From a wholesome Monet-themed sip & paint to an ABBA-themed bottomless booze-up
Sunday 19th March 2023: Mother’s Day AKA National Ya Ma Joke Day. Okay, it’s not really National Ya Ma Joke Day but it is indeed Mother’s Day so it’s time to get your thinking cap on. Whether you’re plotting something special for your mum, your nan or that special matriarchal figure in your life, we’ve got you covered for things to do that are a bit different.
There are afternoon teas and Mother’s Day menus in complete and utter abundance around the city so we’re sure you can sniff those out for yourself. What’s not quite so easy to come by is something a little left of centre that will give your mum or matriarchal loved one a Mother’s Day to truly remember. From a date with Monet (kinda) to Chinese bottomless brunch, here are five boss ideas on how to spend Mothering Sunday in Liverpool for ya.
ABBA bottomless brunch
Take your very own dancing queen(s) for an afternoon of ABBA-based fun and frivolity at Camp & Furnace’s ‘Mam-And-Me-Ah’ bottomless brunch. Tickets include: a dish off the brunch menu, 90 minutes of all-you-can-drink Prosecco, beer or soft drinks and a live ABBA Revival Tribute show. We ain’t just talking poached eggs and pancakes here either. The brunch menu includes an 8-hour braised beef brisket stew and a house Katsu curry. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Sunday 19th March, 11am-3pm; tickets (£44pp) available via Skiddle.
Camp & Furnace, 67 Greenland Street, Liverpool L1 0BY
Sip & paint Monet
Does your motherly figure fancy themselves as a bit of cultured vulture? A PopUp Painting experience with an immersive, themed playlist is better than a bunch of petrol station flowers any day of the week. Capture movement, light and colour, inspired by Claude Monet’s iconic Water Lilies, with a glass of wine in hand. Tickets (£32.99pp) are available via Eventbriteand include: all art supplies required for a great time, pearls of wisdom from a practicing artist and a canvas to keep for your Mother’s Day Monet masterpiece. Drinks are available for purchase in addition to the cost of a ticket. Sunday 19th March, 3.30pm-6pm.
City Wine Bar, 21 Old Hall Street, Liverpool L3 9BS
Mother's Day dachshund café
Okay, so, this one might be kinda niche but it’s also hella cute. If there’s a dachshund dog mom in your life looking for a way to spend the day with their little-legged fur baby, 200 Degrees Coffee is the place to be on Sunday 19th March. The first of 200 Degrees’ pop-up Metro Dog Co. cafes launches on Mother’s Day with a dachshund-themed shindig. Expect up to 50 dawgs in residence, photo booth with props, unlimited puppuccinos and treats, as well as food and drink for the humans from the 200 Degrees kitchen. Tickets (£9.05 adults, £7 kids) are available via Skiddle; event runs from 11am-2.15pm.
200 Degrees Coffee, The Met Quarter, 35 Whitechapel, Liverpool L1 6DA
Songs in the Park with Liverpool Voice
Enjoy the dulcet tones of the Liverpool Voice Choir against the backdrop of the magnificent Palm House in a Mother’s Day special edition of Songs in the Park. Celebrate the eve of Spring and the matriarchs in your life in the spectacular surroundings of the city’s beloved Sefton Park. The great news? This picturesque soirée is totally free of charge so if you’re whipping up Mother’s Day celebrations on a shoestring budget, this is the perfect way to say ‘love you’ without dinting your overdraft. Donations are appreciated though so dig deep! Sunday 19th March, 2pm.
Palm House, Sefton Park, Liverpool L17 1AP
Chinese bottomless brunch
Forget a takeaway on the couch. Treat your loved one(s) to Chinese bottomless brunch with all the trimmings at Lu Ban. Enjoy 90 minutes of delicious cuisine inspired by the region of Tianjin and prepared by some of the city’s most celebrated chefs. Free-flowing drinks, live music from Lu Ban’s resident DJ and special gifts for your special someone are the icing on the cake—or should we say, the red dragon sauce on the prawn crackers. Drinks include a speciality Lu Ban cocktail, Lu Ban beer, jasmine tea and a selection of house wines, Prosecco or fruit juice. Book online; £55pp.
Lu Ban, Cains Brewery Village, Stanhope Street, Liverpool L8 5XJ
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