Mother’s Day Events in Des Moines 2018

Mother’s Day in Des Moines

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13. 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. 

Make sure to check our event calendar for additional events and activities.

Mother's Day, Des Moines, Iowa


Mother-Daughter Tea

Saturday, May 5 

10 to 11 a.m. 

Senior Center Community Room, Urbandale

Come celebrate the girls in your life by joining us for a Mother/Daughter tea party and decorating a May Basket. Mothers and daughters are encouraged to dress up for a garden party. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Fee is per person. Please register with Urbandale Parks & Rec Register deadline is April 30. $10 per person

Arts + Crafts: Mother’s Day Cards

Saturday, May 5 

10 a.m. to Noon

Balance Chiropractic & Wellness

Bring your kids and have them create a fun and unique card for you. Adults will be around to help create a masterpiece you will always remember.

Project Mother’s Day 

Friday, May 11 

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

Lutheran Church of Hope, West Des Moines 

Dads and Kids. The clock is ticking on Mother’s Day, so we’re here to help you out! Come together at Hope West Des Moines for a kid friendly meal then we’ll make some Mother’s Day gifts. Following the gift making we’ll send the kids out for some supervised play while Dad’s get to mingle with each other and hear some words of encouragement from super dad and father of four, Pastor Andy Hermanson. Please register for count, $20 per family

Terrace Hill Mother’s Day Tea

Saturday, May 12

10:30 a.m.

Celebrate MOM in sublime style at Terrace Hill.  Enjoy the legendary, tasty sweets and savories created by Chef Sharon VanVerth, enjoy live entertainment… Sit, sip and surround yourself with Victorian splendor at Terrace Hill, Iowa Governor’s Residence and National Historic Landmark. Reservations are $40 per guest. Purchase tickets.

Mommy & Me Tea 

Saturday, May 12

1 to 2 p.m. 

Altoona City Public Library 

Wish your mother a Happy Mother’s Day! Come have tea (or hot cocoa) and treats at the library.  We will play games and make crafts together with our mothers and grandmothers. This is an all ages event. Registration is required. Please register all participants. (Both adults & children)

Mother’s Day at The Tea Room

Sunday, May 13 

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

It’s your day. Bring your moms, your sisters, your aunts and your girlfriends for a mid-morning of relaxation and laughs at The Tea Room. We will provide a delicious buffet brunch, full cash bar including $4 Bloody Mary’s and hilarious Mom improv comedy. Enjoy time with friends and loved ones while celebrating Mother’s Day in the best way at The Tea Room. $50 – General Admission + Bottomless Mimosas; $40 – General Admission. All attendees must be 21 or older. Purchase tickets.

Glazed Expressions

Sunday, May 13

Noon to 5 p.m. 

Grab breakfast or lunch, then head to Glazed Expressions for the afternoon. Spend the day creating some artwork with your mom and for you mom.

Mother’s Day at Reiman Gardens

Sunday, May 13

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 13

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 Sunday Tunes

Sunday, May 13 

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. Heartland Prairie Massage will be on hand to help Mom relax! Cover is $5/pp or $15 a car load.

Urbandale Open Swim

Sunday, May 13

1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

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




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