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Published March 29th 2016
Mum: A title just above Queen
It's that one time of the year to celebrate all things mumsy related. We don't do it enough, and at times we take our mothers for granted. Mother's Day is perceived as another commercial hallmark event, however, it's a day reserved for all the wonderful mothers and grandmothers who have done so much for us throughout our lives; raising us to be the people we are today. It's no wonder why Mothe'rs Day is a premier hallmark holiday of the year. Through all the baby spew, toilet training, crying, adolescent behaviour, significant personal changes and ups and downs, our mothers have been there to pick up the mess, and lift us up when we're at our lowest. Spoil your mum this Mother's Day by taking her somewhere special.
Why not take your mum to the beautiful Glen Ewin Estate, which will be hosting a Mother's Day High Tea featuring a lovely two course menu, as well as a glass of sparkling on arrival. Enjoy a delicious array of sweet and savoury treats to a backdrop of live music. Bookings are essential for this one, so get in quick. Glen Ewin Estate is undoubtedly a popular venue and well known establishment in South Australia.
If you're looking for something a little more central, The InterContinental on North Terrace is putting on a special Mother's Day Luncheon consisting of a three course menu for $65 per person. What better way to dine, than in the unrivalled and charming setting of this 5-star hotel's Riverside Restaurant. Combining South Australian produce, and an exquisite wine menu, this luncheon is a definite way to show your mum how much you care.
Photo Courtesy of InterContinental Website.
Exercise isn't always one's cup of tea, but when it comes to walking or running for a good cause, it's a lot easier to get motivated. The Mother's Day Classic is a national event to help raise funds and to support those dealing with Breast Cancer. We all know someone who has suffered from some degree of cancer, however, Breast Cancer continues to be one of the most common diseases to affect women worldwide. The Mother's Day Classic is held on Mother's Day for this very reason, and it's a great way to gather the women in your family and raise some funds for a fun day out regardless of fitness levels.
Photo Courtesy of Mothers Day Classic Facebook Page
If you live away from your dear mum, then you can still spoil her by organising and sending her an Edible Blooms arrangement. I personally love this business, as I have previously bought my dad a hamper online and sent it to him, which he loved. You can choose from a chocolate bouquet with an arrangement of delicious choccies, a hamper of sweets and a bottle of sparkling, a cookie bouquet, or a bucket of treats with a cute fluffy teddy bear. Edible Blooms really know to put together the perfect gift for your mum, better yet they deliver super quickly and on time.
If you and your mum are feeling a little adventurous then look no further, because Hot Air Ballooning over the Barossa Valley may be something to look into. I've heard wonderful things about this 1 hour flight, and as scared as I am of heights, I definitely feel as though it would be an unforgettable and memorable experience. To make it even better, the day will follow with a gourmet breakfast (with champagne, of course) to fill the tummy after a thrilling ride over the Barossa. This package is good for all the out there mums who enjoy outdoor adventure. Similarly, it's a unique activity that you definitely wouldn't experience everyday.
Photo Courtesy of Barossa Valley Ballooning Facebook Page
If you're keen to relax and forget about your days responsibilities well a day spa package may be more suited. Adelaide is filled with different day spas that provide unique services, some differing in options. In terms of Mother's Day, a day spa package is an excellent way to help your mum relax and to spoil her like the queen that she is. I recently visited Esteve Beauty for an amazing 3 hour beauty package that I'd definitely recommend.
That's not all. I know my mum is a big animal lover, and for as long as I can remember she has always had a soft spot for giraffes. I'm considering purchasing the Giraffe Encounter at Monarto Zoo, which allows you to feed the 7 meter tall giraffe. There's also a lion encounter that's available on Red Balloon.
The final experience to catch my eye is the Choco-Latte Tour that runs for 3 hours, and offers a tailored and unique tour that trials and samples the sweetest chocolate delights of the Adelaide Central Markets, Rundle Mall and more. Learn about the exquisite chocolate bean, and the process involved to create the addictive final product. A coffee and chocolate trail that you won't forget and a must for any chocolate enthusiast.
Photo Courtesy of Shoretours.com.au
With an abundant list of ideas to choose from, be sure to organise something special for your mum, guardian or grandparent this Mother's Day. They deserve it, after all.