Mother’s Day Guide for Chicago Families

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 9, 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


Mother’s Day Tea Party

May 8, 2021

  • Address: Taste Buds Kitchen, 2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn
  • Cost: $35 per child with one caregiver included, $30 additional children; preregistration required

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. Chef tables are spaced six feet apart and the use of masks is enforced.

Mother’s Day Celebration at Spring Valley

May 9, 2021

Bring the kids to Heritage Farm to create a simple handmade gift for mom under the picnic shelter, and then spend some time enjoying the grounds and nature trails. Please register as one family and park at St. Matthew’s Church, following signs to the Heritage Farm entrance.

Mother’s Day Family Bike Ride

May 9, 2021

Riders of all sizes and abilities will meet for a short trail ride to Dairy Dream for a Mother’s Day treat. Bring helmets, masks and ice cream money.

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


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? 


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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This story originally published on May 7, 2013. It has been updated with the most recent information. 

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