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These days, mother-daughter moments require a little more planning for every mom; we are so much busier. It’s so easy to say we want a weekly or monthly date with our daughters and then to let that time slip away as other commitments fill our schedule.

Time is a vapor, it just floats away from us, but we can choose to make the mother-daughter moments happen with some careful planning. So, I am on it. Here is my mother-daughter bucket list. It’s a list with no age limit and no deadline. There are 52 ideas to give you inspiration for every week of the year, but personalize it to fit your own interests and your girls’ ages. Just remember: It’s not about how many items you cross off but rather that you complete them together. Click on the Bucket List image below to download a printable version and stay inspired. Also, you can go to Susanme for more ideas (from viewers) to brainstorm even more possibilities of mother-daughter fun.

Do you have a son, too? We have a Mother Son Bucket List for you! 

Mother Daughter Bucket List

  1. Develop a signature family recipe.
  2. See a Broadway play.
  3. Get in the car and spontaneously drive somewhere.
  4. See your favorite sports team play live.
  5. Have a mother-daughter photo shoot.
  6. Do a generations photo shoot with your daughter, mom, and grandma.
  7. Bury a time capsule.
  8. Complete a physical challenge: climb a mountain, run a marathon.
  9. Write a list of qualities that your daughter should look for in a man.
  10. Serve at a soup kitchen or other ministry.
  11. Plan an outing for every holiday: pumpkin patch, Christmas tea, etc.
  12. Get a free makeover at a department store.
  13. Do a Bible study together.
  14. Plant a garden with your favorite flowers.
  15. Go to a weekend arts/crafts class.
  16. Make homemade ice cream.
  17. Take a mother-daughter trip abroad.
  18. Have a classic movie marathon.
  19. Go on a special shopping spree.
  20. Play in the rain.
  21. Redecorate your daughter’s room.
  22. Learn how to change a tire.
  23. Explore local places of interest you’ve never been.
  24. Get up early and watch the sunrise.
  25. See each of your favorite bands together.
  26. Go shopping and try on outfits you would never think of purchasing.
  27. Have a karaoke night.
  28. Update and paint a room in your house.
  29. Visit every local museum.
  30. Start a savings or investment account.
  31. Have a spa day: at-home or out and about.
  32. Visit a big city for a weekend.
  33. Do something only your daughter has always wanted to do.
  34. Do something only your mom has always wanted to do.
  35. Surprise Grandma with a double mother-daughter date.
  36. Look at baby photos of both of you and reminisce.
  37. Lay in the grass and make pictures out of the clouds.
  38. Pick out a journal to record your favorite mother-daughter moments.
  39. Teach her to iron and sew on buttons.
  40. Test drive or rent your dream car (that you have no intention of buying).
  41. Turn on music at-home and dance until you drop.
  42. Dress up, do each other’s hair and makeup and have a nice dinner party.
  43. Start a family cookbook to save all the special family recipes.
  44. Create a surprise themed dinner for the men (father, brother, etc.) in your life.
  45. Go to a local florist, pick out your favorite flowers, and make an arrangement.
  46. Visit a college in every city you visit together.
  47. Have a coffee or tea date at your favorite local spot.
  48. Ride your bikes together.
  49. Make a batch of your favorite cookies and take some extras to a friend.
  50. Plan a beach or pool day.
  51. Go for a weekly walk (same day and same time when possible).
  52. Visit a Saturday morning farmer’s market in your city.

What item on the list do you want to do with your daughter first?


What are two things on your bucket list?

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