2018 Mother’s Day in Des Moines Guide

2018 Mother’s Day in Des Moines Guide

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 13th this year and Des Moines offers a wide-range of ways to celebrate the most important lady in your life. Treat Mom to a perfect day using our Mother’s Day in Des Moines ideas that range from events and brunch specials to great gifts. Is there a better way to show your mom how much you care, than to treat her to a day of fun?!

Here is dsm4kids’ 2018 Mother’s Day in Des Moines Guide

Treat Mom to Brunch on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Brunch at BeerStyles Taproom & Gastropub

Sunday, May 13th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, BeerStyles Taproom & Gastropub in West Des Moines will be serving Mother’s Day Brunch.  Order off their regular Brunch Menu and enjoy $12 bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s!

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at Jethro’s

Treat your favorite mothers to Jethro’s World-Famous BBQ! Their Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet includes a prime rib carving station, made to order omelets, and many desserts. As well as eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits and gravy, fruit, French toast, pancakes and more! $21.95/Adults and $10.95/Kids.

Mother’s Day at the Tea Room

It’s all about the MOMs! 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. They will provide a delicious buffet brunch, full cash bar including $4 Bloody Mary’s and hilarious Mom improv comedy. Tickets: $50 – General Admission + Bottomless Mimosas or $40 – General Admission. All attendees must be 21 or older. Doors open at 10:15 am, the event will begin at 10:30 am.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Trellis

Make Mom’s day with a special brunch at Trellis located in the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden on Sunday, May 13. They will be open extended hours with seatings at 10:30 am, 12:00 Noon and 1:30 pm. Reservations are highly recommended. To make a reservation, call (515) 323-6288.

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at Vivian’s Diner & Drinks

Moms can enjoy a brunch buffet at Vivian’s Diner & Drinks in Downtown Des Moines.  Choose from a number of breakfast and lunch entrees like French toast, biscuits and gravy, macaroni and cheese, pork crown roast and much more.  In addition, Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas, Bellini’s and Sangrias are just $4.  Adults 17 yrs and older $29.95; 16 yrs and younger $1.80/year old starting at 2 years.

Find Unique Gifts for Mom in Des Moines

A Year’s Worth of Flowers from Tiny Acre Farms

Remind Mom you love her all year long with a Bouquet Subscription from Tiny Acre Farms.  This urban farm specializes in local, sustainable cut flowers that reflect the season. From tulips to sweet peas, peonies to dahlias, and everything in between. They have several subscription options to fit different budgets.  Flowers can be delivered monthly, bi-weekly, weekly or seasonally.

A Clean Car by Dynamic Auto Detailing

Most moms spend a ton of time in their cars. Make her time just a bit more pleasant with an Auto Detailing.  Dynamic Auto, located in Ankeny and Urbandale, offers a Complete Interior Package that includes everything she’ll need to have the inside of her car looking great.

Toast Mom with a Bottle of Wine from Madison County Winery

For the mamas who appreciate a nice glass of wine (or who would Rosé all day if they could), treat her to something you know she’ll love this Mother’s Day. To pick up a bottle (or two), you can visit the Winery, purchase on-line or pick up locally at area Fareway and Hy-Vee stores.

Alleviate Some of Mom’s Cooking Duties with Meals from The Grateful Chef

What mom wouldn’t like a little break from getting dinner on the table every night?  The Grateful Chef provides wholesome, delicious and healthy food for moms and their families.  Order a few meals from their weekly menu, then pick them up at their Downtown Location.  They also have Gift Certificates available.

Make a Donation to the Young Women’s Resource Center

This Mother’s Day, let the special mother in your life know how much she means to you by giving a gift in her name. The Young Women’s Resource Center is a non-profit organization that supports, educates and advocates for young women ages 10-21. Through small groups and individual support, the Young Women’s Resource Center provides programming for all young women, no matter what they may be going through.

Special Events in Des Moines to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Tea for Two

May 2, 2018, 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Mothers and Grandmothers, gather your little girls and celebrate special women of all ages with a sumptuous afternoon tea party just in time for Mother’s Day. Don your finest apparel (hat and gloves are acceptable!) and nibble on finger sandwiches, decadent sweets, and, of course, tea (or lemonade). Hosted by Indianola Parks and Recreation, registration deadline is Wednesday, April 25, or when full.

Mother / Daughter Tea

May 5, 2018 10:00 am. Celebrate the girls in your life by joining Urbandale Parks and Recreation at the Giovenetti Community Shelter for a Mother/Daughter tea party. Mothers and daughters are encouraged to dress up for this garden party. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration deadline is April 30.

Mother’s Day Tea at Terrace Hill

May 12, 2018, 10:30 am. Celebrate MOM in sublime style.  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 required.

Mommy & Me Tea

May 12, 2018, 1:00 pm. Wish your mother a Happy Mother’s Day! Enjoy tea (or hot cocoa) and treats at the Altoona Public Library.  You will play games and make crafts together with your mothers and grandmothers. This is an all ages event. Registration is required. Please register all participants. (Both adults & children).

Mommy + Me Painting Parties

May 12, 12:00 Noon and May 13, 10:30 am. Enjoy some creative bonding time at a Mommy+Me Canvas Painting Party with Painting with a Twist in Urbandale. On Saturday paint “Love Trees” (7+) and on Sunday paint “Panda Set” (7+). Registration required.

FREE Admission at Reiman Gardens

May 13, 2018, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.  In honor of Mother’s Day, all moms are admitted FREE of charge to Reiman Gardens.  Take the kids and check out the new, “Wind, Waves & Light Sculpture Exhibit”.

FREE Mother’s Day Fun at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

May 13, 2018, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Mom’s get FREE admission to the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Enjoy some “me” time and explore the gardens on your own or take the whole family and enjoy the last day of their Spring Garden Festival.

Mother’s Day Bike Ride

May 13 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Treat yourself to an afternoon devoted to bikes, nature, and most importantly, YOU! The Bicycle Collective and Art Terrarium are hosting a Mother’s Day event you won’t want to miss. Make flower crowns and pot terrariums at Art Terrarium, ride to Mullet’s to kick back and play bags, and tour the Botanical Garden to wrap up an afternoon of festivities. Families and friends are encouraged to attend!

Mother’s Day Sunday Tunes

May 13, 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Join Summerset Winery 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 2:00-5:00pm. Heartland Prairie Massage will be on hand to help Mom relax! This is a family friendly event. Cover is $5/pp or $15 a car load.

Mother’s Day at Snus Hill

May 13, 2018, 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Join the Bill Martin Group for some live music and a beautiful Mother’s Day afternoon on the lawn at Snus Hill Winery!


For addtional Mother’s Day ideas, check out our Spring Fun Guide and  Events Calendar.

What fun activities do you have planned for Mother’s Day? Tell us in the Comments below. 




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