07 February 2011

The Daddy Daughter Dance 2011

Trinhity and her BFF has been planning this event for weeks and months. The girls talked about their outfits and where they would go and what they would do. We think they intentionally tried to match each other. They are FIVE. Who gets a prom experience starting at such a young age???

First, they waited on a red carpet in front of the venue for their horse and carriage.
The Princesses:

Their Daddy Princes:
The carriage took them around the parking lot and they got off with their dates at the back of Lifetime Fitness.
The red carpet entrance to the dance....

Moms were strictly not allowed into the dance. So the Mamas went to dinner (at Redfish, of course). Then the Mamas came back to wait for everyone. As another set of mothers were getting kicked out of the dance, we decided to sneak in the other door... with cameras in hand!

The gym is the size of two full basketball courts. On one court, they had tables and a buffet. The tables were nicely decorated and there were colored lanterns and balloons hanging on the ceiling.
We kept a low profile, sorta, and didn't feel the least bit guilty snapping away as our daughters and husbands enjoyed the last few minutes of the dance. In fact, we were a bit envious since there are no Mother/Daughter or Mother/Son dances.
The DJ was from the Fred Astaire Dance Company and we were told that they had ballroom dancing demonstrations as well as mini-lessons at the event. Trinhity's Daddy of course, was an old pro.

Trinhity danced the night away with her Daddy:
When Daddy wasn't using her to sweep the dance floor, she was crawling around the gym floor with her friend looking for rose petals.

Here she is with a collection of rose petals gathered in her skirt:

The last dance of the evening was a conga-line thing led by one of the dance instructors.
It was neat to see that ALL of the Daddies got in line and participated with their Daughters. Trinhity & Daddy are just behind the second balloon pillar in the back.
There was a raffle as the night ended.
Here is Trinhity's expression as they called the number just before hers!!

Posing with her date:

The group shot:

The girls saying good night:

We had planned to do dessert together but it was 8:30PM and Trinhity was still a little under the weather so we called it a night.

[editor's note: and yet another post forgotten in the draft folder...]

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