Best Places to Take Mom on Mother’s Day in Casper – Our Top Five
This Sunday is Mother’s Day. Yes-Mother’s Day, guys-this Sunday. Now before you panic and rush out to the nearest card display that you can find(not that there’s anything wrong with that), why not take a little time to read this story for what we believe to be some of the best ideas that our city has to offer.
One unfortunate thing about Mother’s Day in Casper is that it happens in May. That means it could be snowing, it might be sunny, it’ll probably be windy(the extended forecast actually does call for this), and chances are good that a jacket may be required for any outdoor activity. The weather was definitely taken into account when we compiled this list.
Now with the disclaimer out of the way, here’s our top five Mother’s Day ideas.
#5 – Mother’s Day Brunch
Being a ‘small’ city, Casper sometimes lacks for certain amenities. Great Food is not one of them. Avoid last year’s mistake of having Mom cook her own holiday meal by taking in any of Casper’s fine buffet brunches that you will find scattered all over town.
Mom will not only get her fill of favorite breakfast, lunch, and dessert items, but she’ll be thanking you for all this deliciousness-that is, if you pick up the bill, like a good son or daughter.
Keep in mind that most of these buffets include a carved meat station, as well. They will also more than likely require reservations and will only be serving during a limited time frame. A number of your favorite restaurants will also be open special hours to accommodate Mom. Our advice-act now so that you’re not left out.
The Ramada Plaza Riverside–Salads and Displays include: Chilled salmon, fresh vegetables Crudite, fresh seasonal fruit and assorted cheeses. Salads: Fresh green salad w/assorted dressings, Roma tomato and mozzarella salad, pistachio salad and Bowtie pasta salad. Breakfast items: Bacon, sausage links, Denver scrambled eggs, home fried potatoes, coconut french toast, chocolate chip pancakes, biscuits & gravy. Entrees: Carved prime rib, ginger maple ham, chicken w/lemon caper sauce, pork loin w/pineapple salsa, pasta Carbonara, tilapia w/tomato basil relish. Dessert station: assorted layer cakes, fruit pies, cheesecakes and Cheese Blintzes w/cherry sauce. There will be mixed vegetable sides, and mashed red potatoes w/gravy as well as an omelet station. Prices are $21.95 for adults/$16.95 for seniors/$12.95 for children and kids under 10 are free. Private dining rooms are available for large parties. For reservations call 235-2531.
The Best Western Ramkota–Buffet includes: Chef carved prime rib, world tour omelet station, Sicilian bistro station, Homemade quiches, country style sausage, smoked crispy bacon, potatoes O’Brien, cheese & fruit blintzes, a variety of chef inspired salads, apple soy salmon, chef’s choice vegetables, wild rice blend, Au Gratin potatoes, baked chicken amaretto, assorted fresh shopped fruit, display with out signature pink chocolate fountain, assorted desserts & breakfast cakes. Price is $18.99 for adults/$16.99 for seniors/$8.99 for kids 4 to 12 and Free for kids under 4. Reservations recommended by calling 307-266-6000, but walk ins are also welcome.
Poor Boys Steakhouse–On the carving station is: slow roasted prime rib, herb crusted port tenderloin and oven browned turkey. Pasta station: Three tasty pasta’s to choose from, six choices of homemade sauce, and plenty of fresh herbs, vegetables, meat and even cheese toppers to finish off your creation. For starters: fresh salad, relishes, fresh fruit, variety cheese, shrimp cocktail and fresh baked rolls. Featured entrees: southern friend chicken, ale battered fried shrimp, crab stuffed sole, quiche Florentine, jambalaya and western eggs with bacon and sausage. Simply Sides: baked macaroni and cheese, real mashed potatoes with gravy, rice pilaf, broccoli and cheese, margarita Roma tomatoes and green beans almondine. On the dessert station: fresh baked fruit pies, mousse treats, cream pies, layer cakes, cheese cakes and even our Blintz bar loaded with toppings. There will be Mother’s Day Dinner specials available from 5-9pm. For reservations call 307-237-8325. Cost is $18.99 for adults, $16.99 for seniors and kids are $1 per year up to age 12.
–Mother’s Day Brunch will be served in the Ballroom. Meal includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, French toast, fried potatoes, baked ham, baron of beef, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, hard-boiled eggs, vegetable tray, tossed salad, fruit salad, crepes, coffee, juice and milk. Cost is $10 for adults, $6 for children 6-12 years old and 5 and under are just $1. Please make reservations for parties of six or more. Elevator is available for easy access to the ballroom Open to the public. For reservations and information call 234-4839.
#4 – Take Mom to a Show
Sundays are prime days for watching movies anyway. With the holiday, it’s even more of a reason to get Mom out of
the house, stick a cold beverage and a snack in her hands, and let her enjoy the finest Hollywood has to offer. It’s also a good idea to let Mom pick the show, despite knowing that “she’ll absolutely love ’Scream 4.’” All of Casper’s fine movie houses will be ready and willing to accomodate Mom.
And if you think Mom would prefer live theatre as opposed to a movie, Casper has you covered there, too. That’s as long as you begin the festivities on Saturday night. The Casper College Department of Theatre and Dance is presenting R.U.R. in their Black Box Theatre, Casper Childrens’ Theatre, 138 S. Kimball presents The Secret Lives of Girls, Stage III Community Theatre, 900 N. Center, finishes up its run of Wait Until Dark, and the NCHS Drama Department, offers Arthur Miller’s classic tale of the Salem Witch Trials, The Crucible, in their John F. Welsh Auditorium.
#3 – Take Mom Flower Shopping
Is your Mom ready for summer? Is she a gardener? With warmer weather (fingers crossed) definitely on the way, a great idea to make Mom’s day might be to take her out to get some seeds, shrubs, flowers, plants, ornaments or anything that might turn Mom’s green thumb a little darker shade. Take your time and enjoy all the beautiful sights, smells, and ideas that might spring forth.
We’ve done some homework here, and know that Galles Greenhouse, Meadow Acres, Johnny Appleseed, as well as standbys like Home Depot, Menards, and Sutherlands are all open this Sunday. After you’ve done your shopping, you can squeeze in even more Mom time by helping her do a little bit of her potting, planting or tilling . It’s sure to make her day!
#2 – Take Mom to a Gun Show
Let’s say Mom doesn’t have a green thumb. Let’s say it’s a black thumb, caused by gun powder, because your Mom likes her holidays a little on the wild side. May we suggest the ‘Up In Arms’ Gun show this Sunday at the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds. Make Mom’s day the ‘Dirty Harry’ way by browsing and selecting the perfect side arm, hunting rifle, semi-automatic, scope, knife, or bow. Follow up by taking Mom out to Stuckenhoff Shooters Complex to pop off
a few shots, for even more quality time. It’ll be a sure fire hit!
Along those same lines, but not quite–Mom might also enjoy getting tangled up in some wrestling at the Casper Events Center this weekend. The State Freestyle Wrestling Tournament sponsored by the Wyoming Amateur Wrestling Association is May 6th, 7th, and 8th. Believe it or not, this is Trisha Berry’s ideal Mother’s Day. She’ll be up there-you can count ’1-2-3′ on it!
#1 – Give Mom the Time
No, we don’t mean “it’s 2:30, Mom.” If there’s anything that we know well, it’s that Mom loves you more than anything, and more than anything, she would love to have a few hours of quality time with her children-regardless of anything
special that’s going on. Do her dishes, her lawn chores, or clean out her attic or a gutter. Rediscover some old memories, and don’t forget to give her the credit
she deserves for turning you into such a polite, respectable citizen. She knows you’re busy, so the fact that you made an effort will really pay off. She might even offer to take the grandkids a little more often. The best part is you don’t have to spend anything but time and your Mom will love you just the same–because she’s Mom!
From all of us, we hope that you have a very happy Mother’s Day!