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Dallas — By Tui Cameron on April 30, 2010 at 11:46 pm
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5 Unique Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Dallas

While it’s always fun to serve Mom breakfast in bed, or take her to her favorite restaurant on Mother’s Day, here are 5 ideas for a slightly different celebration this year.

gourmet mealMother’s Day Cooking Class

Is your mom a foodie? How about treating her to a gourmet cooking class with acclaimed chef, Stephan Pyles. His class Foods of Passion includes a sumptuous 4-course meal paired with fine wines. Chef Pyle offers tips for entertaining at home, and explains how travel has shaped his approach towards creating southwestern cuisine.

What: Foods of Passion Cooking Class
When: 11am – 2pm, May 8th, 2010
Where: Stephan Pyles Restaurant (map)
Price: $95
More information: 214-580-7000

May Flowers Festival

Does your mom like to garden? Then take her for a stroll through 66 acres of inspiration in full bloom at the Dallas Arboretum. Winding your way along paths lined with lush plants and statuary is a nice way to walk off a meal. The arboretum also hosts a Mother’s Day brunch, which is another good option.

What: May Flowers Festival
When: Daily throughout May from 9am – 5pm
Where: Dallas Arboretum (map)
Price: Adults $10, Kids 3-12 $9, Seniors 65+ $7
More information: Dallas Arboretum website, or call 214-515-6610

Mother’s Day Diamond Dig

Does Lady Luck smile upon your mom? If so, head to Lone Star Park and take a chance on some horses. The first 500 moms to attend on Mother’s Day are eligible to dig in the dirt in search of a diamond. It may ruin her manicure, but that prize rock is valued at $2500.

What: Mother’s Day Diamond Dig
When: May 9th, 2010
Where: Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie (map)
Price: General admission is $5. Check the official website for other options.
More information: Lone Star Park

Mother’s Day Concert

Does your mother enjoy classical music? The Dallas Chamber Orchestra will let your mom attend their Music for Mother performance free of charge. This special concert features the music of Handel, Beethoven and Schumann.

What: Music for Mother
When: Sunday, May 9th, 2010 at 6pm
Where: Horchow Auditorium, Meyerson Symphony Center (map)
Price: $25/Adults, $20/Seniors, $5/Students.
More information: Dallas Chamber Orchestra

Overnight at the Zoo

Is your mom is an animal lover? Take her on an urban safari by attending the Mother’s Day Overnight at the Dallas Zoo, where you will enjoy a rare chance to see what goes on with the animals after hours. Participants will have special tours, a wild animal encounter, a craft making activity, snacks, a continental breakfast and a very memorable Mothers Day.

What: Mother’s Day Overnight at the Zoo
When: 7pm, May 8th – 10:30am, May 9th
Where: Dallas Zoo (map)
Price: $45
More information: Dallas Zoo website

If you still can’t decide what to do with Mom this Mother’s Day, you can always just ask her. After all, she knows best, right?

Photo credit: Naomi Morlan

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