Make This Mother's Day One to Remember!

Ideas to enjoy Mother's Day in Pascack Valley.

By Jenny Sites, publisher of Macaroni KID Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania-Stafford, Va. and Co-Author, Aree Cunningham May 3, 2022

Want to make mom feel extra special this Mother's Day? 

Here are some ways to make mom feel special in Pascack Valley this Mother's Day:  

1. Make a card

A special homemade card is something she'll cherish forever. Just ask any mom you know if you need proof!

2. Craft an 'I love you'

Special gifts don't have to be expensive, just given out of love. Try this Recycled Magazine Butterflies craft!

 Sarah Hauge

3. Surprise her with breakfast in bed

Make this easy 5 ingredient croissant casserole. Let the kids help!  

 Charlotte Linde

4. Or go out to eat!

Here are spots in town offering special Mother's Day brunches and dinners.

Caffe Anello
11 Madison Avenue, Westwood, NJ
Family Style Brunch at 12pm & 1:30pm.

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Stern and Bow
71 Schraalenburgh Rd, Closter, NJ 
Brunch and dinner seatings.

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Let's Meat
625 Rivervale Rd, Rivervale, NJ 
Serving A la carte menu from 1:00 pm - 6:45 pm
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5. Or get sweet treats! 
Order from local shops with sweet morning treats.

Mochi Donuts
133 Park Avenue Park Ridge, NJ
973- 721-3327

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Bourbon Street Beignet
301 Center Ave, Westwood, NJ

Croissant, crumb cake and Beignets

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D'Ercole Donuts
489 Tappan Road, Northvale, NJ

6. Spend the day together

Get out and enjoy spring and blooms! Take a short road trip to visit NJ's Best Gardens & Arboretums in the Garden State.

Duke Farms (Hillsborough) has a ton to explore, from an amazing orchid house to serene ponds, to biking and hiking trails and wildlife. At Duke Farms, you can explore the paved trails, ruins, a stable, the Red Bridge, and much much more. Head out into the brush to see wildflowers and lightning bugs. No matter what kind of garden or tree you’re looking for, Duke Farms has it. 

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum (Short Hills) is something a little more “in the woods,” Meander through the gardens in the front by the visitor center, then head out past the deer fence into the Devil’s Punchbowl, up to the Hilltop Overlook, or around to the Wildflower Preserve. Hikers will see over 40 species of trees, and keep your eyes (and ears) peeled for birds — Cora Hartshorn also doubles as a bird sanctuary! Take time to visit the visitors center on the way out to learn what you might have been hearing on your walk through the forest.

New Jersey Botanical Gardens (Ringwood) offers a unique experience — a formal garden surrounded by 1,000 acres of forest in the New Jersey Skylands. Walk down Crab Apple Allée, enjoy the Hosta/Rhododendron Garden, and hang out at the pond next to the Azalea Garden while stopping to smell the lilacs. After that, explore the miles of trails surrounding the original gardens, or take a tour of Skylands Manor, a Gothic-style building designed in the mid-1920s by the distinguished American architect John Russell Pope.

7. Make mom dinner

Make a family dinner at home — grilled pizza is a fun one for kids to help with. Don't forget dessert! Try this Salted Caramel Skillet Brownie.

 Erika Veduccio

Want to order in? Here are some restaurants in Pascack Valley (North Bergen) offering Yummy food for Mom's day this weekend of May 8:

Granita Grill
467 Broadway, Westwood

Address 23 Hardenburgh Avenue, Haworth

Ammata Thai kitchen
184 Rivervale Road, River Vale

No matter how you celebrate, we hope you have a great Mother's Day!

Northern Pascack Valley, (Bergen County) Macaroni KID covers local information about the surrounding area of Closter, Harrington Park, Northvale, Norwood, Old Tappan, Emerson, Hillsdale, Montvale, Park Ridge, River Vale, Rockleigh, Westwood, and Woodcliff Lake. Please subscribe for more information and find your fun!