Mother’s Day Dining and Events 2022

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One of the best ways to make Mother’s Day all the more memorable for your family is by spending some quality time with the woman who helps keep everything together. Whether you’re looking to indulge in a fancy meal or simply embark on an activity-driven day, there’s no shortage of fun activities in Iowa to engage in on the spring holiday.

You can never go wrong with treating the fam to a sweet Mother’s Day brunch. Kick off the day with a brunch extravaganza at the Willow on Grand—which features live music, yard games, a complimentary mimosa and even a savory avocado toast board, right in the heart of Des Moines.

North Liberty’s Tin Roost is a hoppin’ dining spot at any time of the day—but for brunch purposes, it’s especially vibrant on the weekends. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., visitors can enjoy scratch-made breakfast items and $1 mimosas—yes really, $1 mimosas.

Photo courtesy Tin Roost.

As far as activities go, you’ll be able to enjoy the most beautiful day with your mother or mother-figure thanks to a wide-array of events that are taking place all across the state.

Channel your inner hostess at a local Charcuterie Crafting class on May 6 in Des Moines—led by local artist Maggie Glissan, the experience allows you to sip on sweet Champagne with your mama, all while dressing up the perfect charcuterie board with elegant cheeses, fruits and more.

Fancy a spot of afternoon tea? Treat your mom like the queen she is with a spot at the Terrace Hill Mother’s Day Tea in Des Moines. On Saturday, May 7, locals and tourists alike can enjoy the splendor of flavorful tea sandwiches, decadent desserts and an inimitable Victorian ambiance.

Perhaps if you’re looking for another way to “wine” down with your mother, then you’ll love stopping by the Mother’s Day Wine Glass Painting excursion at Prairie Moon Winery and Vineyard in Ames. Get your art on while decorating a wine class and snacking on some perfectly paired treats, too—and for only $15, no less.

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