Mum Rules on Mother’s Day

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Mum lays down the law in most homes, but now we’re taking charge to make sure she has the Mother’s Day she deserves!

Amid all the troubles of motherhood, making the rules is one of the perks. Whatever Mum says, goes. Even Dad knows it! But this Mother’s Day, we’re switching things up. Move over Mum – it’s time for the kids to boss you around! Here are four rules Mum must follow on her day off from mothering!

1. Splurge on restaurants, cafés and bars where you don’t have to ask for the kid’s menu

Alba Noosa

Peter Kuruvita’s stunning Alba Noosa has something for every-mum! Give the gift of a delicious meal out or the fun foodie experience of a cooking class. All at the end of your fingertips! Simply order online and have your voucher emailed. ORDER NOW

Lucio’s Marina

Savour wines from the volcanic slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily at Lucio’s Marina! Our next wine lunch, A Taste of Italy, celebrates three imported varieties from Vini Cali paired with a three-course feast of authentic Italian cuisine. On Friday 27 May at 12pm, escape to a part of Europe where all mums dream of holidaying.

View by Matt Golinksi

Make Mum’s day with a Mother’s Day Seafood Buffet Lunch at View by Matt Golinski, showcasing locally harvested seafood for the ultimate sea-to-table experience. On Mother’s Day from 12pm to 3pm, enjoy gourmet treasures of the land and sea, live music by Andrew Lawson and a special gift for all mothers. Accor Plus Members receive a special 10% discount with the promo code: ACCORPLUS.

Noosa Beach House

A decadent Mother’s Day Lunch awaits at Noosa Beach House, with a glass of sparkling on arrival and a special Mother’s Day gift to spoil Mum this Mother’s Day. Enjoy a carefully curated five-course meal from 11.45am to 2:30pm.

Noosa Boathouse

Keep Mum out of the kitchen this Mother’s Day and treat her to a waterfront lunch at Noosa Boathouse! Enjoy a 4 Course Family Feast, a 3 Tiered Seafood Tower and shared chocolate dessert plate or a regular a la carte and kids menu! Bookings are essential.

Sunshine Beach Surf Club

Celebrate Mother’s Day with an ocean view at the Sunshine Beach Surf Club Mother’s Day Lunch! Your ticket includes a complimentary glass of bubbly on arrival for every mother, a delicious buffet lunch, a lucky door prize, live entertainment, a multi-draw and of course, the cocktail bar!

Vanilla Food

Sometimes the most luxury foodie experience is a homemade meal at the dining table. This Mother’s Day, Vanilla Food invites Mum to cook up her own wholesome, organic food – or lounge about while the family does the cooking for her! VanillaFood The Cookbook is filled with fresh recipes for sweet and savoury treats, salads, smoothies and more – everything Mum needs to start and finish her day!

Looking for VanillaFood The Cookbook? In celebration of all mums, Vanilla Food is giving away one signed copy and one $50 gift voucher from The Mumsie! Just follow Vanilla Food and The Mumsie on Instagram, like this post on both accounts, tag a mum and share on your stories! The winner will be drawn on 8 May 2022!

Good Harvest Organic Farm

Searching for the best ingredients for your homecooked meals? Order in from Good Harvest Organic Farms! Forget shopping – get certified organic, locally grown, seasonal produce delivered to your door this Mother’s Day!

Nudge Nudge Wink Wink

Experience a little slice of New York City this Mother’s Day at Nudge Nudge Wink Wink. Decadence in the atmosphere, cocktails in hand and food bites on the bar is the cheekiest way to celebrate Mum!


If Mum wants to get a bit more out of her restaurant diet, head to Herbert for plant-based and foraged food, next level cocktails and eclectic wines. Finish it off with late night jazz every Saturday at 9pm!

Ze Pickle

Are you the mum who’s not afraid to get her hands messy? Tuck into burgers and beers at Ze Pickle! We suggest this thematically on-point burger – Ya Mum! Follow Ze Pickle on Instagram and tag five mates in the comments of this post to win free Ya Mum burgers! Winners announced Monday 9 May.

Embassy XO

Yum Cha? More like Mum Cha! Visit Embassy XO for a Mother’s Day Lunch of modern Chinese and Asian fusion from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Make a reservation!

Peregian Beach Hotel

Indulge in fresh produce and vibrant flavours with live music every weekend at Peregian Beach Hotel! No need to make a Mother’s Day booking. Mums, stroll right in!


Eat with Gusto! The riverfront restaurant offers dining at its finest, with roast lunches of pork belly every Sunday from noon – including Mother’s Day!

Noosa Harbour Fish Market

Spend Mother’s Day riverside with a lunch of fresh seafood from Noosa Harbour Fish Market.


Searching for the perfect picnic meal to share with Mum? Pick up a charcoal-roasted chicken with potatoes and fresh baguettes from Bird. For something a little less messy, try Bird’s finger sandwiches and chicken salads!

Fiona’s Fancies

What’s a Mother’s Day lunch without dessert? Fiona’s Fancies has the sweetest baked goodies for the sweetest mums, including the all-new vegan chocolate cake! Go on, you deserve it!

2. Turn off the kid’s TV channel and experience some real entertainment

NOOSA alive!

Celebrate 10 days of performing arts at NOOSA alive! The 2022 Festival Program is now live with a line-up of theatre, literature, music, dance, film, visual arts, cuisine and barrier-breaking forums. Receive the Mother’s Day gift of NOOSA alive! tickets to ignite your senses, provoke your thoughts and experience performance magic from 21 to 32 July!

Anywhere Festival

As Anywhere Festival reaches Noosa, enjoy the fun and frivolity of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, As You Like It, in the stunning Noosa Botanical Gardens. On Saturdays 14 and 21 May and Sundays 15 and 22 May at 2.30pm, pack a picnic, a blanket and a cush for Mum’s tush. Let the real fools be the ones without a ticket!

Noosa Regional Gallery

This Mother’s Day, experience an immersive group exhibition of young and emerging artists at the Noosa Regional Gallery. PAINT explores works from Ebony Busk, Evelyn Marina Paolino, June Sartracom, Lauren Jones, Mitchell Cheesman and Odessa Mahony-de Vries until 19 June 2022.

Butter Factory Arts Centre

One exhibition not enough for the arty-farty mums? Take a drive to the quaint town of Cooroy and experience three more exhibitions at the Butter Factory Arts Centre. Until 12 June, explore Textures of Nature by Clare Riddington Jones, witness The Vibrant Coast by Dallas Lesley and celebrate Mentors and Makers at the All Abilities Art Group Exhibition.

3. Revive those hobbies you had to sacrifice for school runs and play dates

Manawee Garden Centre

Calling all green thumb mums! Get back out in the garden and dirty those fingernails! Freshen up your flowerbeds, veggie patches and sprawling gardens with Manawee Garden Centre plants and supplies. The nursery can meet all your gardening needs with seedlings, herbs, flowers, mature plants and advanced trees and shrubs.

Fried Mudd

Whether you’re an old hand at ceramics or you’ve never laid fingers on clay before, you’ll find your passion at Fried Mudd Pottery Studio. Discover a new way to express yourself as you mould, smooth and glaze your clay into unique art pieces. Celebrate Mother’s Day by signing up for pottery and sculpture workshops or organising your own private workshop!

Frida’s Sip N’ Paint

Frida’s Sip N’ Paint has laid out a palette of Mother’s Day experiences for Mum to dip her paintbrush into. Receive 15% off Gift Cards with the code ‘MUM’ so Mum can attend any session of her choice, be spoilt with a luxe VIP experience, create her own masterpiece and collect lifelong memories.

Plus! Pull out all the stops and give Mum the royal treatment she deserves at Frida’s Mother’s Day Sessions:

Mother’s Day Special Session (Family Day) – Sunday 8 May, 10am to 12pm

Mother’s Day Special Session (Adults Only) – Sunday 8 May, 2pm to 4.30pm

Noosa Civic

When was the last time Mum truly indulged her shopaholic tendencies? Mother’s Day is her chance! Spend $80 or more at any specialty store at Noosa Civic to receive a free Dusk Strawberries and Whipped Meringue Soy Candle valued at $34.95. Show your receipt at the Mother’s Day cart outside Jamaica Blue to redeem! P.S. Don’t miss Noosa Civic’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide and Gift Wrap Booth!

4. Take a breather

City Cave

Float into Mother’s Day bliss at City Cave Noosa, the immersive float and wellness centre. Their Floatage Package is the perfect wellness experience for Mum, offering almost 2 hours of pampering by combining a 60min Float Therapy session with a 45min Massage. For only $145, this Floatage Package will Mum the moment she needs. If she’d prefer to choose her own City Cave experience, a Gift Card offers the complete range of Float Therapy, Infrared Sauna and Massage!

PLUS! City Cave Noosa is giving one lucky mum a Complete Wellness Package valued at $180! This ultimate relaxation experience includes a 45-minute Infrared Sauna session, a 60-minute Float Therapy session and a 45-minute massage. To enter, tag a mum in this post, let City Cave know why you’re nominating her and hear the winner announced on Mother’s Day!

Nu You Natural Beauty Day Spa

Sometimes Mum needs a bit of everything. Visit Nu You Natural Beauty Day Spa for a transformative experience in their waterfront space. Indulge in massages, facials and body scrub exfoliations with pure Fijian sugar, relax in bathing suites, saunas and candlelit rooms or try innovative treatments such as Intraceuticals, LED Light Therapy and Microdermabrasion.

Stephanies Ocean Spa

Curated especially for Mum, the Mother’s Day Membership at Stephanies Ocean Spa Noosa ensures she gets the pampering she deserves all year round. Enjoy $2000 worth of spa experiences plus special bonuses and gifts exclusive to Mother’s Day! To purchase this special gift, pop in to any of Stephanie’s spa locations or contact your preferred spa direct.

Ikatan Spa

Every Mum needs a Mum-cation – time on her own or with someone who loves her. In the natural surrounds of Ikatan Spa, experience the Creamy Body Scrub, 45-minute Massage  and 30-minute Mini Calming Facial with the Mother’s Day Special: Mum-cation Package. Relax in the gardens before or after the session with a complimentary glass of champagne, a pot of herbal tea and more.

Noosa Springs

Indulge in a Mother’s Day Spa Special at Noosa Springs! Choose from the 3.5 hour Relax Package ($250) or the 2.5 hour Renew Package ($150), both with a full body relaxation massage plus a customised Eminence Organic Facial and Thermal Suite Experience! If the experience leaves Mum a little hungry, upgrade the package to include Dining Specials such as Devonshire Tea, Cheese & Sparkling or High Tea.

Do as we say! Remember, it’s for your own good. Happy Mother’s Day!

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