A cliché that stands true every year on Mother’s Day, the best gift you can give Mum is your time. And while the recent year has made it trickier to spend more time with Mum than she’d like, dedicate Mother’s Day 9 May 2021 to spending quality time together, while pampering her.
Here is a range of great Mother’s Day ideas that will make her feel extra special this year.
Set-up a cocktail bar at home
Spice things up with some homemade margaritas at your very own DIY cocktail bar this Mother’s Day.
All you need is the right handful of recipes that you know Mum will love, the right ingredients, and a whole lot of mixing and stirring.
The Maraboon Liquor Drive-Thru, which can be found at the Emerald Maraboon Tavern, has everything you need to throw an amazing cocktail bash for Mother’s Day this year. Boasting a broad range of stock, exceptional customer service, and unbeatable prices, don’t miss out on all of these savings ahead of the big day.
A favourite recipe from Epicurious, is the Frozen sunrise margarita, which brings together a burst of citrus followed by a refreshing tang.
What you’ll need:
Coarse sea salt to rim glasses
1 lime wedge to rim glasses
½ cup frozen orange juice concentrate
1 ½ cup orange juice
2 tablespoons of Cointreau
2 tablespoons of lime juice
3 cups crushed ice
¼ cup Grenadine
4 orange slices for garnish
4 fresh cherries for garnish
1. Spread a layer of coarse salt in a dish and run the lime wedge around the rims of four highball glasses and then dip the rims in the salt to have them stick.
2. Highball glasses will give you the sunrise effect that makes this drink stand out. A low margarita glass, unfortunately, will not deliver the same aesthetic results.
3. Put the orange juice concentrate, orange juice, tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice into a blender and add ice while pulsing until smooth. Divide the blend evenly among the glasses.
4. Tilt the glasses and pour one tablespoon of Grenadine down the side of each drink, allowing it to sink to the bottom of the glass to create a sunset effect.
5. Garnish with orange slices and cherries, and serve to Mum to enjoy!
Don’t forget to check out the great bottleshop specials going on at the Maraboon Liquor Drive-Thru to get more bang for your buck.
Also, the newly introduced, exciting products will tantalise Mum’s taste buds, with sweet finishes such as Baileys Red Velvet Cupcake Liqueur to finish off on a dessert note.
Make a scrapbook
Touching upon the DIY side of you, it’s time to change things up a bit and make this Mother’s Day special by breaking out those old photo albums, or printing some favourite pictures on your phone, and transforming them into a scrapbook masterpiece.
The beauty about making a scrapbook for Mother’s Day is that you can enlist upon Mum’s help and turn this into a Mother’s Day activity. Both of you can work together to create favourite pages that you will later bind together, thus making a collaborated work of art.
Do a cooking class together
Explore the wilder side of the kitchen with Mum this Mother’s Day. Enlist the both of you into one of Claire’s Cooking Classes in Emerald.
Featuring a range of local and international cuisines, along with different styles of cooking, past students of her classes have said that the food made was “absolutely divine”, with plenty boasting about the great tips and tricks that will come in handy during everyday cooking in the kitchen. Call Claire on (04) 3707 0288 to book your cooking class with Mum for Mother’s Day.
Do an art class together
If you aren’t great in the kitchen, or would like to explore other exciting activities, why not sign up for an art class together?
Open Your Art in Emerald offers art classes and workshops that have continued to inspire local artists at heart. With wonderful creations built from imagination and inspiration, these workshops are great for increasing confidence in creating art, as well as learning about the different techniques and methods involved in creating a masterpiece.
Beyond art, the workshops are a great place to socialise and meet other enthusiastic locals who all share common interests and passions as you and Mum. Call Nikki on (04) 5954 4308 to book your Mother’s Day art class today.
Gift her a beautiful flower arrangement
There’s something about mums and flowers. As cliché as it may seem, gifting Mum a beautiful flower arrangement this Mother’s Day can be special, especially when you personalise it so that all of her favourite flowers are in the arrangement. Talk about thoughtfulness!
Head to Pepperberry Studio on Hospital Road, Emerald, for an amazing arrangement that will impress Mum, while not being too heavy on your wallet. Opened on Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 3pm, and Saturdays from 10am to 12pm, prepare yourself to set eyes upon the most amazing floral arrangement you have ever seen.
With creativities that touch upon both live flowers and dried flowers, both Nakita and Casey are able to add life to any room, creating the ambiance you need to turn Mother’s Day into a celebration Mum won’t forget. Simply give Pepperberry Studio a call on (07) 4913 1060 to place your order.
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