Our favorite ways to celebrate Mother's Day in Chicago


Breakfast in bed, homemade gifts with a lot of heart and just spending some quality time together are Mother's Day traditions. And here in Chicago, there is so much more to do on mom's special day.


Three unusual ways to celebrate Mother's Day in Chicago

Mother's Day should be about what moms want to do. Sara has three great ideas for how she'd love to spend her holiday.

Special Moms

Spend some one on one time together being creative and learning about animal moms.


Mother's Day Brunch and Play

Enjoy brunch on the deck, followed by play in the playspace. Brunch includes pancakes, fruit, yogurt, pastries, drinks and dessert. There will also be a fun craft and photos.


Mommy/Daughter Spa Event

Enjoy mini-manicures, chair massages, make up and more. Refreshments and light dinner will be provided.


Our top six apps for Mother's Day

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Mother's Day with Hermanos Salcedo

Hear flamenco and classical guitar performance by sibling group, Hermanos Salcedo. Flower gift and card craft follow performance.


Facets Families Second Saturdays: Mother's Day Edition

Celebrate mothers, grandmothers, and the nurturers inside all of us through animated and live-action short films from Denmark, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, and the U.S.


Three Mother's Day gifts that are better than brunch

A few gift ideas to subtly (or not so subtly) suggest to your spouse and kids for Mother's Day this year.

Mother/Son Date Night

Head to Fox Bowl for an evening of pizza and bowling. A prize will be awarded to the team with best average score and the most creatively dressed team.


Mother’s Day Card Craft at American Girl Place

Girls can make Mother's Day extra-special by decorating a pretty card and matching envelope, then adding a special message to Mom on the inside.


Mother/Daughter Tea

Come dressed up in beautiful dresses and accessories, play Victorian games, make a Victorian fan, learn the language of the fan and other Victorian customs.


Moms That Lay Eggs Campfire

Spend an evening around a flickering campfire while celebrating Mother's Day by learning about local animals that lay eggs, and discover the variety of eggs laid in the water, soil and high above the ground. Campfire snacks are provided. Registration is requested. Kids must be accompanied by a registered adult.


Mother's Day recipes on Pinterest

Want your family to make you breakfast in bed on Sunday? Or just breakfast? Pinterest blogger Samantha Schultz has some ideas and recipes. Now you just have to figure out how to get your family to read them.

Bee-tastic Mother's Day

Learn about the Queen bee and all of her daughters, then dress in a bee suit to get a safe, up-close look inside the hives. Everyone will get a Heller Honey stick to enjoy. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult. All participants must wear closed shoes and tall socks to visit the hives. Register online.


Woodland Walk on Mother's Day

Enjoy a guided stroll through the springtime woods, checking out wildflowers, bumblebees and birds. For families; trails are not suitable for strollers. Call to register.


Mom’s Day Tea Party

Enjoy tea, treats, a craft, and participate in a fashion show. Register by phone.


Crafty Mother's Day gift ideas from Pinterest

These easy craft ideas make great gifts and will warm any mom's heart this Mother's Day.
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