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I don't know if it's because I don't have any friends or because she's actually just that great, but I love getting together with my mom. Growing up, we had the normal mother/daughter relationship where we didn't quite get along. But now that I've grown up and am no longer an overdramatic adolescent, we've developed quite a fun adult relationship. She's now one of my best friends and we do many activities together. 

As an effect, we've compiled a list of several things we enjoy doing together. These suggestions definitely fluctuate on price but the enjoyment level is equally the same.

Here are 8 activities to do with your mom:

1. Check Out A Paint Night

This is a very popular event for people of all ages and is also affordable. It can make for a great evening and a fun competition forwards and backwards of you. Moreover, it will push you outside of your comfort zone. Plus, you'll have the benefit of an awesome memory with a piece of art to prove it. 

2. Visit a Farm 

This activity may be seasonal, but you can always find fun things to do at a farm. Apple picking, pumpkin patches, hayrides, feeding cows, or watching the adorable animals are all fun things you can to do share a laugh. Plus, picking out some baked goods for any snack is always an added bonus. 

3. Use a Weekend Getaway 

My family is extremely close, so when we do mother/daughter weekends, we actually extend the sale to my mom's sisters, cousins, their daughters, and my grandma. Whether it's going to a new town you've always aspired to see or simply camping, it's about the adventure of going. It is nice talking shit about quickly wine and cheese or a bag of chips — trust me!

4. Have A Spa Night

You're bound to have a good time whether you go to an actual spa or create one in your own home. Going to a spa can be quite a cost, so unless you have gift cards to use or are willing to hash the cash, be selective. It may be as simple as going out for a manicure and coming back to do a DIY facial. It doesn't have to be fancy. 

5. Have A Movie Night In Your Jammies

This is something my mom, sister, and that i have always done and we find extremely relaxing. We obtain all of our favorite junk food, our comfiest jammies, cheap wine that tastes good after which let our mom pick her favorite movies. They all usually involve Patrick Swayze or are based on the 80s (or it's Mamma Mia), but it is not the movie that matters. It's the fun of rewatching them together and sharing fun or cry.

6. Shop 'Til You Drop

For A birthday every year my mom, her sisters, their daughters, and my grandma always perform a huge girls shopping spree day. That it is the one day of the year we really look forward to because it's such a laugh. In some stores, we'll hog the dressing rooms and also have a fun fashion show, choose outfits for each other, and have a great day. 

7. Make a Weekend Bucket List

If you want to do anything with each other to spend time, create a list of everything you want to do in a weekend together and check out your best to accomplish everything in your list. Some items might be smaller than others, while others might be larger, but it'll be that which you two want to do and something special you are able to share. 

8. Learn Her Recipes

Another certainly one of some great activities for a bonding night would be to ask her to teach you how to make one of your favorite dishes she makes. Not only will you be able to make your fave food, but you can truly learn the technique, ingredients, and much more about her. Being in your kitchen is always a great way to bring people together.

Activities such as these are bound to make your friends envious of the relationship with your mom, or help improve your relationship if you aren't close. Please give these a try and revel in some time with the woman who gave you life. And don't forget, what happens at these mom and daughter date nights, stays there.