Sir Elly’s ode to wonderful mothers is a Sunday Brunch consisting of five modern Mediterranean dishes with a choice of unlimited Champagne, wine and beer, plus a bunch of activities for the kiddos, including DIY cupcake decorating, balloon-making and a magic show. There's also a dinner menu on Saturday and Sunday with five courses with wine selection, live music performance and opportunity for photographs. (Note, there's a bevy of offers, menus and gifts throughout the rest of The Peninsula, enquire directly to the venue for all the details.)
The Cut Rooftop recently launched it's weekend #MYBRUNCH thing with free-flow drinks, and the option to select your own tunes (on the vinyl juke box); the Mother’s Day edition of #MYBRUNCH is available on May 12th & 13th, serving Moms at the table complimentary free-flow Mom-tinis mixed with whisky, beetroot, rose, and lemon juice. Prices start at 148rmb for 2 dishes, and the family can enjoy 2-hour free-flow drinks including cocktails, wine & beer for 158rmb, and 98rmb for fresh juices, softs and mocktails.
The Grand Brasserie goes all out for Mother’s Day. Served from midday-3pm, the brunch prices start at 488rmb per person, plus you can combine the booking at one of the better brunches in town with a trip for mom to the spa with a special price on a range of treatments; Aromatherapy Massage, Foot Reflexology Massage, and Special Facial. For more information and to book, contact 6322 9988.
Brand new skate rink RIINK is celebrating mothers by letting them (plus their kids over 18 years old, it's still a bar people), skate for free from 6pm onwards on Sunday. Take your mum out for a night of roller-drinking.
Culture Shock Tours is teaming-up Fernanda Sung from Studio 5 and Craft'd for a ride around Xuhui on a vintage cruiser bicycle. Starts from the Andaz hotel in Xintiandi. Sign-up via the QR code on their flyer. 350rmb participation fee.
Subconscious Day Spa is offering spa packages for momma; 980rmb Beauty Package includes S4 Anti-Aging Nourishing Facial, Ultrasonic Cleansing and Shellac Manicure (140 mins). 720rmb Healthy Package includes FIR (far-infrared ray), and Vacuum Massage Full Body (120 mins). Book via email@example.com or just pick up the gift certificates at any of the Subconscious Day Spa locations.
Carnations wonderful, except for the fact that they eventually wither. Why not use cotton thread to make everlasting one instead? Here's a little one-off workshop where they provide all the materials and good packaging, so you can send it off as a gift right after you've finished it. Sign up details and location on the event listing. 200rmb participation fee.
New yoga studio in town's offering a Mother's Day yoga deal; 199rmb for two people (maybe get dad to take her, help rekindle their spiritual bond), class starts at 10.30am. Sign-up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bonus Event Next Weekend
Commune Market was originally scheduled for Mother's Day but rain forecasts have moved it to May 19-20. Mix of local designers, art, unique retail, international culture, popular local gourmands, craft beer and cocktails. Free entry, it's on 11am to 6pm on both days.
Plenty more dining and activities to check out on our special page for Mother's Day.