The Best Things to Do for Mother's Day in Denver in 2023

Are you looking for cool, unique things to do for Mother’s Day in Denver, Colorado? If so, you’re in the right place! We’ve compiled a list of Mother’s Day activities, events, and even local gifts so you can celebrate your mom (or yourself!) the right way this May. From a brunch cooking class and Sunday mimosas to special Mother’s Day spa packages and a 5k race, we’ve got something for all the moms for Mother’s Day weekend in Denver. We’ll share some thoughtful gift ideas from local businesses, too!

What is there to do in Denver on Mother’s Day?

There are many things to do on Mother’s Day in Denver this year, including a special brunch and local activities like craft classes, spa days, and family-friendly comedy.

Enjoy a Mother’s Day Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner

Denver’s food is one-of-a-kind, and that’s why one of our favorite things to do to celebrate Mom is to enjoy a delicious brunch! And Denver has many options for this. If you’re looking for a Mother’s Day brunch in Denver, check out one of these events: 
  • Moms & Mimosas is an early Mother’s Day celebration on Saturday, May 13th, at the Outlets at Castle Rock. A portion of each ticket goes to The Help & Hope Center, a non-profit human service organization.
  • The Festive Mother's Day Brunch at The Maven Hotel at Dairy Block is on Sunday, May 14th. Enjoy tasty bites and cocktails from Kachina Cantina
You can also have brunch, lunch, or dinner (and drinks) at one of the following delicious restaurants:
  • Hotel Boulderado holds an annual Mother’s Day brunch at all 3 of its locations: Hotel Boulderado’s Mezzanine, Spruce Farm & Fish, and The Corner Bar. If you’re looking for dinner instead, they also have that.
  • Le French Bakery & Cafe offers an elegant brunch, lunch, or dinner experience with high-end pastries and modern Parisian fare.
  • Snooze: an A.M. Eatery is the perfect brunch spot if you’re looking for a unique experience. Have an incredible brunch with cocktails in a retro atmosphere.
  • Humboldt Kitchen + Bar celebrates all the foodies out there with a chef-driven menu of market-fresh, fish-centric cuisine for brunch, lunch, and dinner.brunch: things to do for mother's day in Denver

Front Range Christian School: Have Afternoon Tea

Do something different to celebrate Mother's Day with afternoon tea at Front Range Christian School. This is the perfect activity for anyone, including children at least 8 years old. Create classic and delicious tea-time treats, from lemon curd to savory tea sandwiches for mom. Then, enjoy your tea and snacks together.

Cook Street: Italian Cooking Class

Take the special mom in your life, or join your fellow mom friends for an Italian cooking class. Join Cook Street on Saturday, May 13th, for a fun class and dinner.  Prepare a delicious meal of Stuffed Mussels with Parmesan, Beef Braciole and Risotto, and Affogato with Cappuccino Ice Cream and Amaretti Cookies. So good!

Blanchard Family Wines: Paint and Pour

If you're looking for an early Mother's Day activity, the Paint and Pour class at Blanchard Family Wines on May 4th is ideal. Have a memorable experience with watercolor painting and local red wine. Charcuterie will be available too.

City Park: Denver Mother’s Day 5K

Calling all the active moms out there! The Denver Mother's Day 5K is an annual Mother's Day weekend event. It takes place in City Park on Sunday, May 14th, at 9 AM.  All female participants will receive a rose at the finish line, where you can also celebrate with live music by local musicians. When you finish the race, you can also enjoy Flippin' Flapjacks pancakes.

Oakwell Beer Spa: Book a Spa Day

All moms deserve a day of relaxation! That's why Oakwell Beer Spa in Denver's Five Points offers a special Mother's Day Package The Mother's Day spa package includes:
  • a VIP experience for two
  • complimentary drinks
  • a mimosa bar
  • a private spa suite (90 minutes of rejuvenation with a beer bath, an infrared sauna, a rain shower, and a relaxation deck)
  • a $15 cosmetic mini bar credit
  • a bottle of French Sparkling Wine
  • a 15-minute Zero Gravity Massage session
  • a charcuterie board paired with gourmet chocolates
The private Beer Therapy™ Rooms offer 90 minutes of rejuvenation with a beer bath, an infrared sauna, a rain shower, and a relaxation deck.  [caption id="attachment_5231" align="aligncenter" width="580"]Mother's Day in Denver at Oakwell Beer Spa Beer Bath Hydrotherapy at Oakwell Beer Spa[/caption]

Barquentine Brewing Company: Succulent & Crystal Terrarium Workshop

This one’s for plant-loving moms! On Sunday, May 14th, Barquentine Brewing Company is hosting a Succulent & Crystal Terrarium Workshop, and it’s kid and pet-friendly. Make your own glass terrarium with various colorful succulents and crystals. You’ll also receive a complimentary beer with the option to try as many craft brews as you’d like.

Denver Civic Center Park: Cinco De Mayo Festival

Interested in cultural things to do for Mother’s Day in Denver, Colorado? Celebrate both moms and Cinco De Mayo at the Cinco De Mayo Festival. This free, family-friendly event is held May 6th and 7th at Civic Center Park, with many things to see and do. Appreciate good food, lots of fun, and the unique culture at the Denver Cinco De Mayo Festival. With the spotlight on The Mile High City’s lively Latino population, this is one of the most exciting annual events. 

Denver Botanic Gardens: Explore the Gardens

If you haven’t gotten to experience the Denver Botanic Gardens (especially during spring), there’s no better time than Mother’s Day. Spring brings the most beautiful, vibrant blooms among the many gardens. Stroll through over 20 acres of diverse gardens, making for great photo ops with Mom. There are also several events and exhibitions on Mother's Day weekend at the Denver Botanic Gardens.

Washington Park: Enjoy a Picnic

Wash Park is a gorgeous 155-acre area in Denver, and it's a wonderful place to spend time with Mom. There are ample spaces to enjoy a picnic next to the lake, two flower gardens to explore, and walking paths.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas (Support Local!)

While experiences can make the best gifts, we’ve got special Mother’s Day gift ideas to add to the mix. These gifts offer a unique way to celebrate your mom (or yourself) or make for a great add-on to your Mother’s Day outing in Denver. Best of all, each of these gifts allows you to support local Denver businesses.

Spa Day Gift Box

While a spa day is one of the best things to do for Mother’s Day in Denver, you can also give the gift of relaxation with a spa day gift box. These thoughtful spa day gift boxes allow moms to enjoy their spa day in the comfort of their own homes. [caption id="attachment_4559" align="aligncenter" width="580"]the beer spa gift box: things to do for mother's day in Denver Gift Box from Oakwell Beer Spa[/caption]

Spa Day Gift Card

Rather give a gift card to your favorite mom to enjoy an ultimate spa day in Denver, Colorado? Oakwell Beer Spa also offers gift cards so your loved one can experience unique spa services, including a beer bath, infrared sauna, and zero gravity massage at their convenience.

Local Wine

Are you celebrating a vino lover? Denver is home to several wineries making some of the best wine around. Gift a bottle of wine from a local winery like The Infinite Monkey Theorem, Balistreri Vineyards, or Bigsby's Folly.

Gourmet Chocolates

Show your love and appreciation with chocolates from a local chocolate shop. Some of our favorites are Dieter’s Chocolates, Temper Chocolates, and Stargazer Fine Chocolates and Coffee.

Flower Arrangements

You can never go wrong celebrating Mom with a gorgeous bouquet of colorful flowers. There are several florists in Denver, and one of our favorites is Bouquets Bouquets has been creating stunning floral arrangements for more than 30 years. They’ve received multiple awards for sharing unique, unusual, and high-quality flowers with Denver flower lovers and gift recipients.  flowers: mother's day gift idea

Clothing Subscription Box

Are you celebrating a mom that loves clothes? Judith & Joe is a local, ethical clothing store in Denver that has clothing subscription boxes. You can give the gift of a subscription box or a gift card so your gift recipient can subscribe themselves. Then, they'll receive 3 ethically-made clothing items shipped to their door and a special gift.

Enjoy Things to Do for Mother’s Day in Denver, Colorado

We love helping you celebrate the special mom in your life. And we hope you found the perfect Mother’s Day weekend activity or event idea, along with a great gift!  Ready to check Mother's Day plans off your to-do list? Book a special spa day that any mom will love. By: Polly Clover