Pancake Day is over and now that we’ve eaten enough pancakes, it’s time for Mother’s Day. The occasion was also called Mothering Sunday, where the country celebrates mothers and mother figures on the fourth Sunday of Lent, three weeks before Easter. Back in the day, Mothering Sunday was a day off for servants who could go home and see their mothers, as the next time the people could visit their loved ones would be around Christmas. Home in the Middle Ages was also known as ‘mother’, and the occasion eventually morphed into a day when families can get together, leading to the modern Mother’s Day at the beginning of the 20th Century.
So, we have gathered some wholesome things to do for some quality time with your mum or mother figure in and around Edinburgh.
1. Go to a diva-themed boozy brunch with a round of crazier golf
This one is for the more active ones out there. Boom Battle Bar has introduced the boozy Big Boom Brunch that includes five drinks each, as well as a round of crazier golf. Boom Battle Bar Edinburgh has brought on a spanking new addition to their Saturday repertoire: the Big Boom Brunch. The boozy brunch not only offers plenty of drinks, but also a round of crazier golf and bites from the bar’s menu. Each Saturday, brunch goers will get 90 minutes of indulgent cocktails, a street food feast and perfecting their putting game to bangers from a live DJ. What is more, the month of March is DIVA-themed, meaning a female DJ will liven the place up a bit with tunes from Beyoncé, Britney, Mariah, Whitney and Adele.
2. Attend a bouquet masterclass at this speakeasy boutique lounge
Lifestyle aparthotel and speakeasy lounge, Counter Native Edinburgh has revealed a special Spring programme of creative events for occasions such as International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day. To celebrate your mother figures this Spring, Counter will be hosting a hand-tied bouquet workshop with local Edinburgh florists Ollie & Ivy on March 23 from 7pm. The team of expert florists will attentively guide guests on all-things floral arranging, teaching everything one needs to know about selecting the perfect blooms and striking the balance when it comes to pairing fragrances.
3. Treat your mother figure to Spring-inspired food and cocktails at this Gordon Ramsay restaurant
Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen has welcomed the new season with some fresh menu additions just in time for Mother’s Day. Guests can choose from a wide selection of meat dishes such as the Beef Wellington, as well as lighter options like sushi, fish, salads and other mains. While the restaurant is most known amongst meat lovers, vegetarians are also well thought of when it comes to the new menu options. The Baked Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni, or the Burata with red pepper pesto, basil and pane carasau will fire those taste buds right up. And for the meaty additions, the Roasted Cod with crushed potatoes, artichoke and capers, topped with red wine and lemon sauce is as fresh as Spring itself. Moreover, the brand new cocktail Spring menu is just as thrilling: with a special section just for Spritzes. And we know that mums love a good spritz!
4. Indulge in Rock’n’Roll and ‘mumosas’ at this central spot
For those whose mum is more the rock and roll than high tea type, Hard Rock Cafe is the place to go this Sunday. This Sunday 19th March, Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh will be serving up special “mumosas” whether you’re choosing to spoil her noon or night. Guests can opt for the usual fresh mimosa or create their own mimosas to share with orange, passion fruit, berry cranberry, pineapple guava and fresh berries, served with a bottle of Da Luca Prosecco. Sparkling cocktails with a side of good food and rocking vibes is just what is needed for some rockin’ quality time.
5. Attend a boy bands vs. girl groups themed boozy brunch
Another boozy brunch on the list, and this one doesn’t include crazy golf. The Three Sisters on Cowgate is introducing a Girl Bands vs. Boy Bands boozy brunch in their Live Room this Sunday, March 19 at 12pm, including a live boy band performance. The brunch will include a cocktail, a glass of Prosecco on arrival and a dish from their brunch menu. There will also be a live DJ who will encourage singing and dancing, so you can get your mum on the dancefloor. What is more, the event only £25 per person which is decent for Edinburgh!