Here’s the Sounds Fun Mom South Sound Mother’s Day guide for 2012.
Mother’s Day is May 13th this year, but some of these events are actually this weekend, and many require reservations.
If you don’t see something that will appeal to your favorite mother figure (or you!), don’t worry. I’ve included only events that are specifically for Mother’s Day on this list, but I’ll have my usual, jam packed weekend guides with plenty More ideas both this Friday and next.
Make it for Mom
Mom and Me Photos at Discovery Village in Gig Harbor Two professional 5 x 7s for 15.00; a fundraiser for Backpacks for Kids 10AM-12
Make it; Take its at Michael’s May 4th-May 12th A variety of craft projects kids can make for mom. Most are free with purchase of required supplies.
Windmill Gardens Kids’ Thyme Class Sumner Kids can create a special, miniature rose garden for mom or grandma May 5th. 10.00 includes all supplies. Call to register in advance.
Learning Sprout Toys arts and crafts play day Saturday, May 5th Handprint card making, bookmarks and more 10AM-2PM Tacoma
Free Crafting at Canyon/Puyallup branch of Umpqua bank May 11th 9AM-6PM Drop in to make a gift and enjoy a cookie.
Card making at LOTT WET science center in Olympia May 12th 10AM-4PM
Go With Mom
Moms ride free with any paying child, Mother’s Day weekend at the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie (Be sure to stop at the candy/ice cream shop).
Family Day at the Museum of Glass Saturday the 12th 1-4 It’s a family day, and artist Jennifer Adams will help the kids create a special flower bouquet. Included with admission. You Should be able to use the free library passes, if you can get ’em.
Buds and Blooms garden tour Mother’s Day weekend Various venues in Federal Way host two days of garden fun, including tours and activities and crafts for the kids. Tickets are 20.00 for adults/ 10.00 for 12 and up; free for kids 12 and under. Save by purchasing in advance.
Mother’s Day flute concert at the capitol Sunday the 13th
Half-off admission for moms at Pt.Defiance Zoo Saturday, May 12th, plus many special activities. Expect a crowd at this one!
For activities that aren’t, “Mom themed,” but would still be Fun, check back here every Friday morning for my weekend guide to South Sound family activities. Some coming up Mother’s Day weekend include the wooden boat festival in Olympia, the backyard wildlife festival in Tukwila, dragon boat racing in Tacoma, and much more.
Go here for my list of Mother’s Day teas. Tickets going Fast!
Most every area restaurant will also host a special brunch. These are Pricey, but if you’re interested, here are a few worth checking out:
Mother’s Day Brunch at the Tacoma Art Museum (Note that the current gallery exhibit is on gender/sexuality and will be of interest to some but perhaps offensive to others. You make the call if you’re taking the mil).
For more traditional restaurant brunches, try Open Table to see what’s available.
Reservations are a must for all of these.
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