Fun Mother’s Day Activities in Boston

However you celebrate Mother's Day (or Father's Day for that matter!), there's so many fun things to do around Boston on a nice summery weekend in May and June. Of course we recommend taking your mom on our food tour, especially if she enjoys learning about local history as well as eating new and interesting food.

Here are some ideas for Boston “Mother’s Day” activities in the Boston area:



Take Our Food Tours!

We are running lots of fun guided food and chocolate tours during Mother’s Day weekend including a Harvard Square Chocolate Tour or Central Square Food Tour. Woohoo! More tours are being opened soon. Check out these Boston Mother’s Day activities. Still spots open on our Friday night and Saturday afternoon chocolate tours. And you can also give her a gift certificate for a future tour!



Memories of Mothers @ Mt. Auburn Cemetery

This is an interesting stroll that you could do in Harvard Square after our Food Tour. Walk around the Mt. Auburn Cemetery in historic Harvard Square and explore the symbols of motherhood found on monuments. Visit the graves of notable mothers who are buried there like Julia Ward Howe, founder of Mother’s Day for Peace.



Alice’s Table Floral Arranging Classes

There’s a whole calendar of events around Mother’s Day from this really interesting company that teaches guests how to make gorgeous floral arrangements. I remember one of my favorite birthday parties growing up was a floral arranging class, and this looks really elegant and fun.



Sip & Script

Maybe calligraphy is more your jam?  I’ve always wanted to learn calligraphy, and this could be just the place. I am eyeing the event on May 15th at Democracy Brewing.



Tulip Picking

Check out nearby Wilson Farm in Lexington for their PYO tulip event. The tulips we picked lasted weeks in our vase. Then grab some of their delicious biscuit chicken pot pie and a salad and make an easy dinner al fresco for mom.



Lilac Sunday at the Arnold Arboretum

After our JP Food Tour is on hiatus but, join the first annual Lilac Sunday event since 2019 — in which one of the premier collections of lilacs in the world is on display and celebrated. 45-minute tours are also available but you can also wander through the lilacs on your own.


Whatever you do, we hope you enjoy yourself.

Happy almost-summer!

Lizzie & Sam

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