Mums juggle a lot of roles. They’re chefs, drivers, nurses, and your very own personal cheerleader. Let’s face it, they’re basically superwoman. So why not treat her to a fantastic day this Mother’s Day? Whether she’s into spa days or breaking a sweat, we’ve got 13 unique things to do with her that’ll make her day!
Om Nom High Tea
Another sweet option is Om Nom’s mouthwatering high tea –with bits of an Asian influence. Think miso scones, bacon and egg tartlets, and all your favorite ribbon sandwiches. The highlight though is dessert featuring a coconut, pineapple, and mango gateaux as well as a mouthwatering hazelnut chocolate cake with a raspberry glaze. Food coma here we come!
Stables of Como High Tea
High teas aren’t just about delicious and light sandwiches paired with rich desserts. They’re also about picturesque locations, and Stables of Como delivers with the perfect balance of a dressy but never stuffy atmosphere. But what we’re most excited about is their free-flowing mimosa bar!
Hunt and Gather Food Tour at QVM
Explore Vic Market with mum as you sample local cheese and handmade chocolate, and taste the freshest seafood and meat. You’ll also get to learn some history about this historic landmark. After 2 hours of walking around, sit back and enjoy a complimentary coffee as you check out what you managed to score in your gift bag.
CINEMA BUFF MUM
Cinema Nova High Tea
Enjoy high tea with a Hollywood twist! Movie-buff mums will love watching the latest flicks while indulging in cakes, sandwiches, and finger food. The usual drink options are available, but we suggest going for the PIMM’s.
Hot Tub Cinema – Jerry Maguire
On for one month only is the hot tub cinema. Make it a family affair and book an entire hot tub! Mum can relax in 40 degree heated water and have a good laugh at the antics of Jerry Maguire. There’s also a waiter service so mum can enjoy cocktails and snacks in the comfort of her very own tub.
Gravity Floatation Center
This takes relaxation to a whole new level. Let mum experience weightlessness in a personal gravitational pod. She’ll slip into water that’s heated to skin temperature and float with the help of a highly concentrated Epsom salt solution. It’ll leave her feeling vibrant, refreshed, and relaxed.
Onsen Ma Japanese Bathhouse
Treat mum to a leisurely soak followed by a tranquil massage. The twist is that she’ll be soaking in her birthday suit. If mum’s a bit more on the conservative side, you can book her a private bath and sauna. Now, that’s giving mum the gift of indulgence!
LuxBite’s High Tea and Flower Arrangement
If your mum has a sweet tooth, she’ll love Luxbite’s Mother’s Day High Tea. Think gourmet sandwiches and a decadent dessert buffet filled with mini versions of all your favorite Luxbite treats, paired with champagne and the most gorgeous peonies. While mum enjoys the delicious spread, she can also learn all the insider tricks to flower arrangement courtesy of Fig & Bloom. Guests also take home a very special (and yummy!) goodie bag.
The Drawing Lab
This is the ultimate class for burgeoning artists-to-be or a master in the arts. Channel your inner Leonardo Da Vinci and enjoy a glass of wine or beer with mum while sketching professional models in a beautiful studio. Need some guidance? There’ll always be a professional artist on hand.
Combine mum’s love for flora and art by taking her to this special Mother’s Day class. She’ll learn the basics of observational drawing and watercolor techniques. The best part? All mum needs to bring is herself! (and maybe a particular plant she wants to replicate on paper)
If your mum is less about relaxation and more into activity, try aerial yoga with her. You’ll get to do yoga with the support of silk slings to get a deeper stretch and just have fun!
Hiphop Yoga at Yoga 213
Bring mum with you to a not-so-typical yoga class. Get into your chaturanga sequence as you listen to the beats of old and new school hip-hop. Expect to hear some Biggie, Jay-Z, and Snoop Dogg.
Mother’s Day Classic
This one’s for all the running enthusiasts and those mums who love a good cause. Walk or run 4k around the Tan to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research.
For more things to do this weekend, check out what else is On The List.
Nadine is a media communications and psychology student at the University of Melbourne. In her spare time, you’ll typically catch her reading a good book, hitting up Melbourne’s coolest restaurants and bars, or finding her next adrenaline rush. She also can’t say no to a good scoop of gelato or pizza slice. See what she gets up to on her Instagram.