Things to Do for Mother’s Day in Dallas

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Mother’s Day is coming up next month! The moms in our lives work so hard and give so much, so it’s important to take a day to make them feel special. Whether you’re celebrating your own mother, a step-mother, the mother of your children, or a friend who is a mom, here are some ideas of wonderful things to do with her.


Since Mother’s Day always falls on a Sunday, it’s traditional for many people to take their mom out for brunch. This is always a winning idea, and in Dallas, there’s no better place for brunch than Yolk. This café takes pride in serving creative breakfasts, specialty juices, and their private label coffee in a bright and sunny setting.

Lakeside Park

May is the beginning of picnic season! The weather is warming up, trees and flowers are blooming, and outdoor celebrations are a safe option during COVID-19. A great place to take your mom for a picnic locally is Lakeside Park. The 14-acre park runs alongside Turtle Creek and is beautifully landscaped. It’s truly a lovely spot to relax and enjoy the scenery. After you eat, you can take a stroll on one of the many walking paths that go through the park, and maybe even visit one of its famous teddy bear statues.

Nasher Sculpture Center

If you want something unique to do with your mom, spend your day getting cultured at Nasher Sculpture Center. Both the indoor galleries and the outdoor sculpture garden have reopened to the public with social distancing measure in place, and the center is also offering at-home programming like arts and crafts and performances by local musicians. There’s really something for everyone!  

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

A lot of people get their moms flowers for Mother’s Day – but how about taking her to see thousands of blooming flowers? The Dallas Botanical Gardens are a lovely place to spend Mother’s Day with your special someone. You and your mom will enjoy exploring the 66 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and water features. If you were having trouble deciding between the Sculpture Center and the Botanical Garden, the good news is the gardens have art, too! Beginning May 1st, the exhibit ZimSculpt: Summer of Sculpture will be open. This means there will be 100 exquisite sculpture pieces by Zimbabwean artists placed throughout the gardens.

Petra and the Beast

If your mom is more of the traditional type, you might want to treat her to a classy night out. Consider Petra and the Beast, a New American restaurant serving up experimental dishes. Chef Misti Norris was in the running for the Best Chef: Texas category of the James Beard awards this past year. If you’d rather host your mom at home, you can order a delicious farm-to-table meal for takeout here and then throw down a white tablecloth and some candles to create that classy restaurant vibe.

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