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4 fun ways to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day weekend

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It seems like just one day isn’t enough to celebrate all that moms do for our families, but if we do have one official day to make them feel extra special, let’s do it right! Find the perfect balance of activities for you and your family, plus a few ideas for grandparents too!

1. Biking Mama

Quick, before it gets too hot, enjoy more than 80 miles of the City’s multi-use trails. The Oklahoma City trails system offers recreation and exercise fun along a network of 10 inter-connected trails that can take you to almost every point in the City. Click on this interactive map to see trail locations and distance. Ride as a family in the Oklahoma Bicycle Society’s Donut Ride starting at Will Rogers Park (NW 36th & Portland Ave) on Saturday, May 13! This is a casual ride suitable for beginners and young riders. The ride is about 11 miles with a stop for refreshments at a local donut shop. 9-11 a.m.

2. Flower Child Mama

Pop on your flowiest sundress and peruse the Oklahoma City Flower and Garden Festival at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) on Saturday, May 13. Enjoy a variety of vendors with herbs, perennials, roses, produce, pottery, jewelry, wineries, food products and food trucks. Plus it’s free to attend! Once you’re finished shopping, brunch at Flint is always an excellent choice (we recommend the Vanilla Pancakes).

3. Wine and Dine Mama

Mimosas ahoy! Check out the Mother’s Day Dessert Cruise on the Oklahoma River Regatta Landing (701 S Lincoln Blvd) on Sunday, May 14. Enjoy bite-sized desserts and mimosas at the cash bar for $30. The ship departs at 1 & 4 p.m. and tickets must be purchased in advance.

If you’re more the type to dine on dry land, check out our list of reader-recommended places to take mom for brunch (or stay in PJ’s and enjoy carry-out at home!):  metrofamilymagazine.com/readers-recommend-mothers-day-brunch-in-okc/

4. Thanks for helping us grow

To the grandmother who acts as a third parent in a time of need, we are forever grateful! Grandmothers are a gift from heaven in the eyes of our littles (and their parents). Honor them with a simple craft card, and bonus, you get to drink your coffee HOT while they work on it.

Hand Holding Cards


  • colorful paper
  • scissors
  • markers
  • glue


What’s sweeter than pint-sized handprints? A sweet message inside. This easy-to-make card starts by folding a colorful piece of paper in half. Place your child’s hand along the folded side and trace. Then cut the printout, careful not to fully cut the fold. Decorate the card with fun features like painted nails or a ring and include a special message inside.

I hope these ideas bring fun, togetherness and celebration to the moms and mother figures in your life. From me and the entire team at MetroFamily – thank you for being a light in the world to your little ones and all that surround you. Motherhood isn’t an easy job… we see you and are here for you in good times and bad. May you always feel loved, supported and appreciated as you navigate one of the most important journeys on earth.

For even more ways to celebrate the special moms and mother figures in your life, check out our Mother’s Day Fun Guide.

Kirsten Holder is a transplant from Michigan but calls the “land that is grand” her home. She graduated from Oklahoma City University and is passionate about the arts, community development and small business. She is the senior project manager for MetroFamily Magazine and lives in a historic pocket in OKC with her young kids Jimmy and Millie, and husband Andrew.


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