Moms are special all over the world. Once a year, we celebrate mothers and the meanings they have to us as human beings. This year, there are plenty of things you can do to make mother’s day special without having to break your budget.
Mother’s Day in St. Louis is featured with celebrations all over the city. If you want some low-cost or no-cost events to do with mom around the first weekend of May, here is your guide to relevant activities.
Mother’s Day Tea
The St. Louis Public Library hosts a Mother’s Day Tea May 7 at the Carpenter Branch from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tea and cookies will be served and there will be an opportunity for crafts as well. The Carpenter Branch is located on south Grand Blvd. in St. Louis.
Take mom out for a picnic lunch at one of the many parks in St. Louis. Even if it rains you can find places with gazebos or covered picnic areas for helping mom have a special memory on Mother’s Day. Make mom some sandwiches at home, take some beverages and deserts to delight in the day. Parks are open from dawn to dusk. They may be less crowded around lunch time as many people may go out to lunch instead of having a picnic.
St. Louis Art Museum
The St. Louis Art Museum has had mother’s day activities in the past and 2011 should be no different. Families are a priority during Sundays and you can make a little craft to take home to mom on May 8. Admission to the museum is free, as always.
Afro World and Fashion Company hosts two Hatattitude shows April 30 just in time for Mother’s Day. One starts at 11 a.m. and the other at 3 p.m. as a fashion show will revolved around hats. Bring a canned good for a local food pantry. All proceeds benefit Forest Park Forever.
Every Mother’s Day weekend, the Laumeier Sculpture Park hosts its annual Art Fair. Admission is $8 as you take mom around to more than 150 artists who are there to sell their wares and showcase their art. There are activities for kids all day starting when the show opens at 10 a.m. Saturday May 7.
The Jefferson Barracks hosts a Mother’s Day breakfast and walk from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Take a walk along the paved part of the barracks grounds with mom beginning at the Leuthause Shelter. For just $10 per person, $5 for children, you can eat brunch foods such as sausage and pastries.
St. Louis Zoo
Focus on mothers at the St. Louis Zoo. In addition to having a Mother’s Day brunch which is already sold out, take mom through the zoo and focus on animals who have recently become mothers themselves. There are plenty of animals nursing their young or hatching babies at the zoo you can view on Mother’s Day.
Soul of a Woman
St. Anthony’s Medical Center features “Soul of a Woman: Path of Mothers and Daughters” on the evening of Friday, May 6. A certified personal trainer will lead a retreat for anyone over the age of 18 as women share the joys and challenges of being a mother. Cost of the retreat is $35 for four hours.