Mother’s Day plans that aren’t brunch at a restaurant

If you forgot about Mother’s Day this year, don’t panic we found some great options to help you.

Whether you left organising a Mother’s Day activity to the last minute, or you are simply wanting to diverge from the typical restaurant lunch — we have you covered.

Organise a day trip

Planning a day trip for your mum is the perfect way to make up for forgetting a gift and a reservation. Day trips are typically easy to plan and you don’t need to have a full plan sorted prior to getting there. Explore a town she loves, or take her on an adventure to somewhere she has never been before.

Jump in the car, put on some music — but get the volume low enough so you and your mum can chat. Don’t forget to sit back and just enjoy the drive to a new destination.

Nearby destinations include:

  • Glorious locations on the Gold Coast
  • Spectacular scenery a short drive from Brisbane
  • Explore the wonders of Maleny
  • Check out these wineries less than 90 minutes from Brisbane

Organise your own afternoon tea

If you were planning on booking a high tea, create your own special afternoon at home instead. Involve the kids by letting them make scones, mini sandwiches or other little treats.

Don’t forget to find a nice tablecloth and bring out the special china and tea sets. Your mum will find your effort impressive and you will be saving cash in the long run.

Plan a shopping trip

Deciding on a gift for your mum can at best prove to be really difficult. Rather than trying to find her a gift at the last minute, take her shopping so she can pick something she really wants. You’ll rest soundly knowing your mum has a gift she loves, while also spending some quality time with her.

You could treat her to a trip to the city or shopping centre, giving you the ability to take a detour and stop in at the cinemas — you might even like to try Gold Class.