If the parental unit happens to be nearby for Mother’s Day on May 12, show the proper respect with an appropriate homage, a super spa day or a really great meal. Here are a few special events and suggestions to make the day fabulous.

If mom is an early bird, check out the Mom-Mosa Brunch with chef Lorena Garcia at Chica in The Venetian. Part of Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Apétit, it not only celebrates Mom, but also celebrates the two-year anniversary of the restaurant. (A favorite brunch item here: sweet corn pancakes—pretty and delicious!) vegasuncorked.com

Parmesan Crusted Filet Mignon

Parmesan Crusted Filet Mignon

At Andiamo Steakhouse, Mother’s Day prix fixe brunch ($45 plus tax and gratuity) from 9 a.m.-noon features such tasty items as smoked salmon avocado toast, cinnamon-apple stuffed French toast and bottomless mimosas (you go, mama!) The D, 702.388.2220

Another great brunch spot includes Top of the World at The Strat, with a buffet brunch that includes an omelet station and pancake souffles ($68 adults, $38 children, $20 for bottomless mimosas and champagne). The Strat, 702.380.7711

Cleo at SLS Las Vegas offers $55 buffet-style dining from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., with bottomless mimosas, bloody Marys and champagne during brunch and rose champagne and sangria for lunch and dinner. SLS Las Vegas, reservations, 702.761.7612

Brunch at Hearthstone in Red Rock Resort on Mother’s Day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and moms will also enjoy free bottomless mimosas. The restaurant also offers dinner specials, and live music after 6 p.m. Red Rock Resort, reservations, 702.797.7344

Italian restaurant Bottiglia offers that perk of bottomless mimosas for Mom, too, during brunch hours from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and live music after 6 p.m. Green Valley Ranch, reservations, 702.617.7075

Robert Irvine’s Public House at the Tropicana gives each mother a rose or carnation as she enters for brunch and select drinks are just $5 (like the raspberry champagne, with raspberry sorbet and champagne, yum!) Three special courses are offered, with such items as airline chicken breast and chocolate crème brûlée. Tropicana, 702.739.2307

MB Steak offers moms a free (that’s right, free) glass of prosecco on May 12. Treat her to goodies like fennel-crusted salmon and Parmesan-crusted filet mignon. And she’ll even get to take home chocolates after dinner is over! Hard Rock Hotel, 702.483.4888

Oscar's Steakhouse

Oscar's Steakhouse

Head downtown to the sophisticated environs of Oscar’s Steakhouse to try out the menu items being cooked up specially for Mother’s Day: an heirloom tomato salad, truffle risotto and crispy branzino with capers and beurre blanc. Plaza, 702.386.7227

On Boulder Highway? Check out the Mother’s Day Supper Club with revered Vegas piano man Wes Winters at Eastside Cannery. A dinner buffet starting at 5:30 p.m. in One Six Sky Lounge includes baked salmon, pork loin, a chocolate fountain and other tasty items. Cost is $40 plus tax and fee, gratuity not included. Eastside Cannery, 800.745.3000 Ticketmaster

Here’s an event that marries food and fun, especially if mom is interested in cooking as well as eating: Eataly Las Vegas is offering a pasta-making course from 5-7 p.m. May 12, where participants learn how to shape pastas of Northern Italy, and indulge in two courses of pasta, papparadelle with funghi trifolati and summer truffles, and ricotta and spinach quadratini. Park MGM, 702.730.7617

Tea, anyone? At the lobby bar at Aria, take in a Mother’s Day afternoon tea from May 10-12 from noon-4 p.m., where you’ll start with a glass of sparkling wine, then enjoy tea service. And for the hat trick, check out the special display of fascinators by Louisa Voisine Millinery (you can even buy the hats). Aria, reservations recommended, 702.590.8638

Rí Rá Irish Pub also offers afternoon tea at two price points ($24 and $35 per person), with several tea varieties to choose from. Or get Mother’s Day brunch here, with items like the indulgent smoked salmon blini or pan-roasted chicken. The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 702.632.7771

Want to pamper Mother even more? Head to the western part of the Vegas valley, where Spa Aquae in JW Marriott and Rampart Casino offers the luxurious caviar facial, with moms getting a free Hylunia item with the facial. 221 N. Rampart Blvd. 702.869.7807

And if your momma is into cookies, grab a gift box at Honolulu Cookie Company. These little shortbread morsels are accented with chocolate and tropical flavors like macadamia and pineapple. (Just make sure it’s wrapped up, because if you’re like us, they won’t make it to Momma and you’ll be cleaning cookie crumbs from the car.) The Forum Shops at Caesars, 725.214.0001; The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo, 702.836.9413; The Linq Promenade, 702.489.6111