5 things to do on Mother’s Day in Champaign-Urbana


Celebrate Mom this year with special Mother’s Day ideas

Whether you want to take her out or spoil her at home, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the moms in your life in Champaign-Urbana

The options for Mother’s Day seem limitless, especially if the weather is nice on May 8. But some options are better than others, and Chambanamoms strives to offer a few ideas for Mother’s Day activities to help mom feel appreciated on her dedicated day, too. as fun for other family members. A common theme? Mom doesn’t want to cook on Mother’s Day!

Chambanamoms.com thank you Champagne Urbana Ballet for submitting this post.

Champaign Urbana Ballet returns with something new and exciting in 2022! Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s original story – but with a happy ending – CU Ballet presents The Little Mermaid, a magical adventure for the whole family. Imagine Ziegfeld Follies under the sea, with a spunky mermaid, bathers, adorable crabs, jellyfish, a devious sea witch and a handsome prince in search of true love. It’s glamorous, fun, and a perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day. For more information: website or Facebook.

CU Ballet Little Mermaid

Looking for where to dine on Mother’s Day weekend this year? How about scoring gifts around Mother’s Day for mom? These ideas will be coming soon, so stay tuned.

Some tips for celebrating moms this Mother’s Day

  • Plan the day so she doesn’t have to. Offer to pick up the donuts, take the kids to get the food, and coordinate plans with extended family members. It’s mom’s special day and making plans is hard work.
  • Take care of the food. Mom doesn’t want to cook on Mother’s Day, we can almost guarantee that. You don’t have to order three meals for your whole family, including kids, all day. But it’s a nice gesture to bring her a sandwich from the kitchen if she’s hungry and to think of other “acts of service” that would make her happy today.
  • Fix the thing mom wanted to fix for a long time. If she’s been asking for weeks for someone to rake the garden so she can plant flowers, then don’t hesitate to rake the garden. Don’t put it off any longer. It’s simple but meaningful.
  • Hear what mom says she’d like to do this weekend. Her idea of ​​a perfect Mother’s Day might be a lot simpler than what you’re already planning and an “off” day of putting the kids down for naps and chasing them around the playgrounds might be all she desires.

Now let’s move on to some ideas of things to do

  1. Visit the Monticello Railway. If mom hasn’t been there, now is a good time to take her for a ride on a vintage train. (Moms travel free with a paid fare.) Note: This is a great option if Grandma is around, as Grandparents love train rides too!
  2. Take mom to brunch, even if you have to rush to make a reservation. It’s a Mother’s Day favorite when it comes to planning options.
  3. Take Mom to Allerton Park in Monticello. The gardens are beautiful on Mother’s Day and the Greenhouse Cafe is open again, should you wish to picnic during your stay. You can pack a picnic and venture anywhere in Champaign-Urbana.
  4. Get out and revel in some of the best places to enjoy nature near Champaign-Urbana. Unplug, relax and enjoy the great outdoors with your family.
  5. Send mom to a plant sale, with fun money to spend. The flowers are beautiful and Mom might not want to splurge for some this year for some reason. Encourage her to go AND send her money to spend on flowers while she’s there. We know she’ll find some gorgeous ones your whole family can enjoy all spring long.

List of Mother’s Day events in Champaign-Urbana

Monday, May 2, 2022

Freebie Alert: Free Tomato Seedlings

First Caisse d’Epargne Fédérale de Champaign-Urbana, Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Mother’s Day Weekend at Monticello Railroad

Monticello Railway Museum, Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Mother’s Day Weekend at Monticello Railroad

Monticello Railway Museum, Time: 12:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Illinois Baseball vs. Miami (OH) – Mother’s Day

Illinois Field, time: 1:00 p.m.

Spurlock Sunday: Mother’s Day

Spurlock Museum of World Cultures, Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


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