Brisbane | Gold Coast

Mum's The Word

Plan Your Perfect Mother's Day Out

Mum's The Word

We love Mums. They can be cool, crazy, or sometimes a little bit weird, but at the end of the day we don't know what we'd do without them (and we wouldn't exist without them). They're our role models and biggest fans, our rocks and our shoulder to cry on. They're pretty important - And they deserve to be celebrated. So we've planned the perfect Mother's Day out - With brunch dates, pamper sessions and plenty of love all mixed in, your Mum will be feeling the love this Mother's Day. But don't forget, Mum's the word!

9:30am - Breakfast

Now don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with treating your Mum to breakfast in bed this Mother's Day (and if that's what she likes, you better do it!), but if you're not such a great cook and you still want to start the day off well, there's no better way to do it than by treating her to breakfast out. Just make sure she can still get a chance to sleep in - Those days are rare! Elk Espresso, Bam Bam Bakehouse, Spendelove and Paddock Bakery are all popular choices for brunch if you're in central Gold Coast (look out for Paddock's limited edition Red Velvet Doughnut!), but if you live a little further South Barefoot Barista, Niche & Co or Kirramisu will all be winners. Several of these cafe's also have pretty incredible beach views, so if your Mum is a sucker for a good breakfast on the beach, they're well worth the drive!

11am - Pamper Sesh

She's awake, she's fed and she's ready to be truly treated- And what better way to treat her than by getting her pampered! Whether it's getting her hair done, getting a mani/pedi or simply getting a massage, every Mother appreciates getting pampered at least occasionally. Strip down to your swimmers and make your way through the saunas, steam rooms and spas of Burleigh's Bath House, or book yourself in for pampering at Minogue Hairdressing, Azure Spa & Fitness, Pure Indulgence or Ocean Day Spa & Salon for all your mani, pedi, hair and massage needs. Boasting just about every treat imaginable, your Mum will be feeling like royalty after any one of these!

12-5pm - Down Time

All that eating and pampering will really take it out of you, so why not take the time to sit back, relax and enjoy Mother's Day? Grab your headphones and a bite to eat and pick a good spot on the beach, or if you're feeling adventurous (and not afraid to mess up a manicure), pack your walking shoes and head off on an easy walk. Burleigh Heads is a fantastic place to enjoy both beach and rainforest views (check out their newly re-opened walk!), but if you're looking for somewhere a little quieter you can't go past Tallebudgera or Currumbin. If you're feeling adventurous, you could even book a paddle board and go for a spin in the Creek!

5pm - Wine O'clock!

It's everyone's favourite time of day - Happy hour! If you're finally worn out you can always retire at home with a home-cooked meal and her favourite bottle of bubbly, but if you're still down to party there's no better way to finish off Mother's Day (and prolong the weekend) than by heading out for Happy Hour! Sunday Sessions will be kicking off all around the Coast from 5pm, so if you're up for a night out head to Baskk, Gotham Rooftop Bar, Mr PP's or The Island Rooftop for their incredible #SundaySunsetSessions!

About the Author

Aimee Higgins

Aimee Higgins

I'm a creative at heart - I love reading, I love writing and I love my social media! I spend the majority of my time sipping coffee and finding the next best cafe, but when I get a second off chances are I'll be brunching at my local or running off to whatever event is on that night! During Summer you can find me sipping coffee and tanning down by Burleigh Beach, and in Winter I'll be skiing the slopes of Perisher or buried under a mountain of blankets with chocolate and a good book.