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Let’s celebrate mom with some amazing Mother’s Day experiences that she is sure to remember. Whether it’s a spa day, a cruise or a food tour, there is sure to be something that mom will enjoy.

Mother’s Day Cruise on Lake Grapevine
Silver Lake Marina
2500 Fairway Drive
Grapevine,TX 76051
(972) 514-4319
www.arispop.comDate: May 11, 2014 at 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Lake Grapevine is deep in the heart of Dallas-Fort Worth and in close proximity to most of Dallas’ major roadways. For this special event, there are four different cruise times to choose from with the first two cruise times at noon and 3 p.m. allowing for kids and the evening cruises at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. for adults only. Mom can enjoy a buffet, music, photo studio, gift shop and more. Cruises are approximately two hours in length. Explore what the lake has to offer and enjoy the breeze and the food.

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Nasher
Nasher Sculpture Center – Nasher Cafe
2001 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 242-5144
www.nashersculpturecenter.orgDate: May 11, 2014 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The Nasher Sculpture Center houses Dallas’s most popular collections of modern and contemporary sculpture. With its sprawling lawn and gardens, the Nasher is a popular place for art, education and more. For Mother’s Day, guests will enjoy a lavish brunch and a mimosa bar at Nasher Café by the renowned Wolfgang Puck. There are a few new exhibits including the David Bates exhibit and the Ernest Neto exhibit. The Dallas Opera will be conducting special performances and families can enjoy a scavenger hunt of the different Nasher collections.

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Mother’s Day Concert and Butterfly Release 
Texas Discovery Gardens
Fair Park
3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75210
(214) 428-7476
www.texasdiscoverygardens.orgDate: May 11, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Texas Discovery Gardens is an organic botanic garden that also includes a two-story butterfly house and insectarium. Take mom to not only visit this garden maintained via sustainable methods, but also enjoy the concert and butterfly release. In its third year, the Women’s Chorus of Dallas will be putting together a concert that highlights nature and music with a Latin flair. The hour-long concert concludes with a live butterfly release in the conservatory. The Butterfly Release Gift Package from Texas Discovery Gardens is just $25 for non members and $20 for members. This special package purchased from the Gardens gives you the chance to release a butterfly and gives you a butterfly plant and other goodies to take home.

Spa Day at King Spa & Sauna      
2154 Royal Lane
Dallas, TX 75229
(214) 420-9070
www.kingspa.comThe King Spa & Sauna is a unique oasis in Dallas that offers a unique Korean-inspired spa that is popular in many Asian countries. The establishment has nine sauna rooms, acupressure massage, a pool and a movie theater. It is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Purchase mom a gift card and she can choose a variety of services such as scrubs, massages, masks and baths. All treatments are for rest and relaxation to help purify the body. This facility also boasts a new indoor water park which is a separate $10 admission from the spa and sauna. Purchase separate or together and enjoy the experience.

Paw Prints Dallas Zoo Art Fair
Dallas Zoo
650 S. RL Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75203
(469) 554-7500
www.dallaszoo.comDate: May 10-11, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This special art fair happens over Mother’s Day weekend on May 10 and May 11 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be tents filled with amazing art and crafts that mom will enjoy. See paintings, sculptures, ceramics, carvings, photography and more. See art from some of the Dallas Zoo animal residents in their featured animal enrichment program.

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Cottonwood Art Festival
Cottonwood Park
1321 W. Belt Line Road
Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 744-4582
www.cottonwoodartfestival.comDate: May 3-4, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrate Mother’s Day a week early with over 1,400 juried artists. The Cottonwood Art Festival has been around for 45 years and you will see many different types of arts as well as enjoy music, food and bands. For children, there is an ArtStop where kids can create a wide variety of crafts and activities. There is 2D mixed media, 3D mixed media, ceramics, digital, glass, fiber, leather and more. Mom will enjoy not just the art but also the entertainment.

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Dallas by Chocolate and Dallas Bites! Food Tours
Dallas, TX
(972) 814-5997
www.dallasbychocolate.comOne of the most popular attractions has come to Dallas-Fort Worth and makes a great outing and event for mom. Treat mom to a food tour in a luxury mini bus that lasts from three to four hours. These specialty food tours are great for everyone and you can even host private events this way as well. Guests will visit three to four locations in the themed food tour in areas of Dallas, Addison, Plano and Allen. Soon to be expanding to Grapevine and Fort Worth, tours can range anywhere from BBQ tours, chocolate tours, wine tours and more. This makes a fabulous gift for mom.

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Heather Buen is a social media and communications consultant as well as a mother of three that has lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for over ten years. She covers all things family and has experience as both a writer and single mom. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.