Mother’s Day in Australia is coming up on Sunday, May 13th. If you don’t already have something planned, check out these seven great ideas for how you can spend the day with mum!
- SEE A SHOW
Take a look through your local theatres, schools and auditoriums. They may be putting on a special show for Mother’s Day, and it’s also likely that you’ll be able to find matinee or evening performances.
A show is a little different and a special event to remember, so it’s a great way to treat your mum.
- A JEWELLERY SHOPPING TRIP
It’s no secret that the most special pieces of jewellery that a woman treasures are the ones that mean something. It doesn’t get much more sentimental than a gift given from a son or daughter- but there is one way to make it even more special.
Instead of simply picking out a piece for her, take her shopping to let her pick something herself. This way, you get the experience of spending time together as well as giving the gift itself.
- TAKE A CLASS
Are you and your mum into fitness? Try taking a yoga or Zumba class together. Do you both love food? Book yourselves in for a cooking class. Is it art that brings you together? Check out the painting and sculpting courses in your area.
Learning something new will have you both giggling as you attempt to pick up a new skill.
- BAKING AND COOKING
When you were a child, you probably sat on the kitchen bench top as your mother prepared meals and baked goods, where you got to lick the spoon and read out the recipe.
Spend the day doing this again (but helping a little more than you once did), and use it to learn the traditional family-secret recipes that you’ve never picked up before. Your mum will love the chance to pass on this knowledge and you’ll finish the days with plenty of tasty treats too.
Volunteering is a sure-fire way to feel good about giving back to the world, so doing it together ensures that you both get that ‘kick’ from helping others. There are volunteer organisations all over the country, so you can spend some time doing anything from tree planting to meal preparation work.
- TAKE A WALK TOGETHER
Early May is typically a beautiful time of year for a hike, when the weather is starting to seriously cool down but isn’t too chilly to avoid spending time outdoors.
Pack a picnic, pick a route you’ve always wanted to try, and get out there. Just don’t forget the camera so you can capture the memory for a lifetime!
- SKYPE DINNER DATE
Many children live far from home, so are unable to spend the day with their mums. If this is the case, book in a dinner date via Skype.
If the time difference is too difficult, one of you can enjoy breakfast while the other has dinner, for example. Get dressed up, make the same meal if possible, and eat together while you’re chatting.