There's That Thursday -- May 2019
It's #TheresThatThursday for May, and we're revealing where you could locate all our #WheresThatWednesday posts for the month! Wanna play? Join us on Instagram @dfwscavengerhunt!
On May 8, we gave you a fairly easy one. @femalenco quickly identified the Texas Star, the iconic ferris wheel at the fairgrounds. Can't wait to grab a Corny Dog and hop on board this fall!
May 15's photo featured a towering statue that no one was able to identify. He's standing in DFW China Town, the thrilling shopping center in Richardson full of Asian art, shopping, and oh, the restaurants. So much good food.
@shewouldshouldn0tbenamed recognized the May 15 post as the Fort Worth Water Gardens, a stunning architectural feature in Downtown Cowtown that was famously featured in the film Logan's Run.
On May 22, a sign marked "Best" was too tricky, we admit, and bested all of y'all. We thought our emoji-filled hint would reveal that this was outside the Farmer's Market.
We Got Festive in Frisco!
Earlier this month, we were lucky enough to be asked to participate in the Frisco StrEATS festival in the Frisco Rail District. We joined forces with our friends at Countdown 2 Escape to create a mini scavenger hunt that was perfect for the many, many families on site.
What a great time we had! This being North Texas, the day started with everyone worried about the weather. And rightly so! It had stormed all night and by breakfast time, it showed no sign of stopping. The event was scheduled to start at noon, and even at eleven the rain was still coming down. But then something happened, as it often does in our part of the world. It just stopped. As the old song says, out came the sun and dried up all the rain. We ended up with a lovely day! In the end, I think the rainy morning helped convince more people to get out of the house for the afternoon, sending lots of folks to the festival.
The festival was full of vendors, providing everything from funny shirts to fried dough, from CBD oil to olive oil. But the highlight for us, of course, was our booth. We shared our space with Countdown 2 Escape, and got to play several games of bingo with the ecstatic crowd.
Meanwhile, dozens of kids stopped by to try the mini hunt -- a page of clever clues directing them through the festival to discover a hidden code. Once they'd collected the answers and solve the puzzle, the lucky kids could proceed to a booth to claim their prize, courtesy of our sponsor Chris Robertson of Farmer's Insurance .
It was a real joy to watch kids scramble through the festival, putting their brains to the test. And it was just as fun to see them once they'd collected their prizes, bouncing rubber spiders and flapping fairy wings.
We had a blast at the festival and can't wait to return next year!
Mother’s Day is approaching quickly, and you might be panicking that you haven’t made plans. Here are a few suggestions on how best to mark the occasion in the DFW area. Whether you’re looking to treat your mom or the mother of your kids, here’s a motherlode of ideas on how to spend the day.
Take her to Brunch
It’s a fact, one thing all moms love is not having to cook. That goes double in the hours before noon, which means taking her to brunch is a great idea. Whether you’re chowing on chilaquiles at Meso Maya, chomping on chicken and waffles at Whistle Britches, or just imbibing bloody Marys at Boulevardier, filling mom’s stomach is a sure way to make her happy. You did make reservations, right?
Struggling about what gift to get mom? Why not let her pick one out for herself? Take her on a wild Dallas shopping spree. North Park Mall is hosting the Dallas Symphony on Sunday, so you can get some culture while you shop. Plus, lots of stores are offering fun deals and treats for the occasion (including champagne and candy). The Galleria, Bishop Arts, and Downtown Plano offer great options as well. Just bring your credit card – you’re treating mom!
You know what mom would like more than anything else? A family photo. For once in your life, throw on a nice pair of pants, comb your hair, and gather the family for a decent picture. You don’t even need to hire a professional photographer. Recruit a friend with portrait mode on their phone, hit up the Arboretum or (the closest wildflower patch), load up on Zyrtec, and get the family pic! It’s a great way to capture a moment… and a memory.
Mom has spent a lot of days covered in pureed green beans, diaper cream, and much worse. Why not cover her in mud instead? Treat her to a spa day and let her trade Kids Bop for meditative melodies, a brillo pad for a body scrub, and “AAAAH!”s for aaaahs. Sometimes the best gift is relaxation.
Send her on a Scavenger Hunt!
There’s no better way to get to know your community than with a scavenger hunt. If your mom is the adventurous type, the curious type, or the competitive type, she’ll love the chance to test her wits. We’ve already covered how to design your own scavenger hunt, but we’re happy to host a hunt for you. Check out our hunts in Dallas and Plano to discover a great way to entertain mom and the rest of the family.
Great news, Frisco folks! We’re coming to your festival! Saturday, May 11, marks the Frisco StrEATS Gourmet Food Truck and Music Festival, and we’ll be there. The Rail District will be playing host to a bunch of food trucks, vendors, and entertainment, and we’ll be playing along as well. We’ve joined forces with our good buddies at Countdown 2 Escape to present a kid-friendly scavenger hunt that will get you out and exploring the entire festival.
And just because it’s kid-friendly doesn’t mean it’s for kids only. Anyone who completes the full hunt can claim their prize, plus get sweet discounts from local vendors like Countdown 2 Escape, Crafted, Bittersweet Ivy, Crossfit Lowe, and us of course.
Besides the scavenger hunt, there will be so much more fun at this free event, from music and entertainment to gardens for both beer and wine. Many local vendors will be on site as well to satisfy your shopping cravings. There’s a huge kids area with facepainting, Mother’s Day crafting, and a trampoline. Oh, and did we mention puppies? Best of all, the event will benefit Frisco Family Services and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County.Come out, have some yummy food, track down a few clues, and say hi!
I Got the Music In Me
Every band gets into music somehow. But these bands really got into music!
Add the name of a band to the blank space in each clue to create a lyric from a song. For bonus points, name the song and the artist that performed it!
1. Because your _____ is on my list of the best things in life.
2. Ain’t that _____ on the radio, stereo?
3. ’Cause I’m as _____ as a bird now, and this bird you’ll never change.
4. I keep on hoping we’ll eat _____ by the ocean.
5. So turn off the lights and close _____.
6. That girl is _____. Never trust a big butt and smile.
7. On the boats and on the planes they’re coming to _____.
8. People all over the world, join hands, start a love _____.
9. DC, San Antone and the Liberty Town, _____ and Baton Rouge.
Scroll doooooowwwwn for the answers!
Love puzzles and games? Book a puzzle night for your friends or coworkers!
1. KISS (Kiss On My List, Hall & Oates)
2. Mr. Mister (Hey Soul Sister, Train)
3. Free (Free Bird, Lynyrd Skynyrd)
4. Cake (Cake By the Ocean, DNCE)
5. The Doors (Gin and Juice, Snoop Dogg)
6. Poison (Poison, Bell Biv DeVoe)
7. America (America, Neil Diamond)
8. Train (Love Train, The O’Jays)
9. Boston (The Heart of Rock & Roll, Huey Lewis)