Mother’s Day lunch and dinner ideas to celebrate the best mum ever!

Apr 11, 2023

Anyone else feel like the first half of the year is always jam-packed, full of exciting activities, events, and celebrations?

We’ve just been treated to a long weekend with Easter and the next event on the calendar is creeping up quickly!

This year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, 14th May. So that means it’s almost time to celebrate the most important woman in our lives: mum and our special guardians.

 Stuck with what to plan for mum this Mother’s Day?

 Looking for something meaningful yet simple to help show your appreciation? 

 Australian Butchers Store is sharing some delicious meals and simple activities you can plan to show mum how much she means to you.

Want to create a delicious meal for mum?

The key is preparation and a little bit of forethought.

Whether you’re looking for a butcher for home delivery or are planning to visit us in-store, you’ll find a brilliant range of high-quality meat and poultry at Australian Butchers Store.

Our friendly team of butchers are always on hand to offer advice. We’ll ensure you can enjoy the perfect cut of meat for your special day! Searching for a “butcher shop near me”? With four locations across Melbourne, Australian Butchers Store is closer than you might think!

Cooking with kids?

This is a sure-fire way to get little one excited for the celebration and keen to help create a beautiful day for mum. Cooking with kids also helps develop their fine motor skills. And best of all, it’s a fantastic bonding experience.

Sausage rolls

A delightful treat any day of the week, these are even more special when crafted lovingly by hand. And it’s the perfect recipe for little helping hands, too!

Best of all, you can choose to include a range of mince meats, like pork, beef, or chicken (or a combination).

A classic BBQ

Kids can get involved helping to prepare ingredients, setting the table, and helping with grilling. 

From burgers and sausage sizzles to tasty chicken skewers and tender cuts of meat, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Homemade pizzas

Nothing quite excites the kids (and let’s be honest, adults, too) than getting messy in the kitchen with homemade pizza.

It’s a great way for kids to let their creativity run loose as they craft their own works of art. From rolling the dough and spreading the sauce to adding their chosen toppings, making pizza is a fun and memorable activity to share together.


Your options are almost endless when it comes to simple and delicious pasta meals.

From good old spaghetti bolognese or a creamy carbonara to garlic shrimp and broccoli pasta, tailor your menu to not only meet mum’s preferences, but any picky kids’ needs, too!

Rack of lamb

As the weather starts to cool, we’re drawn to hearty, comforting foods.

A rack of lamb or roast lamb, alongside a ton of delicious roasted veggies and homemade gravy, is a soul-soothing meal mum will love.


What else can you do to spoil mum?

Breakfast in bed

Start the day off right treating mum like the Queen she is! Serve her breakfast in bed, including fluffy pancakes, coffee or tea, and a sweet treat. Oh, and give her a sleep in, too!

Homemade gifts and cards

Nothing says “I Love You” more than a heartfelt card or gift for mum. It doesn’t need to be anything extravagant or costly; as cliche as it sounds, the best gifts really are those that are crafted with thoughtfulness.

Pamper mum

Mum does do much for everyone else, so now is the time to treat her to a relaxing day.

Whether you draw her a bath, give her a massage, or simply give her a peaceful afternoon to watch her favourite show with no disruptions and distractions (and perhaps a cocktail in hand), pamper mum the way she deserves. 


Presenting mum with flowers is a traditional and thoughtful way to show your love and appreciation. A blooming bouquet will brighten her day and remind her of how much she means to you all. 


Shop with us to prepare a feast for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is one of those events on the calendar that allows us to stop and really reflect on how lucky and grateful we are to have someone so special in our lives.

So show mum how much she means to you with a special meal prepared with love.

Not only is it a great way to show your appreciation for the most special woman in your life, but it’s also a fantastic way to get the kids involved and get them excited about spoiling mum!

Shop online or visit us in-store

Looking for the convenience of home delivery? Our online butchers make it easy to browse by category, discover your delivery day using your postcode, and shop online from the comfort of home.

Prefer to visit us in-store? We’d love to welcome you. If you’re looking for wholesale meat in Dandenong, Boronia, Somerville, or Berwick, pop in today!