So Dads, you’ve got it all wrong… what Mums really want for Mother’s Day isn’t just flowers and chocolate. It’s time out… luxurious time out! Here's how to to plan a perfect day for the Mum in your life.
1. Wake up first
Creep out of bed, make sure those kids don’t make a noise and get them out of the house! Ahhhh a child free sleep in…. amazing.
When you return it should be with a coffee and something delicious from one of Freo's boutique bakery's like Abhi’s, Wild Bakery, Lawleys or The Mill Bakehouse. A takeaway breakfast from Ootong & Lincoln, Grumpy Sailor, High Street Dispensary, Short Black Sheep or Jac and the Bean rates highly too. Or organise Deliveroo to drop off breakfast from Ohana Acai Bar or Acai Brothers while you are out.
2. Hand over the credit card
Drop her off in Fremantle with the credit card (and no questions about the bank statement please).
If you know what she loves you can pre book something, otherwise talk to her bestie or better still, leave her to decide - just print off this blog post and hand it over with the credit card.
Try cocktails from Esplanade Hotel Fremantle (bottomless Bellini brunch sounds perfect!), Strange Company, Sweetwater, Miss Chat's, Mrs Browns, The Local Hotel, Percy Flint, Whisper Wine Bar or Who’s Your Mumma.
Browse the shops along Market Street and the West End; Kartique, Remedy, Common Ground, Morrison and New Edition Books or Wray Ave and South Freo; Ginger Morris, Pekho, South of the Border, Ivy & Isabel and Corner Store.
3. Around the house
While Mum's out enjoying this leisurely afternoon it’s time for you to get busy.
Look after the kids, clean the house, do the washing, prepare dinner... where to pick up the groceries?
If you head to North Fremantle the kids can play in the Gordon Dedman Park and you can pick up food and drinks from The Black Truffle and Old Bridge Cellars.
In South Fremantle pick up drinks from The Freo Doctor, groceries from Galati & Sons, and flowers from The Flower Hound.
If you prefer a one stop shop try Gilbert's Fresh Market in Hilton.
And isn’t there some little job that she's been gently reminding you about for a while? Hang up that picture, kill that spider… you know what it is.
When you’re all done order an UberBLACK to bring her home.
4. Family dinner
Kill two birds with one stone. Invite your Mum around and tell her to bring a bag of washing for you to do. Enjoy a leisurely home cooked meal as a family, showering all the Mums in your life with love, affection and phrases about how fabulous they are. Wrap it up by putting the kids to bed, cleaning up dinner dishes and letting her choose the movie.
Amazing…. best partner / son / Dad EVER.
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