By Curt Yeomans
Truett's Grill is inviting local residents to take their moms out on a "date" this weekend, the restaurant's marketing director has announced.
The restaurant is hosting its first-ever "Mommy and Me Date Night" on Saturday, from 4 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the restaurant, which is located at 2042 Mt. Zion Road, in Morrow.
The event, where sons and daughters can spend quality time with their mothers, is a follow-up to a two-day "Daddy-Daughter Date Night" that the restaurant held last year, said Truett's Grill of Morrow Marketing Director Ali Rice. She said the "Daddy-Daughter Date Night" attracted a crowd of 600 people.
"We got several requests that night, and since then, to do something involving the moms and the sons," Rice said. "We just decided to call it 'Mommy and Me,' though, to open it up to those mothers who do not have sons. This will be something to recognize all mothers."
Rice added that while several activities during "Mommy and Me Date Night" are geared toward mothers with young children, it is really open to mothers and children of all ages. "During the 'Daddy-Daughter Date Night,' we had a woman in her 50s who came with her dad, who was 75," the marketing director said.
Anyone who wants to participate, has to call Truett's Grill, in advance, at (770) 210-0500, to sign up for it, according to Rice. She said there is space for 60 families, but 40 families have already signed up.
Rice said mothers, and their children, who participate in the event walk under "twinkle" lights as they arrive, and sit at tables with a black-and-white ,cow-print table clothes and floral displays on them. The marketing director added that moms and their children will be able to play interactive games, including Connect Four, Go Fish and Old Maid.
Children will get to decorate flower pots, and then plant flowers in them, during a craft-making session, according to Rice. "They can then give the flowers to their moms, she added.
There will also be a photographer on hand to take pictures of families, as they arrive, the marketing director said. Photographs will also be taken with Alvin and the Chipmunks, and the Chick-fil-A Cow, according to Rice. "They will be able to get a nice formal picture of the moms with their children, as they arrive," she said. "Then they get their pictures taken with Alvin, Simon and Theodore, or the Cow, later on -- if they want to."
Rice said the "Mommy and Me Date Night," and the Daddy-Daughter Date Night" are being done in addition to Mother's Day and Father's Day events to beef up the attention given to parents at other times of the year.
"We just want to spread out our love for the parents throughout the year," she said.