Yay, October! Boooo COVID.
We have friends who have a COVID high-risk family member. Their daughter is a good friend of my daughter, and they haven’t seen each other for months.
When the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens invited me to view The Art of the Pumpkin, sponsored by Reliant, I knew right away this was the perfect event for our families to do together. There was limited attendance, it’s outdoors, there are beautiful florals, plants and gourds to see, and amazing Texas fall weather; it was a recipe for a great afternoon. And it checks the box for a pumpkin patch (on steroids) for 2020. She may be 12, but I still want my pumpkin photos!
- Meet friends there.
- Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the concert green overlooking White Rock Lake. It’s truly the icing on the cake for this annual outdoor family event.
- And make it a tradition. We have so many memories from visiting the Arboretum – I know that when my daughter grows up, it will be a place she brings her family too.
- Visit the gift shop and pick up some of these adorable pumpkin kits from The Round Top Collection! They are metal and stick into your pumpkin – real or faux – for the cutest look. The Arboretum carries this fun line of metal décor year-round, and it’s a favorite stop for me on our way out.