Des Moines is a diverse and vibrant city with a great deal to offer its residents. With Mother's Day quickly approaching, your thoughts are likely turning to ways to make this day special for that extraordinary woman in your life. Whether she has more off-beat tastes or she would rather stick to traditional celebrations, you'll find plenty of options for things to do in Des Moines with your mother. Our list of possibilities to help you get started is below.
Take Mom to Brunch
Taking your mom out for a nice brunch at a favorite local restaurant means she can feel pampered and special. There are a number of area restaurants that are offering a special brunch for Mother's Day including:
1. Le Jardin
With seating available between 9am and 1:30pm, treat your mother to a special menu conjured up by Chefs Ashton and Tag of Le Jardin. You'll also enjoy complimentary coffee and honey cornbread muffins.
2. Triple Crown Buffet
Located in Prairie Meadows, Triple Crown Buffet has set out to prove that not every buffet is alike. For Mom's special day, they feature an expansive spread that includes carved cherry wood ham, broasted chicken and succulent prime rib. If you have a group of six or more, you can make a reservation and beat the wait.
3. Strudi Haus
Take mom on a German gastronomical tour without ever leaving Des Moines by partaking in the Strudi Haus Mother's Day brunch from 8:30am until 2pm. They'll be serving favorites like pancakes, bratwurst, orange juice, goulash, omelets, cheese spaetzles, wiener schnitzel and more.
Celebrate in a Non-Traditional Way
There many other ways to celebrate Mother's Day if you'd rather skip the brunch this year -- or even in addition to it, if you're feeling adventurous! Below, we've highlighted just a few of the numerous special activities and discounts that are in place to celebrate the day.
4. Mother's Day 5K & 10K Run/Walk
Have fun with your mom starting at 8:30am on Sunday, May 14th during the Mother's Day 5K & 10K Run/Walk. Everyone who finishes the race gets a rose, as well as a chocolate cake pop, as a finish line treat. Registration closes for this event at noon on May 12, 2017.
5. Mother's Day Wine Tasting & Tour
Invite your mom to sample up to six wines during the Mother's Day Wine & Tasting Tour at Summerset Winery in Indianola. Reservations are required for this event which begins at noon and is limited to those aged 21 and above. In addition to wine tastings, mom can enjoy sumptuous bites to eat and take home a complimentary Summerset wine glass.
6. Mother's Day Event at Heritage Carousel
The Heritage Carousel opens on Mother's Day for a special event from 11am until 8pm. During this Mother's Day Event, all mothers enjoy free rides as well as a beautiful carnation. Other carousel riders pay only 50 cents for kids and $1 for adults.
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