Can you even believe it is May, as in the fifth month of the year? Don’t worry we can’t believe it either! Along with May symbolising that the middle of the year is fast approaching… (seriously how is it nearly the middle of the year #right?); it also means that on the second Sunday in May in Australia it is Mother’s Day.
If you’re like us and still stuck on the how the heck is it already MAY?!?… Well maybe you actually have sort of forgotten about Mother’s Day this year… don’t worry we have got ya back with TEN ideas so you can spoil your mama. And don’t worry she doesn’t need to know it was only planned a few days in advance… Oh and remember Mums all appreciate getting spoilt on any day of the year; so if you aren’t organised enough for this weekend just surprise her on another day. Trust us she will LOVE it!
1. High Tea for Two
Take the higher route and head into the Brisbane Marriott for a Mother’s Day afternoon tea with style and indulge in one of the Marriott’s sophisticated high teas. With a traditional afternoon tea for $49 (includes a glass of Australian Sparkling Wine) or a Champagne afternoon tea for $59 (includes a glass of French Champagne). Pots of tea, freshly squeezed orange juice, an assortment of sandwiches and delicious sweet treats. This Mother’s Day there are two sessions one at 12:00pm – 1:45pm or 2:00pm – 3:45pm. Don’t forget to book for the High Tea.
2. Flower Power
Nothing says ‘I love and appreciate you Mum’ like a colourful and gigantic bunch of flowers. Our friends at ROSES ONLY have every bouquet of flowers you could image; roses, tulips, Australian natives… well they have too many to name! You can even order little Mother’s Day Hampers that include things like candles, champagne, tea and chocolates with your order. Talk about indulging your Mum!
3. Movies with your Mama
Dendy Portside are screening a special Mother’s Day Event of the acclaimed drama, The Sense of an Ending. Enjoy this life-affirming drama with an afternoon tea of mini quiches, pastries, scones and a pot of brewed tea. Tickets prices start from $18 for club Dendy members. As an added bonus… on Mother’s Day all movie tickets for Mums at Dendy Portside are only $5!
4. Lux Leggings
Why not add a bit of LUX to your mums wardrobe with these Pieces of Lyin Leggings by Rlyin. Perfect for Winter; dress up these leggings up with some classic ankle boots or go casual with white Spring Court shoes. We love the featured panels on these leggings making these everyday classics with that little bit extra lux (and comfortable)! Rlyin are also 100% Australian owned, designed and made. Pieces of Lyin Leggings are available in a variety of sizes. If you’re lucky you might even get to ‘borrow’ them from your Mum at a later date!
5. Anything but basiK
These chocolates by Basik Chocolates are ANYTHING but basic. Think Vanilla Chai & Candied Masala Orange, or Pistachio Praline & Bacon!! See, what did we tell you… #anythingbutbasik Available at the Jan Powers Famers Markets this Saturday from 6am – 12pm. Seriously these chocolates will change your life! We suggest buying two packets; one for your mum & one for yourself… trust us you will thank us later.
6. A Novel Idea
Self-care, meditation and mindfulness are all buzz words for busy mamas. Taking time out as a mother can be nearly impossible, however SO needed! Guide your mum towards some mindful books like The Power of Now or How to Hygge; which aim at bring peace and calm into the everyday. Head to your local book-store to pick up some great reads. We love Avid Reader in West End and Riverbend Books in Bulimba.
7. Everybody loves Bubbles
Especially Les Bubbles… Enjoy bread, salad, steak & those oh-so-cripsy frites this Sunday for lunch at Les Bubbles. PLUS a super indulgent Chester St Cheesecake AND a champagne cocktail on arrival all for only $60pp. Now that is one lunch that is sure to go POP!
8. Go Yoga Go
Why not turn your mum into a yogi? We recently tried the Inna Bliss Beginner’s Course and it was the perfect introduction to yoga. Better yet, maybe you and your mum could do a yoga class together? Namaste with your mum anyone?
9. Pamper Power
Head into your local Aesop store (our favourite is the James St Store) and pick something special; hand creams, foot creams, perfume… it’s all there and it smells delish! If you’re lucky they might even give you a few samples to try… #winning