Fun ways to celebrate and spoil Mom on Mother’s Day in DFW
Mother’s Day is getting closer and after more than a year, many mothers and grandmothers say that the best gift they could get is spending time with their families.
Last year at this point, most local restaurants, events, venues, and attractions were still closed or canceled – or they were just reopening with limited capacity. We all stayed separate, Mother’s Day was “celebrated” on Zoom.
This year families are fully vaccinated, seats are open, and mothers everywhere say that flowers are beautiful, but “Your presence would be my greatest gift.” We’ve rounded up some fun “mom dates” to pamper mom on her special day out in town, but give her what she wants most – time with you.
Bundle of brunches
First things first, mom needs to have a feast on Mother’s Day, but the Good Children’s Guide doesn’t have a rule that says you have to cook for her. Indeed, she might prefer a meal. Unlike last year, the restaurants are open and serve lots of brunch. We actually have a list of dozens of them here. On the way to Fort Worth? These brunches are here. However, don’t wait too long to book as reservations fill up quickly.
Tea for two
The queen loves her cup and mom deserves the same “royal tea” on her special day. Would you like to skip the crowd in the dining room or the whole feast on Mother’s Day? Some ideas for a nice, sophisticated tea party:
Fort Worth Opera presents FWO GO: Mother’s Day Tea and Teddy Bear Tea. Fort Worth Opera celebrates motherhood with socially distant Mother’s Day tea and performances by opera and music theater favorites. Adults can enjoy a glass of champagne; traditional tea; and sandwiches, scones and candy while opera singers serenade. Children under the age of 12 can enjoy a sip of cider or tea and enjoy the children’s kitchen in their own “teddy bear tea”. Note that it’s the day before Mother’s Day – Saturday, May 8th, 2pm – at the Ashton Depot in Fort Worth. $ 25- $ 50. More information and reservations (required) here.
Garden tea at the Dallas Arboretum. Enjoy a relaxing tea while sitting and then stroll through the gardens. The tea service includes a demitasse soup, followed by various tea sandwiches, scones, sweet treats and a selection of seasonal teas. Reservations are required and the $ 53 price includes parking and garden entry. Add champagne service for an additional $ 10 per person. Please note that reservations are sold out on Mother’s Day, but are available seven days a week at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. More information and reservations here.
Afternoon tea at the Hotel Crescent Court. This fashionable afternoon tea is located in the Uptown Dallas hotel’s conservatory and quiet courtyard overlooking peaceful fountains and greenery. It offers a range of luxury tea blends (like Damman Frères teas) that are served with tea sandwiches, freshly baked scones paired with curdled cream, homemade jams, and a lovely platter of tea cakes and pastries. The experience now also offers an “endless champagne” option. While Mother’s Day is sold out, the tea service takes place every Saturday and Sunday (12 noon – 2 p.m.). Reservations between $ 78 and $ 114 can be booked here.
Sweet Treats Tour
If mom has a sweet tooth, she has a place The Moms Love Chocolate Tour. The folks behind Dallas ‘famous Tacos & Margaritas Tours roll through some of Dallas’ leading chocolatiers, pastry chefs and ice cream parlors on this special tour. You’ll travel around Dallas in an air-conditioned coach (socially distant and masked), sightseeing, and exploring historic neighborhoods. Chocolate trivia are also played for prizes. The price includes transportation by coach, drinks on board (including soft drinks, water and BYOB). Children are welcome, there are several tour dates and there are still places available on Mother’s Day. Tickets valued at $ 48 to $ 53 can be booked here.
Artistic afternoon in a museum
Museums feel like places for special occasions – maybe because they’re so quiet? Take Mother to a museum appointment to these special exhibitions that will be open on Mother’s Day:
The Dallas Museum of Art presents “Frida Kahlo: Five Works”. The DMA offers visitors the rare opportunity to see five exquisite works by the renowned Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, which are only exhibited after about a month and a half. The exhibition includes four paintings and a loan from a private collection courtesy of Galería Arvil in Mexico City. It can be seen (free of charge) at the same time as “Devoted: Art and Spirituality in Mexico and New Mexico” and shows works from the DMA’s Latin American collection. More information here.
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science presents “The Science of Guinness World Records”. All over the world, people are rushing to accomplish new and amazing things. From the smallest stop-motion film in the world (note: measured in nanometers) to most drum beats in 60 seconds (2,400 beats or 40 beats per second) to the most consecutive little pull-ups (36), the world is full of fascinating people, who perform strange and incredible feats. This first-time exhibition explores the science behind these fascinating achievements. More information here.
The Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art presents Shirin Neshat: “I will greet the sun again.” This special exhibition only lasts until May 16. Now is the time to see her. The fascinating exhibition shows around 30 years of video work and photography by the multidisciplinary artist and examines her passionate engagement with ancient and more recent Iranian history, the experience of life in exile and the human impact of the political revolution. More information here.
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents An-My Lê: “On Contested Terrain”. An-My Lê: “On Contested Terrain” is the first comprehensive overview of the work of the Vietnamese-American photographer An-My Lê. The nationally touring exhibition shows photographs from a selection of the artist’s five main works and shows the almost 25-year career of the famous photographer, who explores the limits of war and captures these conflict landscapes in beautiful, classically composed photographs. More information here.
Relax and say “Spaaaaah”
If mom needs a little pampering and TLC (and really what mom doesn’t?), Now is the time to pamper her. Believe it or not, spas – even luxury spas – now have fairly regular opening times on Sundays. Mom may have her favorite mani-pedi pastime, but when out on a date make sure you can book treatments together, preferably in a private room.
The new Woodhouse Day Spa The Mockingbird Station has an elegant, oversized room for duos to be treated together (plus the finest robes in town and free champagne). A special Mom’s Retreat package ($ 375) offers 80-minute massages and hot stone facials. And a package called Two’s Company ($ 600) treats two people with massages, facials, and pedicures. (Also a place in Fort Worth.)
Vivians Boutique Spa wasted mom with spa style brunch. The spa in East Dallas has introduced new brunch-themed wellness offers: Sparkling Mimosa Massage, Banana Crème Brulee Facial and White Chocolate Tiramisu Back Treatment, and Chocolate Cheesecake Mani / Pedi. Treat your mom (and yourself) to a pampering afternoon with one of her special spa packages, including the Sip Sip Hooray Package ($ 345), which includes a 90-minute Sparkling Mimosa Massage and a 60-minute Banana Cream Brulee -Facial pampering. Mother’s Day appointments are still available.
Hiatus Spa + RetreatWith locations in Dallas and Fort Worth, heavenly manicures and pedicures are performed in zero gravity chairs. And with a limited number of chairs and privacy screen doors and curtains, it is possible to make it a private “mother date”. Mother’s Day packages can be bought online “for me” and “as a gift” so that you can buy and book together on Mother’s Day and beyond.
Check out mom go!
Of course, many mothers love exciting adventures more than relaxing in a spa. Some options:
The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary presents Zip Line Day. The Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney presents its monthly Zip Line Day on Mother’s Day. The event gives guests the chance to climb a 23-foot tree to the zip platform, and then join a 487-foot zip line. Wheeeee! Tickets are $ 12, information here.
iFLY indoor skydiving has a special offer for mothers who want to fly on and around Mother’s Day. They offer mothers a free video with the code “FLYMOM21” when they buy a “First-Time Flyer” package. The offer is valid from Monday 3 May to Sunday 9 May and can be purchased online at www.iflyworld.com and at participating local iFLY locations. Simply add a flight video to your online shopping cart and enter the voucher code “FLYMOM21” at checkout. For those who have never tried it, iFLY offers a body-flying “indoor skydiving” experience and is the world leader in “vertical wind tunnel” technology.