While flowers and a card is a solid effort, we’re thinking something a little more involved this year. We’ve rounded up some of our picks in our Mother’s Day Guide for treating mum right – where to find the best high tea soirees, get walking for a cause and how to join in the bubbly fun.
High Tea and Sweet Treats
If sorbet colours and decadence makes your mum smile you can’t go past a Parisian high tea at Ladurée Sydney. For $38pp (minimum 2 people) the occasion calls for a selection from two especially curated tea options presented with Ladurée’s infamous confectionary on fine silverware, under the attentive eye of Ladurée’s charming French speaking staff.
New macaron flavours available to try include a refreshing Green Apple, rich Chocolate Coffee and signature Marie-Antoinette. For your individual tea pot and a glass of Laurent-Perrier Brut NV $55 pp, (minimum 2 people).
Mother’s Day High Tea Ladurée Sydney – Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th May, Westfield Sydney Level 3, Sydney, reservations (02) 9231 0491
Since 1865, afternoon tea has been part of the Langham legacy. Continuing this grand British tradition, The Langham, Sydney has created a very special edition of their famous Tiffin Tea for Mother’s Day supported by Wedgwood & Laurent-Perrier. Mothers are invited to indulge in autumnally treats such as caramel and fig tarts, petite sandwiches, freshly baked scones and grapefruit macarons. Toast your mum on her special day with a glass of the world’s best-selling Champagne Rosé, Laurent-Perrier Brut Rosé ($119 pp).
The Langham Mother’s Day Wedgwood Tiffin Tea, Sunday 11th May 10am – 12pm / 12:30 – 2:30pm / 3:00 – 5:00pm, reservations (02) 8248 5220
Within Victoria Room’s opulent British-Raj surrounds enjoy a triple tier stand filled with feather-light scones, freshly cut sandwiches and assorted sweeties. The Victoria Room’s Mother’s Day High Tea costs $75pp and includes canapés on arrival, Classic High Tea and your choice of premium loose leaf tea or coffee.
The Victoria Room’s Mother’s Day High Tea, Served 12 – 5pm, Bookings (02) 9357 4488
If you’d prefer to help mum make her (or rather, your) own sweet treats, sign mum up for a Vintage Cupcake Making Class at Couture Cakes. In this workshop learn how to weave magic with fondant and create six perfectly domed and divinely decorated cupcakes using specialty cutters, silicone moulds and edible metallic paints. The ruffled flower cupcake is almost too pretty to pop into a mouth.
Vintage Cupcake Making Class, Saturday May 24th, 10am-midday, $80
Are you an active type? Does mum prefer getting outdoors? Well, the Mother’s Day Classic is on again, raising money for breast cancer. The day has a special air about it as 50,000 people take to the streets of Melbourne to walk or run for the great cause. You also get a little medal at the end. You feel like you’ve won. Seriously.
Sunday May 11, from 6am – 12pm The Domain, Art Gallery Road, Sydney and Parramatta Park, Parramatta.
A glass of bubbles
If you’re planning a lunch at home, or won’t be able to take mum out for the day, a gift can go a long way. And the gift of bubbles goes even further. Treat mum to a bottle of something special. The NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve, ($90) is a seriously good drop, while the NV Lenoble Cuvée Intense ($65) is a fruit and well-crafted choice. For more every day drinking go for the Laurent-Perrier champagne, from the oldest Champagne house in the world. The Laurent-Perrier’s Brut ($59.99) is fresh and elegance while the Laurent-Perrier Cuvee Rose ($116.99) is a little bit special. For something a little more affordable, the Paul Louis made in the Loire Valley in France, found just outside Champagne, is a fruity drop at just $22.99 a bottle.
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