Make Mother's Day special, here's how
FOR those of you who don't have alarms on your phones and a countdown in your diaries --- it's mother's day this Sunday.
If you've forgotten about it or you're not sure what to get for your mum, don't worry because The Observer has got you covered.
You've always got the classic breakfast in bed, mixed in with a few hugs and kisses and, if you're feeling generous, flowers and chocolates. Maybe a few handmade gifts too.
But if you're looking to up the ante then you can always take the special gals out for breakfast or lunch.
There are plenty of options around town including the Savour the Flavour Botanic Gardens Mother's Day Picnic at Tondoon Botanic Gardens. The picnic kicks off at 10.30am and will have games and live music running throughout the day.
Cost: Bookings are required and tickets cost between $35 and $55.
The Brasserie at Gladstone Golf Club will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake feast from 8am to 11am.
Cost: Bookings are must and tickets cost $15.
The Reef Hotel are putting on a mother's day lunch starting at 11.30am while the Harvey Road Tavern will have a buffet breakfast. Bookings are essential.
The newly branded restaurant The Black Duck have got a mother's day breakfast and lunch. But you need to get in early because you need to book and spaces are limited.
Tapas De Vino at Tannum Sands will run an all-day event, starting at 7.30am for breakfast, followed by Venezuelan rubbed pork spit roast starting from just after midday. Live music will start at 5.45pm and go through until 8.45pm.
But if you're looking for an energetic start to the day --- there's always the famous Mother's Day Classic Fun Run at Tannum Sands which raises money for breast cancer.
There are 4 and 8km walking and running events, as well as breakfast barbeques, coffee vans, physios on hand for massages and major prizes to be won, including a two night holiday at Agnes Water.
Mother's Day Classic Fun Run organiser Sarah Rice said 170 people had already signed up for the day.
"Breast cancer has touched so many people," Mrs Rice said.
"I can count on two hands the amount of people I still have in my life because of research."
Over the last six years the Mother's Day Classic Fun Run has raised $103,000 for breast cancer research and Mrs Rice will be hoping to add to that this year.
You can either register for the event by tonight or sign up on the day. For more information head to the Mothers Day Classic Tannum Sands Facebook page or the website: http://www.mothersdayclassic.com.au/event-info/regional-event-locations/queensland/tannum-sands/
*If you know a business that's hosting an event this Mother's Day, let us know and we'll add it to the list. Email reporter Declan Cooley at firstname.lastname@example.org