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My girls and I don’t do mother-daughter outings enough. With four kids, and busy weekends, it’s hard to carve out the time for the three of us to get away for a few years. I’m encouraged to see that it’s getting easier as they get older, and after our weekend experience, I’m newly inspired to do them more often.
Last Saturday, my girls and I headed out on a mother-daughter adventure: I brought them along with me to hit up the Secret Garden event at our local Macy’s.
The event (which takes its name from a favorite classic) put the spotlight on spring’s new fashions, with music, DIYs, sips, and sweets for added fun.
I don’t like to shop, but my girls do–and they made it fun for me, too. We browsed the racks: my girls loved pointing out their favorite outfits to me. (Coral has been my favorite color since I was about Sarah’s age, and I was thrilled to see it’s everywhere this spring.)
Macy’s had several spring-themed DIY stations set up for the special event. We took our time making floral wreaths and matching bejeweled sunglasses, while servers circulated with drinks and sweets.
(My girls have relished drinking out of those mini mason jars all week.)
The children’s department had their own DIY garden craft table set up. The girls decorated lightning bug jars and spring baskets, which Macy’s employees packed full with fresh blooms for us to take with us.
A bartender from a local restaurant was mixing up mocktails, and my girls loved choosing their own fancy drink. (Rosemary infused lemonade for them, a cilantro-canteloupe spritzer for me.)
We haven’t done enough mother-daughter outings in the past, but we had a great time shopping together. It was our first girls’ outing to the mall, but it won’t be the last. They’re already asking me to take them back, and I’m brainstorming what else we can do on future mother-daughter adventures.
Do you do special outings with your kids? Share some ideas in comments!