Show your mom just how special she is by going beyond the flowers and fancy meal. These fun events will not only guarantee a great time, but also quality bonding time with her.
Make Your Own Havaianas
Where: Rockwell Tent
Hours: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
What: Now on its seventh year, the Make Your Own Havaianas event is still as strong as ever. Tell mom how you feel about her in slipper speak—create flip-flops using her favorite colors and add these mom-appropriate pins to your creation—a star and moon pin to symbolize how she makes your life shine, a crown, because she is the queen of the house, a heart (self-explanatory), and the “Happiness” pin, because she spreads happiness wherever she goes. Plus, each purchase of the Happiness pin guarantees a donation to Operation Smile, helping you spread happiness to kids with cleft lips and palate deformities.
Beauty shopping at Rustan’s
Where: Rustan’s Department store
Hours: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Take your mom around Rustan’s well-stocked cosmetics counters and treat her to her favorite scents and colors. If you’re in a hurry to make your restaurant reservation, Rustan’s has handpicked gift sets with your mom in mind—Grace Cole’s bath and body line has a moisturizing hand wash and hand lotion set for the mom who likes to pamper her hands post-gardening, spa bath sets for at-home relaxation rituals and travel sets from Baylish and Harding, perfect for the traveling mom. Drag your mom to NARS and Chanel and have the beauty associates update your mom’s makeup routine or help her look for her staple red lipstick or an everyday lip shade.
Mother’s Day at Resorts World Manila
Where: Resorts World Manila
Hours: 12 p.m. – 12 mn
Resorts World wants to show your mom a great time, and they’ve got every establishment ready to roll out the red carpet for all moms. Treat mom to a luxe overnight stay at Remington Hotel and get 2 free balcony tickets to The Sound Of Music (package 1) or 2 free tickets to any movie at Newport Mall’s cinemas. Take her to a brunch buffet at Impressions, where moms eat for less, and get a special token. If your mom has a sweet tooth, take her to the Mother’s Day banquet at Passion where a box of pralines await her after her meal.
Fit and fab at Plana Forma
Where: Plana Forma, 6/F Jecoprime Bldg., 20th Drive, Fort Bonifacio
Hours: (see http://forma-asia.com for class schedules)
Take your mom to a thigh-tingling workout at Plana Forma. You’ll have fun huffing and puffing and marveling over your firmer bod after.