May 30th was the 3rd Annual Father and Daughter Dance and it was amazing! I told you that Mo and Jenna started texting each other to plan this on their way home from the 2nd Annual Dance! I knew they would make this one even better than the first two and they certainly did!
This year the committee covered the lunch tables with black table clothes tied with silver ribbon! There were stars having from the awning and one of the mom’s had done all of the center pieces out of little black plastic top hats, tiaras and pink tulle. I love that we do the setup just as school is getting out. There were many girls passing by who definitely will be asking Dad to take them next year!
The first year the theme had been a country western one. The second year it was a 50s sock hop theme. This year the theme was A Night Under the Stars and the girls were encouraged to wear their fanciest dresses and they did! The volunteers wore either all black or all white (with a bit of pink tulle) so it was very elegant. The PTA even offered wrist corsages for sale at the door this year. Many of the girls already had a corsage or flowers but many of the Dads were thrilled to get a chance to buy one on the spot!
Grandma Judy had made Amara a beautiful white satin dress complete with the requested ruffle down the front! She looked so pretty next to her Daddy in his suit and tie! I love that the whole family is somehow involved in these events!
As we did the last 2 years, Jenna and I ran the photo station. Each girl would receive a photo of her with Dad or whoever had escorted her as part of their admission. We were the first place they went after check in and we had a long line for a long time! It really is the best vantage point for seeing how cute all of the girls look and to see how much fun they are having.
Now last year I somehow failed to get a picture of Mo and her family together so I had to try and Photoshop her into the picture. So this year when they got in line I made them wait while we sent someone to get Mo for the picture. It came out so cute.
THIS year I somehow managed to forget to get picture of Jenna with Justin and Amara! Not sure how we forgot as Jenna was running the line and told them where to stand and we just never even thought about it. Until afterwards! Fortunately Jenna had posed for me in front of the green screen while we were doing set up so this year I had to Photoshop her into the picture! Maybe next year I will get them both right!
The dinner that night had to be something special and elegant, too! They had dinner catered by Roma d’ Italia and with three different kinds of pasta and all of the trimmings it was a delicious meal!
They had a live DJ playing the entire evening and he did a great job of mixing up the music so that everyone was hearing things they liked! There was lots of dancing and giggling! Mo even had a bubble machine going and the younger girls had so much fun running through the bubbles in their fancy dresses!
It was a wonderful evening and as in the past 2 years, it ended with drawing the winners of the raffle prizes! All of the prizes were geared to Dad and his daughter having another date! Amara won passes to the San Juan Capistrano mission!
I can’t wait to see what year number 4 will bring us!