Wednesday, May 5, 2010

(cheap or free) mother's day ideas!

Many Cold Stone Creamery stores will be giving away a free ‘Creation” sundae to moms on Mother’s Day. I would recommend calling your local store ahead of time to find out if they are participating in this promotion.

TCBY is treating moms and grandmas to free fozen yogurt in a cup or cone on Mother’s Days. Call your local store first to make sure they’re participating. (Thanks, ThriftyNorthwestMom!)

IKEA is treating moms to a free breakfast on Sunday, May 9, 2010. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes and a cup of coffee. Call your store ahead of time to see if it is participating. See more information here.

(FRI) Mamas with Cameras Exhibit
Considering that we all can appreciate a beautiful photo of our child (or any child), this “Through the Eyes of a Mother” exhibit is the perfect start to Mother’s Day weekend. There’s an awesome selection of inspiring family photos, many shot by moms who only started using digital SLR cameras a year ago.
Friday 5/7/10 (6-9 pm)
Fremont; Free

(SAT - Book Ahead!) Mother's Day Massage
Book mom or mom-to-be for a free 15-minute, seated massage with Jen Hersman, LMP. We're bringing Jen into our store the day before Mother's Day to give you a taste of health and wellness through bodywork. Space is limited - call to reserve a spot. (The treat's on us, but a gratitude jar will be made available if you'd like to leave a tip.)
Date: 5/8/10 (10:30am-5:30pm)
Location: Birth and Beyond, Seattle
Ages: Adults
Cost: Free
Event Info: 206-324-4831

(SUN) Mother's Day Social
Treat your favorite flower-loving mama to entertainment, refreshments and a stroll through the spectacular gardens in full spring bloom.
Date: 5/09/10
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Bellevue Botanical Garden
All ages; Free, but donations encouraged
Event Info: 425-452-2750

(SAT) FREE Wilton® Mother's Day Cookie Event at Michaels
Express your love with delectable delights for Mother's Day. Join us for a free Wilton® Cookie Event. Decorate a special treat for Mom or Grandma, or invite them along to join in the fun. While supplies last.
5/8/2010 12:00pm-1:00pm
*Call your local Michael's store to confirm!

(SAT) Bellevue - Tea Time with Mommy & Me
May 08, 2010 10:00am-11:30am
Family workshop - moms and young kids will have fun making art, nibbling on snacks, listening to stories and singing together!
Ages: 2-1/2 to 3-1/2
Northwest Arts Center, 9825 NE 24th St, Bellevue
Information: email or call 425-452-6046.

(SAT) Nature’s Best & Worst Moms
Super Saturday at Seward Park Learn about some of the most amazing moms in nature, from the species who can go for a month without sleeping after giving birth to who protects offspring by hiding them in her mouth. Craft time included, as is a guided stroll through the park at 1pm
Sat, 10am-3pm, Seattle, $2 to $4.
Seward Park, Seattle

(SAT) Kids Plant for Mom’s Day
Young gardeners can plant a Mother’s Day flowerpot. Join the Children’s Parade from the Edmonds Library (11 a.m.). $8.
May 8, 2010, 9am – 2pm
Edmonds Farmers Market
118 Fifth Ave. N.
Edmonds WA 98020
All ages

(SAT/SUN) Mother's Day Train Ride
Take a 65-minute train excursion in an antique railway coach through the Upper Snoqualmie Valley. Mothers ride free with a paying child of any age this weekend.
Date: 5/8/10-5/09/10
Time: Saturday, Sunday 11:01am-4:41pm
Location: Northwest Railway Museum, Snoqualmie
All ages ; $8-$12, but Mamas (and under 2) are FREE
Event Info: 425-888-3030

(SUN) Mother's Day Photographs @ Hotwire Coffee
On Sunday, May 9th from 12 Noon to 4pm we will be setting up a lovely outdoor studio in our patio for photos with Mom, wife, husband, dad, kids, main squeeze or pets! Wyn Bielaska, a local photographer, will be ready to capture your special day. Details HERE! $10

(SUN) Mother's Day Walk
Take an easy one-mile walk through along Piper's Creek at Carkeek Park, led by a naturalist who will talk about the watershed, then repair to the orchard for tea. Meet at the park's McAbee entrance at Sixth Avenue Northwest and Northwest 100th Place, Seattle - but call or email to register first.
Date: 5/9/10
Time: 1:30-3pm
Location: Carkeek Environmental Education Center, Seattle
Ages 1 and up; Free

(SUN) Mother's Day at Country Village Bothell
Look for chickens along the paths at Bothell’s Country Village, take a train ride through the grounds ($3.50), play in the pirate ship, have a snack in the kid-friendly coffee shop The Village Bean, and pop into shops along the way for paraffin hand dips, massages and other goodies for the moms.
Date: 5/9/10
Time: 11am-5pm
Location: Country Village Bothell
All ages; Free

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