How to visit Magnolia Table with kids!
So my Mom invited us to go to visit Magnolia Table with our kids in Waco. HOW could I refuse!? 😲 So we packed up (we only live about an hour and a half away!) and went to visit the new restaurant by Chip and Joanna Gaines’ new restaurant Magnolia Table. I was a little nervous taking the kiddos thinking it was going to be this farmhouse hipster fest with people giving me the side eye at my kids.😒 Not one side eye was given and the kids LOVED it!
CHECK IN with the hostess and get a pager so that you don’t waste time. THEN go check out the “take away” area that has snacks, little gift shop type things, beverages etc. Basically to tide you over while you wait or if you happen to go on a REALLY busy day you could just grab something from here.
While you wait…
It will probably be about an hour wait if you are lucky. We went during the week so that probably helped with the wait. So after checking out the “Take Away” area if you still aren’t being seated, you could have the kids take a photo with Chip and Joanna Gaines’ hands. Then go to the left of the building and there is a beautiful covered area you can sit and wait in the shade. For some reason we didn’t realize this was available till afterwards, so make sure you take advantage of that!
Inside is gorgeous!
There is a full coffee shop and the decor is PERFECTION which did you expect anything less??? You could see Joanna’s design influence throughout the whole restaurant and attention to even the smallest details! If you are going to visit Magnolia Table with kids make sure to ask for the cute coloring sheets including colored pencils!😍😍😍
They had water carafes for the tables with their logo on them, which is perfect as I ALWAYS order a drink (usually a Sprite) with a water in case the server gets busy but I am crazy thirsty! They also had leather pouches for you to put your phone in so you could focus and pay attention to the people you are eating with, BRILLIANT! Just don’t forget your phone! 🙊😂
“Daniel” was the best server ever!
So he actually had a different name but I can’t remember what it was. 😬 He said he was new and they didn’t have a name tag for him yet. BUT he was awesome, he had us cracking up the whole time and was very attentive! Those last few photos he said if he takes off his glasses he looks like Super Man (yeah I see that! 🤗😂)
The food was SUPER YUMMY!
I was a little nervous that we wouldn’t find anything on the menu that the kiddos would like but there were quite a few options! Bella and I ended up getting the Chip sandwich which had a scrambled egg on a croissant.
It was super filling as it came with a side of homemade tater tots. We had them as an appetizer too not realizing they were included with the meal but Isaac loved them so that worked out PERFECT!
They do have a kids menu that I think most kids will go for, our youngest daughter is gluten intolerant so we modified something from the kid’s menu. If you are going to visit Magnolia Table with kids AND toddlers, I recommend bringing some snacks you know they will like just in case yours is like mine. One day he likes tater tots the next day wants nothing to do with them 🙄😂
Also GREAT coffee!
The coffee was much needed to keep up with my little man for the day! And these adorable mugs!?😍😍😍 Then check out the sugar packet!? 😍😍😍 I mean the details were amazing, inspiring and adorable!
Dessert was amazing!
So the kid’s menu includes this little box of two cookies. Which was adorable! BUT with our gluten-free kiddo, she couldn’t eat them so we asked if they had a substitute and our waiter brought over a gluten-free peanut butter cookie. Also, these amazing caramels were inside the check. 😱😍😍😍
WE HAD to visit Magnolia Market too DUH!
Their spring display was up and it was ADORABLE! If you don’t know they change out products and displays with each season. So if you go during one season they will have different beautiful displays for the next season.
This art piece in particular almost made me cry it was such a beautiful reminder… “perhaps this is the moment for which you were created” – Esther 4: 14
Then there was this one… 😭😭😭… an older woman watched as I set up this photo and said “there you go mama that is what it is all about right there”. TIME PLEASE SLOW DOWN!
We then got tea at the Alabama Sweet Tea Company
Yes, $8 is a lot to pay for a sweet tea… BUT you get to keep the mason jar and straw which is ADORABLE and will probably be used for iced coffee this summer as well! And if you look closely at the last photo Bella was giving the tea guy some pretty big smiles! 😂😍😊
DON’T FORGET to play on the green…
After you go to the main store there is a giant green lawn where they have yard games for the kids to play like cornhole (yes that is the awkward name of the game 😂!) and ton of balls. That day a slight “cold front” blew in so it was PERFECT weather for the kids to play.
A kid was playing with some friends and kicked a ball towards Isaac and I kicked it away as it came barreling towards him. And the kid RUDELY said, “Don’t kick my ball!” 😡 Ummm then I said, ” You were going to hit my baby!” Luckily his Mom saw this and asked him to apologize. Otherwise, someone might have “accidentally” tripped on my foot as he ran by 😜😂😆
So for the sake of other people’s kids too please pay attention to your kids while sipping your $8 ice tea 😂! And thank you random Mom for paying attention! BRAVO!
Check out the garden shed past the lawn to the right!
I didn’t do my “typical” outfit planning with the girls to make sure they were “cute” and “wall prints” ready 🤓🙈😂. But that is ok they were still adorable and beautiful! BUT this little area would be an amazing area for photos! AND in the winter they have the WORLD’S most adorable Santa set up!
Also in the little garden shed they have a little more shopping for “garden accesories” and little fairy garden additions it is a really cute little addition.