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Here's a list of over 60 Mother Daughter Date Ideas! Whether you want to have a date at home or get out of the house, this list has something for everyone! 

Looking for something fun to do with your kids? Or maybe you're the one looking to have a fun date with your mom. Either way, these Mother Daughter Date Ideas will get the brainstorming process going!

Have one once a month, or even once a week if your schedule allows. Building a strong mother daughter relationship is important and what better way to do it than with quality time together? Mother-daughter dates help accomplish just that!


Mother Daughter Date Ideas

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Mother Daughter Date Ideas – Staying at Home

  • Start a mother/daughter journal
  • Learn a few words in a new language! try sign language.
  • Netflix + popcorn
  • Boardgame night
  • Video game night
  •  Sundaes + movie
  • Picnic at home
    • I love our picnic basket and blanket! We use it all of the time. They really come in handy too if you decide you want to picnic at a park or somewhere else besides your home.
  • Theme dinner – from another country, era, etc. pretend you're really in that place/time!
    • Even dress up with what you can find from around the house to make it more fun!
  • Makeovers
    • Use some of your old makeup to give each other makeovers.
  • Build Legos
    • This is one of our favorite hobbies, and I am actually a sucker for the huge sets!
  • Spa Night
  • Build a blanket fort
  • Have a fancy candlelit dinner
  • Stargaze
    • I'm actually super nerdy when it comes to the stars! I think its absolutely mesmerizing. If you have never looked through a telescope it will quickly become your new hobby! I recommend this telescope for beginners and kids! This constellation book is pretty cool too! Your kids will love it, but it's better for when they are a little older, at least 7+.
  • Fashion Show + Makeovers
  • Write a story together, then act it out. 
  • Write your own book
  • Have a baking night
  • Have a dance party
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Camp out in the backyard
  • Do some science experiments
    • If you have never shopped the science section on Amazon it is AWESOME! Thre are so many ideas and creative kits that kids absolutely love!
  • Play Mad Libs
  • Put together a puzzle

Mother Daughter Date Ideas – Cheap Outings

  • Go to the farmer's market
  • Visit an outdoor festival or craft show
  • Window shopping + ice cream
  • Volunteer together
  • Photoshoot around the city
  • Visit the children's museum
  • Visit the library or bookstore
  • Go out for ice cream 
  • Visit a local park
    • Also, check your local parks, sometimes they do movie nights and have other activities that are broadcasted a lot.
  • Coffee/Cocoa Date
  • Go see a movie
    • Go during the day and during the week for cheaper rates!
  • Bowling 
  • Mini Golf 
  • Visit a thrift store
  • Go for a Hike 
  • Go site seeing
  • Geocaching
  • Take a bike ride
  • Rollerblading
  • Visit the trampoline park
  • Visit the pet store or humane society

Mother Daughter Date Ideas – Craft Night



Mother Daughter Date Ideas – Under $100 Outings

Be sure to check out sites like Groupon. Most of the time they have deals going on for local events that you can get much cheaper prices! 

  • Go to a concert
  • Go see a ballet or play
  • Take a class together (at a craft store, or at a gym)
    • Michaels Craft Store offers monthly classes and some are strictly for kids. Also, keep an eye on Lowe's Home Improvement calendar, they offer classes on Saturday mornings for building things.
  • Go to a fancy restaurant 
  • Have tea and scones at upscale location
    • Check your local American Girl Stores or fancier hotels, usually, they have a monthly calendar where they host events.
  • Visit an amusement park 
  • See a show, such as Disney on Ice
  • Take a trip to the zoo 
  • Go ziplining 
  • Go to a paint studio
  • Go to a real spa 
  • Get tickets to a sporting event
  • Take a day trip to a nearby town





Mother Daughter Date Ideas

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  1. I love this post. One of my favorite things to do is create memorable moments. I talk about it with my family often – and we do it in my nuclear family. We will be using some of these ideas – I’ve wanted to try geocaching! Kudos to you and Nell on the 5K! Bobbi and I read a book together this summer – Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones. The book had characters in my age group and hers who suffered dramatic life changing events. The discussions we had were revealing, thought provoking and bonding. Yeah to Mother Daughter activities.

    1. How old is your daughter? I’m interested in doing this with my daughter, but she is 11 and I’m wondering if this would be appropriate for us.

    2. Elizabeth….how did you do the reading? Take turns reading a few pages, etc?
      How much time… a shorter book? She’s an adult and we both like to read.

  2. i liked the post alot me and my did some of them the night i found it [ maybe u should try crafts]

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  3. I love these ideas. I totally need to add quite a few to my “Bucket list before my Daughter leaves for College”. Sad thing is she is so busy she has to fit me into her schedule LOL

    1. I am quickly about to graduate from high school so I understand. But don’t stress out she will find the time!

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  6. I have 2 daughters (10 & 8) and I love this list! I think the best part is that you don’t have to plan ahead! We love going shopping (of the window variety mostly), bowling, minigolf….who doesn’t like movies, and going out for ice cream? I think this is a great last minute list and can be tweaked if you are having an all date to include more than one item!
    Thanks for the ideas!

    1. Macy, I’m sure your mom would be happy no matter which ones you choose! :) I love when my daughters make me little booklets (like free coupons for massages or to do the dishes). Try that! :)

  7. I love these all! My mom and I love hanging out together but sometimes run out of ideas. We now have plenty and will for sure be doing some of these tonight! :)

  8. I am 20 my mom is 47 year old I want to have time with her but I don’t know how I get with her she I WAs 12 year old and just want to let her know I am thankful for all she did for me so y’all let me know please 😊

  9. Hey, I am 13 years old and lately, my mom and I have grown apart. Any really good ideas to help me and her reconnect?

    1. Ayden, I would start by writing her a letter! Tell her how you feel and how much you care about her, then use a few ideas from this list to plan some “dates”. :) You can email me if you ever need to chat!

  10. Thank you for ideas for me and my mom bc my brother just went to football camp at 3:30 and I’m sad😣😣😭😢

  11. Thanks for the ideas but me and my mum never really go out together so maybe something to do together on a night in like diy???? 🙂

  12. I have 4 little siblings and it’s hard to find time for her and me thank you for your last minute ideas! 😊

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