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6 Ideas to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Indianapolis

Mother’s Day is May 14th – do you have plans yet? Mom is too important to wing it last minute! Check out these ideas for a day she is sure to remember.

1.Spend Mother’s Day with the animals

Saturday, May 13 & Sunday, May 14, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm

Head to the Indianapolis Zoo where you can set out on a scavenger hunt in search of animal moms and discover some interesting facts along the way. Once you finish the hunt, stop at the White River Gardens gift shop to receive a special gift just for mom. There will also be tasty treats and a Mother’s Day photo opp located along the main pathway.


2. Take mom out to the ballgame

Sunday, May 14, 1:35 pm

Why not treat mom to a ballgame for her special day? This isn’t your ordinary day at Victory Field– special activities include free massages, manicures, t-shirt decorating and more. The first 2,500 fans will receive a special Breast Cancer T-Shirt. As an added bonus, it is Kids Eat Free Sunday: Children 14 and under receive a voucher good for a hot dog, bag of chips and bottle of water with price of admission.

3. Treat mom to a mother-daughter cupcake party

Friday, May 12, 6-7:30 pm

Moms and daughters, ages 5-12, can bond as they decorate a cupcake box pottery piece together. And, because you’ll need something to fill that box, you will also be decorating your own yummy cupcakes compliments of Gigi’s Cupcakes. Register online at www.fishers.in.us/ by May 5 with activity title Cupcake Party.

4. Create a custom gift 

Saturday, May 13 (times vary)

When it comes to creating the ultimate handmade gift for mom, Painting With a Twist locations around Indy have you covered. Below are a few themes from which to choose. Learn more at www.paintingwithatwist.com/indianapolis/.

  • Kid’s Fingerprints art for Mom, Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, noon- 2:00 pm
  • Love you Mom, Carmel, 1:30-3:30 pm
  • Love Trees with Mommy, Avon, 12:30-2:00 pm
5. Make a unique Mother’s Day card 

Tuesday, May 9, 4:00-6:00 pm

Preschoolers and school age children, along with their families, are invited to drop in at Eagle Branch Library to make a special card for Mother’s Day using recycled greeting cards. All materials will be supplied!

6. Treat Mom to brunch at one of these great local venues:

table by Market District

Sunday, May 14, 10 am-3 pm

This brunch devoted to mom features six food stations, a beverage station and a kid’s buffet. Choose from brunch classics and table favorites, made-to-order omelets, fresh-baked bakery items, hand-carved meats, international dishes and more. For unlimited food and drink, pricing is $29 for adults, $26 for seniors (ages 65+), $16 for kids (ages 5-13) and free for kids ages 4 and under. Call to reserve your table at (317) 689-6330.

Conner Prairie

Sunday, May 14, 11am-2pm

Enjoy a brunch menu packed with options that will delight the whole family. After brunch, venture outside and explore the outdoor experience areas. Non-members can save $3 per person on the price of admission to Conner Prairie’s grounds by showing their brunch buffet ticket. Members can access the grounds for free. Brunch Price: Adult $24.95 ($$21.95/adult member) Youth $12.95 ($10.95/youth member, ages 2-12). Purchase tickets online at www.connerprairie.org/things-to-do/events/mother-s-day-brunch.

Indiana Repertory Theatre

Sunday, May 14, doors open at 11:30 am

Celebrate mom with brunch and a show. The IRT’s annual Mother’s Day brunch event includes a buffet-style brunch before a performance of the season closer Dial “M” for Murder – the play that inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense classic. Doors open at 11:30 am and brunch begins promptly at 12:30 pm, followed by the performance at 2 pm. Tickets do sell out, so grab yours while you can by calling (317) 635-5252.


Whatever you choose, show Mom just how much she means to you! Happy Mother’s Day!

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