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All You Need To Know For Mother's Day, 2018

by Cindy Hughes (follow)
Cindy Hughes
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The ‘Go-To Guide' for organising a special day for all the Mothers in your life.

‘The second Sunday in May’. The one sentence that really excites us at Adelaide Mums Group. Do you know why? Of course, you do. You’re all Mums, too. It’s our favourite day, Mother’s Day!

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Mother’s Day is the one day of the year where we can all be celebrated for the time, energy, passion, commitment, and unwavering love that we put in to raising our children. It is a day that we give thanks to our Mothers, Aunties, and Grandmothers for raising us, with all of the aforementioned qualities, and for being a pillar of strength and support while we navigate our way through motherhood.

It is also a day where our husbands, partners, wives, children, and other relatives, ensure that our feet are up, hot drinks (or ice cool alcoholic beverages) are in our hands at all times, and we enjoy the 24 hours of luxury that we all deserve.

Mother’s Day is on Sunday 13 May this year, and while that is still another 8 weeks away, we need to start getting organised, and by ‘we’, I mean, our ‘other halves'. So, print out this article, highlight your ‘suggestions’, and leave it somewhere obvious for your spouse to see, or email it to them, because we have some amazing local events and gift ideas that will be perfect for any mother.

Events in Adelaide

c/o Mother's Day Classic

Mother’s Day Classic

Mother’s Day Classic, organised by Women in Super, is a running or walking event in North Adelaide. Money raised through registration and donations go towards breast cancer research. There are two distances that you can choose from, 4.5km or 7.4km, you can also choose whether to walk or run the event.

Sunday 13 May 2018, Start times vary between 8:00am- 9:00am. Click here for more information.

Meet at Peace Park, Cnr of Sir Edwin Smith Avenue and War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide.

Click here to register for the event. You can register solo or as a team.

c/o Little Heroes Foundation

Mother's Day Luncheon.

Enjoy a 2-course luncheon, dessert buffet, and 3-hour drinks with Paracombe Wines, hosted by Channel 7's Jade Robinson. It will be a three and a half hour event with special guest speakers, fashion parade by One Night Stand Boutique, and major and silent auctions.

All proceeds from the event will go to Little Heroes Foundation- supporting seriously ill children.

Friday 11 May, 11:30am- 3:00pm

Hickinbotham Hall, National Wine Centre. Hackney Road & Botanic Road, Adelaide 5000

$140 per person. Click here to purchase tickets.

c/o Mayfair Hotel

Premium Breakfast or Grand High Tea at Mayfair Hotel

A decadent feast is a must for Mother’s Day. Mayfair Hotel is hosting a Premium Breakfast, and Grand High Tea.

Premium Breakfast
Enjoy coffee, tea, or non-alcoholic sparkling wine on arrival. The breakfast boasts a sumptuous buffet style menu of Berkshire honey spiced ham on the carving trolley, sweetcorn fritters, poached eggs, smoked salmon, and much more.
Of course, there are also sweet treats, such as chocolate dipped strawberries, Portuguese tarts, ricotta cannoli, and more.

Breakfast times are at 7:30am, and 9:30am.

Grand High Tea
You will be greeted with sparkling wine on arrival. There will be both sweet and savoury options to indulge in: gateaux, tarts, cakes, and macarons will satisfy any sweet tooth. Luxurious seafood buffet, charcuterie platters, and salads will also be available.

High Tea times are at 2:00pm, and 4:00pm.

To make a reservation for the breakfast or high tea, call (08) 8210 8899, or email mayflower@mayfairhotel.com.au.

Sunday 13 May

45 King William Street, Adelaide 5000

c/o Stamford Grand Adelaide

A Grand Mother's Day Brunch at Stamford Grand Adelaide

Get treated to a lovely brunch in Stamford Grand Adelaide's ballroom, overlooking Glenelg foreshore. The Grand Mother's Day Brunch will consist of a three-hour beverage package, a delicious brunch buffet, as well as soft live entertainment. Kids will be entertained at the face painting station.

Sunday 13 May, 10:00am- 1:00pm.

Stamford Grand Adelaide. 2 Jetty Road, Glenelg 5054.

Adult $62.69 (GST included)
Child (5-12 years) $21.97 (GST included)
Child under 5: FREE
Click here to buy tickets.

Gift Guide

Here at Adelaide Mums Group, we love supporting small businesses within South Australia. We have found a variety of amazing gift ideas from small businesses that would make any mother feel special.

c/o Everlasting Prints

Everlasting Prints

Turn your precious child's work of art, or hand prints into stunning jewellery pieces or key rings. Contact Aleks on 0415 061 009 or email at aleks@everlastingprints.com.au to arrange the prints and jewellery. Everlasting Prints is located in Munno Parra West.

c/o Blush & Co.

Blush & Co.

If your loved one is a fan of rose gold, then Blush & Co. is the perfect place to buy a beautiful piece of jewellery. Jacquie Arnold founded Blush & Co. in 2015, and since then, has made many pieces of jewellery, from everyday wear, to statement pieces. Blush & Co. offer affordable free shipping Australia wide.
To contact Jacqui, phone 0433 512 828.

c/o Sarah Rothe

Sarah Rothe

Sarah Rothe describes her pieces as "colourful and unique contemporary jewellery.", which is absolutely on the mark. Sarah Rothe makes beautiful statement pieces that would wow the colourful and creative mothers. There are a wide selection of earrings, pendants and necklaces, rings, brooches, bangles and cuffs, as well as gift certificates.
Shop in-store or online.

Shop 29 Regent Arcade, 101-109 Rundle Mall, Adelaide 5000.

Opening Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Friday: 10:00am- 6:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am- 4:00pm

0411 196 295

c/o Addi Rd.

Addi Rd.

For beautifully hand-made, Eco-friendly clutches and purses, look no further than Addi Rd.. Mell (owner and designer extraordinaire) makes all of her wares using Eco Cork, a 100% plant-sourced product from the bark of the Cork Oak tree. It is just as durable as leather, but softer, and PETA certified.

Mell makes a variety of clutches and purses, such as Fold Over Clutches, Purses, "On the Go" Essential Oil purses, Zipper Purses, and Signature Clutches.

Please be aware, that if ordering signature clutches, they may take a few weeks to be made and delivered. For more information, read the Postage & Handling section on the website.

c/o Relove


Relove is an amazing business that supports small businesses within South Australia. They do this by working with them to sell their items, and 100% of the profits from the sales go directly back to the small business who made the item.

There are products on the Relove website for everyone. But, because we are discussing Mother's Day, I will list a few items that are Mother's Day gift worthy. Jewellery, Body & Bath, Accessories, Stationery (yes, stationery can be a fantastic gift), Home, and Art.

You can buy online, or head into the store, at 16 Ebenezer Place, Adelaide 5000

Opening Times
Tuesday- Thursday: 10:30am- 5:30pm
Friday: 10:30am- 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am- 5:00pm

c/o My Family Photo

My Family Photo

Family photo's will be treasured for a lifetime. Capture a moment in time with My Family Photo. They offer very affordable 30-minute photo sessions at different locations every month. For just $175, you will get 15 photo files of your choice, which will be digitally edited.

For more information on this wonderful offer, read our article, Adelaide Family Photography Sessions.

For the charitable Mother, the Mother who has everything, or the fussy Mother

If you are up to this part of the article, and haven't found anything that your mum, or wife would love for Mother's Day, why not donate to a charity on their behalf.

There are so many worthy charities that would really appreciate any sort of donation. I will list a few that link with the theme of Mother's Day, but of course, if there is a charity close to your families heart, that would be a perfect choice for a gift donation.

c/o National Breast Cancer Foundation

Pink Ribbon (Cancer Council)

McGrath Foundation

National Breast Cancer Foundation

White Ribbon Australia

Zahra Foundation


Ronald McDonald House Charities

We hope this list helps you find the perfect gift for the Mother's in your life.

Adelaide Mums Group wishes all of the Mums out there a Happy Mother's Day!

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