Day off, or not? Make Mother’s Day a Family Day!
May 3, 2022
TexasRealFood celebrates Mother’s Day 2022 by sharing some great ideas for spending Mother’s Day with your family in Texas!
Mother’s Day 2022 is right around the corner, and we’re stoked as ever to brainstorm some exciting Mother’s Day activities to celebrate all you Texas mommas! The mothers in our lives deserve the world. And if they can’t have that, they sure deserve to spend a day with their families doing something fun and carefree. Typically when we think of Mother’s Day, we often think about buying gifts. As delightful and heartwarming as it may be to receive a gift from loved ones, spending quality time with our families making memories is a present like no other. While some mothers may just want to kick back and enjoy a relaxing day at a local winery, other moms may prefer to go all out and try a hand at bungee jumping! Each mother is unique, and so should be their day! So, when making plans for this year’s Mother’s Day, keep your mom’s personality and preferences in mind. Here’s a list of some wonderful things you can enjoy together as a family on Mother’s Day!
Plan a Texas Road Trip
The Lone Star State never fails when it comes to scenic drives and stunning destinations. This Mother’s Day, get your organizing hat on and invite your mom on a Texas road trip. Prepare the route you’ll take, where you’ll visit en route, and – of course – the best places to eat. Here are six picturesque Texas towns well worth the trip. Alternatively, you can head to the lush Fredericksburg countryside or even go Bluebonnet watching in Brenham, Texas. Just make sure your mom doesn’t worry about anything – all she needs to do is revel in the fresh air and smile for lots of photos!
Plan a Trip to the Farmers’ Market
There’s not much sweeter than strolling around a bustling Texas farmers’ market full of fresh fruit, veggies, flowers and baked goodies! It’s the perfect place to spend Mother’s Day morning – kids and all – browsing flowers, munching on farm-fresh snacks and perhaps doing a little shopping for a celebratory dinner. Here’s a master guide to navigating farmers’ markets in Texas.
Lend a Hand in the Garden
If your mom has a particularly green thumb, why not extend a helping hand and support her with her gardening activities. This is an ideal way to spend time together, especially with Mother’s Day being in the spring season. She’ll surely appreciate your company in attending to her plants and flowers.
Start a Family Garden
Think your mum would enjoy a vegetable patch? This is your chance to give her exactly that! Gather the family together and create a no-dig garden for Mother’s Day! It’s super simple and a beautiful family bonding activity, not to mention a source of fresh and nutritious homegrown food. Don’t know where to start? Head on to our blog to learn about how to plan your own vegetable garden!
Visit a Texas winery
Texas has some breathtaking vineyards that are dreamy locations for spending Mother’s Day. Go wild at these five Texas wine destinations or relax at one of these seven wineries in Fredericksburg. Few things say “I love you, mom” like treating her to an array of delectable wines.
Go For an Al Fresco Brunch
Have you really experienced the Texas sunshine until you have dined al fresco? The seasonal weather makes Mother’s Day the perfect time to enjoy a delicious meal under the hot Texas sun. Tuck into some classic Texas cuisine at one of these fabulous restaurants offering healthy, local and sustainable al fresco dining.
Try a New Recipe
Cooking with mom and family has numerous benefits – the main thing being it’s a lot of fun! For Mother’s Day, you may choose to surprise mom with a sweet treat prepared by the kids (a simple three-ingredient vanilla icecream or cantaloupe sorbet, perhaps?). Or, you may plan to get her in the kitchen and bake a yummy cake together. Why not try out this blueberry lemon yogurt loaf recipe? Check out our recipes section to get inspiration for some simple yet delicious family dishes.
Make Her a Personalized Gift Basket
Make up a basket featuring your mom’s favorites – the best Texas chocolates, some seasonal flowers, honey from a Texas bee farm, and beautiful locally produced cheese are just a few of the many items you can collect together.
Write Her a Heartfelt Letter or a Card
This one’s always a winner. Get the craft supplies out, and bring the kids together – it’s time to make a Mother’s Day card! A personalized letter of appreciation from each child praising their momma is sure to make her heart full and have her feel the appreciation she deserves.
These ideas make spending time with your family the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day. Do you spend Mother’s Day together as a family? What do you like to do? Drop a comment below and let us know!