Mother's Day Fun
In the United States the first known suggestion for Mother’s Day came in 1872 from Julia Ward Howard, author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic". Howard envisioned a day of peace, but her idea didn’t catch on. Finally, in 1907 on the anniversary of her mother's death Anna Jarvis arranged a church service in Philadelphia to honor all mothers. She then began a letter writing campaign to congress and news outlets. In 1914 Woodrow Wilson responded, designating the second Sunday in May Mother’s Day. Many countries around the world have similar traditions to honor mothers.
This year honor your mom by choosing from some of the many activities happening around Denver.
- Check out Visit Denver’s suggested itinerary for a full day of fun.
- You and Mom can run or walk the Mother’s Day 5K at City Park together. Registration starts at 8:00 AM. Afterwards visit the Denver Zoo. Registered participants get free entry.
- Arrange for a day of relaxation and pampering at the hot springs in Idaho Springs.
- The Molly Brown House Museum is offering full tea on May 12th and 13th. The Brown Palace hosts an afternoon tea daily.
- Treat mom to a spa night at the International College of Esthetics on May 9th from 4:00 PM-8:00 PM.
- If mom's a chocolate lover take her to the Chocolate Festival at the Denver Merchandise Mart on May 11th and 12th.
If mom would prefer a relaxing day at home, make her a delicious meal like Fancy Nancy in Fancy Nancy's Marvelous Mother's Day Brunch. Find a delicious recipe in Mom and Me Cookbook. Try making a craft for her, just like Gus in Gus Makes a Gift. For inspiration, check out one of the many craft books we have at the library. One example is Nature's Art Box. Finish your day by reading some books about moms together. Here are a few great ones for younger children: