Believe it or not, the gifts my kids make for me at school have been by far the best I’ve ever recieved. I still display the beautiful paper flowers, paper bowls and watch the Kindergarten DVD I have been spoiled with in recent years (thanks to their wonderful teachers of course). Anyway, if you would like to drop some hints to Dad, here are some fun activities they can take the kids to do while you take a moment for yourself this weekend or you can enjoy together as a family…
Make a Mother’s Day Card at Smart Toys and Books on Saturday May 12 between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Ribbons, glitter, stickers, glue and all the materials needed to make a wonderful card for Mom, Grandma, or a special person will be provided to use free of charge. 10am-3pm.
Michael’s hosts a week of free and low cost Mother’s Day events they conclude this weekend with the following: Friday May 11: 6 to 8 p.m., Mother’s Day flower clip; Saturday May 12: 10 a.m. to noon, Mother’s Day apron and T-shirt; noon to 2 p.m., Mother’s Day button.
Book your seats for the Three Rivers Rambler Mother’s Day Train Ride on Saturday May 12. Trains depart at 10 a.m., 1 & 4 p.m. Book your seat at http://www.threeriversrambler.com/ or call 865-524-9411.
Celebrate Mother’s Day at UT Gardens’ Blooms Days Festival and Marketplace on Saturday, May 12, and Sunday, May 13, 2012, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
This two day event will feature specialty plants, unique garden goods, live musical performances, garden workshops, children’s activities and more. Plus, in honor of Mother’s Day, moms will receive a ‘Tender Love’ daylily on Sunday, May 13, while supplies last. Oakes Daylillies of Corryton, Tenn., is one of the 2012 Blooms Days sponsors. More than 20 workshops (included in the cost of admission), led by regional gardening experts, will be offered for everyone from novice to advanced gardeners.
Kids of all ages can visit the Kids Corner to create make-and-take projects and make a special gift for mom.
The festival will also include a garden marketplace in which visitors can shop for plants, arts, crafts, garden goods and specialty plants from more than 20 vendors. Snacks will be available on site for purchase.
Tickets at the gate will be $6 for one day and $10 for two days. Friends of the UT Gardens receive discount tickets of $5 for one day and $8 for two days. Children 12 and under are free.
All proceeds will benefit the UT Gardens. For more information and a complete schedule of the weekend’s activities, please visit: http://utgardens.tennessee.edu/ .
Bring mom the Mother’s Day Tea at Erin’s Meadow Herb Farm on Saturday May 12 between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to sample tea and treats made with fresh herbs from the gardens! Make a real outing of it and explore the greenhouses, tour the herb gardens, and enjoy the beauty and fragrance of herbs… together! Erin’s Meadow Herb Farm, 132 England Lane, Clinton, TN 37716
Make a cupcake for Mom on Saturday May 12 between 10 a.m. and noon at William Sonoma. Kids and dads are welcome to this hands-on cupcake decorating event just for mom! Present mom with a delicious cupcake decorated by her very own children for Mother’s day tomorrow; while dad shops for the perfect gift! Reservations recommended, contact the West Town Mall store, 7600 Kingston Pike, Knoxville tel: 865-539-1070
Decorate a Mother’s Day Apron and T-shirt at Michael’s on Saturday May 12 between 10 a.m. and noon. Materials are free to use with the purchase of a t-shirt or apron. While Supplies last. And between noon and 2 p.m. craft a fun keepsake for mom with a Mother’s Day Button. This event is free of charge.
Build a picture frame planter at Lowes Free Build & Grow Workshop this Saturday May 12 between 10-11 a.m. Be sure to sign up to avoid disappointment here. http://www.lowesbuildandgrow.com/pages/default.aspx
Make Mom a Free Cupcake Magnet out of Crayola Model Magic at Jo-Ann this Saturday morning between 11 a.m.-noon.
Happy Mother’s Day!!!