With Mother’s Day being around the corner, it’s time to finalize your weekend plans to make your mom feel special. If you’re last minute with your planning, don’t worry; we got you! You won’t have to get that, “I brought you into this world, I can take you out,” speech this year. Here are a few tips and ideas you may want to use.
5 Easy, Simple Mother’s Day Gifts
COOKING & CONVERSING.
Keep in mind that almost everyone has a mother or someone that they celebrate on Mother’s Day. This means that the struggle will be real when it comes to last minute plans outside of the house. However, you can make last minute shopping work to your advantage. If you’re not too bad in the kitchen, take the time to pick up groceries to cook and talk for or with your mom. Spend the day really getting to know your mom and letting her in on what’s happening in your life.
GIFT CARDS & NOTES.
If you’re not doing anything big this year for your mother or you can’t make it in town, a gift card is always a nice touch. Plenty of nail & massage spas offer gift cards for purchase. Grab one for your mom so that she can take a day to pamper herself. This may seem like the easy way out, but that is where the note comes in. Be sure that you write a message inside the card letting your mother know why she deserves to pamper herself, and just how much she means to you.
WHAT CAN’T YOU HAVE THE LAST OF?
If you are a last minute planner and you’re trying to remember last minute items to get your mom, this should do the trick. Try to think of the items that your mom wouldn’t let you have the last of. For my mother, it is Coca-Colas and her favorite snack. Creating a basket or stocking your mom’s fridge/pantry up with her favorites will definitely leave a lasting and loving impression. Often times, it’s the smallest gestures that mean the most… especially when she realizes she doesn’t have to make a store run.
This sounds expensive, but it can actually be a cheap last minute idea. Many sites such as Hotels.com, Expedia.com, or even Groupon offer discounts on hotels. Booking rooms in May for getaways that aren’t until later in the summer gives your mother time to give you ideas on what she’d like to do while on her mini stay or vay-cation.
MOVIES, FLOWERS & EDIBLES.
Not that type of edible. Having edible arrangements sent to your mom is a perfect last minute gift. Flowers and edible arrangements are flamboyant enough to scream, “I was thinking about you,” but simple enough for you not to over do it. When sending arrangements, be sure to take heed of tip number two and include a note. (You can never write too many notes!) Also, the movie, “Mother’s Day,” is releasing this weekend so it’s fitting to grab you mom and check that out at your local theatre.
5 Local Mother’s Day Events You Still Have Time To Do!
Blue Mesa Brunch | Saturday & Sunday
Seriously, who doesn’t love brunch? If mimosas aren’t a good enough reason, there is also the fact that it’s a buffet. Blue Mesa is offering extended hours on Mother’s Day weekend so that you can spend some quality “mom & me” time while enjoying quality food.
.Mother’s Day Brunch at Nasher Sculpture Center by Wolfgang Puck | Saturday
Once again, it is brunch. How can you NOT love it? The sculpture center is family friendly and also has activities for the kids. In addition to brunch, t includes special exhibitions, kids art activities, and instant family photos in the garden. Call 214-242-5144 to make a reservation of email Lauren Tenney at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mother’s Day with CBS at Kylde Warren Park | Sunday
If you know your mom is a show stopper and loves the camera, then you may want to stop downtown and visit Klyde Warren Park on Sunday, May 8th from 11AM-3PM. There will be special surprise guests courtesy of CBS 11 and lots of freebies including flowers, photos, and desserts for mothers. This option is definitely family friendly and easy on the pockets.
Mother’s Day Cruise | Sunday
An all-inclusive Mother’s Day Cruise designed with you in mind! Enjoy our executive chef’s brunch selection as you coast the beautiful wasters of Lake Ray Hubbard. Complete with Live Music, treat your mom to something different this year and jump on board a 75ft. yatch! Last minute tickets are still available!
Jokes and Jazz Mother’s Day Brunch @ Truth Nightclub | Sunday
If your mom likes to have a great time and is the first one on the dance floor when an old school jam comes on, then this is for you. Treat your mom to a brunch buffet prepared by celebrity chef, “Cedrick “Sizzle” Bradley, live music by Eddie G, and comedy from Dallas comic all for $25-$35. The night will be topped with DJ TDK who will be mixing old school R&B jams. The event is for the moms that have “still got it!”
BONUS: Painting With A Twist | Saturday & Sunday
Does your mom love to craft? Does she always find a way to keep busy through DIY projects? If the answer is yes, then you may want to check out painting with a twist. The Dallas location has multiple time slots that are still available. Grab a nice bottle a wine (or two) on your way out, and you are ready for a great evening with your mom!