Mother’s Day needn’t just be all about flowers and high tea, there are plenty of other activities you can plan for the day that should keep your Mum entertained and happy. Here are six to consider:
1. Organise a family photoshoot
If the whole family haven’t got together for a cringe worthy photo shoot in a while – you know, the ones where your Mum dresses you and your siblings in disgusting matching outfits – so why not book one for Mother’s Day?
You can either do a serious one for a nice new updated family photo or have a proper giggle and turn up in horrible outfits with your siblings to make your Mum laugh and get into ridiculous poses for the group shot. You can pop the final photos into a nice album from Photobox.
2. Take a class for the day
Has your Mum been eager to try her hand at pottery, or put together a stunning floral bouquet? Then this Mother’s Day you could enroll her (and you) on a day’s course, learning something new. It’s a gift that will keep on giving afterwards, as she learns a new skill and enjoys a nice day out meant just for her.
3. Get a matching tattoo
Woah, you might say, that’s a big leap from a pottery class! But if you and your Mum have always wanted a little matching inking, then Mother’s Day is the perfect time to book yourself in! Here are some great matching tattoo ideas to consider.
4. Go whale and dolphin watching
Living in Australia means we get to enjoy some fantastic wildlife and if your Mum has a love for the sea and its marine life then a whale watching cruise might just be the perfect way to spend Mother’s Day. It’s definitely a little out of the ordinary.
Take her on a Marine Echo Tour, setting off from New Port Marina Scarborough, where she will get to experience an encounter with dolphins, turtles and dugongs as well as heading into the water for a guided snorkel tour through the Tangalooma Wrecks. It’s a great activity and one that can involve the whole family.
5. Be a tourist
Many of us have lived in the same town or city for a couple of decades but have never visited the local museum or the most popular attraction; on Mother’s Day why not take her to one of the biggest and best places to visit nearby and be a tourist in your hometown for the day? If you’re based in Sydney, you could take a walk around the Royal Botanic Gardens or pay a visit to Sydney Tower and enjoy the views.
6. Go on a restaurant crawl
Similar to that bar crawl you probably enjoyed as a student, organise a trip into town and plan on visiting a few restaurants throughout the day – pop into that posh bistro for a starter, head to your Mum’s favourite restaurant for the main, that nice ice cream parlour for dessert and then a local coffee house to finish off. It’s a fun way of spending the day and you could even go shopping in between to make it a full day’s worth of activities.
This Mother’s Day plan something fun but a little unusual that she’ll remember fondly!