With Mother’s Day quickly approaching on Sunday, May 13th, here are our favorite ways to celebrate it with Mom. From brunches and afternoon teas, to dances and dinners, make it a day to remember!
May 4 & 5 / 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
@ Summit Canton
Celebrate Mother’s Day in a special way. Moms, Aunts, Grandmothers and more are welcome for an evening of dancing and memory-making.
There will be light refreshments and a popular balloon-drop finale!
Saturday, May 5 / 10:00 am – 11:30 am
@ Lost Lake Nature Park
Once mom is happily full of sweets and ‘tea’ we shall take a walk out through the park and explore many of the wild flowers that bloom across the park before ending back in the nature center to put together a bouquet!
Saturday, May 5 / 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
@ Tea Party Castle
They will choose a dress to wear from the royal closet, get their hair done (complete with tiara) & spend a magical afternoon sipping tea, enjoying assorted finger foods and ice cream and singing/dancing with their Queen (aka special person)
Sunday, May 6 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
KENSINGTON METRO PARK
Not sure what to buy for Mother’s Day? Forget the mall and come out to Kensington and make her a nature themed gift! Your gift will be one of a kind, creating the perfect gift for your favorite mom.
Friday, May 11 / 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
@ Friendship Factory – Rochester
Learn to decorate lovely spring themed sugar cookies on a special mother and daughter bonding night! Learn how to decorate and frost three cookies! Everyone will receive the yummy favorite recipe, dough to bake at home, and a cookie cutter, along with a personal box to take their decorated cookies home!
Saturday, May 12 / 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
@ CLUBHAUS Detroit
Let’s appreciate the first nurse, teacher, nurturer, love of our lives: The Queen Mother. Please join us for a special event to celebrate Mother. Every person on the planet came through the agency of the Creator and a woman. We want to celebrate that nurturing spirit in every woman for Mother’s Day.
Saturday, May 12 / 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
@ Detroit Princess Riverboat
Mother’s Day Cruise & Dinner Party on board the Detroit Princess Riverboat. Saturday, May 12, 2018, Boarding: 6:00pm – Party Over: 10:30pm. Adults: $60, Children ages 4-12 years: $35, includes: Boat Trip, Dinner, Soft Drink & Cash Bar.
Sunday, May 13 / 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
@ Detroit Zoo
Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Detroit Zoo! This year’s Mother’s Day Brunch will be held in the Main Picnic Grove and features a delicious brunch buffet and a gift for mom. A Bloody Mary and mimosa cash bar will be open from noon to 2 p.m. Walk-up tickets will be available if the event is not sold out; however, advance ticket purchase is recommended. Pre-sold tickets will include admission to the Zoo; walk-up tickets will not.
Sunday, May 13 / 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
@ The Detroit Foundation Hotel
Join us in the Apparatus room at the Detroit Foundation Hotel for a lovely Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet. We will be featuring multiple hot and cold buffet stations, and assorted desserts. Signature cocktails will also be available.
Sunday, May 13 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
@ Stony Creek Nature Center
Bring your Mom or Grandmother out for a spring hike on the trails. Participants will receive a certificate and all Moms and Grandmothers will receive a flower to plant in their garden. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera.
Sunday, May 13 / 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
@ The Community House
Let Community House do the cooking! Enjoy a beautiful Mother’s Day Brunch with family and friends in The Community House’s gorgeous ballroom!
Sunday, May 13 / 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
@ BohoModern Studio
Decorate teapots with African inspired designs, learn Afro Caribbean dances, hear an African folktale, and enjoy tea, juice, and treats from the continent! This event is designed for children ages 4-12 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Kids and adults will walk away with their one-of-a-kind teapot creation!
Sunday, May 13 / 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
@ Wolcott Mill Farm Center
Enjoy some special time with mom in the greenhouse and gardens. Visit the farm before or after you enjoy tea and light refreshments with your favorite mom.
Sunday, May 13 / 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
@ The Townsend Hotel
Enjoy a “Mother’s Day” Inspired Teatime. An enhanced Tea offering with Chef’s selection of tea sandwiches, scones and miniature pastries. Additional items will also be offered.
Sunday, May / 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
@ The Henry – Autograph Collection
Mother’s Day is one of the most highly celebrated holidays of the year, and for good reason: Everyone loves the moms in their lives. Our Mother’s Day brunch includes many delectable house creations and family favorites. Attendance at TRIA’s Mother’s Day brunch is $59 for adults and $15 for youngsters age 12 and under.
Sunday, May 13 / 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
@ Leslie Science & Nature Center
Treat the mothers and mother figures in your life to a guided wildflower hike through Black Pond Woods and the LSNC grounds, or take the hike yourself in their honor! Enjoy a “tea time” of ice-cold lemonade or iced tea and granola bars in the garden before you head home.
Sunday, May 13 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
@ Oakwood MetroPark
Treat your mom to a special program on tea! Enjoy an afternoon learning the stories, history and strange facts about tea. This program will feature different types of tea, cucumber sandwiches, and is free for moms!
Sunday, May 20 / 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
@ Drake Sports Park
Moms bring your “special girl” to our annual Mother/Daughter Tea Party for tea, punch and light refreshments. Dress in “your Sunday best” and spend an enjoyable afternoon relaxing with your daughter, mom and/or grandmother. No dads or little brothers allowed!
Friday, May 25 / 6:15 pm – 10:45 pm
@ Gillham Recreation Center
Join in on the fun and take the city bus down to the TIGERS vs White Sox game! A great night out—for your favorite gal pal and sons of any age. Tiger wear (or at least blue/orange) required. Be sure to dress weather appropriate!
About Chrissy Hartig
Chrissy Hartig is a recent graduate of Wayne State University and contributing writer for Little Guide Detroit. Born in the Metro Detroit suburbs, she moved to Midtown to be closer to the excitement of the city. She loves spending her time outdoors and enjoying nature in places like Belle Isle and the Riverwalk.