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.