It’s time to start thinking about the most important mom holiday – Mother’s Day!  Yes, the day when YOU get to let others do special things for you.  If you’re looking for some ideas to pass along, or want to plan something fun with your family, here are some ideas.  For more check the PAM Calendar and Stuff To Do pages.

Deerfield

Mother’s Day Crafts

Michaels Stores
Paper Flowers – Saturday, May 7 10am-noon, $2
Mother’s Day Card & Bracelet – Saturday, May 7 1-3pm

Lowe’s Build & Grow
Thursday, May 7, 7pm: Chalkboard Planter free, reservations required

AramArt World Music & Art Institute
May 6 7-9pm & May 7 2-4pm
Let’s paint something for someone special in your life. $35 each, call (972) 612-2300 to make a reservation.

Saturday, May 7th

Run Like a Mother
8am
George A Purefoy Municipal Center, Frisco
5K, kid 1 mile and kid race divisions
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a 5K. Enjoy finish line food, refreshments, cool products and services from our sponsors like massage therapy for you and a bouncy house and face painting for the Kids.

Bee with Your Mom
Heard Museum, McKinney
10am-noon
In honor of Mother’s Day, we will offer a fun event for mothers and their families on the day before. Children can decorate a free bee house to give to their mothers. You’ll also learn about native bees that build individual nests and create provisions for their offspring. During this event, animal ambassadors will be available to meet. This program is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum members.

Dallas Arboretum
Family Portraits (for purchase) noon-4pm, live music 11am-2pm, Billy Goats Gruff Opera with the Dallas Opera: 11am & 1pm and Craft Kids Workshop: 9am-noon.

Dallas Roars! Love Ya, Mom!
Dallas Zoo
1-5pm
Stop by Cat Green for a special themed weekend. It’s free with your regular Zoo admission! Enjoy a DJ playing music and leading games; bounce houses; conservation stations; and special activities in the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo. Additional activities, such as face painting, airbrush tattoos, obstacle courses, caricatures, green-screen photos, and more will be available for just $5 each.

Deerfield Music and Art Festival
Deerfield Clubhouse, 4549 Old Pond Dr, Plano, TX
6-10pm
Featuring strings and brass members of the Plano Symphony Orchestra (PSO) in an outdoor concert, along with professional Broadway and jazz performers. Childrens’ events including face painting, balloon animals, and the PSO Instrument Petting Zoo, an interactive learning experience for the children. Free

Family Connection Night
Hughston Elementary School, Plano
6-8pm
This Side Up! Family offers a night of good old fashioned community FUN aimed at honoring the MMMarvelous Moms in attendance! We’ll have family fun and send you home with a family connection tool to continue building on the family value of the month in your home! Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Sunday, May 8th: Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast
In-Synch Exotics, Wylie
7-10am
Come for breakfast; stay to tour the sanctuary (price includes both) $25-adults, $15-kids (5-13), under 4 free.

Dallas Arboretum
Family Portraits (for purchase) noon-4pm, live music 11am-2pm, Mother’s Day Brunch: 10:30am & 12:30pm (for reservations, call 214-515-6511),
Harpist Merry Miller noon at Entry Plaza

Dallas Roars! Love Ya, Mom!
Dallas Zoo
1-5pm
Stop by Cat Green for a special themed weekend. It’s free with your regular Zoo admission! Enjoy a DJ playing music and leading games; bounce houses; conservation stations; and special activities in the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo. Additional activities, such as face painting, airbrush tattoos, obstacle courses, caricatures, green-screen photos, and more will be available for just $5 each.

Mother’s Day Concert & Butterfly Release
Texas Discovery Gardens, Dallas
2-4pm
Our annual Mother’s Day Concert with The Women’s Chorus of Dallas ends with a special finale inside the Butterfly House. New this year is a matinee concert for families with small children.Tickets sell out fast.

Mother’s Day Concert and Picnic
A W Perry Homestead Museum, Carrollton
6pm
Celebrate Mother’s Day with family and friends on the Museum grounds and beautiful Pearl Perry Gravley Park while listening to the Downtown String Band play bluegrass, traditional acoustic, and swing music form the front porch of the historic home. They will have your toes tapping and the kids dancing along with the fiddle and banjo! Bring a picnic basket, blankets, and lawn chairs. Free ice cream and lemonade will be served, and children can make a card and an old-fashioned handmade gift for mom. Create a theme for your picnic and enter the annual Mother’s Day Picnic contest in one of three categories: Best Family, Most Elegant, or Most Creative. Registration for the contest begins at 5 pm and judging takes place at 5:45 pm with winners announced and prizes awarded at the beginning of the concert.