Windy City Live -Things To Do For Mother’s Day Under $10

As seen on ABC’s Windy City Live! Mother’s Day Deals For $10 and Under!

Check out my appearance on Windy City Live here!

I gave viewers a few gift ideas and things to do with mom for $10 and under.

#1: Vintage Garage: Buy a pair of tickets to the Vintage garage ($5 admission) for you and mom
Over 75 vendors, Indoor/Outdoor Garage, buy mom tickets for the next show May 15th

Vintage Garage
5051 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640

Garfield Park Conservatory - Poor Girl's Guide Chicago

Garfield Park Conservatory – Poor Girl’s Guide Chicago

#2: Garfield Park Conservatory: Visit the Garfield Park Conservatory (free admission, suggested $5 donation) Makes a great 2-part gift, bring the camera and snap photos with mom, grandpa and the kids in front of thousands of beautiful flowers

Garfield Park Conservatory
300 North Central Park Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60624

#3: Chicago Water Taxi:  Take a trip on the Chicago Water Taxi ($10 all day, unlimited pass / $5 one-way ticket) The two stops open on Mother’s Day weekend are Ogilvie to Michigan Avenue and Ogilvie to China Town. With purchase of a $10 unlimited pass you can take the taxi to and from brunch or lunch at one of those stops and then hop back on and ride to and from the other for a little extra time on the river. $10 gets you unlimited back and forth stops all day

400 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

#4: Chicago River Museum:  Buy mom tickets to the opening of the Bridgehouse for the 2016 season, May 14th ($5 GA Tickets, $10 Bridge Lift Viewing Tickets, open Thurs-Mon, May-Oct, FREE on

Chicago Water Taxi - Poor Girl's Guide Chicago

Chicago Water Taxi – Poor Girl’s Guide Chicago

McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum
99 East Riverwalk
Chicago, Il 60601

Mother’s Day Printable Banner


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Now on sale on Etsy! View the PG Printables shop to purchase! Perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch or photoshoot back drop! Only $1.99 on Etsy, 1-click purchase, download and print at home!

Just print, cut + hang! Get this adorable “Happy Mother’s Day” pennant banner to print at home. Each letter prints on an 8.5×11 piece of paper.

Colors: Pink, Gray & Green

DIY Guide:


*Printable banner (download after purchase)
*Hole punch


1) Download + print the banner (print each page on 8.5 x 11 paper in color)
2) Cut out each triangle
3) Hole punch two holes at the top corners of each triangle
4) Measure + cut string so that it goes through all 11 triangles with enough extra room on either side to hang- if you need more room, you can also string each separately on two lines as shown in photos
5) Run string through each hole and hang banner

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at The Happ Inn

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at The Happ Inn

The Happ Inn
305 Happ Road
Northfield, Illinois 60093

Treat Mom to a Midday Meal with $5 Mimosas and Bloody Marys

Sunday, May 8
10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

$37.95 adults; $14.95 children

Treat mom to a midday Mother’s Day meal fit for a queen. The Happ Inn, located in Northfield, will hold a Mother’s Day brunch buffet on Sunday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Chef Freddy Sanchez’s menu features an unlimited array of appetizers, salads and desserts, along with the choice of entree (menu outlined below). Brunch cocktails will be offered, including $5 mimosas and $5 bloody marys.

The fee is $37.95 for adults and $14.95 for children (12 and under). The Happ Inn’s regular dinner menu will be served that evening from 3:30-9 p.m. Mother’s Day reservations may be made by calling 847-784-9200 or visiting

Mother’s Day Brunch Menu
10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Appetizer Buffet

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Freddy’s Famous Guacamole

Potato and Mushroom Taquitos

Cheese Quesadillas

Shrimp Ceviche

Bagels and Lox

Mini Muffins

Southwest Chopped Salad

Caesar Salad

Fruit Salad

Caprese Salad

Greek Salad

Hummus with fresh veggies

Mini Spinach Quiche

Margarita Flatbread

Spinach, Goat Cheese, and Sun-dried Tomato Flatbread

select one per person

Corned Beef Hash

Happ Inn Prime Burger with Fries

Falafel Black Bean Veggie Burger with Fries

Eggs Benedict with Roasted Potatoes

Crab Cake Benedict with Roasted Potatoes

Short Ribs Benedict with Roasted Potatoes

Carlos’ Skirt Steak & Eggs with Roasted Potatoes

French Toast with Crème Anglaise & Raspberry Sauce

Easter Omelette with Roasted Potatoes

Eggs, Bacon, and Toast

Salmon or Tuna Nicoise Salad

Grilled Salmon and Garlic Spinach with Hollandaise

General Happ Fried Chicken with Fries



select one per child

Skirt Steak

French Toast

Chicken Fingers with Fries

Burger Sliders with Fries

Mac and Cheese

Eggs and Bacon
Dessert Buffet


Mini desserts (key lime, cheesecake, chocolate & H-apple Streusel Pie)


Assorted Cookies and Cupcakes


Mother’s Day Brunch at The Chicago Firehouse 5.11

Chicago Firehouse

Chicago Firehouse

The Chicago Firehouse
1401 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

Moms to Receive Complimentary Flute of Bubbly

Sunday, May 11
9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

Adults: $49 per person
Kids ages 5-12: $17 per child
Children 4 and under: free

The Chicago Firehouse will hold an all-day affair on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11. An elaborate brunch buffet will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by a dinner buffet from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The menu, created by Executive Chef Dean Zanella, is outlined below. Selections include an omelet station, breakfast dishes, pasta station, carving table, salads, entrees, seafood platters, sides, sweets and more. Mothers dining at The Chicago Firehouse will be treated to a complimentary flute of champagne.

The Chicago Firehouse’s unlimited brunch menu is priced at $49 for adults and $17 for children ages 5-12 (kids 4 and under are free). Tax and gratuity is not included. Reservations may be made by calling 312.786.1401 or online at

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