It’s an event that has brought fathers and daughters in Puyallup and the surrounding areas together for a night of dancing, crafts and more for the last 10 years.
The staff at Puyallup Parks and Recreation is in the midst of preparing for the 11th annual Daddy Daughter Dance.
From 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 6, girls and their father figures are invited to the Pavilion at Pioneer Park to partake in an evening full of fun for both dads and daughters.
“We will have a DJ playing kid-friendly music, and a really big dance floor with a laid back atmosphere,” said Annamarie Burke, recreation coordinator for Puyallup Parks and Rec. “There will also be desserts, light snacks, punch and hot chocolate.”
Burke also says staff members will be on hand selling tiaras and glow jewelry for the girls.
“There will also be a raffle where daughters can write why they love their dads,” Burke said. “And for the dads to write why they love their daughters. The raffle will be for free skate passes at Skate Tiffany’s.”
According to Burke, 300 people attend the event every year, and typically it sells out. As of last week, there were already 112 people registered.
“It’s a very popular event,” she said.
Many of the girls started coming with their fathers as small children, and now continue to come as teenagers with their fathers.
“It’s fun to see the girls with the father figure in their lives,” Burke said. “It’s fun to see the girls all dressed up and with smile on their faces.”
The Daddy Daughter Dance is $25 per couple, and each additional daughter is $10. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 253-841-5457 or visit www.puyallupparksandrec.com.