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The Best Things To Do This Mother’s Day In Perth

By Rebecca Keating
29th Apr 2022

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With Mother’s Day around the corner (Sunday 8 May for those of you who haven’t marked your diaries) you may be wondering how to spoil the ultimate goddess in your life.

A thoughtful gift or beautiful bouquet are always a good start, but we reckon there’s nothing better than settling in for a day of treating your nearest and dearest to everything they love in life.

From days at the spa to a bottomless brunch and a yoga class—here’s our wrap of how to earn some serious credit with Mum this Mother’s Day. 

Embrace Your Inner Green Thumb

Is your Mum a self-proclaimed garden guru? She’ll be in for a treat with a garden tour and epic lunch at one of our faves, Coogee Common. For $65 per person you’ll stroll through the stunning working gardens, enjoy a botanical soda and relax over a two-course long lunch inspired by the gardens, complete with wood-fired bread and butter (is there anything better). Bookings are limited for the garden tour, but trust us, even if you just go for lunch and admire from afar, it's well worth it.

Drool Over Baked Cheese

If high tea isn’t Mum’s thing, surely cheese and champagne is? The team at La Vie has introduced their latest take on High Cheese with a four-tier stand full of the most delectable cheese treats you could dream of. There’s a garlic infused baked brie, melted raclette cheese over roast potatoes, cured meats and the finest selection of cheeses paired with fruits, quince paste and a honey nut medley. For dessert? A goat cheese pudding and passionfruit creme brulee. Literally drooling here. Add a flute of Moet or go all out with a tasting flight.

A Visit To The Day Spa

There’s a reason this tried and tested outing makes the top of our list. A day at the spa is what most of us dream of on a daily basis and we reckon Mum’s no different. Don your robes and slippers, sip on a glass of bubbles and get ready to sit back and relax with a facial, massage or both. Mum will be floating on cloud nine—and the best bit? You will too. You’re guaranteed to get massive brownie points for this one. Check out our take on the best facials, massages and spas in Perth. 

Learn To Master A New Cuisine

If the special lady in your life fancies herself a bit of a chef and loves to dive into new recipes (or maybe you'd just love her to move on from that same dish she cooks every week), booking a cooking class together promises to knock her socks off. Not only will you enjoy quality time together, you’ll get to cook up a feast and be rewarded as you dine on your hard work. The Cooking Professor in Mount Hawthorn offers everything from Middle Eastern Cuisine to Ramen and Italian. It may become an annual event! 

Indulge In An Afternoon Bloom

There's high tea, then there's Afternoon Bloom at fleur (housed inside The Royal), which is similar but waayyyy more boujee. As you enter this incredible space you’ll be treated to a glass of Champagne paired with a sturgeon caviar tartlet. Described as more high treat than high tea, fleur serves up a delightful array of sweet and savoury courses that will impress even the most discerning of Mothers. It’s a little bit traditional but a whole lotta modern. Carry on your afternoon with more bubbles or carefully curated cocktails on the balcony upstairs courtesy of The Royal Hotel.

Or Head Off On A Bloom-Filled Stroll

If literal blooms are more your thing, be sure to check out Subi Blooms from May 6 till 8. Be whisked into an immersive floral art trail through the centre of Subi that'll knock mum's socks off even more than your year 9 art project. 

The Classic Breakfast 

Sometimes a big ol’ brekky with a mimosa or two is exactly what Mum wants and there’s nothing wrong with that. You can invite all the special people in your life—Mums, Nanas, Aunties and friends (yes the gents can come too), and celebrate over eggs benny. It’s an ideal opportunity to relax, engage in some great conversation and appreciate the quality time you have together. Why not venture out to somewhere Mum’s never been? See how many of Perth’s best cafes you’re yet to tick off your list. Just make sure to book! It’s one of the busiest mornings of the year for hospo venues. 

Get Dressed Up For High Tea

If you're not vibing fleur's ridiculously luxe Afternoon Bloom experience, there are still some more traditional high teas worth getting dressed up for. Sip tea for two hours and get around all the pastries, scones and finger sandwiches you can fit in. There’s all sorts of high tea these days, from the celebration of WA produce at COMO's stunning Cape Arid Rooms to a Chinese afternoon tea at Sliks and a Saturday rooftop high tea at Hadiqa (ideal for those trying to jam in a few celebrations). We’ve listed our favourite high teas in Perth for you to peruse the menus, see what Mum will like and get booking. 

Gear Up For A Bottomless Brunch

If you know Mum can last the long haul, a bottomless brunch is where it’s at. Food paired with endless booze? Sounds like a sweet deal to us. We’ve rounded up the best options out there, from Spanish tapas and sangria to gin cocktails and spritz on tap—you might want to ask Mum to book the Monday off… this one might get a bit rowdy. 

Get Stretchy At Yoga

If you’ve got yourself a wholesome, active Mum, dig out the lycra and book in for a session of stretching together at one of Peth’s most beautiful studios. For Mums in need of a spot of downtime, you can’t go past Yin—it’s like a supervised stretch and nap class. Pure bliss. After yoga, head out for a smoothie bowl and giant cuppa coffee or a stroll along the beach. Our hot tip? This pairs beautifully with a facial or massage afterwards so scroll on up to that list of the best spas. 

Make Your Way Through Perth’s Best Wine Bars

Is there anything better than sitting back with a glass of vino in hand and some oh-so tasty snacks? Add Mum to the equation and it sounds like the best Sunday you can possibly imagine. Pick a wine bar or two from our must-visit list, or get crafty and organise a self guided tour for the fam. Mum will appreciate all the effort you’ve gone to and you’ll both get to explore some new haunts. 

Discover The Hidden Gems Of Perth

Your Mum may have lived here her whole life but we guarantee she’s yet to discover all that’s on offer. The crew at Oh Hey WA have put together some of the best Mother’s Day activities going round. There’s quite literally a tour to suit everyone with a gin masterclass, Northbridge cocktails, street art and sweet treats, street art and gallery and an arts, darts and high tea tour. We promise you will be named best child of the year. 

Pack A Picnic For Perth’s Best 

Find the wooden picnic basket or outsource it to the likes of People’s Cafeteria or Black Pig Deli and get set up for a picnic at one of Perth’s prettiest places. Go for the iconic King’s Park or look out over the City at South Perth foreshore. A chunk of cheese, loaf of bread and sweet treat or two will make Mum’s day as good as it gets. 

Get A Little Bit Arty

Anyone who’s done a paint and sip will know they’re a whole lotta fun. If your Mum fancies herself a bit artistic our fave crafty classes are something to get around. Painting banksias at Araluen, a pressed flower workshop with morning tea, charcoal and champagne life drawing and a painting sesh at Frida’s studio all sound dreamy.

Spend The Arvo Grazing On A Long Lunch 

For those Mums (and kids) that prefer a Sunday sleep in, head out for a relaxed long lunch somewhere spesh. Our pick of the bunch is Old Young’s Kitchen in the Swan Valley. Just make sure you and Mum aren’t driving as you’re gonna want to pair this lunch with a bevvy or few. Then again, if you're not up for a trip out to the Swan Valley you can always trust in Santini Bar and Grill to woo Mum. They've got their Mothers Day long lunch mapped out, and you know the luxe eats and champas will hit just right. We've rounded up some more ideas here.

Still need a prezzie? Shop these awesome Mother's Day gifts.

Image credit: Ellle Borgward

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