To avoid the Mother’s Day Grumps, this year I have decided to come up with my own plan for Mother’s Day. There will of course be separate celebrations for my own mum and grandma, but this year I am determined to have a great day of my own… because us mums are worth it!
Luckily, my 4 year old daughter is now more than capable of taking hints, then turning them into her very own idea. So, very shortly, the unsuspecting Mr Button will be getting a barrage of unending Mother’s Day suggestions from Little Button that he won’t be able to escape. Hehe!
Here are my top 5 indulgent ideas for Mother’s Day in London. Some of them are a bit pricey, but hey-ho, it is Mother’s Day after all.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory just happens to be Mr Button’s favourite childhood film of all time. Chocolate is my favourite food of all time, so I am pretty sure this would be a winner all round. There’s something so lovely about being taken out for Afternoon Tea don’t you think mums? It’s a lovely experience and even better shared with your family. And in my books, anyone who serves candyfloss, chocolate eggs and chocolate milkshakes in one sitting deserves a medal.
Food glorious food! We love Italian food and you just can’t go wrong with a Jamie Oliver lunch out. It’s good, hearty and we know that there will always be something on the menu that Little Button will love. After spotting Jamie’s Italian in Angel by chance the other week, this is top of my list of restaurants I want to try out. There’s even a special Mother’s Day menu and have you seen what’s on offer for the littles? Happy Chicken Lollipops!
If London does anything best, it has to be the theatre. There are so many spectacular shows to choose from it can almost give you eye ache trying to whittle the choices down to just one. *Shouts to Mr Button… you will never be wrong, pick ANY musical! It’s not on in time for Mother’s Day, but I do have my heart set on seeing the new musical production of Annie, staring the utterly brilliant Miranda Hart.
Oh what a wonderful way to escape for an afternoon. Riding around on a big red London bus in the heart of town with cake sounds exactly like my cup of tea. The treats look plentiful and it’s a lovely way to take in all the sights. I have just spotted that Bridget’s Bakery are also going to be running Afternoon Tea Boat Tours in the summer months. Very. Excited.
With the release of Beauty and the Beast just around the corner, now is the perfect time to enjoy a huge dollop of indulgence and grab yourself a seat at an Everyman cinema. How comfy do those seats look! And don’t get me started on the snacks or we will be here all day.
So there you have it, my top 5 indulgent ideas for Mother’s Day in London. No matter what you get up to in the end, enjoy the day, and most of all enjoy your family.
I will keep you posted on where we end up. Perhaps we will see you there!