Get those pinkies up. Tea Party at Whisk on Sunday, May 13, at 3:30 p.m. with the assistance of Miss Priss Tea. $38 per person includes food and tea. whiskrva.com.
Smell the flowers during Mother's Day weekend at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Nothing like a flower walk in springtime with the moms. See website for various weekend events and smooth jazz activity. lewisginter.org.
Make mom blush during Mommapalooza at James River Cellars Winery on Saturday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy a pairing of strawberry shortcake and James River Cellars' Montpelier Blush and live music from Dave Goodrich from 1 to 4 p.m. Food trucks on site. jamesrivercellars.com.
Take a gander during Museum District Mother's Day House and Garden Tour on Sunday, May 13: Now in its 24th year, this tour takes you and Ma into some of Richmond's most beautiful and historic houses from 1 to 6 p.m. museumdistrict.org.
Go Victorian: Tea at Maymont on Saturday, May 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. Elegant porch style with "tea sandwiches and little cakes."
Go peony picking at Mother's Day Peony Picnic at Tuckahoe Plantation on Sunday, May 13. Bring a picnic lunch and view the blooming gardens or the historic home. $5 per guest older than 6 years. tuckahoeplantation.com.
Go big at the Tuba Concerto at Henrico High School's Center for the Arts, Sunday, May 13: Patrick Sheridan, one of the world's foremost tuba players, will perform "Collusion: a Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra," written for him by Rob Teehan in 2016. Also on the program are two classics of American repertoire: "West Side Story: Symphonic Dances," by Leonard Bernstein, and "Adagio for Strings," by Samuel Barber. 4 p.m. $8-$10. Children 18 and younger attend for free.