Make Mother’s Day Sweeter with These 10 Activities in and Around the Metro

Make mom feel extra special.
by | May 11, 2023

No plans for this year’s Mother’s Day yet? While a meal with the family is certainly more than enough (because that’s just how moms are), you might be planning to go the extra mile and whip up something special to celebrate and honor the moms in your life. Whether it’s a new experience or a simple meal, here are some ideas that will make mom feel special this Mother’s Day:


Paint a new masterpiece with wine at Sip & Gogh

You don’t have to be as talented as Vincent Van Gogh to have fun at Sip & Gogh. This activity is popular among couples and barkadas, but it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it with mom too. They have a number of branches across the metro too, so finding a location near you wouldn’t be too difficult. There are guided sessions as well, where an instructor will give you a step-by-step guide on recreating the featured painting. Remember to have fun!


Have fun with colors at Paint it Fun


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Now here’s something that will not make you feel pressured with paint. At Paint it Fun, experience the country’s first paint pour workshop: you’ll get to decorate a cute bear figurine and let your imagination run wild by mixing different colors. There are different sizes available and starts at P580 for a 9-centimeter keychain. Each Bear Drip Set is inclusive of paint, a paintbrush, a disposable apron, plastic gloves, a plastic spoon, and a cup.

Buy your tickets here.


Desserts in the highlands at The Glasshouse Cafe

If you’re heading to Baguio for Mother’s Day weekend, include the Kamiseta Hotel in your itinerary and visit the picturesque The Glasshouse Cafe. Decorated with draped rugs, accent chairs, and chandeliers, this beautiful glasshouse will give you a stunning view of the greenery outside, as you dine on sweet desserts from Vanilla Café.


Afternoon Tea experience at The Lobby

If you’re staying in the metro for Mom’s Day, treat your mom to a traditional Peninsula Afternoon Tea in The Lobby at The Peninsula Manila. The experience is a local favorite and tourist attraction, where guests can choose from premium teas that are complimented with quiches, pastries, tea sandwiches, and scones.

This experience is open daily from 2:30 to 5 PM, starting at P2,150 per person.

Find more about it here.


Have an authentic Jjimjilbang experience at New Lasema Spa


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Is your mom a fan of K-dramas? There’s no need to fly to Seoul for a Korean bath and sauna house experience; just head to New Lasema Spa Jjimjilbang in Makati. They have various kilns, sauna, and massage packages, and most importantly, an authentic menu. You’ll also get to dress in matchy clothing, as well as the towel wrapped around your head. It’s a fun and unique spa experience to try!

Rates start at P500 for a Sauna Package. For more information, visit Facebook.


Catch colorful blooms at Celossian Flower Farm

You don’t need to spend thousands on flowers when you can visit Celossian Flower Farm in Baras, Rizal. For an entrance fee of P50, you can already go around and take photos of colorful blooms around the farm. They have lots of photo spots too – don’t forget to capture every time mom smiles or when she spots a new plant or flower, she wants to take home. She can also live out her haciendera dreams here, with vegetables and fruits you can pick straight from the trees and shrubs. Seedlings and seeds may be taken home too!


Satisfy mom’s inner plantita at Pottery Pampanga

We’ve all seen it: before the birth of new plantitas and plantitos during the pandemic, our moms have been growing their home gardens. Nestled in Angeles, Pottery Pampanga is a pottery factory that allows visitors to try their hands at making their own planters. For P300, you’ll have a guided wet-throwing experience with a lecturer to guide you.


Bake a cake at I Did It Myself DIY Bakery

If your mom loves to bake or wishes to try her hands at it, IDIM DIY Bakery is the place to be. Their branches are conveniently located in malls: SM Megamall and Ayala Malls Manila Bay, so it’s easy to visit! IDIM is originally from Taiwan and Asia’s first DIY Bakery, with a wide variety of goodies to try: from cakes and pies to macarons. Everything is already provided; all you have to do is show up, follow the recipe, and have a good time. Prices at P799.


Dine in a garden setting at Marcia Adams


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Tucked in Alfonso, Cavite, Marcia Adams is a garden restaurant that serves home-cooked Mediterranean dishes. The restaurant is surrounded by lush green plants, and it’s like discovering a little haven. There’s no wonder why it’s also a favorite reception venue for intimate weddings! Some of their best-selling grilled entrees include Chicken Kebab, Grilled Aromatic Pork, Italian Pork Chop, and Certified Angus Beef Steak.

To book a reservation, call or text 0917-801-1456, or visit their Instagram page.


Try a self-shoot studio

From film cameras to smartphones, our moms have always been the ones behind the camera capturing the many milestones in our lives. For her special day, let her have the center stage, hype her up, and capture beautiful portraits of the age your mom is currently in. P.S. When she starts complaining about her fine lines and wrinkles, tell her it’s what makes her even more beautiful! This is also a perfect opportunity to take updated family portraits! Check out this list of self-shoot studios you can book around the country:


What’s your favorite thing about your mom? Sound off in the comments below!


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When she’s not writing, Ina’s busy curating playlists that will save her when words don’t work, reading, annoying her cat, or thinking of her next meal.

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