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Michaels~ 20% Off Entire Purchase Including Sale Items + KIDS CLUB Activity on 2/6

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 2:00 PM
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Through tomorrow only, Michaels is offering 20% Off your Entire purchase including sale items to use in-store or online. just use the code 20FEB56 for online orders or head here to print your coupon or pull it up on your smartphone while shopping or you can select the ‘Text to Phone’ option to receive the coupon via text message.

Plus, this Saturday from 10AM-Noon, visit your local Michaels for a KIDS CLUB Activity – kids 3 and up can make a Cupid’s Arrow Valentine for just $2 per child – sign up in store or online or just drop in.

Mardi Gras Celebrations in DFW

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 1:00 PM
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If you won’t be heading to New Orleans for Mardi Gras this year, don’t worry because Dallas has a long history of enjoying this great celebration!  Here are a few places to get your party on!

OCarnivale Masquerade Ball (Oak Cliff)

This historic Dallas neighborhood becomes a Mardi Gras headquarters each year in early February. A dance will be held at 7 p.m. on Febuary 6th at the Kessler Theater featuring  cajun style food, costumes and general debauchery. Plus, there is a parade the next day, as well as a 1k walk or 5k fun run to benefit area children.

1230 W. Davis St.
Dallas, Texas 75208
(214) 272-8346

Lake Dallas Mardi Gras

Lake Dallas Mardi Gras takes place outside the Lake Dallas City Hall, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on February 9, 2016. There will be music, parades, contests and lots of Cajun food! Beads will by flying, and the music will be hopping. Plus, there is a crawfish eating contest and mask competition for children. Musicians from New Orleans will be playing authentic Mardi Gras style music, and there will be lots of dancing in the streets.

212 Main St.
Lake Dallas, Texas 75065
(940) 497-2226

Dallas Mardi Gras And Festival

Here is a good family event where you can take the children and still have a good taste of a real Mardi Gras celebration. On February 9th, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., there will be dancing, food and fun in front of city hall. There will also be traditional Mardi Gras favorites like beignets, gumbo, jambalaya, shrimp po-boys and of course, a chance at a piece of Mardi Gras king cake. The parade begins at noon, and the festival lasts all day.

Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(972) 679-2671

Mardi Gras Texas Style

Everything is bigger in Texas, and this event doesn’t fall short! On Saturday, February 20, there will be 28 bands on five stages, lots of beads flying around and all the classic Mardi Gras type drinks you would expect. The music is Texas Red Dirt and country style, all in a 90,000 square foot automobile building at the historic fairgrounds of Dallas. The event will be held regardless of the weather and it is expected that 10,000 people will attend!

Automobile Building, Fair Park
1010 First Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75210
(512) 371-6924

Fun & Free Weekend Events

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*American Girl
Throughout the month of February at various locations, girls ages 8 and up can participate in various events. Head over here to see the full list of dates and participating locations as well as a phone number to make reservations. Keep in mind that ticket prices will vary by event.

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*Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Are you a Bank of America card holder? If so, for a full weekend each month, you can visit a museum for FREE. This is for Bank of America card holders only. At least one member of your family will be granted FREE admission.

This is the weekend –  February 6 and 7, 2016

For more about FREE Museum Weekend from Bank of America 10/3 to 10/4 and a list of museums go HERE.

*Bass Pro

Kids Fishing at Bass Pro Saturdays, 11 AM Free Join Bass Pro each week when kids are welcome to fish on their pond. CLICK HERE for details!Go here for details.

*Dallas Arboretum

To kick off the new year and encourage people to enjoy the gardens and be outdoors, the Dallas Arboretum is offering $5 admission beginning January 4 and continuing through January 31 for non-members. Members receive complimentary admission year round. This offer is only available when purchased at the gate.

 

koalaDallas Zoo- $5 Entrance & Adopt a Koala at the Dallas Zoo
The Dallas Zoo is the only place you’ll find koalas in Texas and one of only 10 zoos in the nation with these cute creatures. When you adopt a koala, your Valentine gets all of the parental pride without all the work. We’ll handle the cleaning, feeding, and housing for the koalas. You’ll receive the satisfaction of knowing that your gift helps support animal care at the Zoo. The cost for this Aussi-some gift is $50 ($40 for DZS members). No charge if you pick it up at the zoo; shipping prices are additional cost.

The temperature has dropped and so has the price of admission to only $5 for the entire month of February ($8 parking).

*Fort Worth Stock Show

*Fort Worth Stock Show

The legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is a 23-day extravaganza at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, offering a unique atmosphere rich in tradition and history. In addition to the various livestock shows and professional rodeo thrills, Stock Show patrons can also enjoy:

All Western Parade in downtown Fort Worth
Interactive kid-friendly exhibits
Nearly four acres of fun shopping
“Moo-seum Experience” presented by Central Market
Live music, an exciting carnival, great food and much more!
Save on Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo tickets when you Buy 1, Get 1 Free!

Will Rogers Memorial Center
3401 W Lancaster Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone number (817) 392-7469
From: Saturday, Jan 16, 12:00 am
To: Saturday, Feb 6, 12:00 am

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*Great Wolf Lodge

If you’ve been waiting for a discount on the Great Wolf Lodge – it’s back on Groupon! See all Great Wolf Lodge offers here – discounts available nationwide. Prices vary by location and the type of package that you select.

For those of you in Dallas, here is a discount for the Great Wolf Lodge – Grapevine location.

You can choose from FOUR options – as low as $149/night, with a one-night minimum.

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*Goldstar

Here is a super great offer!  Right now on Goldstar you can get select premium tickets for just $20 each!  This includes the Dallas Mavericks, starting at just $16, Sesame Street Live and Rent!  Go here for more information!

 

*Home Depot

Head out with the kids to the February 6th Free Kids Workshop at Home Depot from 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM where they can make an adorable Valentines Mailbox!

Register HERE.

Join our hands-on workshop and build a wooden Valentines mailbox to hold all your child’s valentine cards from their favorite friends. After the mailbox is built, your child can personalize their project with paint.
-All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
-Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin

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*Main Event

Main Event Entertainment is offering guests the chance to suit up and play with $5 Super Bowling.  Now through Feb. 26, guests can bowl for just $5 per person, per game all day on Sunday and Tuesdaythrough Friday, and on Monday from open to 4 p.m.

For Main Event locations, go here.

 

 

*SeaLife Grapevine

sealifeFrom February 1 through April 1, with the purchase of one adult ticket and donation of five empty soda cans receive one free kids admission to SEA LIFE Grapevine.  Bring in five cans for each additional child ages 3-12 and their ticket is just $5.* *Beverage cans must be non-alcoholic.  Children ages two and under are free.  Only available for purchase onsite.

SEA LIFE Grapevine is located at 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, Texas 76051.  For more information visit www.visitsealife.com/grapevine or call 817-819-7677.S

*Studio B

Studio B Performing Arts will be holding auditions for the community production of The Wizard of Oz.

Auditions for all ages will be held on Saturday, February 6th from 4pm – 7 pm.

Please prepare a 32 bar song in the style of the show and bring a resume and head shot.  There will also be a cold reading. For more information, please visit our website atstudiobtheater.com.

Saturday, February 6th from 4pm – 7 pm

Studio B Performing Arts
2400 Justin Road,
Highland Village, TX 75077
http://studiobtheater.info/ or 972-966-2787

*Studio Movie Grill

Lots of great movies still to come over the next few weeks! Right now, go here where you can pay $5.00 for a movie ticket at Studio Movie Grill!

This Saturday, 2/6, Studio Movie Grill will host a Special Needs Screening of Kung Fu Panda 3 at 11am! Tickets available at the box office only.

Special Needs screenings are free for children with special needs and their siblings. Everyone else pays before noon matinee price. Special Needs screenings run with the lights up and the sound down so the children are free to laugh, play, sing and even dance while they watch. Seating will be first come, first served.

Valentines Day in Dallas

Valentine’s Day in Dallas & Fort Worth (Entertainment)

Valentine’s Restaurant Menu’s & Offers in Dallas & Fort Worth

Homemade Valentine’s Box Idea: Rubiks Cube Valentine Box & “Chews You/Extra Special” Valentines

Valentine’s Day Book & Movie Deals

 

Enter AARP MLK Create the Good Video Contest

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 12:15 PM
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Dream big in honor of MLK!

Submit a short video with your vision for improving your community. You could just win the funding to get you started. Create the Good will provide $2,500 for the winning Dream Builder to donate to the non-profit of their choice for their project! Three finalists will receive a $500 donation to the non-profit organization of their choice to help build their dreams. So what are you waiting for? Enter your Dream Builder video before 2/7/2016!

“Wicked” ~ Tickets as low as $39 (Pre-Sale Offer)

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 9:30 AM
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Do you have plans to see Wicked! You’ll want to check out this pre-sale offer with discounted tickets as low as $39! Go here and then go to the second page, where you will find the deal!

Details:

The Grammy and Tony Award-winning musical Wicked, one of the biggest hits in Broadway history, is flying back to Dallas’ Music Hall at Fair Park. Long before Dorothy drops in to Munchkinland from Kansas, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One — born with emerald green skin — is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. The story of how these two unlikely friends become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for what USA Today called “the most complete — and completely satisfying — musical in a long time.” Get your tickets to Wicked now before they go on sale to the general public.

Free Museum Weekend ~ 2/6 & 2/7

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 8:30 AM
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Are you a Bank of America card holder? If so, for a full weekend each month, you can visit a museum for FREE. This is for Bank of America card holders only. At least one member of your family will be granted FREE admission.

This is the weekend –  February 6 and 7, 2016

For more about FREE Museum Weekend from Bank of America 10/3 to 10/4 and a list of museums go HERE.

Valentine’s Day in Dallas ~ Entertainment & Restaurant Deals + More

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 7:00 PM
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Valentines Day in Dallas

Yep, Valentine’s Day in Dallas is going to pop up before we know it!  Here are some entertainment and restaurant deals for your main “squeeze” and the kiddos too!

Valentine’s Day in Dallas & Fort Worth (Entertainment)

Valentine’s Restaurant Menu’s & Offers in Dallas & Fort Worth

Homemade Valentine’s Box Idea: Rubiks Cube Valentine Box & “Chews You/Extra Special” Valentines

Valentine’s Day Book & Movie Deals

Get Mr. Food eCookbook With 14 Valentine’s Day Desserts Recipes

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 2:45 PM
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Sign up and receive Mr. Food eCookbook with 14 Valentine’s Day Desserts Recipes!

After all, the best way to their hearts is through their stomachs, so why not woo your sweetie these special desserts? On Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day of the year, we all speak the same language: the language of love! And you can say “I love you” with any number of these mouthwatering Valentine’s Day dessert recipes, like cookies, cakes, candies, brownies and more. Filled with 14 delectable desserts for the 14th day of February, our Treats for Your Sweetheart eCookbook is the perfect way to indulge your sweet tooth, whether you’re celebrating with your family or your sweetie.

Goldstar ~ Premium Event Tickets Only $20, Including Dallas Mavericks, Sesame Street + More!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 2:15 PM
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Here is a super great offer!  Right now on Goldstar you can get select premium tickets for just $20 each!  This includes the Dallas Mavericks, starting at just $16, Sesame Street Live and Rent!  Go here for more information!

*HOT!* Great Wolf Lodge Groupon Discount – Locations Nationwide (as low as $149 in Grapevine)

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 2:00 PM
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If you’ve been waiting for a discount on the Great Wolf Lodge – it’s back on Groupon! See all Great Wolf Lodge offers here – discounts available nationwide. Prices vary by location and the type of package that you select.

For those of you in Dallas, here is a discount for the Great Wolf Lodge – Grapevine location.

You can choose from FOUR options – as low as $149/night, with a one-night minimum.

Make sure and read the fine print on the offer to make sure that it works for you!

What You Get

Stay for four in a Family suite, with up to four daily breakfasts and late checkout (2 p.m)

Stay for six in a Wolf Den or KidKamp suite, with up to six daily breakfasts

Stay for seven in a KidCabin suite, with up to seven daily breakfasts

Stay for eight in a Loft suite, with up to eight daily breakfasts

Also included: 

  • Daily water park wristbands for each guest
  • $10 gift shop credit per night
  • Dates into April

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
  • Cancellation policy: 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are nonrefundable.
  • Additional fees: $19.99 daily resort fee added at purchase
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.

Celebrate Black History Month With Your Kids

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 12:45 PM
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Every year, I try and think of ways to celebrate Black History Month with my kids that will leave a lasting impression on them as they grow older. So I decided to look into this a little more and here are a few ideas I came up with for you and your family to observe this important month.

See the Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) perform
This dance company is featuring the Cultural Awareness Series February 19-21. DBDT celebrates Black History Month with the world premiere of a new piece by former Ailey Dancer, Kirven Douthit-Boyd, as well as some stunning works from the company repertoire. And stay after the curtain closes for premium post-performance activities.

The performances are taking place at Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, part of the AT&T Performing Arts Center and tickets start at under $30.

AT&T Performing Arts Center
Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre
2403 Flora Street, Dallas
214/880-0202
dbdt.com

Take a trip to the African American Museum
General admission is free (excluding some special exhibits). The museum is open Tuesday–Friday from 11am–5pm and Saturday from 10am–5pm and open late until 10pm on first Friday of the month.

African American Museum
3536 Grand Ave., Dallas
214/565-9026
aamdallas.org

Make a Craft or Color with Your Younger Children
You can head to Pinterest or DLTK for some great ideas. This is one of the best ways to engange preschoolers and at least start the conversation about Black History Month with them.

ScreenHunter_5066 Feb. 04 12.05Attend a dance class and performance at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters (TBAAL)
TBAAL is featuring the 12th Annual Weekend Festival of Black Dance Rhythm and Soul of a People. Attend a performance starring Jamaica’s own Stella Maris Dance Company and Dallas’ Black Academy Dance Ensemble highlighting contemporary, modern and jazz Black Dance. Even more exciting, attendees can register for a class to learn some of the same captivating moves.

Friday, 26 @ 10am Naomi Bruton Main Stage
Student Morning Performance – $5
Friday 26 & Saturday, 27 @ 8pmPublic Performance -$10

BLACK DANCE MASTER CLASS
Saturday, 27 @ 11am – 2pm
$10-Master Class

The Black Academy of Arts and Letters
Dallas Convention Center Theater Complex
650 S. Griffin Street, Dallas
214/743-2440
tbaal.org

See a play at Jubliee Theatre
This historically black Fort Worth hub of the arts has been in existence since 1981.
Through February 28th, they will feature Seven Guitars, which explores the hope, heartbreak, and heritage of the African-American experience in the twentieth century. In 1948 Pittsburg, a small group of friends gather following the untimely death of Floyd “Schoolboy” Barton, a local blues guitarist who was on the edge of stardom. Together, they reminisce about his short life and discover the unspoken passions and undying spirit that lives within each of them.

Jubliee Theatre
506 Main Street, Fort Worth
817/338-4411
Tickets $15–$25
jubileetheatre.org

Head to Your Library or Amazon to Pick Up These Stories
Sometimes you only have about 5 or 10 minutes to spare in your busy schedule but that doesn’t mean you can’t still talk about Black History Month over a good bedtime story. Here are a few choices to get you started:

Something Beautiful
Amazing Grace
The Story of Ruby Bridges
Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
What Color Is My World? The Lost History of African-American Inventors

Thanks, DFW Child!

Studio Movie Grill ~ Special Needs Screening of Kung Fu Panda 3 on Feb 6th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 12:15 PM
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This Saturday, 2/6, Studio Movie Grill will host a Special Needs Screening of Kung Fu Panda 3 at 11am! Tickets available at the box office only.

Special Needs screenings are free for children with special needs and their siblings. Everyone else pays before noon matinee price. Special Needs screenings run with the lights up and the sound down so the children are free to laugh, play, sing and even dance while they watch. Seating will be first come, first served.

FC Dallas Birthday Parties (Fun & Unique) + 4 Ticket Giveaway

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 10:00 AM
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Are you looking for a fun and unique birthday party idea?  Check this out!

FC DallasDallas’ Major League Soccer team hosts some super cool parties.  It’s a fun way to celebrate your kids big day!

  • One autographed item for birthday child presented at halftime
  • Birthday announcement on Matrix board
  • Participation in the pregame parade
  • Birthday greeting card from FC Dallas
  • Picture with FC Dallas mascot TEX HOOPER

To learn more, you can email bcrum@FCDallas.com or call 469-365-0134

I know it’s hard to consistently come up with birthday party ideas so I wanted to share this one with you.

And while we’re at it, FC Dallas donated 4 tickets to me to giveaway!  Just leave a comment below and we’ll choose a winner on February 11th!  Good luck!

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Valentine’s Restaurant Menu’s & Offers in Dallas & Fort Worth

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 7:30 PM
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Valentine’s Day Restaurant Offers in Dallas and Fort Worth

On Feb. 14, couples will hit the town with their significant other for a night of romance and decadence, and many will spare no expense. The average person will spend about $140 on gifts, dinner and other expenses for their special someone.

But, you can still take your special someone out and spend way less.  Here is a list of Valentine’s Restaurant menu’s and offers in Dallas and Fort Worth that will fit anyone’s budget from free to exorbitant!

Also if you’re looking for things to do, make sure and check out our list of ideas for Valentine’s Day in Dallas and Forth Worth, from free/cheap to extravagant if you want to splurge!

RESTAURANTS

Inexpensive Options

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The South’s favorite breakfast spot will transform into an extravagant, white-tablecloth fine-dining establish for Valentine’s Day evening. Some select Waffle House locations have been serving Valentine’s Day dinners for nearly a decade, complete with special decorations and fine-tailored servers. Some locations even step up their menus, offering upscale items like steak in addition to the regular breakfast offerings. While reservations aren’t required, they are suggested. Visit Waffle House’s website for a full list of participating restaurants.

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Picking up a box of Krispy Kreme is always a good way to say “I love you,” but with a special line of Valentine’s Day themed donuts, it’s a lot easier on Feb. 14. The shop always makes a number of donuts frosted in pink icing and topped with heart-shaped sprinkles for Valentine’s Day.

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QDOBA

Can’t beat FREE!!! That’s what Qdoba Mexican Grill is offering customers this Valentine’s Day, but it comes with a catch — You’ll only get a free burrito if you can convince someone to kiss you in line. Guests will receive a buy one get one free burrito when they “share a kiss with a significant other, friend, family member or even an understanding stranger at the cash register.

Customers who share their kiss on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #QdobaForAKissSweeps will be entered in the “Qdoba for a Kiss Sweepstakes” where they’ll be eligible for a number of extra prizes.

Pollo Tropical

On Feb. 14, guests can receive a “Two Can Dine for $9.99” deal featuring two entrees, including a choice of a small Create Your Own TropiChop® or a Quarter-Chicken Platter with rice and beans – along with two regular size drinks and a regular size side of fried yuca or sweet plantains and a free dessert. Simply text “LOVE2016” to 52198 to receive the Valentine’s Day deal coupon code.  Limit one coupon per couple.

Moderate

Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 10.59.59 AMEnjoy Valentines Day with your Sweetheart at Kabobi! Valentines Sunday night they are doing a special 4 course meal for only $30/person. There will be red roses given to all of the ladies as well as live music playing. Make your reservation today! Go here to get the coupon!
Kabobi Fresh Mediterranean
100 S Central Expressway #49
Richardson, TX 75080
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(972) 803-5203!
Expires: Feb 15, 2016

Bonefish Grill

Bonefish Grill (Feb. 9-15): Enjoy a salad, your choice of Filet & Lobster Tail or Imperial Topped Sea Bass, and a Chocolate Crème Brulee to share for just $29.90 per person.

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Why stress about not having a partner for February 14th when you could surround yourself with the thing that truly matters: pink, chocolate-yFrappuccinosStarbucks‘ secret menu will be here for you this Valentine’s Day with festive drinks.

The Love Bean Frappuccino

The Valentine Frappuccino

The Java Berry Frappuccino

North Texas Cantina Laredo locations have a three course dinner available. The Valentine’s Especialidad menu will only be available February 12 – February 14, 2016. For only $35 per person (plus $15 for optional cocktail pairings), guests can enjoy: A Choice of Appetizer, OPTIONAL COCKTAIL, Choice of Entrée, Choice of Dessert:  OPTIONAL COCKTAIL: Heart Warmer: Corazón Añejo, Bailey’s and coffee.

February 12, 2016 to February 14, 2016
11 a.m. to 11 p.m.


El Fenix

Celebrate “amor” with your loved ones at El Fenix. Guests can enjoy Dallas’ original Tex-Mex restaurant and complimentary heart-shaped sopapillas with our purchase of any entrée. Promotion runs Thursday, Feb. 12 through Sunday, Feb. 14.

 

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This Valentine’s weekend, Fogo de Chão invites guests to experience the authentic tastes and flavors from Southern Brazil.  And, as a thank you for sharing your love with Fogo de Chão, couples who dine Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14, will receive a Valentine’s Dining Card, good for a complimentary lunch or dinner towards their next visit*.

All Fogo de Chão locations will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, February 14th.  Reservations are highly recommended and can be made at FOGO.com.

Pricier

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at Bob’s on Lemmon Avenue.
We will be offering our full menu.
Friday,
February 12
5 p.m.-11 p.m.
Saturday,
February 13
5 p.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday, February 14
5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Prime seating will become limited, please call to make your reservation today.
CALL: 214-528-9446
©2016 Bob’s Steak & Chop House
4001 Maple Avenue, St. 500 Dallas, TX 75219

Dallas Chop House


Valentine’s Day dinner menu features a three-course meal and option wine pairings. Selections include lobster bisque and steak tartare as starters, striped bass and roasted quail for entrée, and bread pudding and lavender-vanilla bean crème brulee for dessert. The menu also features Cupid’s Crush, a vodka, raspberry and lemon juice cocktail. Feb. 13-14. $70 plus $25 for wine. 214-736-7300.

Dallas Fish Market


Three courses featuring beausoleil oysters, hamachi, salmon and Chatham cod. Wine and sake pairings are available.$70 per person; option $25 wine and sake pairing. 214-744-3474

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Special Valentine’s Day menu featuring steak and lobster for $79. 972-490-9000

 

The Ranch at Las Colinas


Featuring a special a la carte menu all weekend, plus a special brunch buffet on Sunday. 972-506-7262.

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One of Dallas’ most romantic dining destinations, III Forks, will offer a Sweetheart Menu, perfect for Valentine’s Day. This special menu is available from February 6 through February 14, so that guests might choose the date they wish to celebrate. The special menu is $160 per couple, and includes: Choice of Starter: III Forks Salad Lobster Bisque Entrée: Two 6-ounce Filet Mignon accompanied by two 6-ounce Cold Water Rock Lobster Tails, served with whipped potatoes, sugar snap peas, off-the cob cream corn, vine-ripened tomatoes and spring onions. Dessert: Chocolate Lovers’ Dessert Featured Sparkling Selections: Chandon Brut Classic (187 ml) ($15 – glass) Gruet Blanc de Noir ($12/$38) Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc ($70 – bottle)

February 06, 2016 to February 14, 2016
5:00 p.m. – close
972-267-1776

 

Romantic

If you don’t care about costs (not all of these are super expensive by the way, but you just want a restaurant that screams ROMANCE, these are some of my favorites!

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310 Houston St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 336-1009
Reata’s sprawling rooftop patio, perched atop Sundance Square, provides an enchanting setting under the stars. The restaurant is just as picturesque from inside where a cozy western chic ambiance is accented with dramatic views of Fort Worth’s downtown skyline.

Mexican Sugar

7501 Lone Star Drive, Suite B150
Plano, TX 75024
(972) 943-0984
The menu focuses on contemporary Mexican cuisine like chili brined bone-in pork chops with orange agave butter, lump crab enchiladas and tacos filled with items such as adobo-marinated seared snapper, vegetable ceviche and chili beef tenderloin.

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The French Room

1321 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 742-8200
It doesn’t get any dreamier, nor more opulent, than at the French Room in downtown’s legendary Adolphus Hotel. Chef Marcos Segovia creates expertly prepared dishes ranging from lump crab cakes with lemongrass lobster sauce and pork belly with white chocolate polenta to macadamia nut crusted halibut and rack of lamb with blue cheese soufflé. Diners can choose from a fixed price menu of three courses for $80 per person or a five-course chef’s tasting feast for $110. Wine pairing is also offered for an additional charge.

Home Depot Free Kids Workshop ~ Make A Valentines Mailbox

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 4:00 PM
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Head out with the kids to the February 6th Free Kids Workshop at Home Depot from 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM where they can make an adorable Valentines Mailbox!

Register HERE.

Join our hands-on workshop and build a wooden Valentines mailbox to hold all your child’s valentine cards from their favorite friends. After the mailbox is built, your child can personalize their project with paint.
-All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
-Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.

Homemade Valentine’s Day Card Ideas

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 12:30 PM
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Time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day cards for your kids! We’ve rustled up some great DIY options along with ways to save on candy and cards if you’re too busy to make your own. Making your own can probably be a lot less expensive and not too time consuming.

Remember, just because you don’t have a lot of time, that doesn’t mean you can’t make those valentines look like you spent hours putting them together. It just takes a few moments of planning. Here are ideas and some of the latest store deals available to help you stretch your dollar!
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With all of the candy being handed out on Valentine’s Day, why don’t you mix it up and give them something to quench their thirst.   These Kool-Aid Valentines are just the thing!
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The Coterie’s I’m a Sucker For You valentines are EASY, sweet, and adorable!
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This is SO cute.The I “Chews” You printable cards are perfect on everything, from a pack of gum to a bag filled with gummy candies.

Here is another free printable courtesy of Mommy Musings too!

 

Best Gymnastics Valentine’s Party ~ Date Night for YOU!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 12:15 PM
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Want to spend some time with your special someone on Valentine’s Day but don’t know what to do with the kids!  Take them to Best Gymnastics February 13th from 6:00pm – 10:00pm for their Valentine’s Party.

Don’t forget to dress your kids in a pink or red shirt.  They will have such a blast making friendship potions, playing games, creating Valentine’s Day cards, going to the BFF booth with their friends and favorite coaches, eating pizza for dinner and having tons of fun while you enjoy a night to yourself!

At Best Gymnastics we know safety is important to our parents. All of the events at Best Gymnastics are closely supervised by safety-trained coaches and we have a security drop-off/pick-up wristband system.

The Valentine’s Party is for ages 3 and up (potty trained) and is $25 per child with a $5 sibling discount. Register online, email us at  info@bestgymnastics.net or give us a call at 972-874-8800 to reserve your spot today.

 

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Do Something Nice Today: Send a Patient a Valentine, Methodist Health System’s Project: Valentine

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 11:50 AM
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This is such a great program and just takes a few minutes of your time! Help brighten a hospital patient’s Valentine’s Day! You can send a patient at Methodist Health System a Valentine to let them know you’re rooting for them!

Screen Shot 2016-02-01 at 11.21.38 AMThis act of kindness is free; you just need to take a moment to fill out an online form. You can choose to give your first name or remain 100% anonymous.

Choose a hospital close to you – Methodist has campuses in Dallas, southwest Dallas, Richardson, Mansfield, McKinney and Addison. Share your heart by Tuesday, February 9th. You can help more patients by spreading the word through social media!

 

Click here to send a  Valentine

 

See Hansel & Gretel @ DCT Starting 3/4

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 11:00 AM
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SIf you want to start taking your little ones to the theater, here is a great place to start! Follow the trail of breadcrumbs all the way to Dallas Children’s Theater to see HANSEL AND GRETEL running from March 4 – April 3, 2016

Puppeteers follow the storyline of the centuries-old fairytale that has been told time and time again. When B. Wolf adapted HANSEL AND GRETEL for DCT, she made slight changes to some of the more graphic elements to reflect the family-friendly audiences that Dallas Children’s Theater caters to. Wolf has been writing and puppeteering for Kathy Burks for 40 years, and composing music productions for DCT since 1995.

Audiences will hear variations of melodies from Engelbert Humperdinck’s 19th century opera, Hansel und Gretel, in the songs and underscore also written by Wolf. People will recognize one of the most well-known songs from the opera in HANSEL AND GRETEL’s fourth song, Prayer. Actors sing this tune as the lost children try to go to sleep in the mystical, dark forest. In the song, angels descend to protect the children as they sleep.

On opening night, audience members will leave with a small bag of treats from Amy’s Chocolate Gifts to enjoy from home—not a mysterious trail. Before the show on March 4, patrons will be surrounded by a thicket of activities including face painting, a lollipop-themed craft, and giveaways. Tickets for HANSEL AND GRETEL range in price from $13 to $26; lap seats are available for children under 3 years old.

To reserve your tickets for a family-friendly retelling of HANSEL AND GRETEL, please call the DCT Box Office at 214-740-0051 or visit dct.org.

Dallas Children’s Theater
Rosewood Center for Family Arts
5938 Skillman Street
Dallas, Texas 75231

Main Event Entertainment ~ $5 Bowling Through February 26th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 6:30 PM
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Main Event Entertainment is offering guests the chance to suit up and play with $5 Super Bowling.  Now through Feb. 26, guests can bowl for just $5 per person, per game all day on Sunday and Tuesday through Friday, and on Monday from open to 4 p.m.

For Main Event locations, go here.