Ask mom what she wants for Mother’s Day and she is likely to say, "Time with you is gift enough." Well, give that special lady what she wants and hang out with your mama. Here are some fun ways in the suburbs to spend quality time on Mother’s Day weekend.
West Allis Farmers Market
6501 W. National Ave., West Allis
Saturday, May 11, 1-6 p.m.
Enjoy a Mother’s Day shopping event with fresh-cut flowers and plants from local farmers, live music from Milwaukee-based singer-songwriter Roxie Beane, gifts ranging from clothing to hand-made cards and more for sale, and pop-up performances from the Village Playhouse. Admission is free.
Crumby Art Bakehouse & Cakery
890 Elm Grove Rd., Elm Grove
Saturday, May 11, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For a sweet gift option, stop in at Crumby Art Bakehouse & Cakery to paint cookies with mom. Paint your own cookie kits are $12 and include two cookie canvases (baked cookies with pre-printed designs), one cookie palette with edible paint and a paintbrush. Stay to paint in the store or take the kit to paint together at home.
Big Head Brewing Company
6204 W. State St., Wauwatosa
Saturday, May 11, 12-5 p.m.
Please any mom at this event, which includes food, beverages, art and crafts all in one place. Grab a beer and taco, and shop for unique, locally-made items by independent artists and makers from the Milwaukee area. Pick up handmade treats, gifts and décor, matchbook art, hand-built pottery, organic soaps and body care, jewelry, super-strong magnets, scented candles, acrylic paintings, glass art, plush toys, henna tattoos, garden art and more. Admission is free.
Wehr Nature Center
9701 W. College Ave., Franklin
Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Help mom get her garden started with native plants from the Friends of Wehr’s annual sale. Nursery-grown native wildflowers suitable for sun or shade, wet or day, will be sold in four-inch pots, including spring ephemerals, prairie plants, woodland plants and wetland plant species. Come early for the best selections. All proceeds support programs and facilities at Wehr Nature Center.
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr., Hales Corners
Sunday, May 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Shake off your winter coat and enjoy a stroll through the Boerner Botanical Gardens with the whole family. Wild flowers, spring bulbs and flowering trees will be in bloom. Plus, the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens will be offering free kids' activities, make-and-take gifts for mom, Sparkle the Clown and more. Gardens admission is regular price but kids’ activities are free.