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!


Filipino-American Society Mother’s Day Brunch
What: Mother’s Day Brunch including flowers, Shish Kabob, chicken adobo, eggrolls, macaroni and cheese, rice, fruit, dessert, coffee, lemonade, entertainment, and crafts.
Where: New Hope United Methodist Church
When: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., May 13
Price: $20 for adults, $15 for children ages 3 – 12, and free for children 2 and under. RSVP here

Stepmom Brunch
What: Celebrate being a mom, stepmom, or bonus mom with brunch with other moms.
Where: Motley School Tavern
When: 10 a.m., May 13
Price: RSVP for free with first coffee, tea, or other beverage on the house.

Opa! Italian and Greek
What: Mother’s Day Buffet including salmon, chicken meatballs, chicken piccata, manicotti, Greek rice, dessert, and more.
Where: Opa! Italian and Greek
When: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Price: $22.99 per person. Reserve a table here

Paws and Pints
What: Mother’s Day buffet of omelets, loaded waffles, bacon, cheesy hashbrowns, fruit, prime rib, salad, and more. Don’t forget about their coffee bar and bottomless mimosas.
Where: Paws and Pints
When: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., May 13
Price: $30 (buffet and coffee bar) and $45 (buffet, coffee bar, and mimosas). Tickets available here


Dog Mom Day Mini-Sessions
Calling all dog moms! Grab your fur baby and visit Arf & Wag Studio for dog mom mini-session going on May 3 – 7. For $35 you will get a 10-minute photo session that will include one professionally edited photo to download. Book your session here

Mother’s Day at Reiman Gardens
All mothers get in free at Reiman Gardens on May 14. Explore the live butterflies in the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing, visit the tropics in the Hughes Conservatory, and browse the gift shop. You can also stop by the Plant Sale Extravaganza to buy a special Mother’s Day gift. 

Mother’s Day at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Spend Mother’s Day exploring the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden with mom. Mom’s get in free on May 14. Stop in at Trellis Café for Mother’s Day Brunch from 10 a.m. – Noon. You can also enjoy the Mother’s Day bouquet bar that will be going on from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Bottle and Bottega
Book a painting session with mom at Bottle and Bottega. They are offering a Mommy & Me painting party on May 13 and on May 14 they are offering Motherhood Blessings!, I Love My Mom! – Daughter, I Love My Mom! – son, Weekend “WINE” Down!, and Mother’s Day Couples and Besties. Classes start at $35. Register here

Pottery for Pets: Mother’s Day Edition
Create your own custom vase and memories at the Animal Rescue League during Pottery for Pets: Mother’s Day edition on May 14. Tickets are $35 and include your choice of vase, complimentary meow-mosa, snacks, and chance to meet kittens.