Mother’s Day Events in Des Moines

Mother’s Day in Des Moines 2019

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12. Mark your calendars! Here are some great ways to celebrate this special day with your mother. Some of these events require registration.

Note: If you have an event you would like to add, contact me. We will be adding more events as they are announced. Make sure to check our event calendar for additional events and activities.

Mother's Day, Des Moines, Iowa, Mother's Day 2019

Project Mother’s Day

Friday, May 3

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

Lutheran Church of Hope, West Des Moines 

Mother’s Day is almost here! Dads and kids, come together for a kid-friendly meal and Mother’s Day gift-making. Then they will have time just for the dads while the kids are supervised.

Dads get to eat prime rib, kids get Mac and Cheese before doing a mom-worthy craft. Then they will move the kids to the chapel where they’ll be entertained by Tim Read, storyteller, and illustrator.

Make Mother’s Day Cards

Saturday, May 4

10 a.m. to Noon 

Artfull, West Des Moines

Join Artfull and make a homemade card for mom. The session includes two cards. Just $12

Mother’s Day Crafts

Monday, May 6 – Saturday, May 11 

Times vary

Des Moines Children’s Museum 

Your kiddos can create Mother’s Day cards to take home. Included with regular admission to the Children’s Museum.

Mother’s Day Workshop

Saturday, May 11 

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

The Knotty Nail

Join us at the studio for a special Mother’s Day workshop! Bring your mom, grandma, aunt or BFF! Free drinks, Mimosa Bar and breakfast treats!

Terrace Hill Mother’s Day Tea

Saturday, May 11

10:30 a.m.

Celebrate the mother in your life at the Terrace Hill Mother’s Day Tea! Guests will enjoy scones, tea sandwiches, and sweets prepared by Terrace Hill Chef Sharon VanVerth, all while admiring the Victorian splendor of this 1869 landmark. Tickets: $40. Purchase them here.

Fantasy Gardens

Saturday, May 11

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 

Grimes Public Library 

From dinosaurs to fairies to toadstools! Bring the family to create your own magical garden for Mother’s Day!
Please register here.

Mother’s Day Market

Saturday, May 11

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Brightside Aleworks, Altoona 

Join Brightside Aleworks for an indoor pop-up market featuring great gifts for moms, grads, or any special someone in your life! They will have a selection of handcrafted goods and locally produced foods.

Mommy & Me Boutique

Saturday, May 11

1 to 2 p.m. 

Altoona City Public Library 

This mother’s day, let’s celebrate the important women in our lives! Give the women who mean the world to you a day of fabulous fun at the library.  We will make our own lip gloss, do nail art, play games, and more! There will be treats served, so please let us know of any allergies you may have. Must register!

This is an all-ages event, so bring your whole family! (sons, daughters, grandparents, etc.)

Mother’s Day at Reiman Gardens

Sunday, May 12

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Walk through the beautiful gardens at Reiman Gardens. In honor of Mother’s day, all moms are admitted free of charge. No registration required.

Mother’s Day at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden 

Sunday, May 12

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Take your mom out to enjoy the beautiful gardens at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. All moms are admitted free of charge. Grab a yummy lunch a Trellis Cafe too.

Mother’s Day Cupcake Decorating Class

Sunday, May 12

2 to 3 p.m.

Molly’s Cupcakes Des Moines

Learn how-to FILL, FROST and DECORATE your own spring-inspired cupcakes. Each spot costs $30.00 (which includes a chef’s hat, beverage, and four cupcakes).

Limited space is available, ages 6 and older are welcome and fun (with your mom) is REQUIRED. To reserve a spot, call us directly at (515) 244-0778!

Mother’s Day Sunday Tunes

Sunday, May 12

2 to 5 p.m. 

Summerset Winery 

Join us on Mother’s Day for live music. Mom’s get in for FREE and will receive a complimentary glass of Sangria. Tony Valdez & The Retro Rockets will be playing. This a family-friendly event. The cover is $5/pp or $15 a carload.

Urbandale Open Swim

Sunday, May 12

1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

Grab the entire family and celebrate mom while splashing in the pool.

Mother’s Day Skate 

Sunday, May 12

1:30 to 4:30 p.m. 

Skateland Des Moines

Skateland Des Moines is going to celebrate mom! Moms get FREE admission with a paid child’s admission. Skate rental just $2.00.

Bomb Mom Getaway 

Friday, May 17 – Sunday, May 19 

Honey Creek Resort 

The Bomb Mom Getaway is a weekend retreat located at Iowa’s best-kept secret, Honey Creek Resort. This dreamy weekend is geared for the mom looking to find solutions to the challenges she faces on a daily basis. The Bomb Mom Getaway provides an opportunity for you to unwind, connect and renew for the next season of motherhood. The weekend will be filled with life-giving speakers who will leave you feeling inspired to reach for the stuff that really matters in life.

Imagine a weekend where you could take time for yourself, connect with other moms who get you, sleep in your own bed, enjoy hot meals, pursue outdoor activities and ultimately fill your own cup. Registration deadline is May 6!

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