If you’re lucky enough to have a daughter, or more than one, you know how wonderful a mother’s bond can be. Children grow up fast, which is why we should cherish every opportunity to make memories and build a relationship that lasts a lifetime. Here are 10 ways you can spend a mother-child bonding day that both of you will remember.
1) Drink tea
What could be more motherly than a classic tea? After the success of their Easter event, Canberra first version The Prince & Princess High Tea will be held at the end of the month. Come for delicious food and a variety of activities to entertain the kids. Make-up is highly recommended and the day’s activities include face painting, necklace and tiara decorations, nail polish and all things glitter. The event runs from 11am to 1pm on April 30, and you can get tickets here.
Learn more from First Edition on their website and Facebook.
Can’t attend this amazing event? Host your own royal tea party at home. We’re thinking simple sandwiches and scones with jam and cream. Lemonade cupcakes are very easy to make and only require 5 ingredients. Check out an easy recipe here and fulfill all your baking or cooking needs from MyDeal home and garden.
2) Start a herb garden
Herbs are relatively easy to grow and grow, plus they make the best seasoning for your dishes. Chives, mint, parsley, basil, thyme, and oregano are great additions to many different dishes. It’s a great way to enhance your daughter’s independence and responsibility by sharing the chores needed to keep your tree growing. If you have a lot of tools in the garden, make sure they are stored in a secure shed for peace of mind when your daughter is unattended. Herbs are also great plants to grow indoors, so if you don’t have a large garden, or a lush green thumb, you can still enjoy the experience of bonding with a potted indoor plant. below the kitchen window.
3) Hunting for scavengers
Victoria Garlick, founder and CEO of Air Events Global, loves to treat his 11-year-old daughter to a day out exploring the city. Here’s how it works:
“I have 3 kids and one of my favorite things to do with my daughter is arrange a scavenger hunt around Sydney (you could say I’m the Events Director)! I create clues and prep each envelope, so we start at Manly Wharf and take the ferry into town and we end up everywhere from Circular Quay, Pitt St Mall, The Rocks and Darling Harbour. . She has to solve a clue to get us to the next place and she has to figure out the best way for us to get there, on foot, by train, bus, ferry, etc.
It’s a great day out and a one-of-a-kind experience that can be as expensive or as cheap as you like. Last time our last stop was Taronga Zoo and I prepared a picnic that we enjoyed overlooking the harbour. “
Check out Air Events Global on Facebook and Instagram.
4) Start a family photo album
Turn your mother’s day into a trip upstream of memories. Print out your own childhood photos and tell her stories about your family. Or put together an album all about her; from the time of pregnancy to the present day.
5) Share your favorite movies
New movies come out every year but there’s something great about sharing a classic with your kids. From movies you’ve seen or loved to movies that are just ridiculously old compared to today’s animation. You can even go to older schools and watch them on DVD. Store your ‘vintage’ collections in a stylish cabinet so they’re always ready for an impromptu movie night. Check out these favorites from the 80s and 90s:
· Back to the Future
Baby, I scared the kids
· Who framed Roger Rabbit
· Playground for children
The Little Rascals
· My girl
6) Go for mani-pedis
An oldie but goodie; Treat your little me to a mini spa day. Most little girls love to be pampered and a trip to the nail salon is your chance to warm up and enjoy an hour off. Optional massage chair.
7) Visit the food market for fun
Grocery shopping can be a chore, but checking out the local market is a great way to turn a necessity into an adventure. Take a trip to the market and shop for picnic snacks. It’s a great place to encourage your daughter to try new tastes and understand the importance of fresh food in a healthy diet.
8) Learn to dance
Nothing too serious; Ignore Cha Cha and Rumba. Instead, check out Youtube for fun and kid-friendly dance moves from their favorite movies to a bunch of popular songs. Practice your moves together and perform for friends and family at your next party.
9) Dress up
Fashion should be fun, but as an adult, it’s easy to fall into the comfortable, pragmatic trap. Live a little and give your daughter a chance to choose what you wear for the day. Get creative and plan each other’s outfits, then choose your fashion down to the local cafe for coffee and cake.
10) Pull a sickle
Going down with a snort? Treat yourself to a long weekend of freedom by skipping a day of work and school together. While others go about their days, you’ll enjoy the uninterrupted bonding time. And it may just be what your doctor prescribes to get over your minor woes.
It doesn’t take long to cultivate a great mother-daughter bond. A special day just for the two of you every month is enough to create memories for a lifetime.