You've probably run out of ideas on how to celebrate Mother’s Day, your creative juices drained from all the years of coming up with a special way to surprise the woman who birthed you into this world. It's easy to buy her a bottle of her favorite perfume, or treat her to dinner, or just give her money. But really, deep in your heart, you know she deserves more than that.
Want to make the day memorable but don’t have the extra bucks? We feel you. To help you out, here are some ideas that will surely make any type of mom proud to have you as a son. No worries, we won’t tell her that the idea came from us.
1) For your movie buff mom, take her to…
P150 per person, per movie
Instead of taking her to the usual mall cinemas, bring your film buff mom to Cinema ’76 located in San Juan City! If she's into the arts, she'll appreciate the indie offerings as you let her experience one of the most quaint cinemas in the country. Jerrold Tarog’s controversial and critically-acclaimed movie, Bliss, is showing this Sunday! So grab some popcorn and enjoy the show!
Cinema '76 Film Society is located at 160 Luna Mencias St. Brgy. Addition Hills, San Juan City.
2) For your (frustrated) singer mama, take her to…
Rates can be as low as P199 per person during non-peak hours
Say pass to your usual videoke session at home, and opt to go to Red Box. Belt out the latest hits and let mom shine as she sings her, err, old favorites. Choose to sing inside a room, or better yet, make your mama’s dream of singing in front of a live audience come true by asking her to sing onstage! Don’t forget to take a video!
Red Box Karaoke has branches at Greenbelt 3, Trinoma, and Ayala Center Cebu.
3) For your kikay mommy, take her to …
Regular blow out is P500 per person
Blo Blow Dry Bar’s expertly trained team of stylists will transform your mom’s tresses through blowdrying, making her hair look like a superstar. Your kikay mom will sure have fun choosing from Blo Blow Dry Bar’s 7 signature blow out styles—from the classic blow out to runway inspired curls. For this date idea, ask the girlfriend or the sister to come with. T
Blo Blow Out Bar has branches at Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City and Serendra Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
4) For the legit #TitaOfManila, take her to…
Tea Time Set Menus ranges from P325 to P700
What better way to spend the special day than by treating your tea-loving mom to a hot cup of her favorite brew! TWG has affordable Tea Time Set Menus, which may include hot or iced tea from their extensive tea list, plus yummy sandwiches, muffins, and scones. TWG’s ambiance is also great for that heart-to-heart talk you’ve been planning to have.
TWG Tea Salon & Boutique has branches at Greenbelt 5, Resorts World Manila. Resorts World, Shangri-La Mall, Central Square, Conrad Manila, and Rockwell Manila
BONUS: For those who want to take the Mother’s Day treat a notch higher…
Rates range from P2,000 to P9,000 (depending on class and class duration)
Develop your mom’s amazing cooking and baking skills with Maya Kitchen’s classes. Let her choose from the following classes for May: Beginner’s Icing, Basic Buttercream Flower Topper, Basic Culinary, Basic Baking, and more! Plus, you'll be reaping the rewards of an awesome meal at home by the end of her course.
Maya Kitchen Culinary Arts Center is located at 8th Floor, Liberty Building, 835 A. Arnaiz Avenue, Legazpi Village, Makati City
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