Fun things to do with mom not just on Mother’s Day
Growing up in a single-parent family, I am always close with my mother. But just like any other relationships, we have our ups and downs.
We both have a very tight daily schedule. We are constantly on something. And neither of us is a fan of sitting down and sharing our days.
Despite the unbreakable biological bond, inefficient communication can crack the mother-daughter relationship without us noticing.
That’s why I am always looking for fun mother-daughter date ideas to stay connected with the woman I love the most.
The best part? The best mother-daughter date ideas don’t always have to cost anything.
Instead, they can be free activities that create a circumstance for you to talk, to laugh and to enjoy each other’s company. Ready for it?
21 Sweet Mother-daughter date ideas that will make dad jealous
Explore a botanical garden
I find mother nature being the best place to let our guards down and to relax.
The breeze, sweet smell of roses and the warm sunlight, wandering around in a botanical garden is mind-purifying.
To make it even more fun, challenge each other to name as many plants as possible.
If you are not a botanist, try to take really posey pictures of each other. So at the end of the day, you’ll have loads of incredible memories together and fun pics to look back at.
Backyard paint fight party for 2
This mother-daughter date idea may sound a little bit nuts. But it’s always a good thing to bring something new to a relationship, right?
These messy paint fights will either be a unique experience or be the reason of mom hitting you with a pan. Either way, it will be something to remember.
Brunch at home
Cookies, brownies and ice-cream, a sweet family day just gets even sweeter.
Those who sweat together, stick together.
Spend a day off the beaten tracks. Explore the great nature in a relaxing way. A day in the wild will definitely bring mother and daughter closer.
This is something I will want to do with my mom some day. Or should I say “convince my mom to do with me” some day?
Not all moms are adventure-seekers, I get it. But if you are looking for an unexpected way to celebrate Mother’s Day, this is it.
A professional mother-daughter photoshoot
Paint each other’s nails
Or cross off any items on your self-care list with mom! Day-to-day life can put lots of stress on our shoulders.
What can be a better idea to spoil mom and yourself at the same time? You might not be the best manicurist, but neither are moms. So. Yeah.
Dress in matching outfits and explore the city like tourists
Rediscover the place you are so familiar with. And who knows, you may find something new that can be your family day regular.
Local food hunt
Go to the beach
And build sandcastles together.
Let’s go picnic, shall we?
Make sandwiches with fresh ingredients from a farmer’s market together. And enjoy a fun and relaxing lunch picnic by the lake. Bring a book to read together if you want.
Visit a museum
Watch sunset together
Perfect date idea for the fitness mother-daughter duo.
Try to recreate one of your childhood homemade goodies. This sweet date idea will bring back the best mother-daughter memories.
Push each other on swings
Or have fun playing on a local playground like a child.
Organize family photos and make a yearbook
Visit a zoo
A spontaneous road trip
Visit a farm and go horse-riding
Creating something from scratch is always stress-relieving and fun. Hop onto Pinterest for some of the best DIY projects that are easy to do.
Repaint a room
Or renovate your living room. Work as a team in easy home improvement projects.