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!


Opa! Italian and Greek
What: Mother’s Day Buffet including chicken piccata, manicotti, BBQ beef, shrimp fajitas Greek style, dessert, and more.
When: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., May 12
Price: $24.99 

Big Grove Brewery
What: Brunch menu including eggs Florentine, spinach and feta quiche, spin on a classic, and banana foster’s French toast, as well as drink specials. Moms can also enjoy a “pick 4” self-care station, while supplies last, and enjoy live music.
When: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., May 12
Price: No additional cost to attend. 

Latin King
What: Celebrate Mother’s Day with a brunch buffet of fresh fruit, salad bar, mostaccioli with red sauce, chicken spiedini, garlic mashed potatoes, pepper steak, toasted ravioli, and more.
When: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., May 12
Price: $49.99 per person 

Urban Cellar
What: Enjoy a menu of pancakes, donut holes, build your omelet, and more brunch buffet items. You can also enjoy bottomless mimosas or espresso martini flights (additional costs).
When: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., May 12
Price: $25.50 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under. Make your reservation at (515) 226-3230. 

What: Enjoy a Mother’s Day Brunch put together by Chef de Cuisine Karston Ausborn.
When: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., May 12
Price: $59 per person. RSVP here

What: Choose a three-course option or order a la carte starting with a donut, scone, or raspberry sweet roll. Your main course options include grass-fed steak and eggs, free-range omelet, grass-fed burger, lamb shank eggs benedict, breakfast sausage stuffed pancake, sopes benedict, or vada pav. Top it all off with peach crisp, grand Marnier chocolate cake, or Meyer lemon crème brulee.
When: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., May 12
Price: $42 per person for the three-course option.

Destination Grille
What: The brunch buffet menu is bountiful with savory options like a carving station, omelet station, breakfast pizza, bacon mac and cheese, and more; sweet options like pancakes, crème brulee French toast, lemon blueberry cake, and fresh berries; and sides including candied bacon, cheese scrambled eggs, and more.
When: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., May 12
Price: $42 for adults, $20 for kids 12 and under. Reservations are highly recommended. 

Paws & Pints
What: Enjoy a brunch menu of quiche Loraine, BYO breakfast plate, and Bloody Mary bar while snuggling and playing with your furry friends.
When: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., May 12
Price: Varies, first come first serve. 

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
What: Start your brunch off with a handcrafted brunch cocktail of a raspberry rosemary cosmo, mimosa, or Bloody Mary, then sink your teeth into one of their signature selections, petite filet and spicy crab, blackened ahu tuna salad, barbecued shrimp and grits, crab cake benedict, and creole biscuits.
When: May 12
Price: Varies

What: Mother’s Day Buffet with all your favorite Jethro’s items. Mother’s Day Brunch is happening at their Southside, Waukee, and Johnston locations.
When: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., May 12
Price: Varies 

What: Enjoy unlimited food options with Americana’s Mother’s Day Bombshell Brunch Buffet. From traditional items like eggs and pancakes, to other options like a mac and cheese bar, mashed potato bar, taco bar, and so much more.
When: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., May 12
Price: $45 per person, $15 for kids 12 and under 

Proudfoot & Bird
What: Head to the historic Hotel Fort Des Moines for Mother’s Day Brunch at Proudfoot & Bird. Tables are filling up quickly, make a reservation here.
When: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., May 12
Price: Varies 



Painting With a Twist
Take mom to Painting With a Twist between May 8 and May 12. Each day there will be a new painting and new Mother’s Day event to enjoy. Classes start at $27. Reserve your spot here.

Mother’s Day Cake Decorating
How about a day of cake decorating and cocktails? Join Always Baked DSM at Iowa Distilling for just that on May 12. You will receive a 6” cake to assemble and decorate while enjoying a cocktail. Your choice of cake flavors includes vanilla strawberry, wedding cake, or chocolate caramel. Tickets are $55 per person for the 21 and older event. 

Mother’s Day Tea
Make it a girls’ day on Mother’s Day at Five Monkeys Inc. for their Mother’s Day Tea. Enjoy refreshments, paint a teacup and saucer, and make and take a craft project. Tickets are $ 70 and reservations are required.

Cake Decorating: Mother’s Day Edition
Head to Molly’s Cupcakes for the perfect celebration of mom. For $75 a pair, you’ll receive a 6-inch cake of your choice to decorate, two beverages, and tutorial on how to make the perfect floral cake. The class will be held at Molly’s Frozen on Saturday, May 11.  

Bouquet Bar
The Botanical Garden is once again hosting their drop-in bouquet bar in honor of Mother’s Day. Create a personalized petite bouquet with or for your mom to celebrate her special day. Registration is required, you can do that here.