Tips for a Heartwarming Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is approaching fast, and if you want to show Mom just how much you care, consider these tips to make it a memorable, unique celebration (even if you haven’t started planning anything yet).
1. Plan a picnic of her favorite foods – The Dallas Arboretum is a beautiful place for a picnic with people you love. If you plan ahead, you can get your Mom’s favorite foods and people together in one place, relaxing in the sun, sharing a delicious meal. And if you know a photographer friend, you might even still be able to snag an hour of their time to capture this beautiful moment. Plus, once you’re done, you can walk it off and soak up the natural beauty that earned the Dallas Arboretum the nickname “The Gem of Dallas.”
2. Take her on a relaxing nature walk & then to pick out flowers for her home garden – Guests love visiting the gardens here to get ideas to take home. Now is the perfect time to plant heat-tolerant summer plants so they’ll flourish through late spring and then stick around, looking beautiful through July and August. Accompany your Mother on an exploration of the grounds, pick out some of her favorites in our 66 acres of natural beauty, and then head to your nearest home and garden center to take a piece of the Dallas Arboretum home.
3. Plan a city-wide scavenger hunt across some of Dallas’ most famous spots – This one takes a bit of work, but you still have time. Put together a treasure map and a tool kit (including tickets to get in everywhere), and go to reach location to hide an important memento or symbol of your relationship or her life. You could hide a childhood photo at the Perot Museum, a shovel and shell from a family vacation at the Dallas Arboretum, and her favorite old hat that you gave her when you were a kid, tucked into a booth at a classic Dallas spot like Dairy-ette, where she’d find you waiting for her with the family.
The trick to a unique, memorable gesture is to put in the thought so you craft a genuine experience that is designed to make your Mom feel understood and loved while she has a good time with the family.
Best of luck, and thanks to all the Mothers out there!