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Guide To Celebrating Mother’s Day In Omaha (2024)

Some families celebrate Mother’s Day by going to brunch. Others take Mom out to do something she loves. My family serves me breakfast in bed, and usually gives me a few hours of peace and quiet to read. I love it. Whatever you think Mom will like, choose that activity or event! If you are looking for unique ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in Omaha this year, I’ve got ideas for you!

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Kim and her kids

Mother’s Day is held on the second Sunday in May each year. A lot of events I found are held on that date (May 12, 2024), though some are held close to that date. In the blog post, I’ll share several ideas to help you make this year a special one for Mom:

  • Mother’s Day events in Omaha
  • Experience gifts for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Events in Omaha

Brunch is a classic Mother’s Day tradition. Several Omaha restaurants have Mother’s Day brunches planned. Since it’s a popular date to dine out, reservations are recommended. I’ve found some places are already sold out, like the brunch event at Lauritzen Gardens.

Looking for a brunch buffet? Mouth of the South (Old Market location) offers on May 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The buffet includes items like Poblano Waffles & Whiskey Glaze and Biscuits & Andouille Gravy. Cost is $35 for adults, $15 for kids ages 6-12, and $5 for kids under 5. Reservations

Another brunch option on May 12 is the Mother’s Day Brunch at Sand Point, 655 N. 144th St. The brunch runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations

Mother’s Day Brunch High Tea Party at The Boba Bar, 2835 S. 170th Plaza, Suite 204, is on May 12 from 10 a.m. to noon. For $25 per person, the High Tea Party includes games, live music, karaoke, crafts, and Japanese Soufflé and one boba tea. You can also register to participate in the Mother & Daughter Fashion Show. To make reservations, call 402-315-9725.

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Mother’s Day Brunch place setting

Spirit World has teamed up with High Tea Omaha for the Mother’s Day Bubbles & Brunch on May 12 at 11 a.m. Held at Spirit World, 6680 Center St., the brunch includes a selection of teas (Earl Grey La Creme, Rooibos), as well as mini broccoli-cheese quiche, sausage croissant, yogurt granola parfait, mini chocolate croissant, lemon ginger scone, fresh fruit tart, chocolate eclair, and white chocolate lime shortbread. Enjoy a sampling of three spritz cocktails with brunch. Tickets are $70 per person.

How does endless mimosas sound? The Warehouse in Council Bluffs, Iowa, offers a brunch and mimosas on May 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $40 per person and includes a floral arrangement by BloomWorks.

Moms are celebrated at Omaha Tap House Pepperwood, 579 N. 155th Plaza, on Mother’s Day. They receive their first two drinks free (up to $10 each).

I found a few day trip ideas for Mother’s Day! Head northeast of Omaha for the Mother’s Day event at the Loess Hills Lavender Farm in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Walk around the farm and enjoy a $5 buffet of lavender-flavored foods like fudge, cookies, and honey lavender ice cream. This event is held on May 12. Read about my visit to the lavender farm!

Another day trip option it to Tekamah for Master’s Hand annual Mother’s Day Brunch & Lunch Extravaganza. Brunch is offered daily May 1 through May 25 from 8 to 10:45 a.m. and lunch is from 11 to 2 p.m. All moms will receive a carnation as a gift. Reservations can be made by calling (402) 374-2003. 

Or you can head south to Nebraska City to celebrate Mother’s Day a day early in the sunroom at Arbor Lodge Mansion. There will be two Mother’s Day Tea sessions held on May 11, one at 10 a.m. and one at 2 p.m. The brunch includes an assortment of teas, as well as “dainty brunch” and dessert selections. Cost is $30 for adults and $20 for children under 18, and includes admission into the mansion to tour and see the special exhibit, “Celebrate Women.”

Celebrate Mother’s Day early

The following are Mother’s Day themed events held before May 12:

  • Deja Vu Lounge, 1021 S. 178th St., will host a pop-up shopping event ahead of Mother’s Day. Ladies Night shopping is May 9 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. with light hors d’oeuvres and vendors.
  • Little ones can make a Mother’s Day Craft at Learning Express, 120 Regency Parkway, on May 10 at 11 a.m. The craft is a handprint apron. The event is free, while supplies last.
  • Sips on 10th will host an Alice In Wonderland-themed Mother’s Day brunch on May 11 at 10 a.m. The event includes a brunch buffet, dessert bar, a gift plus fun activities, trivia and awards for best dressed. Tickets are $30.
  • Benson Bounty will hold a Mother’s Day Centerpiece Workshop on May 11 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the farm located 6915 Evans St. The workshop includes a tour the farm, bouquet building basics, a complimentary tea; and design with fresh-cut flowers from the farm. Cost is $55 per person, or $50 per person when registering 2+ individuals; all supplies included. Registration is required and spaces are limited.
  • The Mother’s Day Event at Four Sisters Boutique, 2900 S. 110th St., is May 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors at the event include Zen Coffee Co., Omaha Flower Truck with a build-your-own-bouquet bar, Twenty47 with permanent jewelry, and Nomad Wax with a custom perfume bar. The boutique will mail out any Mother’s Day cards purchased at the event for free.
  • Kalina Art Studio offers two different painting sessions on May 11: One for a mom and child, and one that’s adults-only. Both sessions will be held at Bureikou Tea & More, 122 N. Washington St., Papillion, Neb. The Mommy and Me Mother’s Day Paint Party is from 10 a.m. to noon, and each participant will paint a cupcake. If you are bringing more than one child younger than 5 years old, you may bring one helper who will not be painting. Cost is $27 per person. For adults only, the Mother’s Day Tea and Paint session is from 2 to 5 p.m. at Three teas will be paired with sandwiches. Tickets are $74 per person; all supplies will be included. Space is limited for both activities.
  • Trucks and Taps Sip & Shop is on May 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. at 5402 S. 108th St. There will be about 20 vendors set up, so you can buy a last-minute present or, if Mom is with you, you can buy something that matches (they suggest a matching jewelry set, matching henna tattoos or a tarot card reading together). Food trucks will offer food, and the bar will also be open.

Unique Mother’s Day gift ideas

If you’ve followed the blog for very long, you know I love experience gifts more than anything. Whether you have a mother who’s hard to shop for or you just prefer to spend time with her, consider one of these experience gifts:

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High Tea

For the Foodie Mom, take her for Afternoon Tea at Chocolat Abeille  or High Tea at Chippy’s. If she has a sweet tooth, consider an Ice cream flight at Graley’s Creamery & Confections. For a more hands-on experience, take a cooking class together at Metropolitan Community College or a baking/decorating class at Mangelsen’s.

If she loves history, particularly Omaha history, The Durham Museum just opened up registration for this season’s River City History Tours. You take a guided trolley tour around Omaha to learn fascinating facts about the city!

Creative mamas might like a paint & sip class (besides the ones mentioned earlier). Check the schedule at any of these places for a session date that works for both of you: The 402 Lesson Studio, The Corky Canvas, Painting With A Twist, or Pinot’s Palette. Alternatively, there are open sessions to get artsy at places like The Makery and Creative Culture. There are also workshops held regularly at Lauritzen Gardens, PACE and Hot Shops Art Center to learn a new creative skill together.

You can also make candles together. It’s become a popular activity in the Metro, with several places offering it, including The Candle House in Elkhorn and Dundee Candle Co.

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I’d love to hear how you like to spend Mother’s Day! Leave a comment with your suggestions.

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