Celebrate Mom: Five Local Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is coming up soon! And even through quarantine may ruffle our traditions and change the way we celebrate this year, that doesn’t mean we cannot celebrate the leading ladies in our lives.  Show Mom your appreciation with these lovely gifts and goodies found right here in Delavan.

Brunch To-Go: Mothers-Day-Brunch-To-Go-v2.jpgIs your Mother’s Day tradition taking Mom out for a lovely brunch at her favorite restaurant? Bring brunch to her! Reserve your brunch to-go from Lake Lawn Resort. Their award-winning chef has prepared a great meal with delicious offerings and your choice of Prime Rib or Ham. The tempting culinary choices are sure to please the entire family and Mom doesn’t have to lift a finger!

Sip Sip Rosé: 2009-2.jpgWith all the stress of the world, Mom deserves to relax with a good bottle of wine. Pick up a bottle from our favorite local vineyard, Staller Estate Winery.  With 14 artisanal varieties, Mom will surely find her new favorite.  Add a gourmet charcuterie tray to your order and pick it up curbside with ease.

Love In Bloom: 13062233_1067881226584079_6741594123034644335_n.jpgShow her your appreciation with a beautiful hanging basket or succulent arrangement from Busy B’s Garden Center. Lasting longer than cut flowers, Mom can enjoy these plants for the whole season and beyond! Call (262) 749-3030 to place your order and arrange for pickup or delivery!

A Little Bling Bling: 46013244_10156687431366132_3702589158674399232_n.jpgDoes your mom love a little sparkle and glam? Find the perfect something with Utiger Jewlery.  Shop bracelets, rings, necklaces, earrings, and more perfect for showing your love and appreciation.  Schedule your in-store appointment by calling (262) 728-2011.

Gifts of Glee:Is Mom extra hard to shop for? Stop by Delavan Lake Store and browse their collection of gifts, locally made goodies, and festive Screen Shot 2020-04-28 at 1.01.50 PM.pnggift crates perfect for both pampering and partying.  Or order online for curbside pickup!

Whatever your plans are for Mother’s Day, we hope it’s a relaxing one!  From all of us here at Visit Delavan, Happy Mother’s Day!

Curbside Friday Fish Fry

Friday Fish Fry is a Delavan Tradition.  Order your favorite feast from your favorite local restaurant to-go with curbside delivery.  View participating restaurants and menus below:

Delavan Family Restaurant – (262) 728-1715 — Menu

Hours: 8am-7pm

Pickup / Delivery 

The Duck Inn – (608) 883-6988 — Menu

Hours: 4pm – 9pm

Pickup / Curbside Delivery

Greenie’s Clubhouse at Delbrook Golf Course – (262) 728-1339 — Menu

Hours: 4pm

Pickup / DoorDash

The Village Supper Club – (262) 728-6360 — Menu

Hours: 3pm-8:30pm

Pickup / Curbside Delivery

The Waterfront Pub and Grill – (262) 728-4700 —  Menu

Hours: 11am-9pm

Pickup / Drive Thru Delivery / Curbside Delivery 

Watershed Saloon – (262) 725-6445 — Menu

Hours: 4-9pm

Pickup  / DoorDash

Whiskey Ranch – (262) 882-2800 — Menu

Hours: 11am-6pm

Pickup / Curbside Delivery / Delivery

Walldog Mural Coloring Pages

Sharpen your colored pencils and lay out your crayons, its time to get your coloring on! We’ve turned some of our favorite Walldog Murals into coloring sheets to help de-stress and get your creative energy flowing. Click on the links below to print your coloring page.  After you’ve had you coloring fill, try your luck with the Walldog Mural Scavenger Hunt.

Temperance Colony Coloring Page

Elmer Gauger Old Barn Studio Coloring Page

Tribute to the Military Coloring page

PT Barnum Circus Coloring Page

Wisconsin School for the Deaf Coloring Page

Architechts Coloring Page

Stamp Controversy Coloring Page

La Delavana Coloring Page

Red Devils Coloring Page

Legacy Coloring Page

Legacy II Coloring Page

FranCisco Vargas Coloring Page

Eat’n Time Coloring Page

Muster Tree Coloring Page

Borg Gibbs Coloring Sheet

Community Kids Wall Coloring Page

Lake Delavan Coloring Page

Six Tips For an Egg-cellent Easter at Home

Easter is on its way! While this year’s festivities will look a little different than we’re used to, we can still celebrate and create new traditions at home.  Here are six tips for making your holiday an “egg-celent” one.

1. Worship Online: Lots of churches are utilizing their online presence to lead worship services and bible studies while we are temporarily sheltered in place. Check out the churches below to find an online Easter service:

  • Delavan Christian Reformed Church’s Facebook
  • Delavan United Methodist Church Online Sermons
  • United Church of Christ Facebook

2. Craft Up a Storm: 1517499149-easter-crafts-for-kids.jpgDecorate your home with colorful Easter crafts to help lighten your spirits and get in the Easter spirit. Using supplies, you probably already have around your house, make egg carton chicks, cotton ball bunnies, and q-tip sheep for a fun-filled crafter-noon.  Check out this nifty idea guide for inspiration!

3. Bring the Egg Hunt to Your Backyard: 700x450clues.jpgIf your family tradition was hunting for eggs in the annual Phoenix Park Easter Egg Hunt, your kiddos are probably super bummed about its cancellation. This year, bring the hunt to your own backyard.  Ramp up the stakes with clues, riddles, or even the coveted golden egg.

4. Cook a Special Easter Meal: no-bake-butterscotch-and-peanut-butter-birds-nest-cookies-03.jpgA staple of the Easter holiday is gathering for a special meal.  Whether it’s an all you can eat brunch or a home cooked feast, keep your tradition alive.  Pick up ingredients on your next essential grocery run to Piggly wiggly to whip up all your favorite family recipes and a little something sweet to make a fun themed treat for the kiddos.  (We LOVE this recipe for no-bake peanut butter birds nests)

5.Wine-d Down: Planning for Easter can be stressful without a pandemic in the background. Pick up special bottle of champagne or wine from Staller Estate Winery (curbside of course) or Sonoma Cellars to relax with a special bottle of bubbly. social.jpg

6. Order Out: If cooking isn’t quite your thing, consider ordering out and supporting a local business. Check with our distance dining page for a list of restaurants offering takeout services at this time.

Which of these tips will you be using to help make your Easter a hoppin’ one? Share with us in the comments below.  Happy Easter everyone!

Let the Walldog Scavenger Hunt Begin!

You’ve definitely seen them around town.  They are large, colorful and play a huge role in telling Delavan’s history. And while they’re still relatively new in town, they fit right in as if they’ve been here forever.  They are the Walldog murals of course!

The 1904252154Delavan Walldog murals were brought to life in 2015 by a group of mural artists from around the country.  These artists create historical advertisements and pieces celebrating small town American history.

With over twenty murals across down, every age and era of Delavan’s history is represented in an active and unique style.   From its prudent beginnings, through Delavan’s Circus age, to modern day, the murals tell our town’s story in a way words cannot.

And while you’ve certainly seen them, have you ever taken a closer look? We invite you to take the Walldog Mural Tour and participate in the Walldog Scavenger Hunt. Put your seeking skills to the test and match each clue to the mural numbers on the map below based on the hints and clues provided.

With two 1904255702different versions, this is an adventure the whole family can take part in.  Take on the challenge with the Adult Scavenger Hunt or enjoy the Kids Scavenger Hunt with your little ones.  When you are finished with your hunt, send your completed form to info@visitdelavan.com to be entered for a chance to win a prize. Winners will be drawn once a month!

 Download the Scavenger Hunt Map and Clues:

Scavenger Hunt Clues

Kids’ Scavenger Hunt Clues

Self Guided Walldog Tour Brochure and Map