Mums are fab. They put us right when we’re wrong, and they pick us up when we’re down, but let’s not lie to ourselves, they’re also notoriously difficult to please. If you don’t want to give your mum any more reasons to criticise your personal failings, pull a whopping great Mother’s Day treat out of the bag with one of DesignMyNight’s unique ideas for celebrating the most important woman in your life.


1. Bouquet Workshop and Fizz – London

Let’s start simple: flowers. As a Mother’s Day staple, it’s difficult to go wrong with a nice flower arrangement, but why not take it to the next level? This bouquet workshop lets you create your own display, or even bring her along so she can make her own. Led by a seasoned professional in the art of floral composition, you can enjoy a glass of fizz and a giggle with your mum and leave the class with a truly special bouquet.


2. South Place Presents: Mamma Mia – London

If your mum enjoys the finer things in life, treat her to a day out with a little luxury. Held at the five-star South Place Hotel, this Mother’s Day screening of Mamma Mia includes popcorn, cocktails and a special goody bag for her, not to mention a delicious two-course meal at their refined in-house eatery, the Chop House.


3. Cocktails and Cruise – London

Enjoy a Mothering Sunday on the river with this adventurous day out. Starting off at The Riverside restaurant on St George’s Wharf, you and your mum can enjoy the view while sipping on some sangria, a gin fizz or an Aperol spritz. Then it’s time to board the clipper for a zip down the Thames where you can take in the sights of the city.


4. Macaroon Art: Mother’s Day Special – London

Perfect for the crafty and creative mums, this cute and quirky Mother’s Day macaroon decorating class is a great bonding experience. Spend a couple of hours together, decorating some dainty delights – and one very big delight – while you quaff glasses of Prosecco and chow down on purple popcorn.


5. Mother’s Day Live Jazz Lunch – London

If mummy dearest has always been a bit of a mover and shaker, this live jazz lunch at Scoff & Banter, Kensington is just the ticket. Treat her to a lunch with a bit of a difference as you sit down for a fabulous two or three-course meal with a side helping of award-winning jazz from vocalist Michael L. Roberts.


6. Mother’s Day Out Dining and Movie: Mrs Doubtfire – London

Whether you’re looking to to treat your mum to a cutesy afternoon tea, a long lunch or a delicious dinner, The Courthouse Hotel has a deal for you. From mum’s eat free, to a screening of family classic Mrs. Doubtfire in their gorgeous cinema room, this luxurious Shoreditch hotel will be performing some Mother’s Day miracles.


7. Mother’s Day at Lido – London

Usually only a spot for club members, The Curtain will be throwing open the doors to its rooftop restaurant LIDO so you can say thanks to your mum for everything she’s put up with over the years. Enjoy a stunning three-course roast lunch, views over the city, and, most importantly, a lovely day out.


8. Lipstick Making Workshop – London

Help make your mum feel great about herself, and trot down to a lipstick making workshop in West London for a different kind of Mother’s Day experience. From matte to metallic, create bespoke lipsticks, perfectly matched to your skin tone and made from 100% natural ingredients.


9. Afternoon Tea in Soho – London

An oldie but a goodie, a Mothering Sunday afternoon tea never goes amiss, particularly when it’s hosted by one of the coolest spots in Soho. The Karma Sanctum Hotel is here to help you treat your mama just right with finger sandwiches, sweet treats and a hefty helping of fizz.


For more info on what to do on Mother’s Day in London and across the UK, visit DesignMyNight and follow them on Instagram and Twitter; @DesignMyNight.


By Olivia Cheves