9 New & Exciting Ways to Spend Mother’s Day in S’pore in 2019

Image: Bake My Party & YOTEL

Your phone fleetingly buzzes at noon, and a text message notification from your family group chat appears with the automatic light up of the screen: “So, what’s the plan for tonight uh? Dinner?” At the same time, your sibling directly messages you, “Eh, should we get for mum this cake? You wanna chip in?”

You give in. You answer the questions, and heave a sigh of disappointment, and think about how the cycle repeats itself every year during Mother’s Day — event ideas thrown in at the eleventh hour, in a slightly desperate attempt to “make this day special for the first woman you loved in your life”. You tell yourself that the next year, it’s going to be different and that your mum is going to get the royal treatment.

Well, guess what? We’re going to help you to break out of that vexing pattern. Without further ado, here are 8 new and exciting ideas on how you can spend Mother’s Day with your mum:

1) Mother’s Day Cupcake Bouquet by Bake My Party

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Is your mum as the baking hero who comes through with all the best sweet treats that would have dessert connoisseurs tugging at their wigs? Then this workshop by Bake My Party is perfect for both you and her! It will give you a chance to get hands-on with her.

This session (class of 10 pax)) will teach you how to expertly decorate plain ol’ vanilla cupcakes. Owner Stacy will use Russian Piping tips to create petals that you can will help you turn a ordinary piece of cupcake into a something that is, as the British people would say, bloomin’ gorgeous!

The best part about this is that it’s open to anyone, whether or not you have a cake decorating background.

That’s cool, but what’s this Russian Piping thing?

Russian Piping tips are basically metallic cup with flower cut-outs that you can hook to the end of your piping bag, so that you can squeeze your buttercream out and it’ll come out looking like a flower! Think of them as the icing hack you never knew you needed until now.

Mother’s Day Cupcake Bouquet by Bake My Party
Date: 10 May 2019 (Friday)
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: IncuBaker, Infinite Studios, 21 Media Circle, #01-01, Singapore 138562
Price: $180

2) [CLOSED] Mother’s Day Floral Bar (thatsellflowerone x Spagtacular)

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If you love the idea of making flowers, but whipping something up in the kitchen is just not your thing, then you’re probably going to want to check out this one. This is a collaboration between thatsellflowerone and local-fusion pasta parlour Spagtacular, and you’ll be learning how to put together a Pinterest-esque rustic bouquet and a dried flower arrangement.

Did we mention that there are perks waiting for you sign up and attend this class?  Free-flow drinks and a voucher that will entitle you to 10% off on your next visit to Spagtacular!

We’ve often waited for tomorrow for a meal with our family. But what if tomorrow never comes? Watch this and you'll understand:

[CLOSED] Mother’s Day Floral Bar (thatsellflowerone x Spagtacular)
Date: 9 May 2019
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Location: Spagtacular
Price: $65 (1 pax), $75 (2 pax, 1 adult + 1 child)

3) Lipstick & Earring Making Workshop (Handsonklay x Escential Life)

mothers day 2019 make your own lipstick
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What’s better than a Mother’s Day gift? Only two Mother’s Day gifts! So zip your mouth and be all ears, because you can create your own lipstick AND earring in this collaboration workshop between Handsonklay and Escential Life!

It’ll be a 4-hour session in the afternoon You’ll be using natural ingredients during this workshop to create your personalised shade of lipstick, which will have the big beauty brands shaking in their boots. As for earrings, you’ll be using polymer clay techniques to create your personal pair. Treat your mums to a this therapeutic session and she’ll be thanking you for the new experience.

To get tickets, you can directly drop the Handsonklay a message on their Facebook page. Hurry though, because slots are limited!

Lipstick & Earring Making Workshop (Handsonklay x Escential Life)
Date: 11 May 2019
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Tanjong Pagar (details given privately after confirmation)
Price: $128 (1 pax), $218 (2 pax)

4) Shopping For Baju Raya

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Ramadan is considered the holy month for Muslims around the globe, and for Mother’s Day to fall in the same month – that’s unequivocally a blessing. Of course, if you’re going through the motion of fasting, you probably wouldn’t want to expend your limited energy doing anything too strenuous. And since the countdown to Hari Raya Aidilfitri virtually begins when Ramadan commences, it is exactly why you should be shopping for the outfits you’re going to stunt everyone with come the first day of Syawal.

Some areas you can consider checking out to get your baju raya:

  • Arab Street
  • Geylang Ramadan Bazaar
  • Our Tampines Hub
  • CelebFest Ramadan (17 – 19 May though…not exactly Mother’s Day, but still)
  • Woodlands – Causeway Point Bazaar

If you know any more places we should add to the list, let us know in the comments below!

We’ve compiled a list of 7 things to do this Ramadan. Check it out here!

5) Singapore Symphony Orchestra Mother’s Day Concert 

mothers day 2019 take your mother to a classical concert
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If classical music is up your alley as well as mum’s, this is one concert you both don’t want to miss. The SSO Mother’s Day Concert will be held at the Botanic Gardens and partnering with official radio station Symphony 92.4. You can expect to be regaled with colourful dances and songs of love by various Singaporean talents like young violin prodigy Chloe Chua and burgeoning singers Johnathan Charles Tay and Martin Ng.

You don’t have to pay a single cent to get in – and it’s a great opportunity to have a picnic with mum whilst enjoying some wonderful music! Find out more about the song list and performers here.

Singapore Symphony Orchestra Mother’s Day Concert
Date: 12 May 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Botanic Gardens (Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage)
Price: Free

More concerts in our master list here!

6) Mother’s Day Popup by Embrace Jewellery

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Image Source: Embrace Jewellery

You’ve heard the cliche, which needs no introduction – diamonds are a girl’s best friend. This Mother’s Day Popup Fair at the Tanglin Mall features local labels The Embrace Collection as well as those curated from a select handful of designers worldwide. So you can look forward to gorgeous, unique pieces that speak to you.

The great part about this is that can find price cuts of up to 70% off on some chic jewellery and fashion, which means plenty of great buys as well as gift ideas for your mum! Expect to find past season’s jewellery from the brand as well as dresses from Indiibreeze, all of which start from under $30. Honestly, when you’re out of plans, you can’t really go wrong with a trip down to a pop-up fair, can you?

Mother’s Day Popup by Embrace Jewellery
Date: 
3 May 2019
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Tanglin Mall, Level 1 Atrium
Price: $25 and above

Here are 7 flea markets in Singapore happening year-round!

7) DIY Mask Workshop with alche{me}

mothers day 2019 things to do DIY mask
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You’ll get acquainted with the natural and vitamin-enriched active ingredients that help your skin achieve that fresh, healthy look. Their skin expert will take you through the process step by step and explain the origins and effects of the ingredients, so it’s all not just superficial knowledge.

Take note that this workshop will be held in the eastside, namely at Paya Lebar’s KINEX mall. The great news is that it is open people of all genders – as long as you can appreciate a good skin pampering session!

Also, there will be a free flow of coffee and vegan pastries provided.

That leaves us with a parting question – if you were to share the same mask as your mum and you experience a glow-up, can you say that you got it from your mama?

The Take-Home Things

  1. 15ml personalised Face Mask
  2. $35 voucher redeemable on alche{me}’s website

DIY Mask Workshop with alche{me}
Date: 
11 May 2019
Time: 4 PM – 6 PM
Location: KINEX Mall, 11 Tanjong Katong Road, #01-36 to 41
Price: $45 (1 pax mask), $80 (couples mask)

Treat yourself to these promos!

8) Make it Spa-cial and Spa-lendid

mothers day 2019 things to do take your mom to a spa
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Spas often have this association with luxury, sumptuousness, opulence, which may seem a little strange, considering they have become a lot more accessible in modern times.

The power to lift your spirits and rejuvenate you after being countlessly battered by the daily grind is irrefutable.  it makes sense it to treat your mum to a spa session to take the heavy load of motherhood off her shoulders and put her at ease, if for a moment.

9) Go lavish without leaving Singapore at YOTEL

mothers day 2019 staycation at yotel
Image Source: YOTEL

Staycations are a great alternative to living it up as though you’re on a shopping getaway, and with YOTEL situated at in the heart of Orchard Road, Mother’s Day is about to get real special in here!

Lie down on their quality SmartBed while you watch their in-room TV channels dedicated to relaxation. Once you’re done with that, catch up on a good night’s sleep that will rest your weary bones. If you’re awake but still too comfortable in bed, just call their cute robot butlers YOSHI and YOLANDA! They’re available throughout the clock. There’s also a pool available for you to take a dip in, and when you’re done with that, grab a cocktail at the nearby bar, KOMYUNITI.

Check out the details here.

In Conclusion

Our wigs? Snatched.

Mother’s Day? Settled.

Staycation? BET.

This article originally appeared on BeScene SG.