How will you be celebrating Mom this Mother’s Day? If your plans include time spent together, here are some ideas around town to make her day extra special.
We also have some simple DIY gifts and cards the kids can make.
MOTHER’S DAY EVENTS – FREE FOR THE FAMILY
5/13: Mother’s and Father’s Day Cardmaking | Articulture, Minneapolis • 1-3pm
5/13: Saturday Crafts for Kids: Mom’s Favorite Recipes Box @ Lakeshore Learning locations • 11am-3pm
5/13: Mother’s Day Storytime @ Barnes & Noble MOA • 11am • Details: Plus, make a card for Mom.
5/13: Mommy and Me Extravaganza @ Wishing Tree Play Cafe • Free with Paid Admission • First come, First serve
5/14: Family Day: Tea Time @ Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis • 11am-5pm • Details: Create tea vessels (cups and such), taste different tea at a tea-tasting, and celebrate tea around the world.
5/14: Family Fun: Nature’s Mothers @ Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park • 1-3pm • Details: Drop in anytime for hands-on activities.
5/14: Mother’s Day Nature Collage @ Lowry Nature Center, Victoria • 1-3pm • Details: Take a walk in the park and commemorate your time create a collage.
5/14: Mother’s Day Photo Booth @ Eastman Nature Center, Dayton • 1-3pm • Details: Make a memory by taking a fun picture with Mother Nature and unique props. Bring your camera!
MOTHER’S DAY EVENTS – FREE FOR MOM
5/12-14: The Works Museum, Bloomington • Fri 9 am-3 pm, Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 12 pm-5 pm • Details: Moms and Grandmas receive FREE Admission on Mother’s Day weekend.
5/13-14: Take a Mom Fishing Weekend • Details: Mothers who are residents of Minnesota can fish without a license for species that have open fishing seasons. Minn. Stat. Sec. 97A.445, subd. 4. (Kids under 16 can fish without a license all the time).
5/14: American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis • noon-5pm • Moms and grandmas admitted FREE!
5/14: Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, Minneapolis • 12:30-8:30pm • Moms ride FREE!
MOTHER’S DAY EVENTS – PAID
5/13-14: Mother’s Day St. Croix Valley Train Ride @Osceola, WI • 11 am both days (brunch), 3 pm Sunday (dinner) • Details: Train departs from 114 Depot Rd, Osceola. Ticket Range from $30-$55. Register ASAP. Will fill quickly.
5/13: Mother’s Day Tea @ Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee • 1:30-3pm • $10/kids, $15/adults • Details: Register by May 11. Kids ages 5 & up and their families can enjoy tea and treats, make a Victorian trinket box and snap a picture in the photo booth.
5/14: Spring Wildflowers on Mother’s Day @ Westwood Nature Center, St. Louis Park • 12:30-2pm • $7-$9/pp • Details: Register to participate.
5/14: Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed@ Jerry’s Food, Woodbury 9am-11am & Edina 8am-1pm • $5.95/pp • Details: Treat Mom to Breakfast in Bed. Call ahead and they’ll have it packed and ready to go. Choice of french toast, quiche, or an egg bake with fruit.
MOM EATS FREE
She hasn’t posted it yet, but Carrie Rocha of Pocket Your Dollars typically has got the best roundup of Moms-Eat-Free deals offered in the Twin Cities for Mother’s Day. When the post goes up, we’ll link to it here.
I think this is my favorite gift ever to make. It is seriously a 5 minute process.
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup white sugar
- 10-15 drops of essential oil or extract
- 3-4 drops of food coloring
- 1 small jelly jar and lid
Those are the necessary items. If you want to dress it up, paper, washi tape, ribbon, and pen to decorate the jar.
- Heat the coconut oil if it’s in its solid form. Put the coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 25 seconds.
- Mix the coconut oil, sugar, scent and color thoroughly.
- Fill the jar with the scrub.
- Put on the lid.
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