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.

Mother's Day Events Southeast Michigan

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.

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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.

Mother’s Day Walk-A-Mom at Stony Creek Metropark

May 11, 2014

  • Address: 4300 Main Park Road, Shelby Township
  • Phone: 586-781-9113
  • Schedule: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Cost: free/general, $7/vehicle entry permit

Mom gets a flower and kids get a certificate when they complete this walk on the trail of their choice. Drop on by; no need to register.

Ann Arbor Cooks! Mother’s Day: Mom and Me Tea

May 11, 2014

  • Address: 5060 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-645-1030
  • Schedule: 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $65/parent and one child, $85/parent and two children
  • Register: Online in advance, at least 48 hours before the event

Spend a special afternoon together with mom to prep a yummy brunch, complete with fizzy mocktails, frittata and coffee cake. For ages 6-plus and adult.

Mother’s Day Brunch at King’s Court Castle

May 11, 2014

  • Address: Olde World Canterbury Village, 2369 Joslyn Court, Lake Orion
  • Phone: 248-391-1900
  • Schedule: Seatings at 11 a.m., 1:30 and 4 p.m.
  • Cost: $22.95/adults, $11.95/ages 5-12, free/4 and under
  • Register: Reservations are encouraged

Moms get free mimosas, and the entire family can enjoy a delicious meal together.

Mother’s Day Tea in the Garden at Wolcott Mill Metropark

May 11, 2014

  • Address: Farm Center, 65775 Wolcott Road, Ray Township
  • Phone: 586-749-5932
  • Schedule: noon
  • Cost: $5/person, free/mom, $7/park vehicle entry fee
  • Registration: Must make reservations; call in advance

Treat mom to a lovely tea party in the garden. Includes tea and light snacks, plus a free gift for mom.

Mother’s Day Walk at Wolcott Mill Metropark

May 11, 2014

  • Address: 65775 Wolcott Road, Ray Township
  • Phone: 586-749-5997
  • Schedule: noon-4 p.m.
  • Cost: Free/event, $7/vehicle entry permit

Step out into nature with mom for a little nature-trail stroll. Top it off with a stop by the historic center for complimentary punch and cookies.

Flowers with Mom: A Mother’s Day Walk at Indian Springs Metropark

May 11, 2014

  • Address: 5200 Indian Trail, White Lake
  • Phone: 248-625-6640
  • Schedule: 1 p.m.
  • Cost: $5/person, free/moms, $7/vehicle entry fee
  • Registration: Required; call in advance

Take mom on a guided hike to check out the lovely woodland flowers May has delivered.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Farmington Hills Longacre House

May 11, 2014

  • Address: 24705 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills
  • Phone: 248-477-8404
  • Schedule: 1 p.m.
  • Cost: $30/brunch buffet, $20/under age 12, free/ages 3 and under, $20/18 holes and cart (optional)
  • Register: by Friday, May 2 or until the brunch is sold out

Dine with mom at this Oakland County spot – and maybe practice your swing a bit afterward.

Mother’s Day Tea with Fairies at Crazy Wisdom Bookstore

May 11, 2014

  • Address: 114 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-665-2757
  • Schedule: 1 p.m.
  • Cost: $11/person, free/babies 18 months and younger

Head to Ann Arbor where real-life fairies will serve tea and petit fours to kids and moms. There will be a story time, too. Be sure to wear your best fairy attire!

Mother’s Day Wildflower Hike at Leslie Science & Nature Center

May 11, 2014

  • Address: 1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-997-1553
  • Schedule: 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free/moms, $5/others

Take mom for a guided wildflower hike to find blooms in the woods. All ages are welcome.

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea and Water Color Workshop at Michigan Science Center

May 11, 2014

  • Address: 5020 John R St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-577-8400
  • Schedule: 1-3 p.m.
  • Cost: $35/two nonmembers, $30/two Mi-Sci member
  • Registration: Required; contact ASAP to ensure your spot

Join in this second annual event featuring yummy tea and desserts, plus a chance to learn a little about the art of watercolors. Each person takes home his or her own 5-by-7-inch masterpiece.

Mom’s Meander at Lake Erie Metropark

May 11, 2014

  • Address: 32481 W. Jefferson Ave., Brownstown
  • Phone: 734-379-5020
  • Schedule: 6:30 p.m.
  • Cost: free/general, $7/park
  • Registration: Required; call in advance

Take a guided stroll along the nature trails to take in the flowers and other sights.

Moms ‘n’ Marshmallows at Stony Creek Metropark

May 11, 2014

  • Address: 4300 Main Park Road, Shelby Township
  • Phone: 586-781-9113
  • Schedule: 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $3/person, free/moms, $7/park vehicle entry

For a different spin, gather around the campfire for stories and treats with mom.

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