It’s time to celebrate all the moms out there. Take the mom in your life out in Greater Des Moines for a special outing. We’ve rounded up some food and event options you can all enjoy together this Mother’s Day!


Willow on Grand 
Treat your mother to brunch at Willow on Grand! From 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, for live music, brunch, and fun cocktails. For $40 per person, you and your mom can experience live music by Zachary Freedom, yard games, avocado toast board and food stations by Trellis, Catering, and a complimentary mimosa upon entry!

Opa! Italian & Greek 
Let mom choose her favorite dish at Opa! Italian & Greek. They are hosting a Mother’s Day buffet from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 8. Choose from more than eight different food options including manicotti, creamy chicken de burgo, and more! Reserve your table here.  

Proudfoot and Bird 
Take mom out the first Mother’s Day Prix Fixe menu at Proudfoot and Bird on Sunday, May 8. Executive Chef, Andrew Wilson, has a menu for all ages and pallets. Each reservation comes with a bottle of processo and a basket of pastries. Cost is $80 per person.

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse 
Enjoy a tasty Mother’s Day brunch at Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse in Des Moines on Sunday, May 8. The Mother’s Day menu features de burgo benedict, crab cake benedict, chocolate chip bread pudding French toast, ham and cheese quiche, and steak and eggs. The special menu runs from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Their dinner menu will be served all day.

Stepmom Brunch 
Celebrate the mom that you are in someone’s life at St. Kilda Collective’s Stepmom Brunch on Saturday, May 7. Whether you’re a mother, stepmom, or a bonus mom, The Stepfamily Group and St. Kilda Collective want to celebrate you! Connect with other women who may have the same family challenges from 9 – 11 a.m. Added bonus – it’s free!

 A favorite among locals, Gilroy’s is sure to please. Featuring Pancakes and Mac & Cheese and even brownies (for breakfast, oh yes!), Gilroy’s even has a wonderful patio, perfect for a Sunday morning brunch. For $27.99, enjoy a family style brunch at your table. Plus, bottomless Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and Screwdrivers are available!


Mother’s Day at Reiman Gardens
Celebrate Mother’s Day at Reiman Garden with free admission to all mothers all day on Sunday, May 8. Explore the grounds and see beautiful flowers. Make sure to stop by and see butterflies from around the globe in the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing. Reiman Gardens will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Spring Fling – A Celebration of Mother Earth and All Mothers
Celebrate all mothers at Sleepy Hollow Sports Park during their Spring Fling – A Celebration of Mother Earth and All Mothers May 7 – 8. Take mom to enjoy the fresh air, food, and shops. The kids can burn energy jousting and playing games of skill. Join them for a Mother’s Day Brunch at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday or Sunday. Brunch is $20.99 for adults 13 and older and $15.99 for kids ages 5 – 12.

Girls’ Weekend 2
Take mom our for a girls night and head to the Des Moines Civic Center to catch a performance of Girls’ Weekend 2. The production follows Meg who’s getting married and is gathering with friends and families for a bachelorette party at a fellow friend’s cabin. But as the weekend goes on misinformation and mixed signals could derail the wedding. See a performance starting May 4. Tickets start at $40.

Winterset Wine Walk
GA glass of wine may just be what mom needs this weekend. In this case, it can be multiple wines when you go to the Winterset Wine Walk at Winterset’s Town Square on May 7. You’ll get to sample locally made wine from Covered Bridges Winery, Madison County Winery, and Two Saints Winery. Tickets are $20 and include a commemorative glass and a coupon for wine. Stop by from 2 – 7 p.m.