Moms are the ultimate best friend. Since birth, they've been our dependable shopping buddy — both for honest style advice and access to their credit card — and our go-to for venting about friendship drama and boyfriend problems. This Mother's Day, show her just how much you appreciate all she's done by celebrating beyond a bouquet of flowers. Below are 5 Mother's Day events in Chicago that will have you shopping, eating, and running with her all day long.
Mark your calendars for Dose Market's Mother's Day festival May 14 from 10-4pm. This spring-inspired event features over 80 small-shop entrepreneurs, artists, and chefs — like Majamas' ethically made pajamas and nursing clothes, Kristine Steiner's fashionable sketches, and deliciously healthy chocolates from Renee's Raw Chocolates. The best part of the event is that every ticket sold supports the Chicago nonprofit, New Moms, that helps single mothers find jobs and housing.
Learn how to shop for the cause here
PR ITALIAN BISTRO BRUNCH
Did someone say bottomless mimosas? What better way to treat your mom than by taking her out to brunch at PR Italian Bistro May 14 from 11-3pm, and indulging in delicious Italian-inspired eats and drinks. While chowing down on scallion pancakes or a fried egg pizza, brunchers and their moms can browse jewelry from Bowen Arrow Diamonds & Designs during the exclusive trunk show.
Find out how to brunch hard here
MAGNOLIA BAKERY CUPCAKE DECORATING
Magnolia Bakery puts a sweet twist on a cliche bouquet of flowers this Mother's Day. On May 13 from 2-4pm, moms and their families can decorate the bakery's signature vanilla cupcakes with buttercream frosting, and learn how to make six rose-inspired mini cakes in a variety of pastel hues.
Learn how to treat you and your mom here
BRINDILLE TEA PARTY
There's no better time of the day than tea time, especially when it's with your mom. The French dining hub, Brindille, hosts a Parisian-inspired tea party May 12 from 1:45-5pm featuring a selection of teas from Chicago's very own Rare Tea Cellars. Being served alongside the drinks are delicious appetizers like crumpets, sammies, and sweets in case you need something to munch on.
Pinkies Up! Find out how to (tea) party here
SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE
If you and your mom bond over fitness, Susan G. Komen's 20th Mother's Day Anniversary Race for the Cure is a must-attend event. On May 14 at 7:30am, lace up your sneakers and throw your hair into a high-pony, and get ready to kick cancer's butt with this motivational 5k run. While sweating it out together, you and your mom will not only feel energized but also feel great about supporting and honoring a great cause.
Learn more about how to sweat for the cure here
This Mother's Day, show your momma some extra love by treating her to one (or all five) of the city's best events.
Featured photo via Scout the City