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Get your Ice Exhibit at the Gaylord Texan Discount Code here

Don’t wait a minute longer. Enjoy this once-a-year opportunity to celebrate the Holidays now.

The main attraction is the Ice! At Gaylord Texan exhibit, 2 million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures as you walk through a 14,000 square foot attraction kept constant at 9 degrees!!

Grab those parkas, your mittens, scarves and sweaters and slide down the slides, and marvel at the exhibits!

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In addition, you can enjoy the:

  • Elf on the Shelf Character Breakfast
  • Cookies with Mrs Claus in her own cottage
  • Santa’s Snow Throw
  • The Gingerbread decorating corner
  • Photos with Santa
  • Snow Tubing
  • Santa’s Christmas Cottage Escape Room
  • Ice Skating

And for Adults, you can get tickets to upgrade your experience to VIP status with the On the Blocks Ice Bar!

Get your discount here:

ice exhibit discount promo code

This year’s Ice! at the Gaylord Texan features “Twas the Night Before Christmas” along with a Lone Star Christmas. You can get 50% Off General Admission Tickets using the promo code PLANOMOMS at GaylordTexanTickets.com (Restrictions Apply)

*Offer valid 11/10 – 11/22, excluding Saturdays after 5 PM. Tickets can be purchased online. Limit of 10 tickets per purchaser. Not retroactive. Not valid with any other discounts or offers. Other restrictions may apply. Please check the coupon small print.

What are you waiting for? Book your slot and enjoy it for yourself with our 50% off discount code!

Thank you to the Gaylord Texan Hotel for hosting our family for the day to enjoy it!

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Prepare Your House for the Holidays

6 Easy Ways to Prepare Your House for the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? Have you been able to book some family fun holiday events with our Plano Moms Holiday Guide for 2017? As you are beginning to schedule your holiday parties and gatherings one thing you have to make sure you do is to get your house prepared! Never fear, we’ve got you covered! Here are 6 easy ways to prepare your house for the holidays! Your house will be looking good in no time and you can sit back and actually enjoy those festivities.


Christmas Lights

Decorate House

Let Glow Lighting light up your home for any holiday. Their services include commercial grade lights, and LED lights custom fit to your home with maintenance and take down! To contact: text Michael Trimmer at 214-491-2549 or email at glowlighting@yahoo.com.

Carpet Cleaning

House Ready for Holidays

Let’s face it: when you invite guests into your home, you’re also inviting a mess. But fear not holiday hosts & hostesses, there are several at home solutions you can use to remove pesky holiday stains from your carpet. Learn more from Carpet Tech. 

Offer: Buy one room of carpet cleaning, get one room free

Restrictions – Treatments not included, one room per household, room must be of equal or lesser size

Christmas Decorating

Prepare House for the Holidays

Let Get Organized create a very Merry Christmas for you! Whether you are turning your home into a winter wonderland or one that is classy and elegant…they will decorate for your style. Their Decor Specialist can do the shopping for a fresh look or use what you already have. Some of the areas they decorate are: trees, mantels, stairs, porches, kids trees, tables and more. They can even come back to take down and organize it for the next year. See our Dallas Morning News article.

Offer:  Schedule our In-Home Christmas Decorating Services or Take Down Services and receive two (2) hours of free personal shopping. Expires 1/31/2017. Mention code: GOChristmas2017-18


Having a beautiful handmade wreath on your front door would be such a nice way to greet your guests. Here are 2 great options for you.

  • Zealous Accents- Unique Designs for your Custom Ordered Wreaths contact at zealousaccents@gmail.com Find them on Facebook @ZealousAccents
  • Wreaths by Jessica    Jessica says she makes affordable and seasonal wreaths. She will also custom design something so you can message her on Facebook at @GreatCustomWreathsbyJessica

Maid Service

Having a clean and tidy home before a party is a must! It will save you so much running around and stress. Try these great options for cleaning services that come highly recommended.

  • Maid Brigade   Get your free estimate and read more about why people choose Maid Brigade
  • Maid in Texas   Contact  at (972) 833-1068 or email at info@maidintx.net   based out of McKinney


Now that your house is fixed you will need food. This is what people will talk about for days. Don’t be in the kitchen making food the week before! Try these great catering options that will do a fabulous job.

  • The Italian Cowboy  Fine Italian and Regional Fusion, Find him on Facebook @TheItalianCowboyCatering or call (415) 317-4956
  • Two Sisters Catering   Two Sisters Catering will impress you and your guests with exceptionally fresh menu ideas, presented with style and customized for your event.   Find them on Facebook @twosisterscateringdallas or email kitchen@twosisterscatering.com


Now you should be all set! You have your house all decorated, your carpets are cleaned, your house is cleaned and organized, and you have fabulous food. There’s only one thing left to do- enjoy the party!!! We are wishing you the best this holiday season!

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4th of July Events and Happenings

The 4th of July is fast approaching. There are so many events and things to do for the entire weekend. Here’s your guide to make it the best 4th of July yet. We’ve found events that will keep you busy for the whole weekend. Get your sunscreen and lawn chairs ready. Here are some 4th of July events you do not want to miss!

June 24th:

Market Street Allen’s USA Celebration: Family fun all day starts at 4pm at Celebration Park, Fireworks begin after dark

Monday, July 3rd:

Addison Kaboom Town  This is event gets a LOT of people so be mindful that it’s going to be very crowded! Park opens at 4 pm.

Independence Day Celebration (Farmers’ Branch) Live music, Kids Zone, and Firework shows. This was recommended by other Plano Moms as not very crowded in years past and so fun! Gates open at 6:30. Firework show starts after dark.

Tuesday, July 4th:

Plano 4th of July Parade: Starts at 9 and ends near the Aquatic Center. Bring your lawn chairs and coolers!

Red, White, and Boom (McKinney) Parade, contests, all day a family fun and a firework show at night.

Frisco Fireworks:  All day events and a firework show at 10pm

Richardson’s Family 4th Celebration (Breckenridge Park)

July Jubilee (Little Elm) Live music, family fun starts at 5pm, fireworks at 9:30 pm

Plano’s 4th of July Celebration (Amphitheater at Oak Point) Food trucks will start at 5, fireworks show at 9: 30. Don’t want to get stuck in the crowds for this show? Here are some Mom tips:

  • If you want to bypass the crowds and just see the fireworks then lots of people bring lawn chairs and start parking/sitting out along Parker Road and Jupiter and even further down. Sam’s Club might have people there as well as at Collin College parking lot. These places are close enough so that you can see the show and not get stuck in the craziness!
  • Bring your own chairs/drinks/food to save money.
  • Pack bug spray and don’t forget the sunscreen too!

What will you be doing this 4th of July?  Don’t see your favorite 4th of July event on this list? Let us know and we’ll add it in!