A little bit of history for you - Mothering Sunday falls on the fourth Sunday in lent and is exactly three weeks before Easter and dates back as far as the sixteenth century. It is an occasion for honouring the mother's of children and giving them presents. YEAH! I am always a huge supporter of local businesses and there are some FAB experiences available in the North East this year that I am sure any mother will love. Here are my favourites:-
1 - Mother's Day Live Music night at Gusto with Glen Roughead Swing Band
Gusto have pulled out all of the stops with their live music event which takes place on Thursday 3rd March at 7pm (please note this event takes place BEFORE Mother's Day so taking your mum out for the evening really will be a surprise).
Tickets are just £30 each and include a delicious 2 course dinner & a glass of Prosecco on arrival. Guests will be entertained throughout the evening with live music from Glen Roughead Swing Band. I am so excited to have tickets to this event as it really will be a lovely treat.
To book:- Call 0191 260 2291
2 - Afternoon tea and Mamma Mia at Tyneside Bar Cafe
This special event takes place on Sunday 6 March (Mother's Day itself) at 3pm. For £22 per person guests can indulge in Afternoon Tea at Tyneside Bar Cafe featuring sandwiches, home-baked cakes, scones with clotted cream and Rington's tea or coffee with endless refills PLUS a glass of Prosecco whilst watching Mamma Mia on the big screen.
Image Source | Tyneside Bar Cafe
To book:- Call 0191 227 5522
3 - Mother's Day Afternoon Tea box from The French Oven
The French Oven is an award winning bakery in the heart of Newcastle (specifically the Grainger Market) and you can pre-order a special Mother's Day afternoon tea to collect and enjoy at home or perhaps on locations in your mum's favourite picnic spot if the sun is shining. Two of the options available include:-
British afternoon tea for 2 people £12
2 traditional sandwiches
8 minature scones sweet and savoury
8 mini cakes including brownies, carrot cakes and more
6 little dainty sausage rolls and
Northumbrian tea bags
Luxury French Afternoon tea for 2 people £16
2 French sandwiches
8 mini quiche pieces
2 chocolate eclairs
2 individual frangipanes
2 classic french macarons and
The French Oven are also planning lots of special treats which can be personalised with 'mam' and Northumbrian breakfast boxes too. Boxes are available for delivery (to certain post codes) or collection.
Image Source | The French Oven
To book:- Visit The French Oven Website or call 07921 082952
4 - Mother's Day Pampering at Sammy Anne's
Mother's Day Offer - can be booked throughout March 2016 only
For £37 per person you can enjoy a full body massage using a combination of Camellia oil, Lavender, Patchouli, Rose & Ylang Ylang essential oils to give your skin a luxurious treat, then a blackberry, rose petal & vanilla infused water to finish this 60 minute treatment. Sounds like heaven! This treatment can also be bought as a gift voucher (but must be booked in March).
Image Source | Sammy Annes
I'd love to hear how you are treating your mum this Mother's Day.