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Why You Need a Mommy Daughter’s Day and 75 Ideas for What to Do

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There’s no denying that your little girl is growing up too fast. Cherish your time with her and go for a date!

We’ve provided a list of 75 mommy daughter’s day ideas that are guaranteed to be a hit! The dates range from casual and free to more extravagant and pricey. No matter your budget or desired quality time with your daughter, you’ll find a fun idea below!

Pro Tip: You can always find great ideas on Groupon (Plus get even more cash back when you use Rakuten to purchase the deal) for way less than retail price!

What is a Mommy Daughter’s Day?

I mentioned in my stepmom post that K and I always make time for just the two of us. I work full-time in a corporate position, but I was blessed with the most flexible boss that would allow me to work from home one day each week during the summer while K was home from school. We were able to experience so many amazing playdates on those special daughter’s days.

A daughter’s day is simply a day where it’s girls only, no boys allowed! Take your daughter out or stay in – it doesn’t matter which! – just make sure that it’s just the girls and that she’s getting special 1:1 time with her Mama. She needs that special bond with her mom, so make time for her. It doesn’t have to be extravagant (but it can be!).

She will think it’s fancy enough just having special time with you. 

What should we do?

I thought you’d never ask! Here are 75 super fun ideas for things you can try on a Daughter’s Day! I haven’t tried them all, but I’ve definitely tried my fair share. Remember: it’s not how much money you spend – it’s how much quality time you spend with your little. Pick a date that works for you and your budget, and I promise you that your daughter is going to have the time of her life.

One of my absolute favorite memories growing up is one night when I was about 5 and Mom brought home a new fryer. It was this crazy contraption that was so interesting to a 5-year-old. She and my sister loved cheese sticks, so we spent an hour frying up cheese sticks and eating them.  It was just the 3 of us, and it was a night of laughter and smiles. I don’t remember what we talked about, or how much we ate, or if the fryer was fancy or cheap. I just remember the overwhelming joy in my heart being able to spend such quality time with my mom. Those are the memories your daughter will remember.

1. Find a photo booth and take silly photos

2. Go to the trampoline park

3. Go monkey around at a bounce house playplace

4. Enjoy some frozen yogurt together

5. Paint pottery

6. Play at the local park/playground

7. Visit the hair salon

8. Peruse the local book store

9. Pick out a bouquet together at the flower shop

10. Grab some popcorn and watch a movie

11. Go to the zoo

12. Walk around the neighborhood and play Pokemon Go

13. Go to the aquarium

14. Visit the children’s museum

15. Visit an art museum

16. Go to a painting class

17. Play putt-putt

18. Mani/Pedis at the nail salon

19. Race go-karts

20. Tell family stories – she’ll LOVE hearing about when you were a little girl

21. Go for a hike

22. Play at an arcade

23. Go to the library

24. Go bowling

25. Bake cookies

26. Go to the water park

27. Attend a play, musical, or other show

28. Go to the swimming pool

29. Glow in the dark mini golf

30. Go to a puppet show

31. Grab your skates and head to the skating rink

32. Attend open play at your local gymnastics gym

33. Go rock climbing

34. Grab a blanket and stargaze

35. Take her to her favorite restaurant

36. Make handmade cards for patients at the children’s hospital

37. Find a local obstacle course like Little Ninjas, Safari Run, or Going Bonkers

38. Go out for ice cream

39. American Girl café

40. Pick fruit at a local farm

41. Make jewelry together

42. Dress up for a mommy daughter photoshoot

43. Head to your local amusement park (Six Flags, Legoland)

44. Grab a game at Top Golf

45. Peruse the hallways at your local craft store

46. Give each other makeovers

47. Find a place to lie down and look for shapes in the clouds

48. Take her shopping!

49. Enjoy a smoothie together

50. See Disney on Ice

51. Each draw a photo of the two of you together and exchange

52. Visit Grandma

53. Shop for items to donate to the food bank, women’s shelter, or other local charity

54. Go to Build a Bear

55. Head to the local coffee shop – you can get your latte, while your little grabs a smoothie or hot chocolate

56. Get all of your board games out and have a game night

57. Have a dance party

58. Attend the local farmer’s market

59. Make a sundae bar

60. Go for a picnic

61. Host a fashion show

62. Create a blanket fort (aka, Girls Club)

63. Do a scavenger hunt

64. Tour a local college campus and let her dream about the classes she’ll take one day

65. Watch the sunset

66. Scrapbook

67. Roast marshmallows and enjoy s’mores

68. Go to the petting farm

69. Put a puzzle together

70. Take a class together

71. Stay a night at a hotel

72. Paint with nail polish together (Find out how here)

73. Play video games together

74. Plant a garden

75. Go for a drive – woohoo, road trip!

75 Mommy Daughter Date Ideas and Why You Need One | Mommy Daughter Day | Mom Daughter Bonding Time
75 Mommy Daughter Date Ideas and Why You Need One | Mommy Daughter Day | Mom Daughter Bonding Time

They may forget what you said — but they will never forget how you made them feel.
—Carl W. Buehner

Have fun, Mamas! We sure love our time with our little ones – don’t forget to cherish today before tomorrow comes!

If we’re missing a date idea, share it with us in the comments!

-xoxo-

P.S. Have you checked out this incredible pass for activities to do with your family?

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11 thoughts on “Why You Need a Mommy Daughter’s Day and 75 Ideas for What to Do”

  1. Thank you so much for these ideas. My daughter is in the Airforce and she’s planning to come home and have mommy and daughter time. I’m a nail technician and have to work 6 days a week never have time for her. After reading this, I have so many things I want to plan with her. Thanks again.

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