A Fail-Safe Guide to Spending Mother’s Day in Melbourne

We know you love mum. So go the extra mile and show her just how much your love her by trying out ideas in our guide of the best experiences on Mother's Day.

Creativity 4 min read Oct 07, 2019

Stuck for ideas on Mother’s Day? The City of Melbourne is chock-full of experiences you can impress your mum with on her special day. From hefty food tours and cooking classes to wine and painting night workshops, there are plenty of ways to spoil the most important lady that deserves it all. Some classes are offering awesome limited-time offer discounts, so be sure to spot the coupon codes below!

1. Give Mum a creative break

Take Ma to a culture trip on her special day by treating her to some of the best art classes and tours that Melbourne has to offer. Art Aficionado Tours’ Inside the Labyrinth experience will have her strolling through the best commercial galleries, lane ways and street art in the city (Code: mumsday10). Walk to Art’s Tour, on the other hand, will take her to discover the hidden art spaces in Fitzroy through Collingwood, and have a chance to get engaged with the local talents. (Code: mumsday10)

For artist-mothers and artist-mothers-to-be, they’re sure to appreciate a night at Mister Morris of watercolour painting paired with red and white wine. Because what mother wouldn’t? And if a single evening of art-ing isn’t enough for mother dearest, here’s an opportunity to learn how to paint with oils or acrylics over six weeks from renowned artist Rick Matear. (Code: mumsday10)

If your mum loves flowers, then what better way to help her celebrate Mother’s Day than with a gift of a floral arranging class? My Flowerhouse is offering two classes at a discount: first is an introduction to gorgeous tablescaping (Code: mumsday10) and another on how to care for florals (Code: mumsday10). A leather bag making workshop by The Windsor Workshop is also a wonderful choice, if you’re looking for great value for money. It’s the kind of gift that keeps on giving. (Code: mumsday10)

2. A sweet treat for Mum (and you too!)

Because mums deserve the sweetest things in life - any one of our desserts and baking courses are sure to do the trick of showering her with some love. Not only do you get to satisfy her sweet tooth on her special day, she also comes away armed with new skills to re-create those delicacies over and over again! Has mum yet to perfect the art of buttercream? She’ll have a blast making gorgeous buttercream rosettes in this introductory workshop by Bake Boss.

For the mum who has a weakness for chocolates, she can learn to make unique chocolate bars at Gânache Chocolate. And if you can’t decide between chocolate or sweet icing, present your lovely matriarch with a baking masterclass making gorgeous looking cupcakes at Cupcake Central.

3. Spoil Mum with tasty options

Not all mums are created equal. Some make home-cooked dishes that are hard to beat, and some you wish had taken a cooking class in their earlier years. Of course, it’s never too late for your mum to start! Create and share memories learning to cook special meals together and experience the best thing about it all: eating what you make. From making your own Italian salami from scratch at The Artisan’s Bottega to making homemade rustic pasta with rich sauces to match at Bec’s Table. Cooking classes are wonderful ways to get the family together, and even better ways to bring you closer.

4. Indulge Mum in a cultural tasty tour

If you think Mother’s Day is not the day to get your hands dirty, but are still up for a culinary adventure - then food tours are just the thing that will satisfy. Mum will be pampered with savoury flavours and multi-cultural dishes as she walks the streets of the City of Melbourne. Melbourne Food Experience’s tour will take her through the Queen Victoria Market, tasting coffee, dips, pastries, seasonal produce, chocolate, cheeses and (gosh) so much more. For a taste of Middle Eastern flavours, Turkish Trails by Foodie Trails will have Ma exploring the oldest Turkish restaurants and sampling their most authentic flavours. (Code: mumsday10)

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