Mother’s Day is a special occasion to show appreciation for the woman who has given us life and love. It’s a time to celebrate motherhood and all the sacrifices that come with it. Here are some ideas to help make this day memorable for your mom.

BRUNCH…and a ton of other ideas to show MOM how much you appreciate her—

1. Pick Your Favorite Mother’s Day Brunch Spot in Fort Worth 

If you are not so adventurous to create your own Brunch for Mom, Fort Worth Foodies offers this list……..

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2. Enjoy a Stroll or Bike Ride Along the Trinity Trails

The Trinity Trails is always a great family outing.  Extending through Fort Worth for over 70 miles along the Trinity River, The Trinity Trails is a wonderful trek for hikers, bikers, runners, and horseback riders and a special outing with Mom.

3. Every Mom loves flowers!

Here’s an idea that doesn’t take any social distancing thought to it.  Order Mom flowers or a beautiful spring flower arrangement.  What’s Up staffers use Gordon Boswell Florist. 

4. Enjoy a Winery Tour and a Glass of Wine with Mom

Cowtown Winery, located on Mule Alley in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards,  offers a  sneak peek behind the scenes at Cowtown Winery! See how it all happens and let the wine maker walk you through a journey of turning juice from the grape into your favorite wine! You will see all the equipment, learn the different processes it takes, discuss the vineyards and of course sample a couple of wines. With the tour you will receive a souvenir wine glass and two glasses of wine. Cowtown Winery offers tours on select Saturdays at 3:00 pm 

5. Indulge in Some Retail Therapy with Mom

Every mom has “a thing” or favorite store.  Treat your mom to an afternoon of safe, social distanced shopping and buy her something nice, something she would not have bought for herself.   Be safe and Buy Local.  That makes Mom happy and keeps the Fort retail wheels turning.  #Support Our Fort.  We love supporting Fort Worth businesses so that’s always a Bonus.  A good day of shopping is always followed by a good glass of wine at your favorite spot.   See #5!

6. Host Your Own SIP and PAINT Class

Here is another way to Support the Fort, bring some creative fun home by buying some art supplies and opening a bottle of your finest Cab. Pick a subject (like the fruit bowl on your kitchen counter or Dad lounging on the sofa) and start painting. Just don’t expect  Mom to hang your work of art in the living room?  Don’t like the PAINT part of this idea, no problem…..Host Your Own Sip and Sit with Mom.  How’s that?

7. Give Mom a Mani-Pedi

Treat Mom to a little pampering to encourage mother-daughter bonding. You’re out with Mom and  pampering her (and yourself).  Doesn’t that feel good?


Stop by your favorite garden center, back to #Support the Fort, and plan a day of gardening with Mom.  It can be as intense or light as you want.  It might end up with a nice Sip and Sit with Mom on the back porch…and that’s always a good thing!

9. Adopt an Asian Elephant for Mom

Mother’s Day Brunch at The Fort Worth Zoo is SOLD OUT, but you can still celebrate Mom .  Tell her that she’s elephant-astic by adopting recent first-time elephant mom, Belle, in her honor! This adoption includes an Asian elephant plush, a personalized adoption certificate, an animal fact sheet, a coloring kit and a zoo publication all packaged inside of an animal carrier box. All proceeds from the adoption program support the care and feeding of the Zoo’s animals, including the elephants. 

10. Plan a Game Night for Mom

You know what games Mom likes to play—card games, board games, charades, or any other party game.  If Mom likes it, let’s play it!

11. No Work Pass

OK this should be a given.  Moms do not work on Mother’s Day.  If your mom tries to participate in work activities,  present her with a “No Work Pass” for the day.  Sit her down and take over.

12. Custom Coupons for Mom

Put  a coupon book together for things that you  and Mom can do together, for her day and for the next few months.  Can you ever spend enough time with Mom?   Ideas are easy—lunch and a movie, a wine outing or Happy Hour, a spa day.  The list is endless and it gives Mom lots more things to look forward to.

More Special Restaurant Outings for Mom


1420 Plaza Plaza, Southlake, TX 76092, 817-912-0500

When it comes to celebrating Mom, there’s no such thing as going overboard. Truluck’s was designed to create memorable dining experiences, offering guests the ocean’s finest sustainably sourced seafood, remarkable cocktails and wines alongside the most hospitable service. Make it a day to remember by gathering for an exquisite meal of fresh and imaginative seafood dishes, with Truluck’s specialty cocktail, Summer Romance made with Vodka, Ramazotti Rosato, Cava, raspberries, fresh lime, almond syrup, & mint ($15), plus a Young Adults menu of familiar favorites with a Truluck’s twist. Their attentive staff will ensure Mom’s every need is met and her every wish comes true. Reservations are not required, but are highly recommended, and can be made via OpenTable or by calling the restaurant.

Thirsty Lion

1220 Chisholm Trail #100, Euless, TX 76039

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and what better way to celebrate the special woman in your life than with a delicious meal at Thirsty Lion in Euless? Thirsty Lion is the perfect destination for a memorable Mother’s Day experience.

Thirsty Lion’s Mother’s Day specialty menu features a selection of mouth-watering dishes that are sure to please every palate. Highlights include the Spicy Moroccan Meatballs, Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad, Wagyu Beef Burger, Grilled Shrimp Pad Thai, Grilled Filet Mignon, and Parmesan Panko Crusted Halibut. And for those with a sweet tooth, don’t miss the Decadent Chocolate Cake.

To complement the meal, Thirsty Lion is also offering craft cocktails, including the Modern Whiskey Sour and Jalapeño Paloma Margarita. These handcrafted cocktails are the perfect way to toast to the special woman in your life.

Reservations are highly recommended to secure your spot at this popular destination.  For more information, visit Thirsty Lion’s website at .

El Chingon

2800 Bledsoe St., Ste. 100, Fort Worth, TX  76107

Show your mamma how special she is this Mother’s Day at El Chingon, Fort Worth’s “Bad Ass Mexican” restaurant. The Cultural District hotspot will honor the holiday with specialty offerings from morning until evening with brunch, live mariachi and salsa dancing, available exclusively on Sunday, May 14.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., El Chingon will offer a variety of brunch offerings including the burrito clásico stuffed with ham, bacon, eggs and cheese; huevos rancheros, with fresh pico de gallo, eggs, avocado and flour tortillas; and chilaquiles chingones, house-made tortilla chips topped with over medium eggs and choice of red or green salsa. Each of the dishes will be served with a choice of rice and beans, breakfast potatoes or fresh fruit on the side. To create the perfect brunch pairing, mimosa towers will also be available for $75. 

El Chingon will also offer a mariachi show from noon until 2 p.m. at La Chingona and a salsa event in the evening from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., which will be complimentary and open to the public. 

More information about El Chingon is available on the website at  and by calling (817) 870-9973

TORO TORO Fort Worth

Inside the Worthington Renaissance Hotel

200 Main Street, Suite B, Fort Worth, TX 76102

Join Toro Toro Fort Worth for a Pan Latin-inspired Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday May, 14 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Chef Esparza has curated a beautifully enhanced menu displayed through gourmet food stations, perfect for treating moms on their special day, Mother’s Day. 

The cold station will include: Peruvian Sashimi made with hamachi crudo, macadamia nuts, mango, aji amarillo, and cilantro; Octopus Aguachile topped with cucumber, red onion, avocado, and green oil; and Beef Misozuke which includes shimeji pickles, truffle aioli, daikon radish, wasabi sprouts, and chipotle ponzu. In addition to the cold station, there will be a customized salad bar. 

From Toro Toro’s iconic charcoal grill, Chef Esparza will feature Grilled Street Corn; Chicken Anticuchos with sweet potato, Peruvian adobo, and yuzu avocado; and flat iron steaks with cashew aioli, jalapeno, and chimichurri. It is not brunch without eggs. Guests are welcome to the egg station which offers: Chifa Omelet with scallions, shitake mushrooms, and sesame & hoisin sauce; Mexican Fritata with cotija, onion, tomatoes, jalapeno, and guajillo oil; and Huevos Rancheros with homemade tomato salsa. 

Explore Chef’s specialties of grilled salmon with a kimchi marinate, bacon morita jam, and achiote ponzu broth and Arepas Venezolanas made with a crispy house-made pork belly. In addition to Chef’s specialties, enjoy a medley display of seasonal fruit plates, marinated olives mix, and cheese & charcuterie selection. Impressive delights include strawberry creme brulee, Belgian waffles, and chocolate cake.




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