Mommy Daughter Date Ideas

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Looking for Mommy Daughter Date Ideas? Sometimes life can be busy, but it’s important that we make time for our children. Just as you would date your husband, we should date our children too.

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While family time is important, taking children out for some quality one-on-one time is important for both mom and dad.

Why is it Important to Date Your Daughter?

Think about this.

Imagine that there was only one thing in this world that you cared about.

You didn’t care about how much money you had.

You didn’t care how many toys you had.

You didn’t care about the quality or brand of your clothes.

The only thing in life that you cared about was spending quality time with your parents. Not shared time with your phone in your hands, but one-on-one time with no interruptions with your mom and your dad. (See daddy daughter date ideas too)


Well, that’s all young children care about. All they want is your attention, and they’re happy.

So as parents, it’s our job to set aside that quality time and give our children not only what they want, but what they need to develop healthy relationships in the future. 

Making your child a priority will change everything. It will change the way they respond to you, it will change your relationship with them, it will even change their confidence and their relationships in the future (yes, your time is that powerful)!

Of course, young children get older and pre-teens/teenagers don’t crave our attention as much.

Sometimes they actually just want us to get lost. But this is also an important time to date your daughter. (If you have a son, try our mommy son date ideas)

Setting aside regular time with your daughter can help to build your bond, and will make her more liable to come to you when she needs guidance. So now more than ever mom – make time to bond. 

Mommy Daughter Date Ideas

Tea Party

Haven’t we all wondered what it would be like to be Alice in Wonderland at some point in time? While we can’t jump down any rabbit holes, we can have an Alice in Wonderland inspired tea party!

Let your daughter be Alice and you can dress up as the Mad Hatter (or vice versa), and serve up your own Tea Party. Alternatively, you could go to a local Tea House and enjoy some ready-made tea together.

Spa Date

Whether your daughter is 3 or 30, we can all benefit from some personal pampering.

Taking your daughter out for a spa date will make her feel special, and gives you the time that you need to really bond.

Whether you’re going for a manicure, pedicure, or the works, the spa is a great place to have important mother daughter chats.

Make the spa a regular place where you and your daughter can connect and share your deepest thoughts and feelings.

Or make your own at home spa day!

Dance Party

What girl doesn’t love to dance? It’s like it’s just bred into us! A good dance party is great at any age. Throw on your pajamas, crank up the tunes, and boogie down!


You and your daughter can go shopping together at any time – that’s one of the best things about having a little girl!

But let’s do shopping with a twist.

This time, let your daughter pick out the clothes. Let her pick out her own outfit – and then an outfit for you too! You can try the thrift store date if you don’t want to spend too much on an outfit you might never wear. 😉

This will give your daughter a sense of confidence and independence, and she’ll love that you trust her enough to give her a say in what you wear. 


Meditation has so many benefits – stress management, self-awareness, patience, mindfulness – the list goes on and on.

As adults, meditation can help us to cope with the stresses of daily life. Imagine what it could do for our children?

It could help to calm their mind, build their confidence, increase their attention span, improve their sleep – need we say more?

It’s never too early to start your daughter on the practice of meditation. Do it together to feel more connected than ever before. 

If you want something more active, you can do a workout together. Try this mom workout with your daughter.

Ice Cream Date

Ice cream is the way to your daughters heart – trust us! It doesn’t matter the time or the season, there’s never a bad time for an ice cream date.

Give your daughter a special treat and enjoy some of your favorite flavors together. 

Slumber Party

Bedtime routines are important for young children, but there’s no harm in letting your daughter stay up with you for some mommy and me time every once in a while.

Put on some matching pajamas, pop some corn, and curl up for a night of Netflix and chill together.

Or take this date outside and do a tent date in your backyard!


If you’re a woman who likes to do your makeup, chances are your daughter has been watching! If you’re like most moms, you might have even walked in on your daughter trying on your makeup – and you’ve probably told her not to touch it. But let’s make today different. 

Today, trade makeovers. Do your daughter’s hair and makeup for her, and let her do yours for you.

Then, head to the mall and pick out some new outfits.

Get dressed up and take her out for a fancy dinner. Alternatively, head home and put on a fashion show for each other!


Let’s have a day of making some memories that will last forever.

You can find a single location or make a full day of it and take a road trip in search of multiple shooting locations (bring lots of outfits).

You can also photograph your daughter, or hire a professional photographer to have a mommy and me photoshoot. 

Make a Scrapbook

Now that you have all of these memories, it’s time to preserve them! Get artsy and make a scrapbook together. Let your daughter help pick out the photos she likes best, the pages she wants to make, and then decorate together. 

More Mother Daughter Date Ideas

  1. Spa day: Relax and unwind with a day of pampering.
  2. Movie night: Watch your favorite films and enjoy some popcorn.
  3. Cooking class: Learn to cook a new recipe together.
  4. Art class: Paint, draw, or sculpt together.
  5. Picnic in the park: Enjoy some sandwiches and outdoor scenery. Don’t forget your picnic checklist!
  6. Shopping spree: Spend the day trying on clothes and bonding over fashion.
  7. Hiking: Get some exercise and enjoy nature together.
  8. Yoga class: Find your inner peace and balance.
  9. Museum visit: Learn about history and culture.
  10. Wine tasting: Sip on some delicious wines and learn about the process.

  1. Concert or show: Attend a live performance together.
  2. Volunteer work: Give back to the community together.
  3. Book club: Read a book and discuss it over coffee.
  4. Baking: Whip up some tasty treats together.
  5. Dance class: Learn some new moves and have fun dancing.
  6. Ice skating: Hit the rink and glide around together.
  7. Go-karting: Rev your engines and have a thrilling time.
  8. Aquarium visit: Marvel at the aquatic life and learn about conservation.
  9. Arcade games: Play some fun games and bond over competition.
  10. Mini-golf: Putt your way through a miniature golf course.

  1. Farmer’s market: Shop for fresh produce and enjoy the local community.
  2. DIY project: Create something together with some DIY inspiration.
  3. Karaoke night: Sing your hearts out and have a blast.
  4. Comedy club: Laugh together at a comedy show.
  5. Hot air balloon ride: Soar above the clouds and enjoy breathtaking views.
  6. Sports game: Cheer on your favorite team together.
  7. Beach day: Soak up the sun and enjoy some beach time together.
  8. Road trip: Explore a new destination and create new memories.
  9. Trampoline park: Bounce around and have fun at a trampoline park.
  10. Horseback riding: Saddle up and go on a scenic horseback ride.

Mommy and me time is all about building the bond and growing the trust and relationship between the two of you. To be honest, it really doesn’t matter what you’re doing, as long as the time you are spending is quality. 

Sara, a seasoned expert in wedding planning and date ideas, brings a wealth of experience to our couples blog. With a background in the television industry and hands-on involvement in a dozen weddings, including working as a wedding assistant on "My Fair Wedding with David Tutera," Sara has an innate understanding of the magic that makes weddings truly special. Growing up with four sisters has given her unique insights into the dating world, making her a go-to source for practical and heartfelt dating advice. Her knowledge and enthusiasm make her the perfect guide for couples seeking to infuse their relationships with creativity and love.

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