Cool Things to Do for Mother’s Day in Denver (+ Local Gift Ideas)

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Cool Things to Do for Mother’s Day in Denver (+ Local Gift Ideas)

Are you looking for cool, unique things to do for Mother’s Day in Denver? 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 things to do for Mother’s Day in Denver?

There are many things to do this year for Mother’s Day in Denver. All weekend, you’ll find various events, like special brunches and year-round activities that are great for celebrating moms 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 in Denver for Mother’s Day is to enjoy a delicious brunch! And Denver’s got lots of 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 Sunday, May 1st at Trellis Wine Bar. Build your own eucalyptus shower bundle while enjoying mimosas and snacks.
  • The Babes Who Brunch Mother’s Day picnic is a personalized luxury brunch, where you can enjoy Denver’s amazing spring weather. It will be held in City Park on Sunday, May 8th.

You can also have brunch, lunch, or dinner (and drinks) at one of the following excellent 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 a delicious 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

Cook Street: Brunch Cooking Class

How about preparing your own brunch with your mom or your mom friends? Cook Street is offering a Mother’s Day brunch cooking class on May 8th from 10 AM to 1 PM. This is a fun, family-friendly activity or great for just the adults!

Prepare a delicious brunch – Green Goddess Eggs Benedict, Petite Filet Beet Salad, and a delicious tart. You can also sip on some bubbles or wine with your meal.

Blanchard Family Wines: Mimosas and Macarons

Mimosas and Macarons is one of the most special things to do in Denver for Mother’s Day to celebrate the amazing moms out there. This specialty wine pairing flight includes gourmet macarons and a mimosa flight of sparkling wines with various fruit juices.

Want to take it up a notch? Add a to-go bottle of wine as a special gift for yourself or your mom!

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 8th 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’re finished with the race, you can also enjoy pancakes provided by Flippin’ Flapjacks.

The Beer Spa: Book a Spa Day

All moms deserve a day of relaxation! That’s why The Beer Spa in Denver’s Five Points is the perfect place to appreciate a Mother’s Day spa day. The Beer Spa isn’t just any spa. Instead, we offer an experience where you can relax differently while enjoying delicious beverages, including local craft beer, wine, cider, tea, and kombucha. 

The private Beer Therapy™ Rooms offer 90 minutes of rejuvenation with a beer bath, an infrared sauna, a rain shower, and a relaxation deck. You can also get a full-body massage in a Zero Gravity Massage chair. It’s the best Mother’s Day weekend activity to enjoy with someone or quiet time alone. 

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Beer Therapy™ Room at The Beer Spa

Barquentine Brewing Company: Succulent & Crystal Terrarium Workshop

This one’s for the plant-loving moms! On Sunday, May 8th, 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? Celebrate both moms and Cinco De Mayo at the Cinco De Mayo Festival. This free, family-friendly event is held May 7th and 8th from 10 AM to 8 PM at Civic Center Park, with so 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. 

Stroll Around Denver Botanic 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. Several events and exhibitions will also be held on Mother’s Day weekend at the Denver Botanic Gardens.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas (Support Local!)

While experiences can make the best gifts, we’ve got some 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 from The Beer Spa allow moms to enjoy their spa day in the comfort of their own home. 

You might also be interested in reading: Thoughtful Self-Care Gift Ideas for 2022 (Something for Everyone)

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Gift Box from The Beer Spa

Spa Day Gift Card

Rather give a gift card for your favorite mom to enjoy a full spa day? The 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.


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. 

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Clothing Subscription Box

Celebrating a mom that loves clothes? Judith & Joe is a local, ethical clothing store in Denver that offers a clothing subscription box. So cool, right? 

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 along with a gift and a stylist.

Enjoy Things to Do for Mother’s Day in Denver!

Celebrating all the special moms out there is one of our favorite days of the year. And we hope you’ve found the perfect Mother’s Day weekend activity or event idea, along with a great gift, too! 

Interested in how to spend the perfect staycation or vacation in the Mile High City? Check out this 3-day itinerary!