20th June 2022
20 April 2022
Mum does alot for the family and deserves to be treated! I'm a mum of two (soon to be three) and although I tell my husband and kids that all I really want on my birthday or any other special occasion is breakfast in bed with a cup of tea and big hugs....I would have to admit, it's pretty nice to be surprised with a little more. So from me to you.... here's what I reccommend you surprise mum with to really make her feel special, loved and appreciated.
Start the day with that big hug and cup of tea in bed...that's essential. Then you're heading into the city centre for a day filled with quality time the whole family will enjoy.
9am: Start at The Med Cafe on Devonport Road with coffee and hot chocolates. Their breakfast menu has something for everyone, from blueberry pancakes, to a bacon and portabello stack, fresh fruit salad and the full monty packed with eggs, bacon, cheese kransky sausage, hash browns and more.... yum!
10am: Make sure you've planned ahead and made a booking for mum to enjoy a relaxing massage and manicure at Tranquillo Beauty Clinic on Grey Street.
10am: While mum is enjoying time to herself, dad and the kids can head to the new Tauranga City Library on Devonport Road in He Puna Manawa.... try out their cool new reading pods and get a photo to show mum when you see her soon.
10:30am: It's time to head to the waterfront for a play on the playground and relax in the sunshine while waiting for mum to finish her luxury pampering. Stop at Starbucks on the way for a snack and drink.
11:30am: It's time to meet mum at The Pottery Studio to get creative as a family! Book a private session with Penny and the team who will teach you how to mould clay, decorate your design and paint to perfection. This is fun for the whole family and something you can collect at a later date once the pottery has been "fired" and remember this fun day by.
1pm: It's time for lunch and I recommend Lone Star Tauranga where there is something delicious for everyone. Kids can get stuck into a burger, ribs, fish n chips, or even a yummy Mexican cheese and bacon toastie!
Treat that wonderful mum of yours with this fun day out for the whole family, if she's anything like me, the quality time mixed with alone time AND amazing food will make this a day she won't forget.
Note to self - must show my own family this article.