Mother’s Day in Des Moines

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Mother’s Day in Des Moines, Iowa

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and during this time, moms 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. Whether you find the perfect brunch spot with bottomless mimosas or purchase a gift for the special day, we have created a list of some of our favorite ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in Des Moines.

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Mother’s Day Floral Cookie Workshop

Sunday, April 30 at 1:30 p.m.

Join ChaCha’s Confections at WineStyles at The District in Ankeny. Each guest will receive Mothers day themed cookies, icing, instructions, and boxes to take cookies home. Drink specials will be available for purchase. Learn more and register!

Pella Tulip Time

May 4-6

Take a trip to Pella, Iowa, and see all the beautiful tulips! You will not want to miss parades, beautiful flowers, vendors, authentic food, shopping, and more. Plan your weekend with their scheduled events. A perfect little getaway to celebrate Mom.

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Kites on the Green

Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Grab Mom and the family and head to the Johnston Commons for the annual Kites on the Green. Enjoy live music, kites, sidewalk chalk, tours of the Simpson house, and much more.

Drop-In Mother’s Day Mason Jar Workshop

Saturday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to Noon

Join Ted Lare Garden Center in making your very own Mother’s Day Planter! This is a drop-in workshop so feel free to come anytime between 9 a.m. to Noon, they do ask that you register for this class ahead of time so they can get a headcount for materials needed. Feel free to make more than one, register for as many as you’d like! The class fee will include free instruction on how to create your planter, materials provided will be a glass planter, wire handle, annual flowers, soil, and a cute tag/ notecard.

Mothers Day Brunch at Rose Farm

Saturday, May 13 from 9:30 a.m. to Noon

Is there any better way to say “Happy Mother’s Day”?! Join Rose Farm for an extra-special Mother’s Day experience to enjoy with the special women in your life. Culinary expert, Sue Honkamp will guide you through how to make a fresh spring salad with early-season veggies like asparagus, peas, and radishes + a delightful dressing to go with it. They will also roast lots of fresh, organic chicken and each participant will have the opportunity to create their own customized chicken salad following Sue’s direction using a wide variety of ingredients. They will make some homemade crackers with a whipped feta dip to round out our brunch. A complimentary beverage is included. Purchase your ticket here.

Painting with a Twist – Mommy & Me Workshops

Saturday, May 13 at 12:30 p.m. or Sunday, May 14 at 10 a.m.

Grab your mom and get crafty at Painting with a Twist. Choose from Mommy & Me Unicorn Set or Mommy & Me I Love Moo Set. This workshop is for ages 5 years or older. Make sure you register!

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden – Free Admission

Sunday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bring mom to enjoy the beautiful gardens at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Join Trellis Café in the DuPont Room at the Botanical Garden for a delectable Mother’s Day brunch your mom won’t forget. Two convenient seating times are available. Create a personalized petite beautiful bouquet of flowers for or with your mom! This drop-in-style activity. The perfect Mother’s Day gift at the Botanical Garen.

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Reiman Gardens – Free Admission

Sunday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Reiman Gardens! They offer free admission to all mothers on Mother’s Day. Visitors can also discover live butterflies from around the globe in the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing, explore the tropical Hughes Conservatory, and browse the Gift Shop bursting with unique and sustainable items.

Mother’s Day at Summerset Winery

Sunday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Summerset Winery will be having brunch and mimosas for all the moms and families out at Summerset! All moms get in free! Sunday Tunes will begin at 2 p.m.


Taking mom to a fun event or brunch is a great idea, but there are also a ton of options for Mother’s Day gifts in Des Moines too. Take a look at some of my favorite ideas to surprise the mom in your life.

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.

Des Moines Performing Arts

Take a look at all the shows coming to the Des Moines Civic Center. Shows to her favorite show and quality time with mom may be the perfect gift for Mother’s Day.

Doe A Deer

One of my favorite shops to shop online and you can make a visit to Stuart, Iowa to personally shop at the storefront. Doe A Deer offers the cutest gifts you may see sprinkled at small stores all over central Iowa including bowl covers, dish towels, glasses, stickers, and newly a fun baby line. You will definitely find something unique!

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!

Trixie’s Salon & Spa

Treat mom to a spa day at Trixie’s Salon & Spa. They offer so many great services including hair color, waxing, massage, and a fun boutique to shop goodies. The perfect spot for the mom in your life.


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! WeWash 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 mom’s dream!

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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! Make sure you reach out early for make sure your flowers are scheduled for Mother’s Day flower delivery.

Your Private Bar

I stumbled across Your Private Bar a couple of years 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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