MANY mums were pampered with handmade gifts and breakfast in bed as part of Mother’s Day celebrations on Sunday.
For some, paying tribute to mothers started earlier with fun, pampering teas at kindergartens and schools.
Restaurants and cafes served up treats, but some family’s outdoor plans were hampered by rain.
Adventist Aged Care held a high tea party for women at the centre on Friday.
The sun came out and the rain held off enabling about 80 residents to sit out in the Wellington gardens.
A spokesperson for the centre said the women were served by two handsome young waiters, sipped tea and ate beautifully decorated cupcakes.
Students from Carmel College provided music to entertain the guests and lucky door prizes were donated by staff.
Lorraine Halse said four generations got together for Mother’s Day this year to sort through 35 years of photographs.
“It was a trip down memory lane," she said.
Sienna Kinnear was relieved to have a second go at Mother’s Day this year after a 12.20am call to pack her three children, aged one, four and five, in the car and fetch her under-the-weather fiancee from the city.
Her sense of humour did not let it spoil her special day, especially after having to clean up her car in the early hours of the morning.
“I was blessed to get up at 7am to make my beautiful children and myself toast,” she said.
“My darling children gave me some presents they had made and bought at the Mother’s Day stall at school and gave me massive cuddles before I had to head off to work for a few hours.
Ms Kinnear said she left her cherubs, in their father’s care, with strict instructions to watch their favourite show and sing the songs really loudly.