Mother’s Day is almost here. And thankfully, there’s plenty of wonderful ways for you to treat your mum this year. Enjoy high tea, try a perfume workshop, indulge in a feast, see a concert and more! Whether you want to spoil your mum, or say thank you to the mother of your children, here are some amazing things for you do to in Melbourne this Mother’s Day.
1. Spend Mother’s Day at the LUME
Take your mum to the LUME for an immersive, digital art experience. After admiring the works of Vincent Van Gogh, grab a bite to eat at the café inside the LUME. For one day only, Café Terrace 1888 is serving up high tea, with French-inspired treats like brioche baguettes, raspberry macaroons, apricot scones, and savoury delights. The LUME will open from 9am this Mother’s Day, and high tea options are either $65 or $75.Learn more about the LUME here.
2. Enjoy high tea at Melbourne Museum
Have you ever had high tea at Melbourne Museum? Tickets to this high tea experience includes a full day access to the museum, so you can treat yourself to some delicious food, and learn a bit about dinosaurs or ancient Greece along the way. Choose to have your tea with views of Carlton Gardens at Treetops, or with views of Royal Exhibition Building at Mercury Restaurant. You’ll receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, as well as a surprise gift to take home. This costs $115 for adults, and $45 for children between 3 and 12.See more here.
3. Wander through the Garden at Broughton Hall
Is your mum a fan of gardening? Why don’t you take a drive and see the Garden at Broughton Hall? This stunning location is beginning to display some gorgeous autumnal hues, and the nursery shop is full of potential gifts for that green thumb in your life. This garden is about an hour and a half away from Melbourne, and opens from 10am to 4pm. On Mother’s Day, all mums that enter with another guest can enter for free!Learn more here.
4. Sip on Gin & High Tea at Brogan’s Way
Take your mum to this boutique distillery in Richmond for some Gin & High tea. This event includes three classic gin cocktails, a cocktail teapot to share, as well as sweet and savoury treats. At this event, you’ll also be the first to try a new seasonal product from Brogan’s Way. This boozy high tea will take place at 2:30pm on Sunday, and costs $85 per person.
If you want to take it up a notch, order a bouquet from Your Flower Fix, and get it delivered to the distillery for an additional surprise.More info here.
5. Go to Hamer Hall for a special Mother’s Day concert
In this family-friendly concert, you’ll listen to popular songs alongside a full symphony orchestra. Listen to romantic ballads, jazz, modern hits and more, alongside Patti Newton, Harrison Craig, David Hobson and John Foreman’s 60-piece Aussie Pops Orchestra.
Tickets start at $80. Find more info here.
6. Enjoy a special lunch at Anchor in Elwood
Spoil mum this Mother’s Day with a feast. Start with Anchor’s signature Coquilles St Jaques, as well as halloumi and dolmades. Then, follow it with a choice of lamb, spatchcock or eggplant. There’s also a kids menu for those under 12. This lunch costs $75 for adults and $50 for children.Bookings are required.
7. Eat dumplings at Oriental Teahouse
Enjoy yum cha at Oriental Teahouse this Sunday. Try the Carmela Dumpling, the winner of the “Tribute to Mum” competition. Inspired by Annmaria’s memory of her mother cooking fish in a rich tomato stew, this dumpling is a salted Barramundi dumpling, served with a rich and delicious sauce. Try it for a limited time this weekend. Meanwhile, opt for yum cha at their Chapel Street or Collins Street location at 10:30, 12:30 and 2:30pm. You can also book in for dinner. Upgrade your experience by ordering LVLY flowers and prosecco upon arrival for the table.Click here to make a booking.
8. Support those with breast cancer at Mother’s Day Classic
Walk or run along the Tan for the 25th anniversary of Mother’s Day Classic. Each registration includes a headscarf, a race bib, and a tribute card, as well as a commemorative medallion when you cross the finish line. There will also be entertainment, music and food stalls.Register over here.
9. Go to The Distiller for a Stretch & Sip or a cocktail class
Head to this Northcote bar for two fun events. On Saturday May 7, take a special yoga session for mums who want to relax and unwind with some delicious cocktails. This yoga session will take place at 10:30am, and is $35 per person. It includes a cocktail before and after. There will be drink specials after yoga.
Then, on Sunday May 8 at 2pm, take your mum to Cocktail School. Create and drink three signature cocktails over roughly two hours. This class will cost $65 per person.Learn more here.
10. Have lunch at Mr Miyagi
Make a booking at Mr Miyagi and spoil your mum with some delicious Japanese food, like butter tossed spring bay mussels and Port Phillip headlands calamari with Japanese 7 spice. Pair it with some cocktails. And an optional bouquet of purple Japanese orchids and white roses to be brought to the table from Tori Allen Events for that extra special touch.Make a booking here.
11. Take home a special high tea set from Ishizuka’s Bakeshop
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a limited-edition, premium High Tea Bento Box & Matcha Kit. This $215 set is perfect to take home or take on a picnic. There’s only ten available to pick up each day this weekend, on Saturday May 7 and Sunday May 8. Pre-order this limited treat to avoid disappointment. Learn more here.
12. Take a Mother’s Day scent workshop in Glen Waverley
Head to Sky Garden in Glen Waverley, and customise your own fragrance to take home. This two-hour class will be guided by experts from Perfume Playground. Enjoy morning or afternoon tea, as well as some sweet treats, while you create your fragrance.
13. Enjoy oysters at the new Pearl Chablis & Oyster Bay
Visit this new CBD location on Mother’s Day, and purchase a bottle of Chablis. This will give you six complimentary servings of Moonlight Flat oysters, and a couple of caviar canapes. No reservations are required. Walk-ins are welcome. Learn more here.
14. Enjoy lunch at Chancery Lane
Head to Chancery Lane on Little Collins Street for a lovely family lunch. The Mother’s Day menu features three courses, with sides to share as well as dessert. Feast on Shark Bay scallop crudo, wagyu beef, pear tarte tatin and more. For the kids, there’s cauliflower croquettes, Angus beef burgers and white chocolate mousse.
This lunch is $150 per person and $60 for kids under 12. Learn more here.
15. Have a staycation at Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street
Go for a Celebrations Stay Package at the Hilton on Little Queen Street, and enjoy overnight accommodation, daily breakfast for two at Luci restaurant, a bottle of sparkling wine from the Mornington Peninsula, chocolates from Atypic Chocolate and Luci’s chef Sam Moore, $50 celebrations credit to use during your stay and free Wi-Fi. The Celebrations Stay Package is available until October 31, so if you can’t make it this Mother’s Day, you can make plans for another weekend. This package starts at $395.
If you don’t need to stay overnight, simply make a booking for lunch at restaurant Luci, and enjoy a three course menu with champagne on arrival. This lunch is $150 per person and $60 per child.Learn more here.