So you’ve booked the feast, and ordered the cake. The card is made, and the flowers are on their way. Now that the giving part is sorted, how about doing something special with mum this Mother’s Day 2023? You could attend a concert, participate in a mother-child sandwich making contest, design a tote bag, go for wellness workshops, and even pamper her with a staycation that comes with complimentary mani and pedi sessions – just for mum.
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1. Watch the SCO Mother’s Day Concert
Serenade the Queen of home and hearth with heartwarming favourites at this special SCO concert. Under the baton of Principal Conductor Quek Ling Kiong, SCO and Xinyao veteran artist Alex Su perform favourites such as Cloud River, Cloud of Romance, When You Are Old, All Mothers Are Alike, Shining Days, In That Faraway Place, Memories of Youth, and a medley The Past Can Only Be Remembered. There’s a post-concert autograph session with Alex So too.
13 May 2023, 7.30pm (70 minutes long). Tickets from $20 available here.
2. Yoga and a Sandwich making contest at The Polliwogs
Children go to The Polliwogs for play and fun times. Similarly, on his Mothers’ Day, mums get to play too. Mothers enjoy complimentary entry (for every paying child) and a 45-minute yoga class at The Polliwogs VivoCity on 14 May, led by fitness trainer Elise Teo.
In addition, mums and kids can get hands on together and decorate a sandwich in The Parental Palette (13 May at VivoCity, and 14 May at Clarke Quay). There are prizes worth over $200 to be won! Contest participation is free upon purchase of an entry ticket.
Yoga at Vivocity: 14 May, 9.45am or 10.45am. Play session: 9.30–11.30am). Get tickets here. The Parental Palette sandwich decoration contest: 13 May (VivoCity) and 14 May (Clarke Quay Central). Play session: 2–4pm. Get tickets here.
(See also: 30 Mother’s Day Brunches, Afternoon Teas & Set Dinners to Treat Mum to in 2023)
3. Enjoy Mummy’s Day Out! at [email protected]
Honour mum at [email protected]’s ‘Mummy’s DayOut!’ this Mother’s Day. Held in a floral zen oasis, the variety of activities and workshops are curated to empower and enrich mother-child relationships. Get downward dogging together, design an edible bouquet together, paint a tote bag together, enjoy a massage together… And after all that pampering, you can also pick up some gorgeous blooms for mum to bring home.
Sunday, 14 May, 11.30am onwards, at [email protected], 5 Simei Lane, Singapore 528710. Sign up for the activities here.
4. Indulge in premium Ice Cream at MOIC
Make this Mother’s Day an extra sweet one at the Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC)! On 14 May, mums and kids dressed in twinning outfits get a free upgrade to Premium tickets for the whole group at the door! This means you can enjoy Banana Caramel or Rochor scoops from Ice Cream Cookie & Co, velvety Milo or Chendol ice cream sandwiches, along with Mango Lassi or Soursop Potong from Kind Kones! Go through the five treat stations and indulge with the unlimited treats on offer! Premium tickets also come inclusive of one drink: coffee, soft drinks, or bottled water. And the cherry on top? Since mums are queens, they receive a free Sprinkle Crown too!
14 May, 10am–9pm, Museum of Ice Cream, 100 Loewen Road. Get tickets here.
5. Play Real-life Roblox with your kids
Are your kids addicted to Roblox? Why do games attract our kids so much? This Mother’s Day, venture into their digital world to find out. Different Roblox games have been redesigned into real-life games for mum and kids to bond over. Choose to be in the same team, or pit yourselves against each other. The goal is to create a memorable experience together to commemorate this special day. Each session packs in 2.5 hours of fun, strategy, and laughter in both air-conditioned and sheltered outdoor play areas. Slots are limited, so sign up now to receive a special gift bag worth over $200.
14 May, 10am–12.30pm or 1.30pm–4pm, Gardens by the Bay. Get tickets here.
6. Cook for her with Prepped Mother’s Day Meal Kits
Give your kitchen goddess a break and make her a meal that’s worthy of her taste buds. Yes you can, even if you have no culinary skills to speak of, thanks to these Prepped meals kits. Created in collaboration with ATAS BUTTER – which creates fresh, locally churned artisanal butter right on our little island! – the four Mother’s Day meals kits feed two each. Choose from Miso Snow Cod with Kabocha Sweet Potato Mash, Mala Butter Mushroom Aglio Olio, Smoked Butter Air Fried Chicken & Pancakes, and Buttermilk Pancakes with Burnt Apples and Gula Melaka Butter. In general, kids aged 12 and above should be able to prep these for mum on their own (with a bit of adult supervision if necessary).
Prepped x ATAS BUTTER Mother’s Day meal kits are available for the month of May here.
(See also: 15 Beautiful Mother’s Day Cakes to Sweeten Her Special Day in 2023)
7. Twin with the UNIQLO Andy Warhol Flower Collection
Give mum flowers she can wear! This season’s new range from UNIQLO’s Art and Museums collection includes pretty hibiscus blossoms from the Andy Warhol Flower Collection featured on casual T-shirts and dresses that mums and kids can twin with.
From 8 to 14 May, you can also redeem a flower bouquet by Petals Loft with any purchase of one original-priced Andy Warhol Flower Collection item and a minimum spend of $80.
8 to 14 May, only at UNIQLO Orchard Central Global Flagship Store. Limited to one redemption per customer, while stocks last.
8. Have a Mother’s Day Staycation
Make memories with mum on a 2D1N staycation at Citadines Connect City Centre. The newly-opened hotel along Orchard Road celebrates its first Mother’s Day with special Mother’s Day staycation packages that come with complimentary Mucota hair treatment and express manicure for two at J Hair Salon at Plaza Singapura! Also included are set breakfasts, early check-in (2pm), and late check-out (3pm), subject to availability.
Bring mum on a shopping spree, then come back and relax at the rooftop pool. There’s also a 24-hour fitness gym, and an aqua pool, if mum doesn’t want to miss her work out!
Superior Room (from $400++); Junior Suite (from $600++), for stays between 11 and 22 May 2023. Book your stay here.
9. Celebrate Mum at Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES
It’s raining treats for mums at Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES in the month of May, with good food, live performances, heartfelt gifts for her, and more. Sing along with local radio deejays from 96.3 HAO FM (6 May, 5–6.30pm, Outdoor Plaza), browse for unique handmade knickknacks and watch live performances at the Crafter’s Market (26 to 28 May, 12–9pm, Outdoor Plaza), and take advantage of great deals at participating restaurants. These include complimentary sweet treats and flower workshops at 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung, and a five-course ‘Herbs and Flowers’-themed afternoon tea at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore. After that, hop over to CHIJMES and pamper mum with spa and hair makeover promotions as well!
1 to 31 May. For more information, visit Capitol Singapore here and CHIJMES here.
10. SSO Mother’s Day Concert
Pack a picnic dinner, and give mum the gift of music at the Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s Mother’s Day Concert at the Botanic Gardens. Be the first 600 to show up at the SSO booth to receive a free F&B gift too. Can’t make it to the Gardens? Mum can still enjoy the music, as the concert will be streamed live on the SSO YouTube channel.
14 May, 6pm, at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens. Free admission.
Here’s wishing a happy and blessed Mother’s Day 2023 to all mums, mummies, mamas, and all who perform this role in our lives!
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