Not Just Brunch: Puget Sound Area Mother’s Day Events and Activities

What is your Mom like? While brunch or high tea is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of celebrating Mother’s Day, there are plenty of other options for Puget Sound area and Seattle Mother’s Day activities. Whether Mom likes improv, fitness, wine, crafts, or music, there are plenty of choices for things to do with Mom for Mother’s Day in the greater Puget Sound area.

If you know of an additional Mother’s Day event you think should be included here, let me know or add it to our calendar.

This post includes information for 2019. I’ll likely update this post for 2020 in early 2020.

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Brunch

There are a number of restaurants all serving Mother’s Day brunch in Seattle. I, unfortunately, have not been able to sample every one, but a few favorites come to mind. There are also a great number of hotels and other locations with special brunches just for Mother’s Day.

Here are several brunch options in Seattle, the Eastside, Snohomish County, Pierce County, and Kitsap County.

Seattle

Salty's On Alki Seattle Mother's Day Activities Brunch

Salty’s On Alki (Seattle)

Many years ago, Salty’s or Hiram’s (now, unfortunately, closed) were my go-to spots for a Sunday brunch, at least if funds allowed. I recall taking my mother and mother-in-law to Salty’s to celebrate a special Mother’s Day brunch when my daughter was small and she, subsequently, has taken me there for Mother’s Day.

Salty’s serves their extraordinary brunch buffet every Saturday and Sunday — not just holidays. But it also comes with a price tag that’s made it a special occasion spot for us. Featuring seafood, an omelette and waffle bar, pasteries, and more (the menu is here), this has been the first place that comes to mind when I think of going out for a special brunch.

 

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Portage Bay Cafe (Seattle)

My daughter introduced me to the Portage Bay Cafe. I’ve only ever been to the Ballard location — not too terribly far from where Hiram’s used to be.

Not just for Mother’s Day — they serve brunch every day. But the breakfast bar is something special. I like to get the Bananas Foster French Toast which features bananas and a sauce made with The Kraken rum then go to the bar and slather it with even more toppings. Mmmmm.

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Mother’s Day Brunch at the Four Seasons (Seattle)

Listen O my children! This brunch sounds AMAZING. Brunch at the luxurious Four Seasons hotel with a menu by Ethan Stowell and live music! Do you have my reservation ready?

They (reservations) are, of course, required and I’m sure this is one that will sell out. Prices are $35 for kids and $95 for adults.

Eastside

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Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at The Willows (Woodinville)

The Willows Lodge is hosing a Mother’s Day brunch. At the time of this writing the 1:00 and 1:30 time slots remain.

The menu is designed by Barking Frog chef Bobby Moore and prices run from $40.59-$81.18.

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Mother’s Brunch (Issaquah)

This is a free brunch to honor moms who have children with developmental disabilities. Hosted by Life Enrichment Options and Swedish Hospital.

Snohomish County

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Brunch at Della Terra (Snohomish)

Hurry up if you want to partake of the Della Terra brunch as it appears close to selling out at this point. It runs on May 11 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM.

But they had me at the words “farm to table” — never a bad sign when you’re looking for a place to eat.

Pierce County

Mother's Day Brunch at Tacoma Art Museum

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Tacoma Art Museum

If Mom likes art, the Tacoma Art Museum is serving a brunch on May 12 from 10:00 – 12:00.

Adult prices are $44.95 and include museum admission.

Kitsap County

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Mother’s Day Brunch in the Vineyard (Ollalla)

I wasn’t sure whether to put this under the brunch or wine category. Being able to do BOTH sounds wonderful!

Olalla Vineyard and Winery is hosting this brunch on May 12 from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM.

It’s 21+ and $75 per guest, but being able to (hopefully) sit outdoors in a winery on Mother’s Day would be a treat.

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Brunch at Manor House (Bainbridge Island)

Manor House on Bainbridge is hosting a lunch designed by chef Joe Benish.

The cost is $25 and the brunch runs between 9 AM and 2 PM (reservations for a specific time required).

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Mother’s Day Brunch at Dayaalu Cafe (Bainbridge Island)

Dayaalu Cafe hosts a Mother’s Day brunch from 11:00 – 1:30 benefitting Tulaa Community Farm and featuring local, organic, sustainable produce.

Cost is $35.

 

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Brunch at Kiana Lodge (Poulsbo)

The beautiful Kiana Lodge is serving a Mother’s Day brunch from 11:00- 1:00. The menu is large, but I see the words “cheese blintz with fruit topping,” and that is all I need to see.

The price is $35.

High Tea

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Queen Mary Teahouse (Seattle)

When I think of going out for high tea somewhere in Seattle, Queen Mary is what first comes to mind. I took my daughter here for tea on Mother’s Day when she was five which, I think, set her off on a lifelong craving for tea and mini-sandwiches. We visited again this last year — not on Mother’s Day, but it’s always a special treat.

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Mother’s Day High Tea at Friday Afternoon Teahouse (Seattle)

Friday Afternoon Tea is going on my Seattle to-do list as I read the words “geeky-themed tea shop.” If I still lived right in Seattle I’d be right there.

They’re hosing a tea on Mother’s Day. There are seatings at 2 and 4PM and the cost is $35.

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Natures Nurturers: A Celebration of Mothers (Bainbridge Island)

For the mom who loves both nature and high tea, Islandwood on Bainbridge Island is hosting a trail hike and nature program followed by high tea at 2:00 PM.

Wine (and other drinking and, sometimes, painting)

If Mom’s more a wine drinker than a tea drinker, here are a few events that you might want to consider. Some are wine and cheese events, some are other interesting beverages, and I’m lumping the painting events in here as well.

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Wine on the Rock: Wine and Cheese on Bainbridge Island

This one happens Saturday and Sunday and features over 20 different wines with cheese pairings at five Bainbridge Island wineries.

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Mother’s Day Mimosa Morning and “Tulips” at Hidden Vine Wine Bar (Marysville)

On Saturday, May 11 at 11:00 AM, Mom can drink a mimosa, paint tulips, have chocolate, and come home with a flower (and a painting, and a good mood). At Hidden Vine Bistro.

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Mother’s Day Mimosa Morning  “Busy Bee” at Vino at the Landing (Renton)

If you want to drink mimosas and paint, but you’re closer to Renton than Marysville, here’s another painting event — hosted at Vino at the Landing — this time featuring bees instead of tulips.

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Wine and Painting at Eaglemount Wine & Cider (Port Townsend)

On Mother’s Day at 2:00, Eaglemount Wine and Cider is hosting a wine and painting event with chocolate, first glass of wine, and painting included.

Music

Ollala Vineyard and Winery Mother's Day Brunch

Live Music on the Land at FinnRiver Farm & Cidery (Chimacum)

Taking a trip to Chimacum is worth it just to go to FinnRiver Cidery (hell, I’ve been known to take trips to  Chimacum just for pie at the Chimacum Cafe). This Mother’s Day at 2PM, FinnRiver is hosting live music with Janna Merit and Chuck Easton in their cider garden.

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The Seattle Rock Orchestra Plays The Beatles’ Abbey Road and Let it Be (Seattle)

Apparently, this is one of many Beatles’ Mother’s Day concerts Seattle Rock Orchestra has played. This year they’re focusing on music from Abbey Road and Let it Be. The concert is at the Moore Theater at 8:00 on Saturday May 11 or 2:00 on Sunday May 12.

Sports and Fitness

If Mom’s idea of Mother’s Day fun is more about running than sitting, here are some events she might like. There’s also a virtual Mother’s Day 5K and 10K (in which you can take all month to complete your miles to earn your medal) — maybe you and mom could do that one together on your own time after you drink your mimosas, paint your paintings, eat brunch, and go out for high tea.

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The Color Run (Seattle)

The annual 5K run in which runners start out with white and end up plastered with a rainbow of color.

This happens Mother’s Day at 8 AM and starts at the Seattle Center.

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Mother’s Day Outdoor Fitness Boot Camp (Seattle)

Hillary Smith is leading this event by  Greenlake’s Aqua Theater on May 11 from 10-11. Burn off some calories so you can eat them up in brunch on Sunday!

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Mom-umental Mother’s Day Bout (Seattle)

Roller Derby bout at the Rat City Roller Girls’ Rats Nest. Mom gets in for $5.00 with the purchase of a ticket at regular price.

Crafts (of the non-wine variety)

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Mother’s Day Bean to Bar Chocolate Making (Seattle)

Learn how chocolate is made from cacao bean to finish at Indi Chocolate  and go home with a chocolate bar.

The event is May 12 from 5-6 PM and the cost is $80.

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Mother’s Day Salves with Jeanne Kitchen of Hidden Hollow Farms (Chimacum)

Learn how to make salves with Jeanne Kitchen of Hidden Hollow Farms at FinnRiver Farm & Cidery in Chimacum, WA. The classes are $15 each and happen on May 12 at 1:30 and 2:30. Finn River is also hosting music later in the day (see above) so maybe you can stay and listen to music after making your salves.

Theater-ish

Here are a couple of other Mother’s Day events that look fun:

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Mother’s Day Improv Comedy Show (Seattle)

Celebrate and make fun of Mom at this event put on by Unexpected Productions (at the Seattle gum wall). The improv show is about the “joys and horrors of parenthood” and also suggests it will mercilessly make fun of Mom (who gets in for $5). So go, if Mom has a sense of Humor.

May 12 at 7PM.

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Mother’s Day Murder Mystery Dinner (Snohomish)

Immersive mystery theater and dinner at French Creek Manor Snohomish from 7-10 PM on May 11. Put on by the Murder Mystery Company.

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