Sunday is Mother's Day. If you are still making plans, here are some quick ideas to help you celebrate your loved one.
The following list will help you search for gifts, flowers and food in the McKinney area:
- Flowers: http://www.mckinneychamber.com/search
- Restaurants: http://www.mckinneyonline.com/Restaurants/index.php
- Retailers, specialty gifts and jewelers: http://www.mckinneychamber.com/search
- Day spas/salons: http://www.mckinneychamber.com/search
At Rick's Chophouse on McKinney's Historic Downtown Square, the staff has been busy preparing for an "amazing Mother's Day buffet" with live music provided by Lynne Cadena, says Debi Morelli-Matzke, sales manager at Rick's. For more information, call 214-726-9251.
McKinney Magazine asked Matzke what she envisions as the perfect Mother's Day.
"The perfect Mother's Day would be staying out of the kitchen and laundry room all day!" she said with a laugh. "Breakfast in bed delivered by my children, being spoiled by a manicure and pedicure, and then a leisurely brunch with my family. I also like to sneak in a couple of hours of alone time, which would include a nice long walk, a workout or a movie!"
At The Pantry Restaurant in Historic Downtown McKinney, employees have been making "desserts, desserts, desserts" in addition to a mouth-watering brunch featuring casseroles, quiche, barbecue brisket, shrimp pasta salad and other goodies.
The Pantry has been working to make the Mother's Day brunch "the perfect day, in the perfect place, for a perfect lady," said Andy Cope of The Pantry. For more information, call 972-542-2411.
At El Chico Cafe, 1222 N. Central Expressway in McKinney, the staff reminds diners that they always get 15 percent off their Sunday dining tab if they bring in their church bulletin from that day. That goes for Mother's Day too.
"We're making a special dessert for Mother's Day -- Strawberry Nachos," said owner Jim Collins. "It's fresh strawberries, served over cinnamon chips and topped with vanilla ice cream. And of course, we’ll have our famous Mexican Apple Pie with brandy butter sauce. It’s been a favorite of moms for years."
At Landon Winery on McKinney's Square, all mothers are invited to enjoy a complimentary glass of award-winning sparkling wine from noon to 9 p.m. May 13.
At the Belk store in McKinney, there will be free Mother's Day makeovers at the Clinique counter. Anyone interested is invited to call 972-547-4310 ext. 267, because times are filling up. Plus, moms can get a free goodie for having a makeover.