Chasing Davies: The Country Club Plaza x Chasing Davies: Mother's Day Funday + Gift Ideas

May 5, 2015

The Country Club Plaza x Chasing Davies: Mother's Day Funday + Gift Ideas

What to do with kids on the Plaza in Kansas City

I have to travel for work on Mother's Day (don't worry, we will be able to squeeze in a morning brunch still), so a couple weeks ago, I got to have a more authentic, relaxed Sunday funday in lieu.  My mom and I started the day off taking a yoga class, which is a great way to start any day, really.  Then we gathered my kiddos (and Greg) for a day on the Country Club Plaza.

As mentioned last month, I wanted to try the new Zo√ęs Kitchen on the east end of The Plaza, so we all went to enjoy a lunch on the patio.  It's a great space with plenty of tables both inside and out (hello, patio weather!), nice high chairs (this is a thing for me) for the kids, and awesome food.   My mom, husband and I all got the Greek Chicken Pita and it was delicious (see the full menu here).

The kids had grilled chicken and fruit from the kids menu, and because we were eating outside, were entertained long enough for us to all enjoy our own food. We also always let Liam pick out a few toys and/or book to bring with him, and this day he brought his cars. He used the grooves in the patio as streets and rolled them around on the table while we waited for the food and when he was done eating. 

Zoes Kitchen Kansas City review
Where to eat out in Kansas City with kids
Eating at restaurants with kids

After lunch, we wanted to walk around a bit (let the kids run out their energy before nap time, ya know?!), so we headed to visit the newly renovated fountain on the east side of The Plaza. The kids loved it, especially Nora!  She was blown away by all the water, and kept trying to climb in (I think this one is going to be my swimmer... loves water!).  

Kansas City Fountains to see
Visit the KC fountains
{^^Three generations of first born babies!}

My favorite place to get a great view of The Plaza is actually the top of a parking garage!  (You can see this same view from last holiday season with the lights on here.)  So, it's great to park at this garage, located between XXI Forever and P.F. Changs on the east end so that you can catch a glimpse of The Plaza from above.  Love all the detail this area has to offer at all angles.

And for you still needing a Mother's Day gift, here are only a few of the wonderful ideas of things you can get your mama (or baby's mama) found on the Plaza:
Mother's Day gift ideas to buy in Kansas City
  • J.Crew has wonderful clothing, shoes and accessories to pick from for your mama.  When all else fails, grab a stripe top (top left corner), because I don't think you can have too many.  Right now, I'm also especially loving their summers shoe options!
  • Anthropologie has way more to offer than just clothing, but accessories, shoes, home decor, etc. I always love to get something for the upcoming summer at this time - like a cute swim suit cover (bottom right corner).  Great for anytime, these colorful coasters, letter initial mugs, a great clutch or new top, and lip stick holder for that mom (like me!) who loves her lipsticks.
  • For something extra special, try L'Occitane en Provence to pick up a bit of France's luxuries.  They have beautiful fragrances, hair, body and skin products and great gift collections, like this travel set full of great stuff (top right corner) for under $50!
  • For the mama who has a sweet tooth, or to pick up something delicious for your Mother's Day brunch or dinner (so you don't have to bake!), Natasha's Mulberry & Mott has goodies that are as beautiful as they are yummy.

The Latest & Greatest BIG News: 
Plaza Live! Courtyard Concert Series kicked off May 1st and goes on every Thursday through Sunday now through the end of September.  See full schedule here.
Now through May 10th, stop by the Paper Source for a make-and-take DIY card station.
t.Loft is coming to the Plaza this coming July! I LOVE this locally owned cafe that promotes good health through natural food choices. 
On Mother's Day, the Plaza will be handing out flowers to you mamas, too!

For more happenings going on at The Plaza this month, check out their May enewsletter and follow Country Club Plaza on Facebook for all the latest.

Happy Mother's Day to my amazing mama! She is the best in this world, and we are all so thankful for her!  She is also the best Mimi and so adored by my Liam. xox

This post is in partnership with the Country Club Plaza, but all opinions and topics discussed are my own!  

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