How to Celebrate Mother's Day During COVID-19

How to Celebrate Mother's Day During COVID-19
This Mother’s Day on Sunday 10th May 2020 will be unlike every other year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the current social restrictions in place. Unlike every other year, traditional family lunches, picnics or social gatherings are simply not possible as social distancing rules require us to stay at home. So, we have put together some ways you can still celebrate Mum & let her know she is special and loved.
 
Order a special meal
The Mother’s day lunch does not have to be scrapped this year. Instead order a special meal and get it delivered to Mum’s on the day.
Maybe Pizza might be on the menu for dinner? With a range of delicious gourmet or traditional pizzas from Crunch Gourmet Pizzeria; Order via Menulog so Mum can enjoy not cooking or cleaning up this year!
View their menu here!
Or perhaps a fresh lunch from Subway would suit Mum - delivered with Uber Eats.
On the other hand, if you live with Mum you can cook a special meal she will love. Woolworths have a great range of easy recipes where you can create a shopping list & pick up all the ingredient you need. Search for a recipe here!
 
Is Mum a seafood lover? Drop by to speak to the team at Fishi Business about all the fresh seafood at the best prices.
 
Organise a gift to be delivered beforehand
Whether it is a big bunch of flowers or a special gift, arrange your gift to be delivered to Mum before Mother’s Day. You might get a gift card form Woolworths or a nice bottle of bubbly from BWS. There are also other meal or gift vouchers that you could buy to treat mum this year.
 
Catch up virtually or post a special message
Drop into Fantastic Home & Gifts who stock a range of lovely cards, or if you are feeling crafty - create a personal and thoughtful card or handmade gift. Arrange to post this in the mail beforehand to arrive for Mum’s special day. On the day organise a virtual catch up with Mum or give her a call to let her know just how important she is.
 
How are you spending Mother’s Day with your Mum this year? Let us know on our Facebook page!

EGGcellent Easter Activities For Everyone!

EGGcellent Easter Activities For Everyone!

With everyone at home self-isolating you could be wondering how to keep the kids entertained and occupied for the

unforeseeable future, we’ve got some great Easter ideas to keep everyone busy and having fun during this time!

How to keep the kids busy & having fun this Easter:

 

Cooking is a fun activity and a great skill for kids to have. We have some wonderful Easter recipes that are our favorites

at this time of year that kids of all ages will love!

You can order ingredients from Woolworths Thrift Park online to be delivered to your door, or when heading out to

buy your essentials grab some extra recipe ingredients then.

  

                                               

Easter Bunny Milkshake                       Easter Bunny Pancakes

 

                                              

 Bunny Rice Cakes                               Fairy Bread BBQ Hot Cross Bun

  

 

Craft:
Craft is another great way for kids to learn and use their imagination as well as keeping them busy and entertained for a period of time. These activities may involve different levels of supervision depending on the age of your children.Fantastic Home & Gifts have a great variety of craft activities, or other supplies can be purchased from Woolworths at Thrift Park.Please pre-plan and shop as quickly and efficiently as possible when heading out during this time of social distancing.

 

                                                     

Mini Popsicle Stick Chicks                               Bunny Basket

 

                                                    

DIY Easter Bunny Bean Bag Toss                     Bunny Ears Crown

 

We hope these ideas gave you some inspiration for what to do with kids at home over this time period. Be sure to tag us on Facebook if you end up doing any of these activities, we would love to see them.

Many of our retailers are currently still open, so please support small local businesses where possible over this time - but we kindly ask that you adhere to social distancing guidelines, health and hygiene regulations and order online if able.

 

 

Valentine's Day Date Ideas with Thrift Park

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and if you are struggling to think of date ideas, Thrift Park is here to ease the burden of deciding how to celebrate with your loved one. To save you hours of brainstorming and stress, here are our tips to spoil your partner without breaking the bank!

 

Good old-fashioned picnic

A well-planned picnic with attention to detail will never go out of fashion, nor will it disappoint your partner. Pick a spot that has some significance for you as a couple. Perhaps you met at this place or had a few dates there. Picking somewhere sentimental adds that extra element of romance! To ensure your picnic has all the necessities and more; head to Woolworths to stock up on fresh picnic supplies so no-one goes hungry. Don’t forget that chilled bottle of champagne from BWS for that added ‘sparkle’. 

 

Book a massage 

Sometimes the best gift you can give your partner is the gift of relaxation! Modern-day living can be stressful and time consuming with limited time for rest and relaxation. If you think your partner could do with some much needed ‘me’ time, consider purchasing a voucher from Green Bamboo Massage for a well-deserved massage and pampering. If you’re not one to want to miss out, consider making it a date and buy two massage vouchers! Follow up your date with a nice lunch and coffee at Caffeine Bean for the ultimate date! 

 

Movie and take away 

Take a step back in time and pick a movie the old-fashioned way at the Video Ezy kiosk. Pick from a range of new blockbusters or old-fashioned classics you can nestle in on the couch and watch with your partner. Take a night off from cooking and choose your favourite take away so you can both relax and unwind. Thrift Park has you covered when it comes to take-away options including tasty pizzas from Crunch Gourmet Pizzasandwich artistry from Subway, fresh sushi from Sushi Sushi and delectable pastry options from Thrift Park Pies & CakesNo taste bud will be left disappointed! 

 

Gifts from the heart

Sometimes the most meaningful gifts are found together. If you are wanting to find a perfect gift for your partner, why not head into Fantastic Gifts & Homewares and spend some time browsing for something they would love, without having to break the bank. With so many homeware and gift options, you are both bound to find something you love. 

 

Feeling lucky?

If Valentine’s Day has you feeling lucky, head into Thrift Park Sub News and pick up a Tattslotto ticket. Who knows, you could be the next big winner and a trip to Destination HQ to plan your next getaway could be on the cards!  

 

So, come on down to Thrift Park this Valentine’s Day! 

Celebrating International Women's Day

Women having fun shopping together on International Women's Day at Thrift Park Shopping Centre

International Women’s Day, on March 8th, is an annual celebration to recognize and appreciate the social, economic, political and cultural achievements of women across the world. This day also raises awareness of the importance of gender equality. It is a day that has been gaining momentum since its beginning, with the first gathering recorded in 1911.

Thrift Park are joining in the celebrations of International Women’s Day with the chance to win a $100 Green Bamboo Massage Voucher by entering our Facebook competition. All you have to do is tag a friend that is deserving of this prize and like the Thrift Park Facebook Page to be in the draw.

There are other ways to get involved in the celebration of International Women’s Day and our top suggestions are as follows:

Make a day of it

Gather your girlfriends, mum, sisters, grandma and plan a ladies day out. Head to Thrift Park for a coffee and tasty lunch at Caffeine Bean, Thrift Park Pies and Cakes or Plantation Coffee and spend some time celebrating achievements, remembering milestones and discussing future plans and endeavours.

Organise a luncheon

If you prefer to host your own party to celebrate International Women’s Day, then stock up on fresh produce and all your catering needs at Woolworths at Thrift Park. Discover a range of food platters at the deli to cater for any number of guests, from wrap platters to antipasto options – your guests will well and truly be catered for. Don’t forget to grab a few bottles of sparkling from BWS to celebrate the day also.

Head to an event

International Women’s Day sees the rise of new events every year, worldwide. From conferences, awards nights, festivals, and fun runs - to corporate events and concert performances, there are many ways in which to get involved. You can head to www.internationalwomensday.com and search for events in your local town or city to find out more information.

So, how will you celebrate International Women’s Day this year?

Back To School Basics At Thrift Park

Mother and child holding hands on first day back at school

 

Now that summer holidays are in full swing, it’s that time of year when our attention turns from backyard cricket and beach trips to back to school preparations! The task at hand and shopping lists can seem overwhelming and before you know it, it’s the first day of term! It can be a frantic time ensuring your kids have all they need for a new school year. Thrift Park is a great place to get organized and start your back to school shopping. Follow our handy tips for a stress-free and smooth transition from the holidays to the start of a new school year

 

Prepare a list 

Before you head to the shops, it is wise to take a few moments to compile a list of all the items you need for each child. Find out what stationary they need, whether they need a new lunch box or water bottleif they need to supply their own workbooks and pencil cases. Check your cupboards for any of these items so you can reuse, otherwise add them to your list. Located at Thrift Park, Woolworths and Fantastic Home & Gifts have a great range of stationery supplies and are your go-to store for lunch boxes and water bottles. 

 

Prepare convenient and healthy snacks

School mornings can be a crazy time preparing school lunches and getting kids out of the door in time. Taking some time during the holidays to plan out some healthy and quick lunch box snacks will pay dividends when it comes to saving time in the mornings. You can even prepare snacks ahead and pop in the freezer for when they are needed! Woolworths have some great ideas for healthy lunch box snacks here. Baker's Delight also have some great recipes for inspiration at their website here

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