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Mother’s Day in Denver 2023: The Ultimate Guide to Brunch, Gifts & More

Mother's day in Denver 2023

Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 14, 2023, because Mother’s Day is almost here! From unique gifts from your favorite Colorado artisans to brunch to tea, we have the Ultimate Guide to enjoying Mother’s Day in Denver. Don’t miss our annual gift guide and scroll down for Mother’s Day events and brunch. Tip: We will be updating this list frequently so be sure to check back! 

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Denver Moms

Wellness Getaways

For experiential gifts, there’s nothing better than Colorado’s unique wellness getaways, retreats, programs and clubs. A few of our favorites: Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks offers Shinrin Yoku, the Japanese art of forest bathing, a research-based framework for supporting healing and wellness through immersion in forests. The Chipeta Solar Springs Resort, Ridgway – Chipeta Resort Spa offers a serene space with treatments inspired by the southwest and experienced therapists intuitive in the healing arts. Sacred Spaces, Cañon City, an apothecary in Cañon City, provides nourishment and healing through yoga/herbal medicine/gardening classes. The ultimate Mother’s Day retreat, C Lazy U invites moms (dads are welcome, too) to have some fun with its adults-only Moms May Play Days special. From May 10-May 18, parents can enjoy the warm spring days without the kiddos. 

Foodie Moms

From the chocolate connoisseur to the aspiring chef, the four-cornered state boasts a ton of options for those who want a taste of Colorado from home. Uncorked Kitchen’s fabulous classes have turned virtual with online cooking classes.  A unique idea comes from the eastern plains, where Lebanese-owned Scaff Brothers handcrafts a mild salsa with cantaloupe grown from the region. For the passionate carnivore, Sweetwood Smokehouse Jerky produces a slow-smoked, double-wide fatty jerky stick that’s a far cry from those sold in most stores today. Nuance Chocolate is a bean-to-bar chocolatier with a wide range of cocoa-based products made by admittedly certified chocoholics. Those with a sweet tooth will also get a kick out of Enstom’s toffee, which has been hand made with only the finest, freshest ingredients since 1960. Helliemae’s Caramels has perfected a Sea Salt Caramel that satisfies both salt and sweet cravings. The home bartender in your life will surely love The Real Dill’s Bloody Mary Mix, which uses cucumber-infused water—a byproduct of their pickling process—as its star ingredient. And for the home cook who likes to sprinkle in some history, the Anasazi bean is an heirloom-variety legume that comes out of an agricultural plateau in Western Colorado, once home to thousands of Anasazi Indians who cultivated the bean.

Art Lover

This Colorado Retro Travel Poster is a fantastic gift for the Colorado mama in your life. Artisans of Mancos is an artist-owned and managed cooperative featuring 20 artists, who have an array of hand-crafted items such as jewelry, leather items, calligraphy and stained glass. For the makers themselves, give the gift of an innovations studio art workshop from the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass.  If your mom likes a challenge, Liberty Puzzles creates handmade wooden puzzles of Colorado’s most iconic mountain ranges – the Flatirons in Boulder and Aspen’s Maroon Bells (or get one custom-made).

Colorado Gift Box

Transport friends and family to a “Higher State of Mind” with a gastronomical box from Blanco Cellars and Little Cheese Shop, which includes a variety of Colorado-made spirits, cheeses and more. Woman-owned and family-run, Mulay’s Sausage Specialty Gift Boxes offers a package that includes a wide variety of premium Colorado sausages and meatballs for meat lovers. Cured, Boulder’s specialty grocer and cheese shop, offers a Colorado gift box with craft products from all four corners of the state. Colorado Crafted is a modern alternative to traditional gift baskets and offers collections of high-quality Colorado-made souvenirs, gourmet foods and artisan gifts packaged in a stylish box or tote.
For the Body, For the Soul
Pamper your loved ones with Body Restore Shower Steamers Aromatherapy Bath Bombs, handcrafted soaps (or soap-making classes) from Caramel Apple Farm, Lavender Hydrosol from Dayspring Farm, The Honest Company Honest Mama Me Moment Soaking Salts from the Dead Sea, or soy wax Magic Fairy Candles. Or, as part of a Colorado-cation, give the gift of luxurious spa treatments, a soak in natural hot springs or a solo retreat to Crestone’s Mountain Zen Center.

Mother’s Day Events in Denver

Mother’s Day is a bit later than usual this year so that means an extra week to celebrate the moms in our lives. In fact, we think moms should be celebrated all month long! 

Les Miserables

WHEN: May 10-21, 2-7 p.m.
WHERE: Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
What mom wouldn’t love tickets for one of the most beloved productions of all time? Set against the backdrop of 19th century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. 

Denver Derby Party

WHEN: May 6, 2023
WHERE: McGregor Square

The Original Denver Derby Party is the biggest (and best) of its kind in the country. Held on the first Saturday in May in Downtown Denver, it has become a Colorado tradition. Best of all, 100% of all proceeds benefit the Sean Ranch Lough Foundation.

Diamonds In The Ruff

WHEN: May 6, 2023
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center

Diamonds in the Ruff is a sparkling evening, complete with silent and live auctions, entertainment, a chance to win a diamond and the opportunity to meet Freedom Service Dogs clients and their service dogs.

Cinco de Mayo Festival

WHEN: May 6-7, 2023
WHERE: Civic Center Park

A weekend filled with food, fun and culture, Denver’s Cinco de Mayo ‘Celebrate Culture’ Festival puts the spotlight on The Mile High City’s vibrant Latino population. With more than 400,000 attendees expected, it’s one of Denver’s most fun and family-friendly events.

Colorado Chocolate Festival

WHEN: May 12-13, 2023
WHERE: Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center

The popular Colorado Chocolate Festival is back, with thousands of chocolates to sample and buy from a variety of chocolatiers, bakers and vendors.

Denver Mother’s Day 5K

WHEN: May 14, 9-10:15 a.m. 

WHERE: City Park, Denver

The Denver Mother’s Day 5K – It’s What Colorado Moms Do! This year, pancake and sausage breakfast with OJ is provided by Flippin’ Flapjacks for all registered participants. All female participants will be greeted at the finish line with a rose to celebrate Mother’s Day!

Colorado Symphony’s The Music of The Nutcracker and a World Premiere Harp Concerto

WHEN: May 12-13
Where: Boettcher Concert Hall
Visions of sugar plum fairies will dance in your head as Tchaikovsky’s enchanting music from The Nutcracker moves from the theatre stage to the concert hall. Courtney Hershey Bress will dazzle as featured soloist on the world premier of GRAMMY® Award-winning composer Michael Daugherty’s Harp of Ages.

Mothers and Mimosas

WHEN: May 13, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
WHERE: Outlets at Castle Rock
A shopping day to celebrate mom! Enjoy exclusive discounts and ticket holder perks at the Outlets at Castle Rock.

Mother’s Day Ring Workshop

WHEN: May 14, 2-4 p.m.
WHERE: Fleur, 13 E 4th Ave, Denver
 Learn the basics of ring-making in this two-hour workshop. We will work to cut, form, heat, solder, texture and oxidize metal – all in the process of making a wide band, a sterling silver ring for $105. 

Mother’s Day Succulent and Crystal Terrarium Workshop

WHEN: May 14, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
WHERE: Barquentine Brewing Company in the Edgewater Public Market
Make Succulent & Crystal Terrariums where you’ll be able to make your own 7″ bubble glass terrarium with a huge variety of different succulents. You’ll be able to choose between 6-8 colorful succulents and a variety of crystals! This event is kid-friendly AND dog friendly.

Baby Goat Yoga & Mimosas 

WHEN: May 14, 10-11:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Infinite Monkey Theorem, Denver
Bring your mom for Baby Goat Yoga & Mimosas on Mother’s Day 2023! 

Denver’s Best Mother’s Day Dining & Brunch

Check back often as we add additional updates.

Mother’s Day High Tea

WHEN: May 14, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
WHERE: French for Sugar, 1201 E Colfax Ave #103, Denver
French for Sugar is a boutique bakery specializing in delicious baked Sweets & Treats with WOW factor!  Don’t miss this special tea for mom. 

Mother’s Day Brunch

WHEN: May 14, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 
WHERE: St. Julien Hotel & Spa, Boulder
This delicious brunch includes bottomless mimosas/bloody mary bar/wine $99 person $45 per kid (ages 6-12) under age 4 eat free.

Celebrate Mother’s Day Brunch

WHEN: May 13, 2023, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 
WHERE: Stir Cooking School, Denver
Treat Mom to a fun day filled with cooking & brunching! Ages over 12 with a mother welcome! Menu: Baked Eggs with Applewood Smoked Bacon & Baby Spinach in a Tomato Parmesan Sauce – Asparagus & Spring Leek Quiche – Breakfast Crepes with Smoked Salmon, Capers & Red Onion – Blueberry Lemon Scones with Honey Butter.

Mother’s Day Brunch

WHEN: May 14, 2023, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
WHERE: The Lake House at Cherry Creek
Let’s Brunch! The Lake House at Pelican Bay is located in Cherry Creek State Park, a unique setting for moms. Call for reservations. 

Additional Resources

 Denver’s Best Summer Activities for Families

Royal Gorge: The Ultimate Colorado Escape for Denver Families (with the coolest lodge in Colorado)

10 Best Places to Camp in Colorado

Colorado Road Trip: 26 Scenic Byways and Small Towns to Visit This Summer! 

Colorado’s Top Five Lodging Suggestions

15 Fun and Quirky Roadside Attractions in Colorado

Denver’s best biking trails for kids

Where to pull of I-70 when you’re stuck in traffic (fun activities and restaurants)

10 of Colorado’s most scenic waterfall hikes

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