Guide To Mother's Day
MOTHERS DAY 2019
How special are our wonderful Mums? We love spoiling the special women in our life on Mother’s Day and that includes the amazing grandma’s, aunties and godmothers out there too.
Now, if you’ve only just caught your breath from Easter and the school holidays and haven’t even THOUGHT about Mother’s Day yet – don’t worry – we’ve done the thinking for you with some fabbo gift ideas and where to go to treat Mum to a delicious meal out and bubbles! Plus, here's a long list of Mother's Day activities on around The Highlands.
STYLISH GIFTS THAT WILL EARN YOU SOME SERIOUS BROWNIE POINTS
Not that Mother’s Day is all about you getting some brownie points – of course not! But it’s a nice side effect of choosing that perfect gift for Mum and seeing her face light up with a big smile, right?
We love a fab local business collaboration! Siva, the Shaggy Cow and Just a Smidge in Mittagong have created a super-spesh Mother’s Day gift. Check this out. Book Mum in (or yourself! – why not??) for a treatment at Siva – there is a choice of two totally relaxing options at $99 or $115 (we're talking foot detox, facial, back massage and hand massages...oh yes!). Included in the awesome package price is a light lunch at local fave The Shaggy Cow and a 20% discount at Just a Smidge for some post-lunch shopping. That sounds like a dream day out for a busy mum! All the details here.
A visit to Sculptress, tucked away within the ivy-covered walls of the Berida Hotel, is a gorgeous and special experience. An experience that you can give your own wonderful Mum with a Sculptress gift voucher for Mother’s Day. Choose from a range of invigorating treatments and packages (how good does the Top Toe Body Glow sound!) for you to choose from. Or simply nominate an amount on the gift voucher and Mum can decide what treatment she would like herself. Either way, she’s going to love it! And you….Contact the team at Sculptress to organise a gift voucher.
Imagine being able to give Mum two hours off….an opportunity to escape her crazy schedule for some time out to slow down, let go and breathe. The UNBUSY 2-hour retreat does exactly that. Retreating within the beautifully restored heritage surrounds of the Post Office Café in Moss Vale, Mum will relax and unwind with an UNBUSY signature footbath, learn movement techniques for calming the body and mind and replenish with organic teas and treats. Feeling more relaxed just reading that? Us too! What a beautiful way to say thanks to Mum. Click here for event details.
Give Mum a break this Mother’s Day and make mealtimes easy with The Dinner Ladies! They have loads of delicious meals that can be delivered to Mum’s door and are running a special discount deal just for The Fold readers – how cool! How does 25% off your first order sound? Pretty darn good, we say! The Dinner Ladies delivers to The Southern Highlands on Tuesdays and Saturdays, so check out their menu options today…..why don’t you start with this delicious Roast Pumpkin Lasagna, perfect for cold (and busy) autumn nights? Or create your very own Mother’s Day lunch from their online menu and serve that up to Mum while she puts her feet up and relaxes. Winning! All the details here.
This gorgeous half-day experience is on the Friday before Mother's Day, so it could be a special treat for just the two of you before you need to share her with the whole fam. This half day experience sounds divine - you'll start the day with a stroll around the stunning Milton Park gardens with the head gardener (you can ask all the questions and learn all the secrets!), then get to work learning to create your own posy which you take home in a glass vase, and finish the experience with a gorgeous Milton Park Champagne High Tea. Sounds pretty special, doesn't it?! Hands up if you know a mum who would love that! Details here.
And of course, there are plenty of fabulous stores across The Highlands for you to pop into and grab something special for Mum. Or if you want to say it with flowers, start with this list of local florists. Have a scroll through our list of workshops on in The Highlands - so many amazing experiences you can buy mum - from a fab silversmithing course through to one of these art classes.
DELICIOUS PLACES TO DINE OUT WITH MUM
We’ve found all these wonderful Mother’s Day breakfast, lunch and dinner options to take mum out. We would absolutely recommend you book early though. These ones book out early!
If you’re looking for somewhere to take Mum for a meal on Mother’s Day, you might want to check out this fab offer The Glass Café have got goin’ on. Book a table for breakfast, lunch or dinner and Mum will be given a drink of her choice to enjoy with her meal. A healthy and freshly squeezed green juice at brekkie, a fabulously frothy cappuccino at lunch or a sneaky wine at dinner (Yep! The Glass Café is licensed – sooo good!). A great offer from this awesome local café! PLUS all bookings go into the draw to win a stunning Flower Flower bouquet delivered to mum at the time of your booking. Brilliant! Details here.
Does your Mum love a Sunday roast? Or does she delight in devouring High Tea delicacies with bubbles on the side? Hickory’s Restaurant and Bar at the beautiful Pepper’s Craigieburn in Bowral has got you covered when it comes to eating out on Mother’s Day. Treat Mum to a three-course Roast Lunch with traditional Yorkshire puds – yum! Or show Mum how much you care with a deluxe High Tea experience with……wait for it……bottomless bubbly! True story! Bookings essential. All the details here.
We’ve experienced the high tea at Katers Restaurant in Sutton Forest and we have to say, we’re big fans. Delicate finger sandwiches, teeny tiny pretty desserts – it almost seems a shame to pop them in your mouth! – and of course, scones with jam and cream. Add in some delicious champagne and you’ve got a fabulous high tea experience for Mum. If you get in quickly you'll be able to upgrade mum with a free glass of bubbles with this special offer.
Okay…..we saw Duck Pancakes on this menu and could NOT look away! The Taphouse are putting on a pretty luscious lunch for Mother’s Day with a delicious menu that is ridiculously tempting (the Duck Pancakes are just the start!). And how’s this for winning Mum over?? ….There is a Croser Bubble Bar with complimentary top-ups! I think we just died and went to champagne heaven. Bookings essential, people! This one will fill up fast. Details here.
We love this concept that Birch have come up with for Mother’s Day. The talented team at this hatted Moss Vale foodie favourite have created a family share menu for Mother’s Day lunch. Delicious shared entrée plates followed by a family roast inspired main meal will leave you with just enough room to devour the dessert platter – love it! Birch booked out last year so there will be two sittings available this year – 11:30am and 2:00pm. Bookings essential!! All the details here.
If you fancy doing something special for Mum at home, but you’re not exactly Nigella in the kitchen, bring in the experts! Black Hen Kitchen can cater for intimate gatherings. Bec from Black Hen bases a lot of her gourmet creations on delicious traditional recipes that have been handed down through her own family. She creates custom menus celebrating her love of local produce, which means you don’t have to lift a finger and Mum can well and truly relax. Chat to Bec about organising a delicious meal.
Happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing mums out there. Enjoy your day…..
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