Ensure a lifetime of memories with these 10 experiences best shared between mom & daughter
No one understands you quite like mom
The sad truth is that none of us is guaranteed tomorrow. That’s why you should strive to make each day the very best that you can.
While it is certainly easier said than done, we should always try to spend our time wisely with those that we both love and respect. Unfortunately, we cannot control the direction our days sometimes take. Instead, look for little moments to spend with the most important woman in your life: Mom.
The special bond between mothers and daughters spans the years. Through laughter, worry, smiles and tears. A sense of trust that cannot be broken, a depth of love sometimes unspoken. A life-long friendship built on sharing, hugs and kisses, warmth and caring. Mother and daughter their hearts are one; a link that can never be undone.
Give your mom more than just a wrapped gift under a tree!
#1 Cooking Class
No matter what you want to learn, taking up the challenge together is an experience worth remembering. Then treat the rest of your family to meal that you two learned to make together in class. Or use some of the techniques you learned in your class to prepare dinner for your family. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Whether you make time to take a weekly yoga class together or book a yoga retreat, take a moment to see to both your mental and physical health. Yoga not only centers your body, it can calm your mind and give you the feeling of zen that you’ve been searching for. Lucky for you, Shreveport and Bossier offer loads of options that will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world.
#3 Brunch dahling!
Get to know your mom (or daughter) on a different level over brunch and a round of mimosas or a pitcher of Bloody Mary. Then spend the time talking and catching up while enjoying fabulous food and drink. If you’re lucky, Marilyn’s Place might even have their endless Bloody Mary bar open! And if Marilyn’s Place is too packed, check out First Watch or La Madeleine.
#4 Become a Patron of the Arts
At least for the day, anyway. Take your mom to a local museum like R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport Water Works Museum or the Meadows Museum of Art, located at Centenary College of Louisiana. If you’re looking for a more immersive experience, check out what they have going on downtown at Artspace. They host art exhibitions, poetry readings, music concerts and so much more!
#5 Get Outside Together
If you’re looking to get outside together, look no further than Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park. With dedicated walking and hiking trails, you’ll feel close to nature without being too far from home. The 160-acre park is located just three miles west of Blanchard, contains 5 miles of trails and hosts a number of nature programs throughout the year.
A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with and love with all your heart
#7 Paint & Sip
Put a spin on homemade art with an art class that lets you sip the bubbly while creating masterpieces side-by-side with your best friend. Painting With a Twist let’s you do just that! Get step-by-step instructions from an instructor while painting your own personal masterpiece.
#8 Spend an Evening at the Theatre
Doll yourselves up in your best attire and hit up The Strand Theatre in downtown Shreveport. Built in 1928, The Strand is the official State Theatre of Louisiana and is also on the National Register of Historic Places.
#9 Create a DIY Birthday Gift Together
Anyone can pop out to a store and purchase a pre-made gift but it takes creativity and fore thought to give someone a gift you made yourself. And if you and your mom do it together, you’ll have the memories that go along with creating that project, too.
#10 Order a Banana Split as Big as Your Face
Live your kid-fantasy and order a banana split as big as you can find – or make one! Or eat whatever dessert your inner kid is screaming out for. And if you want the adult version of the banana split, try Twisted Root‘s Adults Only Shakes: Banana & Bailey’s, Oreo & Amaretto or the Creme de Menth & Chocolate Chips.