Brunch @ Icebergs
If bottomless champagne and caviar sounds like your madre, then brunching at Icebergs Dining Room and Bar is your go to this Mother’s Day. With a view you cannot get sick of and a set menu of koshihikari rice, smoked ocean trout, pullet egg yolk, pickled cucumber and glazed kurobuta ham, horseradish, ricotta & herb fritti, you can’t go wrong with brunch and a side of Bondi. Get all the deets here.
Where: Icebergs Dining Room and Bar
Cost: $90 per person ($150 with bottomless Perrier Jouet Champagne)
The Highest High Tea
Put Mum on the highest pedestal this Mother’s Day with Studio's HIGHEST tea, 305 metres above Sydney. With sweets and savouries being of immense proportions, 360 Bar and Dining head chef Elton Inglis will be sure there is no end to the food to be had. Ofcourse you have to pamper Mum to the fullest and that will be taken care of with several stations for massages, make up stands and cupcake demonstrations on the day. With 220 degree views and a glass of bubbly, Mum may as well be floating on cloud nine. Get al the deets here.
Where: STUDIO, Sydney Tower Dining
Cost: $120 per person
Picnic By The Water
Keep it sweet and simple with a Sydney-side picnic this Mother’s Day. Chiltern’s Catering does all the work for you, even delivering their gourmet picnic hampers with a blanket (bless). Choose from antipasto spreads to Sonoma baguettes, cheeses, dips and more. But where to host this idyllic picnic you ask? Check out some if the best spots in Sydney here.
Where: It's your choice!
Tuscan Cooking Class
Let’s be real. Mum deserves a full trip to Tuscany, but given we aren’t the millionaires we dream to be, the Tuscan cooking class is the perfect replacement till then. With two hours of cooking and eating as you go, you’ll be whipping up some of the heartiest Tuscan eats with a wine in hand. It’s certainly the closest we’ll be getting to Italy this Mother’s Day!
Where: Neutral Bay
Cost: $250 for two
Mum-Cha @ Madame Shanghai
Take Mum to Darlinghurst’s newest bar and eatery Madame Shanghai, where you can indulge her in the very first “mum-cha”. Overlooking Hyde Park, Mum will be greeted with a glass of sparkling and all the shanghai street food she could ever want including chicken thigh meatballs with pineapple sambal and crumbed chicken katsu gua bao with siracha mayo. But if she’s anything like her children, she will be most excited about the Mumma’s Pride dessert—a decadent hazelnut parfait, raspberry hibiscus sorbet, rose glaz and rose petals will have you claiming child of the year.
Where: 18 College Street, Darlinghurst
BYO Art Class
Mix it up this Mother’s Day and do something completely different with the paint & sip workshop at Cork & Chroma. Wine in one hand, paint brush in the other, you’ll be well equipped to create a masterpiece, but above all its just a fun way to spend the day with Mum… just make sure she doesn’t ruin her fave top.
Where: 1/55 Holt St, Surry Hills
Spa Day @ The Langham
Nothing says mother’s day like a luxurious day of pampering, and this one goes above and beyond for the greatest woman in your life. With their team of highly qualified therapists, signature day spa products and an array of treatments, indulge Mum in a Chuan Yu facial or a stone therapy massage or both! Give her the treatment she so very much deserves. Get all the deets here.
Where: The Langham Sydney, The Rocks
Mother’s Day Classic Fun Run
Start the day off with a good cause and get involved in the annual Mother’s Day Classic Fun Run. The bright pink event raises awareness and funds for breast cancer to keep in mind the disease that affects one in nine women before the age of 85. With the survival rate gradually improving, it’s more important than ever to back this great cause. Get all the deets here.
Where: The Domain, Sydney
Cost: From $25
Long Lunch @ Watsons Bay
Make Mum feel like a million bucks with a long lunch at Watsons Bay. The already beautiful Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel transforms into a special spot for a mother’s day lunch. Think flowers galore, set brunch, cocktails, bubbly and bouquets by the water, there’s nothing Mum doesn’t want here. Get all the deets here.
Where: Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
Cost: From $80
Sydney Comedy Festival
Bring on the laughs this mother’s day and take her for a guaranteed good time at the Sydney Comedy Festival. With Aaron Chen, Daniel Connell and Marty Bright set to perform on Sunday the 14 May, we’re sure to they’ll tailor the acts to keep in theme with the day of Mums! Get all the deets here.
Where: Various locations
Kinky Boots The Musical
Get Mum to kick up her heels with Kinky Boots The Musical which recently hit Sydney. Based on the movie starring Joel Edgerton, the acclaimed musical features the best hits from Cyndi Lauper being the official soundtrack, Mum sure to be singing and channelling the infamous lyric ‘girls just want to have fun’. Get all the deets here.
Where: Capitol Theatre, CBD
A Day At The Gallery
Spend the afternoon at the Art Gallery of NSW with Mum this year, if it’s not for the art, it’s definitely for the spread at Chiswick. Chef Matt Moran and head chef Laura Baratto have designed a special four-course menu especially to treat Mum this mother’s day. Get all the deets here.
Where: Art Gallery of NSW
Cost: From $85 per person
Shop 'Til You Drop
Treat Mum the way you want to be treated, with retail therapy (obvs). The Star is putting on a shopping night just for you and mum so you can spoil her silly with all things Chanel and Gucci, while enjoying complimentary wine and mouth-watering cheese samples from Balla, as well as sweet treats from Adriano Zumbo and Gelato Messina. Get all the deets here.
Where: Retail Arcade, The Star
WIN A Koko Black Mother's Day Experience For 2!
Spoil your mum with a chocolate experience like no other. Register your details here for the chance to win two tickets to an after-dark event hosted by Koko Black's master chocolatier Remco Brigou. Not only will you and Mum be guided through a unique chocolate pairing session, you'll get to enjoy truffle rolling, live music and delicious Koko Black treats to take home. Flowers die, chocolates are delicious.
If Mum has a sweet tooth, she might want to check a few things off the doughnut bucket list.
Image credit: Koko Black