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Mother's Day Events in Southeast Michigan

Brunches, flowers, nature, campfires, teas, comedy and plenty more. Find a fun event for mom on (or near) the holiday, arriving Sunday, May 11, 2014.

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Mom is one-in-a-million. So come Mother's Day (which, in 2014, falls on May 11), treat her to a special family event that suits her taste! We've poked our noses around Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties to pull together some fun activities that are perfect for making memories, whatever mom's into. Some fall on the Sunday proper, or consider an alternative date to celebrate. Just be sure to check in advance, as some events do require preregistration. Here's to you, mom!

Tea with Mom and Me at the Warren Civic Center

May 3, 2014

  • Address: 1 City Square, Warren
  • Phone: 586-751-0770
  • Schedule: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Cost: free
  • Registration: Required; call in advance.

Celebrate Mother's Day with a fancy "mom and me" tea, complete with tea or juice and sweet treats. Make a craft, too. Great for ages 3-9.

Mother's Day Gift and Craft Show at Gethsemane Lutheran Church

May 3, 2014

  • Address: 1892 E. Auburn Road, Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-852-5510
  • Schedule: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Cost: Free admission

Find lots of goodies for all the moms in your life, including hand-painted scarves, silk floral arrangements, egg artistry, bird and butterfly houses and lots of other handcrafted items.

Mother-Son Date Night at Genitti's Hole-in-the-Wall

May 9, 2014

  • Address: 108 E. Main St., Northville
  • Phone: 248-349-0522
  • Schedule: 6:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $25/person
  • Registration: Space is limited, so call ASAP in advance to reserve spot

Moms and their little dudes enjoy dinner and a fun performance by Jasen Magic. It's geared toward ages 8-plus.

Mother & Daughter Tea at The Community House

May 10, 2014

  • Address: 380 S. Bates St., Birmingham
  • Phone: 248-644-5832
  • Schedule: 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $16/adult, $12/child ages 1-12

The Community House Ballet Ensemble performs at this annual event, which also includes storytellers. Girls, don't forget your dolls! Tea sandwiches, sweets, tea and punch will be served.

Make a Mother's Day Card at Ann Arbor District Library

May 10, 2014

  • Address: Pittsfield branch, 2359 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-327-4200
  • Schedule: 11 a.m.-noon
  • Cost: Free

Kids from preschool up to grade 5 can create a beautiful handmade note for mom.

Mother's Day Tea Party at Epiphany Glass Studio

May 10, 2014

  • Address: 770 Orchard Lake Road, Pontiac
  • Phone: 248-745-3786
  • Schedule: 1-4 p.m.
  • Cost: $65/person
  • Registration: Required in advance; call and speak to Mary Griffin, studio manager (only about two-thirds full as of May 5)

Forget the flowers and do some glassblowing, instead. Participants make their own glass flower or heart paperweight to take home (no experience required), and also get tea/champagne (for moms!) and light bites. Ages 6-plus welcome.

Soul 70s Super Jam at the Fox Theatre

May 10, 2014

  • Address: 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-471-6611
  • Schedule: 8 p.m.
  • Cost: $55-$85/tickets

Give mom some R&B smoothness to sooth the soul at this show complete with The O'Jays, joyed by guests Stephanie Mills, Enchantment and The Floaters.

Mother's Day Weekend Spring Plant Sale at University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens

May 10-11, 2014

  • Address: 1800 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-647-7600
  • Schedule: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Cost: free admission, fees/plants

This annual floral affair features a plentiful selection of colorful containers and hanging planters. They're all designed and grown at Matthaei.

Royal Oak in Bloom

May 11, 2014

  • Address: Royal Oak City Hall, 211 S. Williams St., Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-246-3050
  • Schedule: 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Cost: free entry, costs/plants

Returning for a 21st year of Mother's Day fun, this popular flower, landscaping and decor sale is a perfect way to jumpstart that garden – and maybe top it off with a breakfast or brunch downtown.

Mother's Day Breakfast at the Detroit Zoo

May 11, 2014

  • Address: 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-541-5717
  • Schedule: 8-10 a.m.
  • Cost: $30/adults, $25/ages 14 and under
  • Register: Call ahead, as seating is limited

Enjoy a buffet breakfast among butterflies with the family to celebrate mom. Kids can make a gift for mom, too. Cost includes zoo admission and parking.

Mother's Day Wildflower Walk at Hudson Mills Metropark

May 11, 2014

  • Address: 8801 N. Territorial Road, Dexter
  • Phone: 734-426-8211
  • Schedule: 9 and 11 a.m./walks, 10 a.m./brunch
  • Cost: $5/adult, $3/child, free/moms, free/under 2, $7/park vehicle entry fee; brunch, add $8/person
  • Registration: Space is limited, so you're encouraged to call ahead

Enjoy a delicious brunch at this Metropark, followed by a stroll out in nature.

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