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Orange County's Best Mother's Day Events

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Considering all that mom has done for you, don't you think she deserves at least a day of getting completely spoiled? Show mom how much you appreciate her by doing something fun on Mother's Day. Between a champagne brunch and a day on the water, your mom will surely appreciate how you choose to celebrate her.

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Tangata Mother's Day Buffet
Bowers Museum
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 550-0906

The award-winning restaurant of Tangata offers an annual Mother's Day brunch in its historic mission-style courtyard at the Bowers Museum. The restaurant seats close to 160 people and the menu includes fresh-baked croissants, summer melon salad, classic Caesar salad, lobster orzo salad, chilled celery root soup, buttermilk pancakes and much more. Adults are $39 each and children under the age of 12 are $18.

OC Mining Co
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Mother's Day at Orange County Mining Co.
Orange County Mining Co.
10000 Crawford Canyon Road
Orange, CA 92705
(714) 997-7411

The view from the Orange County Mining Co. is a great setting for either a pre-Mother's Day brunch or the day of for mom and the whole family. The prepared selection for the day of celebration includes a traditional champagne brunch that is $29.95 for adults and $11.95 for children under 12 on Saturday and $39.95 for adults and $12.95 for children under 12 on Sunday.

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Don The Beachcomber
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Don The Beachcomber Mother's Day Champagne Brunch
Don The Beachcomber
16278 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
(562) 592-1321

If you are looking for a traditional brunch with a twist, Don The Beachcomber is the place to spend time with your mother on Mother's Day. Serving the traditional brunch offerings of make-it-yourself omelet's, snow crab, salads and much more, the restaurant also plans to feature two live Polynesian shows. Mothers in attendance will also be given a free gift.

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Mother's Day Whale Watching & Dolphin Cruises
Newport Landing Whale Watching
309 Palm St., Suite A
Newport Beach, CA 92661
(949) 675-0551

Looking for a change from the traditional Mother's Day brunch? Enjoy a 2.5-hour cruise for whale and dolphin watching. The amenities include both indoor and outdoor seating, a bar that serves all alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and crew members that will tend to your needs. The prices for this adventure are $32 for adults and $26 juniors and seniors. Cruises depart at 9:30 a.m., noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
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Mimosas & Makeovers with Mom
The Spa at Laguna Cliffs
25135 Park Lantern Point
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 487-7576

Nothing is more relaxing than a day of pampering and beauty. On Saturday, May 11 between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., The Spa at Laguna Cliffs will be hosting complimentary makeovers for mothers that include makeup, eyebrow threading and shaping. Enjoy a mimosa during your visit as well. The facility offers 14,000 square feet with private lockers, whirlpool, wet and dry sauna and Swiss showers.

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Elle Toussi is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. Her work can be found on

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