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!

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!

Shamrockin’ Around Delavan

Its time to dig out your shamrocks and celebrate all weekend long, St. Patrick’s Day is finally here! The fun is just over the rainbow and you won’t have to search for a four leaf clover to find it.  Check out these festive events sure to get your (Irish) jig on.

Irish Cocktail Experience DgCv46cjutJW2nMVFLDIqC7GFriday March 13: You can’t celebrate St. Paddy’s day without a little spirit(s)! Delavan Lake Store invites you to imbibe in classic Irish cocktails and drink around the Ring of Kerry at their Irish Cocktail Experience.  Tickets will disappear as fast as a rainbow, so get yours today.  Sláinte!

Shamrock Shindig – Saturday March 14: Join Sonoma Cellars for their March tasting event featuring wines, craft beers, and Irish spirits for sampling.  Sip on brews from Good City, Anahpee Brewery, and O’so Brewing alongside monthly featured wines. Enjoy live music from Johnny B., yummy snacks, and some old Irish style fun!

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebration DgBeR2URYvJjgCwMcTcdWJ73.jpgSaturday and Sunday, March 14th & 15TH: The Postscript Pub is the place to be all weekend long.  Let your ears savor the traditional Irish tunes while your taste buds enjoy a classic corned beef and cabbage feast or lamb stew.  Be sure to pair your meal with a frosty mug of green beer.

St. Paddy’s Day Party with South State – Saturday March 14: The Irish certainly know how to party, and so does the Watershed Saloon.  Rock out with South State as they play your favorite 80’s and 90’s hits.  Don’t miss out or you’ll be GREEN with envy!

Delavan Lions Club Corned Beef and Cabbage FundraiserDgAMiKpgamXNHORWnYYUSK6B.jpgSunday March 15: A local tradition lives on.  The 57th annual Delavan Lions Club Corned Beef and Cabbage Fundraiser is back!  Dine in with all you can eat Irish fare or take it to go as carryout. Pick up tickets from Steinbrink’s Piggly Wiggly, Bradley’s, Noble Insurance, and The Village, or purchase them at the door day of.

The Brothers Quinn – Sunday March 15: Start St. Patrick’s Day week off right with The Brothers Quinn.  Cattails hosts the Folk Project alongside a slew of specials including free corned beef, shepherd’s pie, darts, pool, and $2 Guinness and shots Paddy’s.

St. Pawtrick’s Day Party DgAAsRi4bYolHp69wkdEk_4E.jpg March 17: Your pups want to party too! Bring your doggos to the St. Pawtrick’s Day Party at Lollipups Pet Resort for doggy ice cream and a day of festive fun with your furry friend.

So go out and channel your inner Irishman or Irishwoman and have a shamrockin’ St. Paddy’s Day weekend here in Delavan.