7 ways to spoil Mum on Mother’s Day

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And win the ‘Favourite Child’ award.

It’s easy to fall into a repetitive pattern when coming up with a way to spend Mother’s Day. And let’s be honest, someone as special as your Mum shouldn’t have to settle for lunch at your local cafe. Instead, let 2019 be the year you go above and beyond. Requiring no hard thinking on your part, here’s a list of seven activities for that special day in May.

Book a wine tasting

Find us a person who claims they don’t enjoy a wine tasting and we’ll show you a liar. An afternoon spent sampling various drops is a great way to bond with Mum. Consider heading out to a vineyard for the complete vino experience, and bonus points if you can stay to enjoy a nice lunch with your new favourite tipple.

Enrol in a pottery workshop

We know what you’re thinking and no, you don’t have to be an expert on the wheel to take up a pottery workshop. A number of studios offer one-off beginner classes starting at around $60, and you even get to take home your own fired piece. Just make sure you book ahead (especially if the whole family wants to tag along).

Go hot air ballooning

OK sure, this is a pretty expensive way to spend a day, so we suggest cheating and pooling money with family members. Your big spend will come with reward though, with most experiences guaranteeing a breathtaking sunrise paired with a champagne breakfast.

Enjoy a high tea

This may seem like an obvious choice, but we’re not suggesting visiting a stuffy old hotel with stale scones. Do a little research to find a modern dessert bar in your city. Even better if it swaps out the champagne for cocktails.

Take a trip to the theatre

A visit to the theatre doesn’t have to mean booking seats to see a big-budget production (although we’re sure Mum would be stoked to see Harry Potter and The Cursed Child). Check out the program at your city’s local theatre company or arts centre for a few hours of entertainment that won’t cost more than two figures.

Find a night-time art class

For mums who like to explore their creative sides, a night-time art class is a whole lot of fun. Companies like Cork & Chroma offer workshops in the east coast’s major cities, where you’ll be guided through painting your chosen masterpiece while sipping on as much BYO wine as your heart desires. Even novice artists will walk away with a completed canvas, which can also double as your Mother’s Day gift.

Get out of the city

Pack the car with snacks and a picnic blanket, and take Mum on a surprise drive out of town. If the weather’s nice, why not go for a short hike followed by a lunch in the great outdoors? If you really want to go the extra mile, we suggest prepping some homemade sweets. It’s the little things that count.

This article was originally published in Fashion Journal 189. You can read it here.

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