May 3, 2024

Mother’s Day Ideas 2024

Most moms love flowers, but I also like chocolates and a fancy hotel brunch with miles of desserts on Mother’s Day. Some of the most memorable Mother’s Day celebrations I’ve had involved spending time together as a family. With that in mind, here are my Mother’s Day ideas for celebrating moms and mother figures this year.

Eats and Drinks

Donuts from Yo-Yo Donuts in Minnetonka

Donut Delivery

YoYo Donuts in Minnetonka are made fresh on-site daily with no nuts, preservatives, or dough fillers, so these donuts are exceedingly fresh and tasty. Get mom a dozen sprinkles, bear claws, or bacon maple long johns delivered from this family-owned gem. $10 delivery within 15 miles of Minnetonka on any size order within a 15-mile driving radius, with a minimum of one-day advance notice.

Tea Time

Mrs. Kelly’s Teas (aka Mindy Kelly, the tea wizard) has a Springtime Tea Sampler with a curated tea tasting in a box! Try 10 of her most popular spring teas, custom blended for hot or cold tea. The $35 kit includes everything you need but your favorite mug and hot water!

At Mad Hatter Restaurant & Tea House in Anoka you can reserve a table at the historic and ultra-charming Woodbury house in for a four-course tea service with a salad, scone, savory, and dessert. For the first time, their Mother’s Day Tea is available all month to celebrate The Mad Hatter’s 25th Anniversary! Prepaid reservations for parties of 2 to 10, $43–$79 per person

Laugh Tracks

She Haw

Join Kat Perkins for an updated modern variety show called “She Haw.” This show features sketch comedy, dance, and music based on today’s Pop culture, music, and comedic bits. I saw her Holiday Show, and it was delightful. Dinner and Cocktails are served before the show at Crooners Supper Club. Get tickets here

Green Thumbs

Pot of flowers and greenery

What’s better than a beautifully planted container bursting with color and texture? How about one that is just as beautiful but also edible! On Sunday May 26, Tangletown Gardens is hosting an Edible Container Plants class that will explore the world of edimental plants – those that are both edible and ornamental. You’ll create entirely edible containers using herbs, vegetables, and edible flowers! Visit the Wise Acre Eatery before the class for brunch and give mom a whole day of fun!

Sip & Bloom

Sip n Bloom has many themes and locations to design your floral arrangements. This class is fun, and their flowers are unique and pretty. Find a class theme and location that works for you here.


Woodbury Board and Bush

Sip, paint, and build inspirational wood pieces and signs at Woodbury Board and Brush. Whether you like Farmhouse Chic or want an office or cabin inspiration, you can do it yourself. At Board & Brush Creative Studio, their goal is to turn you into a “DIY master” by helping you understand and appreciate the beauty of raw materials—the wood, the knots, the color variations, and the superficial imperfections that will make your project unique. Distressing, sanding with the grain, and staining are a few of the steps they will guide you through to make your personalized wood sign look as though it has been with you for years—like a vintage heirloom. Check out their website here for classes and themes.  If you enter the code DISHMN

you will save $15 on your class when you sign up between now and 10/31/24.


flower resin at makery

Make your own floral resin tray with real dried flowers and resin at the Makery in St Paul. Have fun creating unique and personalized trays together on May 25, 2-4:30 p.m.


Cooks Bellcour has a delightful twist on baking and mixology. with cocktails and cookies. They turn childhood favorites and Minnesota culture into scrumptious cookies paired with crafted cocktails. Elevate your baking game and shake up crafty cocktails in this unique hands-on class on May 18th at Cooks Bellcour.

Libations at Cooks Bellecour

On May 17 or May 31, Mix your herbs and botanicals from your favorite farmers’ market with cocktails from J Carver Distilling in their Summer Cocktail Classes. Get ready for “Summertime Cocktails” at J. Carver Distillery in Waconia, MN, with our own Gina Holman, one of the Twin Cities’ premier mixologists! Gina will help you discover the simplicity and beauty of using fresh herbs from your garden, seasonal fruit, and an array of tea and bitters to create incredible flavors with J. Carver’s artisan spirits.