Mother’s Day brunches
Give her a great brunch and as many mimosas as she wants
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Hang out on the best rooftop bars and restaurants, patios and beer gardens
Adult summer camp is a real thing
Make friendship bracelets, go water-skiiing and partake of a continuously open bar
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