Mother’s Day in Des Moines -

Mother’s Day in Des Moines

Treat mom like a queen this Mother’s Day with our list of great ideas to celebrate mothers in Des Moines!

Mother/Son Mother’s Day Dance.  May 8th at 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Kick start your Mother’s Day weekend at the Warren County Administration Building in Indianola by dancing the night away with your favorite Pre-K to 5th grade guy.  Cost to attend is $20 per couple and $5 for each additional son. Cash only, accepted at door. All proceeds will go to benefit the Warren County Necessity Pantry.  More info. at

Mother’s Day Tea at Terrace Hill.  May 9th at 10:30 am or 2:00 pm, join the First Lady of Iowa for a special Mother’s Day Tea, unique programs, and of course tea served in Iowa’s historic governor’s mansion. $40.00 per person.  Visit for additional information and to purchase tickets.

FREE Eight Ounce Froyo at Orange Leaf on Mother’s Day.  Treat Mom to a sweet treat at one of five Des Moines area Orange Leafs on Sunday, May 10th.

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Zoo. May 10th, 9:45 am to 2:00 pm, Mother’s Day is a perfect time of year to visit Blank Park Zoo. Come for a special buffet brunch (reservations required) created by Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse chefs.  Brunch includes Zoo admission; for prices and reservations call 515-287-0848.

FREE Mother’s Day Fun at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. May 10th, 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.

Momosa Spa Day Event.  May 10th at 11:00 am or 2:00 pm, Treat yo self to a facial, massage, mimosas and pastries at East Village Spa.  The cost is $200 for two hours of care and reservations are required.

Mother’s Day Event at the Heritage Carousel. May 10th at 11:00 am to 8:00 pm Feel like a kid again and catch a ride on the Heritage Carousel.  It’s open for Mother’s Day and costs 50 cents for kids and $1.00 for adults.

Mother’s Day Jump.  May 10th 12:30 to 1:40 pm Jump for some love at Pump it Up in Urbandale.  $6.00 per child. Parents are FREE.  Call (515) 270-5017 or to reserve your spot.

Mother’s Day Event at Summerset Winery.  May 10th, 3:00 to 6:00 pm, Mom’s get in for FREE and will receive a complimentary glass of Sangria or beer.   Live music, slices of delicious pizza and masseuses will be on hand to help Mom relax. Moms can also register to win a Mother’s Day gift basket.  Cover is $3.00 per person or $10 a car load.


How will you celebrate Mother’s Day in Des Moines?



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