Would we even be here if it weren’t for our mother’s labour of love? Mommy Dearest endured nine months of pregnancy pains to bring you into the world and spent many more years to painstakingly raise you up. Make her feel special this Mother’s Day!
In fact, we urge you to be nice to the Queen of Your Heart each and every day, not just on the sole day dedicated to her each year. With Mother’s Day fast approaching – remember to mark your calendars for 14th May 2017 – here are ten ways to show your mom you treasure her:
1. Savour a delectable Buffet Feast
We’re not known to be a nation of foodies for no reason at all – because without saying, this is Singapore, where food plays a major role in celebrations, occasions and more. Let mom have a day off from doing all the cooking and washing up by treating her to an unforgettable buffet feast fit for a queen at award-winning restaurant Edge which is located at the Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore.
Edge, Pan Pacific Hotel, 7 Raffles Boulevard,
12noon to 4pm for Mother’s Day Sunday Champagne Brunch on 14th May 2017; priced at $208++ (with alcohol) / $148++ (without alcoholic beverages),
6.30pm to 10.30pm for Mother’s Day Dinner Buffet on 13th & 14th May 2017; priced at $98++
2. Relaxing Staycation with Mommy Dearest
If having a feast isn’t enough, why not consider giving mom a good break this Mother’s Day weekend by going on a staycation with her? After all, for all she has done and given up for the family, she definitely deserves one. Take your pick from the various top-notch international hotel chains or equally stunning boutique hotel offerings located in all parts of the island – around the city centre, in the civic district or even in sunny Sentosa.
3. SSO Classics in the Park: Mother’s Day Concert
For discerning mothers who appreciate classical music, take her to the Botanic Gardens for a picnic in the park accompanied by the soothing, melodious tunes courtesy of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) playing on Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage. Not only will mom get to soak in the lush greenery of Botanic Gardens, which is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, she will also certainly enjoy the delightful repertoire of tunes that the SSO will be performing. Just make sure you don’t leave the preparation of the picnic basket to her – you will have to do the job this time round!
Gentle Reminder: You’ll need to pack picnic mat!
Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, starts at 6pm (advisable to go down earlier to get your seats on the lawn), 14th May 2017, free admission
4. Reinvigorating Spa for Mother and Daughter
This is ideal for the tireless mom who works hard day in day out, all for sake of her family. Treat her to a pampering and rejuvenating spa treatment! Choose a parlour that offers packages meant for two – so that both mother and daughter will get to spend the day together and catch up during the spa treatment be it full-body massage, facial or foot reflexology. Doesn’t she deserve the five-star treatment? Duh yes, of course she does!
5. Chill at Home with a Netflix Marathon
There’s definitely something out there for her – whether your mom is a K-drama addict or a movie buff. Be sure to leave the couch vacant and let mom lounge on it all day to catch up on all the episodes of the latest K-drama she’s binge-watching on or the Netflix offerings she has missed due to work!
Hint hint: it’ll be extra sweet of you to order some form of TV snacks, tidbits or grub for her to munch on while watching.
6. Get Out & About in Nature
In cosmopolitan Singapore where impressive skyscrapers form the beautiful skyline each night in the Central Business District, it’s easy to forget that we actually have pockets of greenery surrounding us everywhere. We’re blessed with many gardens, neighbourhood parks and even nature reserves – so technically we’ve got nature aplenty all around us. Take your nature-loving mom on a walking trail at MacRitchie Reservoir Park’s Tree Top Walk or consider exploring the relatively new hotspot in Punggol, Coney Island.
7. Adrenaline-Filled Theme Park Outing
If you have a mom who runs on adrenaline, give her legitimate reasons to relish all the adrenaline she can get from all those thrilling theme park rides! There’s no stopping you from making her Mother’s Day celebration this year a memorable one with you both letting your hair down and screaming your lungs out trying out all the roller coasters in Universal Studios Singapore.
8. Indulgent Shopping Trip To The Malls
Indulge your shopaholic mom in some retail therapy this Mother’s Day and take her go shopping. Besides food, Singapore is also well known for being a shopping haven so take advantage of that and hit the malls – doesn’t only have to be the Orchard Road belt if you know your malls well! Think VivoCity, Suntec City Mall and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
9. Mother’s Day Floral Painting Workshop
Instead of gifting her with a bouquet of flowers (which will eventually wither…), why not let mom create and have her own piece of lovely art by using flower petals? Join your mom in this special one-day-only floral painting workshop organised by The Swiss Club to try your hand at a novel form of art! It’s easy to know your mom will enjoy it as this activity combines two of women’s favourites – flowers and beautiful art.
Rifle Lounge, Swiss Club Singapore, 36 Swiss Club Road, 10am to 12noon, 13th May 2017, priced $150/set (1 adult + 1 child) *inclusive of painting materials and light refreshments
10. Creative Day of Crafting & Scrapbooking
Tight on the budget but still want to make sure to have a whale of a time with mom this Mother’s Day? Fret not! Get creative and plan the day around crafting and/or scrapbooking at home. Form new memories together when you’re both reminiscing memories of fun family events by making a photo-filled scrapbook! Check out Pinterest for tonnes of inspiration. Not sure what craft supplies you should get? Here’s a guide to help you get started. Best of all? This low-cost home activity actually promotes feelings of closeness and facilitates bonding between family members, so get fathers and sons involved in this worthwhile endeavour too!
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