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Build Your Own Mother-Daughter Day in SouthPark

SouthPark is flourishing with fun ways to spend one-on-one time with your “mini-me.” 

Whether your daughter is 5 or 15, spending quality time together will help strengthen your special bond and create memories that will last a lifetime. Use our list of mother-daughter date ideas to build your own special day out in SouthPark. 

Facials & French Pastries

Set up express facials at Clean Your Dirty Face followed by French pastries at Chez Marie. Chez Marie also offers a special Tea Time every Thursday from 3-5 p.m.

American Girl Experience

Whether your daughter already has an American Girl doll or is ready to get her first one, an experience at the American Girl store in SouthPark Mall is sure to be a special memory for both of you. Make a reservation for a special activity at the store or book a staycation with the American Girl package at Charlotte Marriott SouthPark, Hampton Inn & Suites, or Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark.

Shop & Play

Go shopping together at SouthPark Mall (you can’t go wrong at Abercrombie Kids and Old Navy), and then take a break at the mall’s West Plaza Play Area. Grab a latte at The Suffolk Punch while your little one plays.

Matching Momento

Get matching bracelets at Pandora or matching earrings at Banter by Piercing Pagoda or Claire’s Accessories. If you and your daughter are ready for the big milestone of getting her ears pierced, Rowan is a great option.

Brunch Date 

Teach your daughter the art of brunching at Snooze an A.M. Eatery or The Original Pancake House.

Build Together

Help your daughter find the coolest LEGO kit at The LEGO Store and then build it together at home.

Makeup Lessons

Teach your “mini me” a makeup lesson at Sephora or Lush. Get them their first makeup kit to practice at home.

Girl Power Hour 

An hour may not be enough to go through the awesome girl power-inspired tees and accessories at Girl Tribe Co. Stock up on your favs, and then head to Yafo Kitchen or Sabor Latin Street Grill for lunch followed by ice cream at Golden Cow Creamery.


Let your imaginations come to life at SouthPark Regional Library during storytime (for kids 5 and under) or by finding two copies of a book to take home to do your own secret book club (ideal for those with tweens and teens).

Jam Session

Schedule a free trial at School of Rock so your daughter can take a test run at her instrument of choice. If she loves it, look into regular music lessons, camps, workshops, and other music programs.

Swoozie’s & Smoothies

Buy each other a personalized gift at Swoozie’s and then enjoy smoothies together at Smoothie King. If you rather have a full meal, Greco Fresh Grille or Harper’s at SouthPark are both nearby.

Treat Yourselves

Head to Apex for warm, gooey cookies at Tiff’s Treats and then relax for pedicures at Sassy Nail Bar.

Go Around the Square

Go around Sharon Square and make pit stops at Caroline Grace for boutique shopping, Cafe Monte for crepes, and POLISHED Nail Bar for a manicure.

Shopping & Sushi

Shop for new decor pieces for your daughter’s room at Pottery Barn and then refuel at The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar (a great place to try sushi for the first time).

Blowouts & Baked Goods

Head to the Specialty Shops at SouthPark for a blowout at The Drybar followed by pastries at Renaissance Patisserie, where you can show off your fresh hairstyle. If you rather have a full lunch or dinner, enjoy tacos together at Paco’s Tacos & Tequila. 

Gift Giving

If your daughter has a little sibling or a new one on the way, teach her the art of gift giving by letting her pick a present for the baby at Tullabee or MCK Initial Impressions.

A Taste of Italy

Enjoy pasta at Little Mama’s or share a pizza on the patio at Legion Brewing.

Cooking Class

Take a cooking class together at Sur La Table (for daughters 14+). Then show off your new skills for your family at home. You’ll quickly discover food is the way to each other’s hearts.

Bookstore Scavenger Hunt & Starbucks

Create your own scavenger hunt inside the Barnes & Noble at Morrison Place and then take a break with a drink at Starbucks right inside the store. Reward yourselves with a new book to take home.

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