8 Ideas To Create Memorable Moments with Mum this Mother's Day!
By First National Real Estate


8 Ideas To Create Memorable Moments with Mum this Mother's Day!

While your mum might love a box of choccies and some flowers, chances are what she’d love the most is the opportunity to spend some quality time together. And with pandemic-related restrictions lifting across NZ, getting in a dose of mum appreciation time is entirely possible this year. So, we’ve scoured the internet to find the 8 best things to do with your mum (or a special figure in your life) this May close to home.

  1. Pink Ribbon Breakfast – New Zealand-wide
Each year in May, thousands of Kiwis across New Zealand come together to support the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ to raise much-needed funds for breast cancer education, research, and patient support. Whether it’s a virtual event, a physical challenge, bake sale, raffle, or breakfast with all the trimmings, how you participate is up to you – so get mum involved and start brainstorming! Pink Ribbon Breakfast is full of ideas, recipes, and resources to help get you started.
  1. Enjoy Bluff oysters – New Zealand-wide
It’s Bluff oyster season, and chances are that your local restaurants are running some specials during this time of year. Coupled with NZ finally coming into the orange light setting, support local and pop in for a memorable meal with some fresh and juicy oysters.
  1. Sunday markets – New Zealand-wide
Many local markets are open on a Sunday, and it’s a great way to see some local crafts, try new food and pick up some antique and second-hand finds. You may also find some markets that your Mum may be particularly interested in, such as a farmer’s market. View a collection of markets that are happening in NZ from Eventfinda here.
  1. Super Rugby –  Auckland, Waikato and Dunedin
Got a sporty mum? Get your supporter gear on and take her along to a Super Rugby game, with games being played up until 29 May. Games are being played in Auckland, Waikato and Dunedin, and is an exciting outdoor event.
  1. Midnight Oil ‘Resist’ Tour – Australia and New Zealand
Catch Peter Garret and the band as they celebrate the release of their new album Resist and perform classics from their extensive back catalogue. The band have announced this will be their final concert tour, so if your mum is a long-time groupie, secure some tickets for you both, sharpen up your dance moves and head along for an unforgettable evening.
  1. Swan Lake – New Zealand
Royal New Zealand Ballet presents this timeless and beautiful production that hasn’t been seen on New Zealand shores since 2013. Considered one of the greatest of all classical ballets, Swan Lake runs from 5th May – to 5th June and is the perfect outing for the mum with an appreciation of the finer things. Catch it at a centre near you – Wellington, Palmerston North, Christchurch, Auckland, or Napier.
  1. Winetopia – Auckland
After a bit of a hiatus, Winetopia is back, bringing what promises to be “the greatest, most extravagant and delicious celebration of New Zealand wines” to Auckland for its 7th season. If your mum is a wine aficionado (or simply appreciates a good drop), head to this 2-day event and sample fine wines from 60 prestigious wineries across New Zealand. There’s also a full schedule of tastings and talks, gourmet food matches and live music to accompany your search for the perfect wine. Find out more and secure your tickets here.
  1. Celeste Barber ‘Fine, Thanks’ Tour – Australia and New Zealand
Australia's Queen of Comedy is hitting the road with a tour spanning Australia and New Zealand across the month of May. After spending the best part of two years off stage, her ‘Fine, Thanks’ tour is set to give us a good laugh and possibly deliver a few awkward moments with your mum. Find a location near you and book tickets here.
Remember, you don’t need to pull out all the stops to make the day special
Whether you choose to head along to one of the many events on offer, make your mum’s day memorable from afar with one of these suggestions, or keep things simple with thoughtful ideas to impress, keep in mind that often it really is just the thought that counts. To all the mums out there, First National Real Estate wishes you a Happy Mother’s Day.