I hope all of you have remembered that it’s Mothering Sunday this weekend? 3rd April is the day to treat your Mum like she’s royalty and remind her how grateful you are for everything she’s ever done for you (including getting you here in one piece in the first place). And it’s not just biological Mummy’s that we should be praising. It’s all those other wonderful women who have raised us well, given us support, kept us sane and shared the love all these years.
So whether it’s your Mum, Nan, Sister, Wife or Friend you think is deserving of some special care this Mothers Day, here are some ideas to make them feel amazing on this special day.
Lunches & Dinners…
Treat your favourite lady this Mother’s Day with a three course Sunday Brunch Menu at Brasserie Joël and your Mum will receive a complimentary gift from the Westminster Park Plaza’s newly opened Mandara Spa and a 15% discount voucher for a treatment of her choice. Located on the first floor of the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London, Brasserie Joël offers a delicious range of Sunday lunch dishes created by acclaimed chef Joël Antunes.
Acclaimed Pan-Asian restaurant Gilgamesh is welcoming mothers on Mother’s Day with a very special treat. On Sunday 3rd April mothers will receive their entire meal on a complimentary basis, allowing devoted offspring to spoil them in an extremely economical way! The only rules are that only one mother can eat free and bookings must be for four or more. Mothers can enjoy a delicious three-course meal for free, while their guests can dine for a reasonable £32.50 per person.
Fusion favourite The Modern Pantry in Clerkenwell is offering a three course lunch for £23.50 and Mums can dine at half price – just £11.75. Diners can choose from a range of tempting dishes in Anna Hansen’s signature style, such as chorizo and water chestnut sticky rice balls with tahini moroni miso cream; sage and garlic marinated loin of pork with green pepper relish and shiso sorbet.
A fantastic package for art lovers. For just £24 booked in advance, visitors can enjoy a classic afternoon tea consisting of a glass of Prosecco, a choice of Peyton and Byrne tea, homemade finger sandwiches and cakes with a buttermilk scone, Cornish clotted cream and jam, a potted plant plus a ticket to Watteau: The Drawings. This is the first ever retrospective of of the drawings of Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684–1721) to be held in the UK.
Canary Wharf are making things easy this year with their Canary Wharf Mother’s Day Package. Start the day with an exhilarating trip down the Thames aboard the Thames Clipper river boat and enjoy unique views of London’s landmarks over a glass of bubbly. On arrival, take time to explore the award-winning art collection (use a map of the striking sculptures to plan the route) or discover some of the 200 fantastic shops, bars or cafes. To round-off a morning of indulgence, enjoy a lingering lunch at one of Canary Wharf’s most prestigious restaurants – Quadrato at Four Seasons. A beautiful bouquet from Brown’s Florist will be presented on arrival, followed by a decadent afternoon enjoying a delicious six-course tasting menu, personally prepared by the Head Chef, featuring a number of his signature dishes and a glass of Prosecco. The package costs £153 for two people (including boat trip with champagne, deluxe mother’s day bouquet and six course tasting menu with a glass of prosecco). To book this package, please visit http://www.mycanarywharf.com/promotions-offers/index.php.
Presents and Treats
Everyone loves a cupcake, and The Hummingbird Bakery have lots of seasonal products especially made with Mum in mind. Choose from a big Vanilla Sponge-Cake (£30), Mothers Day Cupcakes (£2.95 each) or a gift-box of 12 Mini Cupcakes (£24). Alternatively, order a special Cake-Pops Bouquet from Gingercups, personalised to your own specification. We’ve ordered some already and they were DELICIOUS!
Treat your Mummy to a glorious spa experience at the Purity Spa (at London’s Park Lane Hilton). The Purity Escape Ritual Package includes a chilled glass of bubbly, a relaxing Back scrub followed by a Back Massage, a reviving Facial, Hand and Foot massage and use of the steam and sauna. This amazing deal is worth £215 but if you book through Wahanda – you will pay just £45! An absolute bargain and perfect for your lovely Mum.
While many Mums may want to stay home or be pampered on Mothers Day, others would love to get outside and have some fun. There is no better place to take your adventurous Mum than Go Ape – the tree-top adventure company offers a fun and exhilarating experience for mums and their whole family to enjoy. Mums can experience a liberating sense of freedom as they swing through the forest on zip wires, cross wooden walkways and bridges and climb tree-top ladders, safely attached to a harness.
Whether you choose Bath Oils, Soaking Salts, Candles, Body Lotion or a combination of them all, your Mum will love you for bringing a bit of Maddi Alexander into her life. This ethical, luxury brand use natural, fair trade ingredients and all products are paraben and preservative free. Plus, the packaging is chic and beautiful – just like your Mum!
Spring has sprung and Summer is well on it’s way, and what nicer thing to do on sunny days than pack up a picnic and spend some time outside with the family and friends. This gorgeous picnic basket from Laura Ashley has everything you will need for 4 people, including cutlery, wine glasses, plates, chopping board and integrated cool box. The perfect gift!
For homely Mums, this scrummy cookbook is ideal. Caroline Brewester brings you 175 pudding recipes that take just 5-30 minutes to make – meaning delicious treats for less time in the kitchen! The book is divided into 6 chapters, according to how long it takes to make the recipe. They really are quick, easy and delicious! Around £12.99 at all good book shops.
Other places to check out for some lovely Mothers Day Treats: