does it always have to be planned? meaning the time is - but how about a surprise element. meaning what kind of mood you are in. what to do. those are our favourites. and its always a joint decision. we both talk it out of what we want to do.
its just dd and me. baking and reading are part of our life. so for special dates it needs to be a go out thing. sometimes at that age it used to be buy gourmet bread butter and cheese from our local store and go eat that at the park.
dd has loved hanging out at cafes with a sketchbook. for short ones we used to do hot chocolate or bagels on the way to school.
we love sewing and fabric stores. i am not the artsy craftsy person but dd is. at your dd's age her favourite store was the bead store. in fact from about 3 to 7 her favourite store where she'd spend HOURS were these local world artifacts stores carrying lots of stuff from far off countries. we had a unique gardening store which dd loved at 6.
art galleries or art events. dd is a party girl. even as a toddler she loved visiting art galleries for their opening shows.
we also did a lot of children's theater - but somehow life had us do that mostly in her toddler years.
if there was a fair anywhere in town we'd be there.
if there were places that had unusual things we'd be there. like a hotel i discovered that had its hedges carved into animals across a park. we went to see that and had a picnic at the park.
now at 10 dd and i seek out quaint tea places and go have tea there.