Surprise Mum

Bake together

Spend quality time together in a baking class making cupcakes (May 8 at 2pm) or Mille Crepe Cake (May 9 at 10am) at Chantilly Culinary Studio (21 Simon Road, Level 3) Priced from $90 per person or $90 to $110 per pair.

Tel: 6383-2313.

Groove along

Travel back in time and enjoy 1950s pop culture with tickets to Grease the Musical, now showing at the MasterCard® Theatres at Marina Bay Sands.

Priced from $60, with shows at 2pm or 8pm on Saturdays; 1pm and 5.30pm on Sundays and 8pm from Tuesday to Friday evenings. Book online at www. or call 6688-8826.

Warmth in a bottle

Gift mum Yomeishu medicated wine, which aims to help blood circulation, warm the body and protect it from cold and facilitate digestion.

Prices start from $41.80 per 700ml at all leading supermarkets and pharmacies.

Treat everyone

On the weekend of May 10 to 11, Spices Café at Concorde Hotel is giving away attractive door gifts to all mothers for its Mother's Day afternoon tea buffet (noon to 4.30pm, $58++ per adult and $25++ per child aged three to 12) featuring braised pork belly with yam and chocolate fountain, among other dishes.

For the Mother's Day seafood dinner buffet (6.30pm to 10pm, $78++ per adult and $35++ per child), every Mum gets a free serving of double boiled bird nest and every diner gets a treat of braised half lobster (200g). The seafood feast features sashimi and baked seafood paella rice, among other dishes.

One mother dines free with every three paying adults when you book and pay before May 4 (tel: 6739-8370).

Visit a museum

Drop in at the Peranakan Museum on Mother's Day, May 11, from 1pm to 5pm and join in the Straits Family Sunday 2014 programme where you and mum can craft something based on the museum's collection, or enjoy a themed gallery tour. Mum can also dress up in a sarong kebaya and snap a picture with the whole family for keepsake.

The activities are complimentary with admission fee; Singaporeans and Permanent Residents enjoy free admission.

Urban escape

Club 21 Style Services at Hilton Shopping Gallery has a Mother Glows Best Package inclusive of a personalised shopping experience with champagne, afternoon tea, a $100 Club 21 voucher and a 60-minutes massage for two at COMO Shambhala Urban Escape at Delfi Orchard #06- 01/02.

Priced at $350, call 6304-1388 for an appointment.

Bond over posies

Instead of sending mum a bouquet, why not make one yourself at the floral arrangement classes taking place on May 3 and 11, from 11am to 2pm at Shop Wonderland, 37 Haji Lane.

Mother and child pairs get 15 per cent off total class fees, priced at $170 per person. Be among the first five to sign up to enjoy a free slice of gula melaka cake at The Pantry.

E-mail enquiry@

Photo session

Sage Clover Photography is offering 20-minute Mother's Day mini photo sessions where you and your mum can capture memories together amid beautiful, lush greenery on May 2.

Priced at $150 for up to four people. E-mail hi@

Special hampers

Eu Yan Sang has bundled special wellness hampers for new mums, working mums as well as an "ultimate pampering" hamper, priced from $88 to $250.

Receive exclusive gifts-with-purchase with minimum spend of $388, $788 and $1,388 respectively. Get a chance to win one of 200 tickets to Gardens by the Bay at a lucky dip with $188 or more spent at Eu Yan Sang retail outlets.

Sumptuous buffets

Goodwood Park Hotel's Coffee Lounge (tel: 6730-1746) will be serving Mother's Day lunch-cum-high tea buffet with international and local favourites at $68 per adult and $48 per child aged six to 11.

For English Afternoon Tea (below) by the poolside, head to the hotel's L'Espresso (tel: 6730-1743), priced at $78 per adult, $54 per child.

Only on May 10 and 11, Min Jiang at Goodwood Park Hotel (tel: 6730-1704) will serve a Semi-Dim Sum Buffet set priced at $58 or $68 with a complimentary canister of carnation flower tea.

Peking Duck treat

Here's a sure-fire pleaser for mums with high culinary expectations: Wan Hao Cantonese restaurant at Singapore Marriott Hotel (tel: 6831-4605) is offering complimentary half Peking Duck for four or more diners ordering it's Mother's Day set menu, priced at $138++ per person.

A table of six diners or more gets a complimentary whole duck while ten diners or more gets a complimentary whole duck additionally, a 1kg cake and a bottle of red wine - all for an extra memorarble celebration.

This article was published on April 27 in The Straits Times.

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