Mum Rules on Mother’s Day
Mum lays down the law in most homes, but now we’re taking charge to make sure she has the Mother’s Day she deserves!
Amid all the troubles of motherhood, making the rules is one of the perks. Whatever Mum says, goes. Even Dad knows it! But this Mother’s Day, we’re switching things up. Move over Mum – it’s time for the kids to boss you around! Here are four rules Mum must follow on her day off from mothering!
1. Splurge on restaurants, cafés and bars where you don’t have to ask for the kid’s menu
After ending each day of parenting with a glass of red, Mum might as well be a wine connoisseur. Give her the chance to flex her expertise at A Beautiful Feast, our upcoming wine lunch set in the coastal surrounds of Bella Venezia. On Wednesday 18 May from 12pm, savour a three-course Italian feast with matching wines from the restaurant’s 400+ strong wine list.
Love Asian? The Tony Kelly Restaurant Group has the answer – choose from Riceboi Mooloolaba; Giddy Geisha in Maroochydore CBD or Piggyback in picturesque Palmwoods. We grilled Exec Chef & co-owner Mitch Smith – read all about it!
Market Bistro & Market Wine Store
Spoil mum with lunch, dinner or a gift voucher to Market Bistro for mouth-watering magnificence! If mum loves wine (and who doesn’t?!), wine not sign her up to join the club – the Market Wine Store Club! Choose from My First Wine Club; Single Bottle Club or Market Lunch Club – or pop in to see the friendly team to choose a special bottle of mum’s favourite tipple.
Still stuck in Italy? Celebrate Mother’s Day at All’ Antica, the trattoria delivering authentic Italian dining experiences – free from pretention but with a focus on quality homemade food sourced both locally and globally.
Make your Mother’s Day lazy with a long, lingering lunch at Bask Eumundi. Savour Long Lunches every Saturday from 12.30pm and A La Carte dining and ‘Wines and Bites’ every Friday in the afternoon and evening.
Eudlo General Store
Acqua Restaurant & Bar
Discovers a jewel in Caloundra’s crown where the food is as good as the view. Acqua Restaurant & Bar is the perfect waterfront destination for seafood, sips and sunset this Mother’s Day.
Peregian Beach Hotel
Indulge in fresh produce and vibrant flavours with live music every weekend at Peregian Beach Hotel! No need to make a Mother’s Day booking. Mums, stroll right in!
Sunshine & Sons
If mum loves gin, vodka or anything locally-distilled, an afternoon at the Sunshine & Sons distillery is the answer! We love the Pineapple Parfait gin and can’t go past Mr Barista as the secret ingredient to a cracking Espresso Martini! When was the last time you saw where your favourite spirits are made? there’s something incredible about getting to know the people and the processes that make your favourite drop taste so good! Tours, Tastings, Bottle Sales & Cocktails – EVERY DAY from 10am – Sunset at the Distillery Door in Woombye with stunning views.
Mum plus rum equals paradise. This Mother’s Day, visit Paradise Rum to savour the flavours of the season and celebrate motherly love! Mum gets a complimentary bubbly on arrival and goes in the draw to win a Soul Ocean Spa Goddess Package valued at $395!
There’s nothing more Mum-made than coffee and breakfast a local café. This Sunday, pop into Miss May and try their Mother’s Day Special! French Toast with maple syrup, fresh berries and vanilla mascarpone will be available all day!
The Wonky Loaf
Make Mother’s Day sweet and savoury at The Wonky Loaf! Visit the bakery to pick up a Wonky Mum hamper, filled with sweet and traditional sourdough, tarts and quiches, cheese and fruits and spreads and dips. Perfect for a Mother’s Day picnic! Make sure you pre-order before they sell out in store!
Sometimes the most luxury foodie experience is a homemade meal at the dining table. This Mother’s Day, Vanilla Food invites Mum to cook up her own wholesome, organic food – or lounge about while the family does the cooking for her! VanillaFood The Cookbook is filled with fresh recipes for sweet and savoury treats, salads, smoothies and more – everything Mum needs to start and finish her day!
Looking for VanillaFood The Cookbook? In celebration of all mums, Vanilla Food is giving away one signed copy and one $50 gift voucher from The Mumsie! Just follow Vanilla Food and The Mumsie on Instagram, like this post on both accounts, tag a mum and share on your stories! The winner will be drawn on 8 May 2022!
Peter Kuruvita’s stunning Alba Noosa has something for every-mum! Give the gift of a delicious meal out or the fun foodie experience of a cooking class. All at the end of your fingertips! Simply order online and have your voucher emailed. ORDER NOW
Green Smith Grocers
Searching for the best ingredients for your homecooked meals? Green Smith Grocers has all the fresh, organic groceries you could ever need to stock your pantry. Go Green this Mother’s Day!
2. Turn off the kid’s TV channel and experience some real entertainment
Celebrate 10 days of performing arts at NOOSA alive! The 2022 Festival Program is now live with a line-up of theatre, literature, music, dance, film, visual arts, cuisine and barrier-breaking forums. Receive the Mother’s Day gift of NOOSA alive! tickets to ignite your senses, provoke your thoughts and experience performance magic from 21 to 32 July!
Disappearing Acts delivers intimate, unique events in green spaces anywhere! A vehicle arrives, and out tumbles a quirky performance that asks us to reflect on our relationship with nature through circus, clowning, and magic. As Anywhere Festival reaches the Coast, take Mum to witness this performance at The Met on Friday 6 May at 5pm!
Show Mum just how much you love her with a unique and handmade card this Mother’s Day at Sunshine Plaza! Visit the Proudly Mum Made pop-up to create a special keepsake card with a photo of yours truly and share a photo of your experience for your chance to WIN a special gift for Mum! Find out how to enter!
3. Revive those hobbies you had to sacrifice for school runs and play dates
Manawee Garden Centre
Calling all green thumb mums! Get back out in the garden and dirty those fingernails! Freshen up your flowerbeds, veggie patches and sprawling gardens with Manawee Garden Centre plants and supplies. The nursery can meet all your gardening needs with seedlings, herbs, flowers, mature plants and advanced trees and shrubs.
Frida’s Sip N’ Paint
Frida’s Sip N’ Paint has laid out a palette of Mother’s Day experiences for Mum to dip her paintbrush into. Receive 15% off Gift Cards with the code ‘MUM’ so Mum can attend any session of her choice, be spoilt with a luxe VIP experience, create her own masterpiece and collect lifelong memories.
Plus! Pull out all the stops and give Mum the royal treatment she deserves at Frida’s Mother’s Day Sessions:
Mother’s Day Special Session (Family Day) – Sunday 8 May, 10am to 12pm
Mother’s Day Special Session (Adults Only) – Sunday 8 May, 2pm to 4.30pm
How long has it been since Mum made it to the gym? Restart your fitness program at FS8 Coolum, combining the best of yoga, pilates and tone in one class. This Mother’s Day, the fitness studio is partnering with local businesses to deliver an epic giveaway valued at over $900. ENTER HERE to win a stack of prizes, including a two-month Membership at FS8 Coolum with a move active reformer mat and grip sock package.
4. Take a breather
Float into Mother’s Day bliss at City Cave, the immersive float and wellness centre in Maroochydore, Kawana or Caloundra. Their Floatage Package is the perfect wellness experience for Mum, offering almost 2 hours of pampering by combining a 60min Float Therapy session with a 45min Massage. For only $145, this Floatage Package will Mum the moment she needs. If she’d prefer to choose her own City Cave experience, a Gift Card offers the complete range of Float Therapy, Infrared Sauna and Massage!
Every Mum needs a Mum-cation – time on her own or with someone who loves her. In the natural surrounds of Ikatan Spa, experience the Creamy Body Scrub, 45-minute Massage and 30-minute Mini Calming Facial with the Mother’s Day Special: Mum-cation Package. Relax in the gardens before or after the session with a complimentary glass of champagne, a pot of herbal tea and more.
Make Mother’s Day magical with rejuvenating massages and reflexology at Magic Massage. Book in for wellness sessions or receive a Mother’s Day Special Gift valued at $75. With a 60-minute massage, 60-minute reflexology or 60-minute combo of both treatments, this session will be unforgettable.
Do as we say! Remember, it’s for your own good. Happy Mother’s Day!