April 27

Fresh Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day


Your mom deserves better than the same old Mother’s Day celebration. Breakfast in bed or brunch at her favorite restaurant are nice ideas but also a little boring. Rewrite the script in 2023 and treat her to something fresh. These unique Mother’s Day ideas will make her special day one she won’t forget.

Go Wine Tasting

If your mom loves a glass of bubbles or two, why not spend the day wine-tasting? You could hire a bus or appoint one family member as the designated driver. McKinney is home to several excellent wineries with tasting rooms open every Sunday, including Landon Winery4R Ranch Vineyards and Winery, and Barons Creek Vineyards. You could also hit Lone Star Wine Cellars for live music and superb wine every weekend.

Enjoy Some Cocktails

Moms who love mixed drinks may prefer spending time at one of McKinney’s cocktail lounges. Local establishments such as CT Provisions Cocktail Parlor & KitchenUncork’d Bar & Grill, and The Yard all have an impressive selection of cocktails and quality food, so you don’t get too tipsy. Catch a cab out to lunch or dinner with drinks so you can indulge or overindulge in the delicious beverages.

Take a Yoga Class

A yoga class is a great way to reconnect with your body and practice self-care. After all the love that your mother has given you, isn’t it time you encouraged her to give back to herself? Yoga is also a low-impact workout, so it suits moms of all ages and abilities. McKinney has a few yoga studios open on Sundays, including YogaSix and North Texas Yoga. Sign your whole family up for an extra Zen Mother’s Day.

Have a Spa Day

Speaking of self-care, a spa day is another excellent option for a Mother’s Day with a difference. Buy a variety of treatments so your mom can kick back and enjoy getting pampered with you by her side. If you’re unsure what she’d enjoy, speak to the experts at Pavitra Organic Day Spa, Massage Green Spa, or Koya Spa, who’d be happy to tailor a spa experience to meet her needs and your budget.

Enjoy a Picnic Lunch

With the warm Texan weather and spring flowers in bloom, Mother’s Day is ideal for picnics in one of the beautiful local parks. Pack her favorite picnic foods and bring a blanket for a relaxed meal outdoors. Inspiration Park has a great shaded area for picnics and an enormous playground and splash pad to amuse the kids. At nearly 17 acres, Serenity Park has plenty of space for play and picnic tables for your lunch. Another option is Katherine B. Winniford Park, where you can enjoy the fishing pond, hiking and biking trails, and a picnic shelter.

Hit the Trails

If you want more than a short hike after a picnic lunch, why not make a trail walk the main part of your celebration? Hiking with your mom can be a great bonding experience. Consider your fitness levels and choose a trail that suits you both. The Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney are ideal for beginners, as the trail is relatively short and has benches for resting along the way. If you’re lucky, the crape myrtle trees may bloom early. For a great challenge, take on the nearly 9-mile Erwin Park Full Loop at Erwin Municipal Park.

Get on the Water

Summer is just around the corner, so it’s warm enough to enjoy Mother’s Day on the water. Kayak McKinney can lead you on a guided two-hour tour of Lavon Lake. It’s suitable for most adults and kids aged five and over, no matter their experience level. You could also go swimming at the Apex Center, which has outdoor and indoor leisure pools with slides, children’s play areas, and a separate outdoor kiddie pool. You can also go fishing or ride a paddle boat at Towne Lake Recreation Area.

Go Antiquing

If your mom loves treasures from the past, she’ll love spending the day antiquing around McKinney. Plenty of quality antique shops in the city trade on Sundays, including Antique Company Mall, Homepieces, and The Menagerie. Rather than buying her a Mother’s Day gift ahead of time, you could use your budget to purchase a special piece she finds on the day.

Tour Historic Sites

McKinney’s rich history is also ripe for exploring on Mother’s Day. Your mom will love admiring the architecture in historic Downtown McKinney, one of the state’s oldest downtown areas. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time at Chestnut Square Heritage Village. There’s a blacksmith shop, an old general store, and six historic homes, including the 1854 Faires House, the oldest home in McKinney. The old 1911 Post Office building is now the Collin County History Museum, where you and your mom can learn more about the city’s past.

Book a Family Photo Shoot

If you can’t remember the last time you had a nice family photo, or you were still at school when it happened, it’s probably time to make an appointment with a photographer. Your mom will love the opportunity to dress up and spend time posing with her loved ones. She’ll also have the finished photos as a special keepsake of this Mother’s Day for years to come. McKinney has several excellent photographers specializing in family photos, including Emily Megan PhotographyUrooj Photography, and Magnolia Fire Photography.

Don’t let an unreliable vehicle spoil your Mother’s Day plans. If your car is getting a little long in the tooth, see the Huffines Kia McKinney team. We can introduce you to a brand new Kia or a quality used car that will get the whole family where they need to be on time and in style. Our dealership is open every day except Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., so you’ve got plenty of opportunities to find the right car for you.


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