Whether you call her mom, mommy or mama, May offers the perfect reminder to honor the mother in your life. You might be starting a new tradition for a new mom, celebrating a mother-to-be or reflecting on how much a certain maternal figure has done for you over the years — and that includes your mother-in-law.
Whatever the case, and as your mother probably taught you, “it’s the thought that counts.” So think ahead and consider whether the mother in your life would prefer seeds for her garden or a potted plant for her desk. Take a little extra time to make the note in the card heartfelt. Above all, put in your reservations early to take her out somewhere special. And where better than Trinity Groves?
A Vegan Mother’s Day Brunch at V-Eats may be a celebration of mom’s tastes, an opportunity to branch out, or simply you sharing one of your favorite dining experiences with her. Set up with iced strawberry hibiscus tea and fresh watermelon lemonade, then sort out whether you’re in the mood for comfort food (think chicken and waffles, only made with seitan) or something a little lighter like the brunch salad or the spinach and mushroom frittata. Who said you had to be crunchy to enjoy vegan cuisine?
Whether you’ll be treating a soccer mom, a dance mom or a hockey mom, Chef James at The Hall is whipping up a Mother’s Day Brunch the whole team will want to rally around. If she’s the reason you can throw a spiral, land a slide tackle or score a bowling card by hand, get the key players off the bench and raise a pint (or mimosa) to your longtime cheerleader and life coach.
The homemade gift is a hallmark of Mother’s Day, and that gift has never been so sweet as a set of 15 chocolates uniquely customized by your little artists. Parents can watch from the lobby while the young charges in Kate Weiser Chocolate’s Mother’s Day Kids Class hand-paint bonbons. Kate herself will demonstrate the whole process of shelling, filling and capping these special chocolates, meaning your kitchen at home will remain spotless. If you’ve got kids between the ages of 5 and 10, this workshop is a great way to let them contribute to the family’s culinary Mother’s Day celebration.
You already know she’s a saint. If you also know she’d rather do dinner than brunch, then book a table at Saint Rocco’s for a traditional family-style supper and line up your favorites in three-course style. Maybe its calamari and crispy ravioli, then summer salad and caprese, culminating in 6-hour pot roast and Sicilian lasagna. Or maybe your party designs it another way. Just remember: If you have trouble deciding, it’s safe to assume that mother knows best.
Get your steps in and take in the view when you walk the Continental Avenue Bridge and West Dallas Gateway. A fine way to take either a mid-morning stroll or an after-dinner walk, this pedestrian thoroughfare also provides you with access to the Trinity Skyline Trail. If you get a little nostalgic thinking back to baby shoes or taking that first journey to school hand-in-hand, find a spot along the railing to snap a selfie and preserve your memories of Mother’s Day 2018. Finally, if kicking up her heels is more mom’s style, then get a head start on Mother’s Day weekend with Salsa & Bachata on the Bridge, Saturday, May 12.
This Mother’s Day, show the matriarch who holds everything together that everyone’s looking out for her, too. Make it a family day at Trinity Groves.