A new confectionery festival called the Sweet Shoppe is scheduled for Mother's Day weekend (May 8-9) in Oakland's Jack London Square. An interactive alternative to a box of chocolates, moms can instead take in some sunshine, cooking demos, and pick out sugary treats on the spot from local vendors including Clarine's Florentines, Mission Minis, Kika's Treats, Sweetface Bakery, and Vice Chocolates.
While this is still a growing event that's a few weeks off, there's only a few more days of early bird ticket prices, which start at $7 and are only good until Sunday. There's a dizzying array of ticket options, some of which include goodie bags with a selection of the fest's best. Mom deserves it. Details after the jump.