Mommy and me dates in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs

Looking for a little quality one-on-one time with your daughter? With Mother’s Day just around the corner, what better time to celebrate the ever important mother-daughter bond? Here are some fun ideas to check out in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs.

Swim with mermaids

Obsessed with mermaids? Then grab your tails and swim on over to Dolphin Swim Club’s Mermaid University in Crystal Lake where you and your little sea lover will learn basic mermaid skills, such as floating on your backs, twirling and gliding, plus more advanced skills. No matter what skill level, everyone will learn to stay safe around water.

Practice a little ohm

Namaste! If you love yoga or have been meaning to try it out, bring your little one with you to OhmMother Yoga in Algonquin where you and your mini can learn yoga fundamentals through poses, songs and games. 

Try to get a strike

Challenge each other to a game at Pinstripes in South Barrington where kids can bowl for only $3. And yes, parents are free. With bumpers and bowl aimers to help the littles, your bowler will be sure to score a few points. Mom tip: Order food off the menu; it’s delicious! 

Get pampered 

Do you have a girly girl? Pink, Pearls, and Girly Girls is Crystal Lake’s newest place for anyone who loves to be pampered. Although they specialize in parties, they often have special events like an upcoming Mom and Me event on May 20. Moms and daughters can get their nails done while wearing pink robes and slippers, then they’re off to a photo shoot.

Get a sweet treat

If you love sweets treats as much as my daughter and I do, then have a special treat at The Heart of Europe Café in downtown Barrington. Watch as they make kurtos, a sweet doughy treat that can be covered in your choice of topping such as Oreo crumbles or sugar. For a super special touch, have them fill the inside of your kurtos with ice cream or cotton candy!  

Get those creative juices flowing

There’s nothing like working together to create a piece of art you can remember forever. Work on your own pottery at Handmade on Main in Algonquin. If painting is more your thing, check out Color Me Mine in Crystal Lake.


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