If you’re wanting to find some unique things to do with your mum for Mother’s Day on May 14th, or would like to find her a nice gift, here’s our list of what’s happening around Brisbane.
If you’re looking for a gift for your mum, look no further than the Farm Gate to City Door Scenic Rim Market happening at Breakfast Creek Lifestyle Precinct on Saturday, May 6 from 8am – 12pm.
Here, you’ll find a slew of local produce and handmade gifts, straight from Scenic Rim. Think seasonal vegetables, artisan honey and dairy products, craft beer, boutique wine and locally distilled spirits.
You can also treat Mum to a special early Mother’s Day yoga class at Function One from 7.30 – 8.30am before you hit the markets.
2. Mother’s Day High Tea (various venues)
There are plenty of venues offering Mother’s Day High Tea around Brisbane, and among them is this unique Zen Garden High Tea experience at Japanese restaurant Izakaya Publico.
The high tea comes complete with an edible Chocolate Cherry Blossom Tree that almost looks too good to eat, as well as a glass of Sparkling Wine on arrival and a chef’s selection of bites including fresh-caught Kingfish, Salmon, and Tuna Sashimi, Pork Gyoza, Tamago Sando, Rice Balls, and Karaage Chicken.
The Zen Garden High Tea is priced at $89 per person and is available on Mother’s Day from 11am – 3pm, followed by every Friday to Sunday after that.
Treat Mum to a rejuvenation session at West End’s rooftop bathhouse, Soak Bathhouse, where she can enjoy mineral pools, hot spas, cedar sauna and steam room for 90 minutes. You can also add on a full body massage or LED facial.
4. Gin making masterclass at Brisbane Distillery
At the Brisbane Distillery Company in West End, class is in session and we are pretty sure that this is one you’re not going to be falling asleep in. Inside the 260sqm grain-to-glass distillery and bar, you will find a dedicated classroom decorated with botanicals and set up with a number of miniature copper stills where you and your buddies will be distilling your own gin.
After the masterclass, you’ll walk away with your own unique 500mL bottle of gin that you made yourself.
Fancy your high tea paired with a drag show? Then you’re in luck at The Wickham’s Bottomless High Tea.
From 11am on Mother’s Day, get treated to an all-inclusive 2-hour bottomless high tea package including finger sandwiches, mini fish tacos, compressed baby cucumbers and warm apple pie, to enjoy at the newly-renovated venue.
Drag Mum and Daughter Yana Michelle and Vollie LaVont will be hosting the experience, with plenty of performances and DJs to keep the fun going.
Price: $89 per person.
6. Pearl & Sip at The Kenmore
Get crafty with mother dearest on Saturday, May 13 at The Kenmore for their Mother’s Day Pearl & Sip event.
You’ll get to create freshwater pearl jewellery pieces along with drink and a grazing board, making for a fun and indulgent afternoon.
Price: $75 per person for one piece of jewellery, $95 per person for two.
7. Seafood Buffet and chocolate fountain offering at Zuma Restaurant, voco
Calling all seafood lovers – Zuma Restaurant is hosting a massive seafood buffet lunch on Mother’s Day, complete with all you can eat freshly shucked Pacific and Sydney Rock Oysters, mussels, fresh caught Mooloolaba prawns, sand crab as well as a Mediterranean grazing and dessert stations.
The chocolate fountain centrepiece is bound to be a treat for the sweet tooths. Think a flowing fountain of milk chocolate alongside marshmallows, fresh fruit and churros.
Price: $99 per person.
8. Persian Love Cake Croissants at Lune Croissanterie
If your mum has an apt for sweet treats, then head over to Lune Croissanterie in South Brisbane, ’cause they’re baking up the goods this Mother’s Day and throughout May.
The Persian Love Cake is a twice baked traditional croissant, filled with rosewater pistachio frangipane and a slab of Persian love cake. It’s topped with slivered pistachios, pearl sugar, rosewater buttercream and dried rose petals.
More info here.
You can find Lune at 15 Manning St, South Brisbane.
9. Terrarium Making Workshop at Mappins Nursery & Aquarium
Say your mum is more on the crafty side. Why not treat her and yoursterrarium-makingum making workshop at Mappins Nursery in West End? During the workshop, you’ll learn how to make a large 33cm x 33cm terrarium that you can take home afterwards. And you’ll be provided with all the plants, moss, soil, rocks, driftwood, stones, sand, ingredients and a large fishbowl.
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You can find Mappins Nursery at 240 Montague Rd, West End.
10. Bottomless Spritz Brunch at the Boundary
From 10am, The Boundary will be serving up unlimited spritz cocktails as part of their Mother’s Day spritz brunch offering, and you can join in with bottomless food and drinks for two hours.
The food menu is designed to share, with delicious bites such as truffled BLT, Lemon Meringue French Toast, Nutella Toasties and more.
Price: $75 per person.
11. Mother’s Day lunch (various venues)
Venues around Brisbane are celebrating Mother’s Day by serving up banquet-style long lunches.
If you love Italian eats, check out Sasso Italiano‘s 3-course feast for $89 per person with oysters on arrival, followed by savoury specials including freshly-baked Focaccia, Caramelised Fig and Walnut Burrata, Charred Market Fish and Chicken Cacciatore, then finished off with a slice of Pistachio Tiramisu or Whisky Cream Panna Cotta.
Brisbane Phoenix is also serving up a Yum Cha banquet for lunch filled with all of the best dumplings, shumai, buns and noodles with a selection of tea and a mango pudding for $65per adult or $48 per child under 12 years old.