Mother’s Day Guide for Chicago Families

Make Mom's day extra special with these sweet ideas!

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 8, and it’s time to start planning something special for the moms in your lives. Whether you’re spending the day at home or planning to go out as a family, we’ve rounded up some ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in Chicagoland.

Below, you’ll find events, gifts, food and more to spoil Mom — because she deserves it!

Read more: Things to Do with Kids This Spring in Chicagoland

Events

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet

May 8, 2022

There will be a brunch buffet, omelette station, carving station, pancake and French toast station, dessert station and more. Reservations required.  

Mother’s Day Tea Party

May 7-8, 2022

Moms and their budding chefs ages 2-8 will celebrate with a tea party made entirely from scratch. From strawberry shortcakes with hand-whipped cream to freshly brewed sun tea, this fun Mother’s Day tradition is a way of saying thank you for all that moms do. Festive tea party attire welcome. This class is designed for kids and parents to cook together. Pre-registration required.

Mom and Me Golf

May 8, 2022

Mom golfs free with a paid round of golf at Tinley Junction Mini Golf for Mother’s Day. Concession specials available, too.

Mother’s Day Brunch

May 8, 2022

Treat your mom to a delectable celebration featuring an incredible buffet-style menu with fresh seafood, carving stations, omelet bar and desserts. There are even kid-friendly favorites at the Children’s Corner. Reservations recommended.

Looking for more Mother’s Day ideas in Chicagoland? Check out these Mother’s Day events and more in our calendar.

Gifts

Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids to Make

Especially if you have younger kids, they’ll love to make something for Mom that she’ll cherish forever. We rounded up some easy crafts to make at home.

Thoughtful Gifts for Mom

Sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect gift for Mom. We shared some gifts she’ll love whether she’s a foodie or fashionista, or she just really loves coffee.

Me-Time Idea for Mom

Let’s be honest, some moms barely have time to breathe. What they would love for Mother’s Day is a day to relax. Why not gift her a package at one of these local bathhouses for a spa day? 

Food

Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

Have Mom wake up with breakfast already made! Here are some simple, yet delicious, brunch ideas that you can make for Mother’s Day.


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