Mothers are amazing. They’re a nurse, therapist, chef, housekeeper and—sometimes to the chagrin of their children—psychic. Mom’s are also tired. A lot. Give the special woman in your life a much-needed Mother’s Day off and spoil her rotten courtesy of Little Creek Casino Resort.
Researchers compile an annual Mother’s Day Index, showing the salary that should be applied to a mom’s day-to-day tasks and chores. Salary.com estimates that if you take into account all her duties, moms are worth between $90,223 and $143,102. While we can never pay her back for the long hours and late nights, a little pampering definitely couldn’t hurt.
Start your day off right with the Mother’s Day Buffet at Little Creek’s Creekside Buffet. This runs from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 13 and at only $26.95 includes a delicious, fizzy mimosa. Brunch menu items run through 4:00 p.m. and dinner is served until 8:00 p.m.
At the nearby Island Grille, you can make reservations for an upscale, decadent dinner. For $27.95 experience pan-seared halibut with citron buerre blanc, parmesan risotto, haircot verts, Caesar salad and finish with an exquisite strawberry crème brulee.
For Players Club gaming members, there will be cash drawings of up to $500 every 30 minutes between noon and 8:00 p.m. Joining is easy and free, you can even sign up from home before your visit. Download the mobile app from Google Play or the Apple App Store to track your rewards points, special discounts and offers, or the progress of your current tier level.
If mom is pining for a spa day, book her a visit to the Seven Inlets Spa. Reservations can be made online or by calling 360-462-1772 directly. Current specials include a 60-minute custom organic facial with eye treatment for $140 and a Watermelonade Refresher body wrap with express facial for $185.
Turn your Mother’s Day escape into a true getaway with one of Little Creek’s resort packages. There’s the Stay, Spa, and Swing—for one person or two—with massage credit and 18 holes of golf at the award-winning Salish Cliffs Golf Club or the Family Fun Package that includes pizza, arcade time and free game play. Additional Mother’s Day packages include a stay in one of their standard deluxe or premium rooms, starting at just $151.85 a night with a manicure/pedicure combo at the spa, breakfast buffet for two at the Creekside Buffet and a $10 gaming credit for two.
Add a little romance and luxury courtesy of the Stay and Relax package, with discounted spa treatments, or enjoy the Romance Package’s in-room fuzzy robes and sparkling wine, spa access, game play, and late departure time.
Admittedly, not all moms are the same. While some prefer fine dining and hot stone massage, others opt for golf and hours spent relaxing poolside. And then there are the mom’s who’ll be first in line for the on-site, three-day Iron Circus Tattoo Expo, Bike, and Car Show which runs all Mother’s Day weekend. The Expo takes place in the Little Creek Event Center from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, and 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 13.
Actress Sophia Loren once admitted that “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” You’re also seldom alone while grocery shopping, in the car, making dinner, taking a shower, or trying to wrangle a good night’s sleep.
Motherhood’s not an easy job but it’s definitely rewarding. This year put the macaroni necklace on hold in lieu of something a little more restful. At only 15 minutes from Olympia, and less than an hour from Seattle, plan a mom’s day out or solo escape to refresh, recharge and rejuvenate. Her happy smile will truly accentuate the carefully-strung noodles.
Little Creek is located at 91 West State Route 108 in Shelton. Call 360-427-7711 or 800-667-7711 to book dining reservations, hotel stays, and more.