Mother’s Day in Des Moines

Mother’s Day in Des Moines, Iowa

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and during this time, mom’s need some lovin’ and caring more than ever. Mother’s Day is a terrific opportunity to support local in Des Moines, Iowa. Many small businesses are offering amazing deals and products. We have created a list of some of our favorite Des Moines local businesses. Take note and make sure you purchase something special for the Mother in your life.

Fun Events + Activities

Project Mother’s Day

Friday, April 30th, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Lutheran Church of Hope – WDM

Project Mother’s Day is an opportunity to create a gift for the mom(s) in your life. Join us for craft time at Hope, or pick up a craft kit to complete at home! Cost: $5/craft.

Mother’s Day Yoga Class (Mom & Child)

Saturday, May 8th at 9 a.m.

Online – Clive Parks & Recreation

In honor of Mother’s Day, Mary encourages you to share your practice of yoga with your mother, grandmother, daughter, or any other special mom in your life. To help you give the gift of yoga, Mary created a sequence that honors moms of all ages and levels of practice. Each pose can be modified so that it is appropriate for varying levels of strength and flexibility. Minimal yoga props are needed. This class will be taught online through Zoom. Mary has decided to offer this class for FREE. Partner poses and a heart-centered meditation will be included. Please share this class information with the special women in your life.

Mother’s Day DIY Succulent Bar

Saturday, May 8th; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Knotty Nail

No appointment necessary and perfect for all ages. Head to The Knotty Nail and create the perfect succulent!

Mom & Me Park Date

Saturday, May 8th at 10:30 a.m.

Margo Frankel Woods State Park

Celebrate that special mom, mother figure, or family member at our Mom & Me Park Date! While the name suggests just moms, registration is open to any family members, friends, and caregivers. The $25 registration includes a group hike, catered picnic lunch from Dinner Delights, dessert, and crafts for one adult and one child 2 years old and up. Additional adults/children may be added to your registration at a discounted rate.

Reiman Gardens – Free Admission

Sunday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Reiman Gardens! We will offer free admission to all mothers on Mother’s Day. No preregistration required. All moms admitted free of charge.


Art Terrarium

Art Terrarium is one of my favorite places in Des Moines, Iowa. No matter the weather outside, Art Terrarium offers the most luscious green plants. This space is a place for kids to create, but also a great place to shop for gifts. Best part? They have an online store and offer pickup and delivery.

The Haute Homemaker

If the woman in your life closet is anything like mine, they may want some assistance from an expert. The Haute Homemaker, aka Sarah Kelly is a wardrobe consultant and knows her stuff! She specializes in closet curating and wardrobe capsules. She will be able to help clean out the closet and create stylish outfits with items already owned. Your mom, wife, or best friend will thank you for this practical gift.

H. Prall & Co. Virtual Design

Hilary Prall is one of my favorite people to follow on social media. She is always inspiring me to do or finish a project around the house. She is so creative! If the mom in our life loves to decorate or has a favorite room that needs an uplift, buy her a gift card for a virtual design session with Hilary. You may even fall in love with the newly decorated room. That is a win-win!


KIN DSM is another one of my favorite shops in Des Moines, Iowa. It is filled with magical self-care items and jewelry. Buy a gift card or reach out via Facebook, Instagram, or email, and Heather, the owner of KIN DSM, can help select some amazing items to gift.

WeWash DSM

Treat mom to no laundry! We Wash Des Moines offers laundry services all over the Des Moines area. Set your laundry on your porch and have it delivered in 24 hours washed and folded. Every moms dream!

Wildflower DSM

Wildflower Des Moines is not your average flower shop. Every bouquet I have ever purchased or seen from their shop has been beautiful and unique. An arrangement from them is truly a treat! They are also offering free delivery on all orders.

Your Private Bar

I stumbled across Your Private Bar a few weeks ago. We ordered a Mimosa Basket for Easter morning and it was perfect! They delivered straight to our door and created the cutest arrangement full of everything we needed to make mimosas. They create all sorts of baskets, but if you are wanting something specific, send them an email.

Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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