental Buenos Aires firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 4340-7105, 4340-7201
Casimiro Vicente López http://www.lawebdecasimiro.com/index.html
Cante Pri http://www.cantepri.com/
Casa Mua Soler 4202 Tel: 4862-7561
Alvear Palace Hotel Tel: 4808-2949/ 2100
Tango Show for Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day with a porteño twist. Madero Tango presents its Show Día de la Madre on Sunday 21st at 12.30pm. Enjoy a gourmet lunch in Puerto Madero with the family and watch an international tango show with live orchestra. Prices range from $200 pesos to $450 pesos a ticket with lunch and show included. Hurry if you want to book as entry is limited.
Madero Tango http://www.maderotango.com/ Tel: 5239-3009
Spa Day for Moms
If you really want to offer mum a treat, splash out on a spa day in Buenos Aires. Alvear Palace Hotel offers a Spa Day promotion ($815 pesos) or a Mothers and Daughters special ($900 pesos for the two people) in its Spa & fitness Center. The Hilton Buenos Aires also has a special for four hours in the spa ($510 pesos) for moms. San Ceferino Hotel & Spa has a “Moms Free” promo where for every four adults, one mother goes free.
Get Away From it All….
If you have a bit of cash to spare, a few days at an estancia or resort is perfect for the hard-working mom. Resort de Campo & Polo celebrates Mother’s Day weekend with a program including kids’ activities, live show, massages, Mother’s Day lunch and use of the swimming pool and golf driving range. To get away for the day, the Posada Isla Escondida in the Tigre Delta is an Antique English house offering a special day program of massage, lunch in the gardens, use of the leisure facilities including pool, and river transport to the resort. Contact the establishments for prices.
Louise Carr de Olmedo is a British expat writer and editor living in Buenos Aires with her husband, two dogs, and a cat with an attitude. She writes about all things Argentina at www.westofbuenosaires.wordpress.com