Looking for something to do for Mother’s Day around the South Sound?
We’ve got a great list of kid friendly things to do for Mother’s Day around Tacoma, Puyallup, Gig Harbor, Olympia, and your part of the South Sound! Note that this list includes things specific to moms. You’ll find lots of other family ideas in our regular weekend events guide up Friday.
Also note that many of these events do require reservations or tickets, and as with all our round-ups, I’ve relied mostly on tips and events submitted to us, so please use the provided links to confirm details. And, finally, while I have included special teas, I have not included brunches. If you do know of another family friendly Mother’s Day event, leave a comment or get in touch!
South Sound area Mother’s Day Events and Teas for 2018
Friday, May 11, 2018
WE’RE CELEBRATING MOM’S!
Every Mom that comes in on Friday, May11 ,will receive a special Mother’sDay Gift from us! * One Gift Per Mother, While Supplies Last. Plus make and take crafts. 10-12
Mom and Son Dance Pierce County Parks – Mothers and sons enjoy an evening just for you. **This event is full, but you can still get on the waiting list, which is not too long as of this writing.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Celebrate Mom with a fun morning of painting tea cups for two! Workshop includes all paint supplies, two paintable tea cups ( that you can take home to bake to cure paint). Also a separate “vintage tea cup” setting for the MOMs & MEs including small nibbles and drink! Space is limited.All Ages Welcome! 10am-12noon *$55.00 includes two guests
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium – Half price Mom’s Day at the zoo! All moms will receive half-off general admission. Half-off tickets are only available at the gate.
10-2 Bake sale, flower baskets for sale, photo ops. and kids’ activities. Proceeds benefit the work of Step by Step.
Step By Step’s headquarters, at the former Van Lierop Bulb farm: Step By Step 3303 8th Ave SE
Puyallup, WA 98372; for GPS directions, use 13407 80th St E, Puyallup, WA 98372
Michael’s Crafting Events – Michael’s store are having a variety of crafting events for Mother’s Day Choices include paper handprint, “Flower,” crafts at the kids’ club for 2.00 or 5.00 or a frame decorating project that is free with the purchase of the frame.
Drop in and craft! The center and activities are free.
7-10PM moms skate free with a paid child; rental extra
In this workshop, all class participants will get a breakdown of the types of oils used to make a skin loving and super bubbly batch of cold process soap, and then everyone will get to test their newly acquired skills on a batch of their own! Choose your scents, colors, soap performance needs, and have some sciencey fun!
The finer points: class price is $40 per person and includes all materials, guided instruction, take home packet outlining the cold process process, and light refreshments. Class size is limited and reservation must be confirmed with Mrs. Soap & Clay ahead of time. Contact us today to get on the list! *You may want to check on how kid suitable this is. They have other kid friendly workshops if it isn’t.
An assortment of annual plants, houseplants and succulents will be for sale. Bring an empty pot or hanging basket and we’ll help you plant them. Treat yourself, your mother or a loved one to the gift of Mother Nature! Suggested donation of 3.00. Saturday and Sunday 10AM-1PM
Free pictures available 12-5 and 12-4. Also at Cabela’s locations
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Free admission for mothers and grandmothers and all kinds of fun.
Mom and me rock painting event at Dazed and Confused in Tacoma
Join us as we teach different techniques to create life like cactus gardens out of Stones! You won’t need to worry about having a green thumb with these guys, they never need watering!
$25 per adult
$15 ages 12 and under.
RSVP by clicking the going tab
Pay at the door, and includes all supplies plus a free coffee, tea, or hot cocoa 🙂
Celebrate Mother’s Day with us! Bring the special mothers in your life to the studio for the opportunity to make something to treasure forever! Wood Photo Frames are Buy one, get one half off! Monica’s Waterfront Bakery & Cafe will provide sweet and savory treats for our guests to enjoy while crafting!
A fun, family friendly 5K over a USA Track & Field certified course in scenic waterfront Olympia, Washington with a free one mile kids run. This race will be a Gun Start and include chip timing by BuDu Racing, LLC. Parents are welcome to run with kids and the event is stroller friendly! Awards for top overall male and female finishers by age group. Great training race!
Nurture Family Traditions and Enjoy an Exquisite Tea Admission to garden: $7 Full tea: $25 Tea & scone: $12 (Tea is served 11am-4pm) Please park at Sacajawea Park 1401 S. Dash Pt. Rd. *Guests with mobility issues should contact the venue at least three days in advance for parking options.
All Weekend-includes Mother’s Day teas and other events offered multiple days
Want somewhere for brunch? If the ideas below and above don’t appeal, or you can’t get in, we think your best bet for finding a restaurant with space is via OpenTable.com. Note from SFM: Know a great spot for Mother’s Day brunch? Leave a comment! PS Double check spots for space/availability before you go. You knew that, right?
Northwest Railway Museum, Snoqualmie Mother’s Day Special* – Mom rides free with a paying child of any age on Mother’s Day Weekend, May 12-13, 2018!
Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Federal Way Tours, activities for kids, photo ops. Saturday and Sunday
Saturday, May 12, 2018 & Sunday, May 13, 2018; five course afternoon tea is 55.00/person; 45.00/child Call for reservations in advance!
If you are looking for something different to celebrate your mother this year, why not reserve a seat at our Mother’s Day Tea. You can come on May 12th or 13th at either 12:30 or 2 on either day. An afternoon of tea and pastries followed by a tour of the historic Meeker Mansion is only $15 a person, but does require a reservation in advance. Make sure to call for one in advance. As of this writing there are a few spots left. Update from their fb-There are officially no more tables left for either of the Mother’s Day Teas on Sunday the 13th. However, if you are still interested we have 1 table left on the 12th at 12:30 and 2 tables left on the same day for the 2 pm seating. So call into the mansion if you want a spot.
I believe this is now sold out.