Forget the flowers and ditch the chocolates—after the tumultuous year that was 2020, there’s never been a better time to treat mum (or the mother-figure in your life) to a unique Mother’s Day gift experience in Perth.
Whether it’s a full-day pottery class in Applecross, a cooking class in Mount Hawthorn or a hands-on resin art workshop in Bassendean, when it comes to finding the most unique and authentic Mother’s Day gift experiences, we reckon Perth is the perfect playground.
Ready to jump in? Read on to discover more about our most popular in-person classes and workshops in the sunny state of WA. Not only are they among some of the best things to do in Perth, but they also make for a far more exciting gift than Mother’s Day flowers!
Pamper her with a pottery class
A pottery class complete with a glass of pinot? We can’t think of a better combination. And when it comes to thinking up unique gift ideas for Mother’s day, a pottery class is easily one of the best indoor activities in Perth! Indulge mum in a night of creative chaos at one of our many Perth-based ceramics studios. Complete with a complimentary grazing board and glass of wine, Yet Not Perfect’s Wheel Throwing and Wine Night in Applecross is fuss-free, totally relaxed and perfect for beginners. Under the guidance of experienced ceramicists, your mum will learn to throw clay on the wheel and walk away with her very own unique piece of pottery.
Wine not your mum’s thing? We get it. If she’s more chamomile tea than cabernet sauvignon, why not treat her to a mindful morning of clay hand building instead? In an intimate small-group setting, she’ll learn to craft her own ceramic teacup while tapping into the power of breathwork, mindfulness and creativity. Nothing says ‘happy Mother’s Day’ like a bit of me-time!
And for something a little out of the ordinary, you might like to consider a clay sculpture workshop focusing on the beauty of the female form. Requiring no prior skill or experience (like the majority of our pottery classes in Perth) she’ll discover the basics of the pottery process from start to finish, while also learning unique sculpting, moulding and shaping techniques that she’ll use to bring the features of the female form to life. If you’re looking for a gift that dad can join in on too, a group pottery class is one of the best things to do in Perth for couples.
For mums that appreciate all things tactile and tangible, a pottery class is definitely one of the most unique Mother’s Day gifts on offer in Perth!
Relax and unwind with a resin art workshop
Mesmerising, beautiful and totally unique, resin art has exploded in popularity in recent years and makes for a seriously unique Mother’s Day present in Perth. Plus, it’s colourful, eye-catching and surprisingly simple to master, especially under the guidance of an experienced artist.
If you’re desperately seeking out Mother’s Day ideas, and your mum has always wanted to try her hand at something new, why not shout her to one of our Perth-based resin art workshops? In a friendly and intimate group setting—with expert tuition, of course—she’ll learn to create a cheese board and coasters using over 100 different pigments, powders, pastes and inks. While Mother’s Day craft for kids is a popular activity for families at this time of year, there’s no reason mum can’t join in on the fun!
But what will mum walk away with at the end of her resin art workshop in Perth? A one-of-a-kind objet d’art that she’ll treasure for years to come! And when it comes time to invite the family over for a delicious charcuterie board, you’ll be able to nibble on gourmet goodies using your mum’s very own artistic creation.
Fuel her flower obsession with a floristry course
There are few mums who don’t appreciate a bouquet of flowers every once in a while—especially when they’ve been thoughtfully chosen with her favourites in mind. Whether she’s partial to a bunch of hand-picked natives, a pretty posy or a floral wall hanging, there’s no reason not to indulge mum with some Mother’s Day flowers this year.
Why not choose from one of the many Perth activities we have on offer and empower her with the knowledge and practical skills she needs to become her own florist? If adorning the house with fresh azaleas if her thing, a floral arrangement class in Mount Lawley, complete with free-flowing glasses of bubbly and a decadent grazing platter, might just be the perfect present.
Alternatively, if she’s interested in more unusual forms of floristry, you might like to book her into a dried-flower wall hanging class, where she’ll learn to make a beautiful and totally unique wall hanging made with everlasting blooms. Sure, you could head to the florist to pick up a bunch of Mother’s Day flowers, or book a Mother’s Day gift delivery, but there’s something infinitely more special about empowering your mum to create her very own work of art (while also joining in on the process).
Treat her to a trip—without leaving the city
Has your mum ever wanted to make authentic Japanese sushi, cook fuh in Vietnam or create the perfect Italian pasta dish? Treat her to one of the many authentic cooking classes we offer in Perth and take her on a global culinary journey this Mother’s Day. Whether she’s a wannabe Masterchef or hoping to expand her repertoire of tried-and-tested recipes, there’s a cooking class in Perth for every foodie, at every level.
Like many of us, your mum’s hopes of international travel may have fallen by the wayside in 2020, which means that a cooking class from her destination of choice will make for an even more unique Mother’s Day gift.
If Provence was at the top of her travel bucket list, treat her to an authentic regional French cooking class, where she’ll be whipping up broccoli, cauliflower and blue cheese gratin in no time at all. If she’s a fan of all things fermentation, why not book her into a sourdough baking class, where she’ll learn to create her very own loaves of crusty, cafe-worthy bread? Your annual Mother’s Day breakfast just got a whole lot more interesting!
Alternatively, opt for a Native Australian Cooking Class where she’ll discover how to create flavoursome meals using native Indigenous bush foods—think Warrigal greens, macadamia nuts and Davidson plums—and try her hand at cooking with kangaroo and crocodile. There’s nothing like a little bit of local knowledge—and this unique cooking class is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day in Australia!
Whatever her tastes, we guarantee there’s a cooking class in Perth she’ll love. And of course, if you’re keen to pick up some top tips from experienced chefs—and spend some quality time with your mum—we highly recommend tagging along! The only thing better than a beautiful Mother’s Day lunch is a comprehensive cooking class where you become the head chef!
Our classes and workshops are among some of the most unique Mother’s Day gifts—and also some of the best things to do in Perth! They’re perfect for beginners and take place in a relaxed and friendly environment, so whether she’s throwing clay or getting her craft on, your mum is sure to receive a warm welcome, plus plenty of guidance and encouragement on the day. And of course, it goes without saying that the greatest gift of all is quality time—which means the best way to say ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ is by booking a spot for two!