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Daddy (or Mommy)-Daughter Valentines Dances
Used to be Valentines Day was for lovers.
But with chocolate as readily available as air these days, Cupid’s holiday has long since extended to office mates, all 30 kids in your child’s classroom, your mother, your best friend, the dog and cat and the mailman for whom you leave a cupcake on February 14. It has also turned into a day for parents to heart their kids in special ways – in particular the Puget Sound region offers numerous opportunities for dads (and moms) to demonstrate to their daughters how a lady should be treated by a potential suitor. When they are older, say, 30.
What better way to show and share the magic of love than to take your little princess to a ball? Father-daughter dances are an opportunity to sweet your daughter off her feet. Get dressed up, play, create some magic she’ll remember when her true Prince(ss) Charming comes along.
Daughters Night Out at Federal Way Community Center
When: February 12, 2011, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Federal Way Community Center 876 S. 333rd St. Federal Way WA 98003
Details: dress up for a night out with music, dessert and more.
Cost: $20 per couple, $5 additional person, pre-register. All ages.
Contact: Call to pre-register 253-835-6900. For more info visit
Father-Daughter Valentines Dance at Issaquah Community Center
When: Saturday, February 12, 2011, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Where: Issaquah Community Center 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Issaquah WA 98027
Who: Dance and refreshments for girls in grades 1 to 5 and their dads. Age recommendation: Elementary School.
Cost: $20 per couple.
Contact: to pre-register 425-837-3300. For more info visit www.ci.issaquah.wa.us.
Father-Daughter Valentines Dance
When: February 12, 2011, 5 PM – 7 PM pr 7:30 PM – 9 PM
Where: Cedarcrest Middle School 6400 88th St. N.E. Marysville WA 98270
Details: Dancing, refreshments and photo. All ages.
Cost: $15 per couple, $5 additional daughter, pre-register.
Contact: 360-363-8400; . For more info visitwww.marysvillewa.gov.
“Travel to France” Valentines Dance
When: February 11, 2011, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: . Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center 16600 N.E. 80th St. Redmond WA 98052
Details: Music, dancing, crafts and refreshments.. Preschool through elementary school up with adult.
Cost: $25 - $30, pre-register.
Contact: 425-556-2300. For more info visit www.redmond.gov.
If dancing with just your daughter seems a little unfair or you don’t even have a daughter, consider these family Valentines Day events:
Hi-Liners Valentine Family Dance
When: February 14, 2011, 6 PM – 9 PM
Where: . Burien Annex, 425 SW 144th Street, Burien, WA, United States, 98166
Details: Fun for the whole family, swing lessons, great music. All ages.
Cost: $15 per person or $40 for a family of four or more. Group tickets must be purchased online at https://www.ticketturtle.com/index.php?actions=3&p=2
Contact: (206) 617-2152. For more info visit http://www.hi-liners.org/
Valentines Dance and Craft Party
When: February 12, 2011, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Where: . Southwest Community Center 2801 S.W. Thistle St. Seattle WA 98126
Details: Make cards, decorate cookies, dance to live entertainment and more. Best for ages 6 and younger
Cost: $10 parent and child, $5 additional child.
Contact: 206-684-7438. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.
Moonpaper Tent Valentines Tea
When: February 14, 2011, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Where: Moonpaper Tent 918 N.E. 64th St. Seattle WA 98115
Details: Join the fairies at Moonpaper Tent and enjoy dress-up, adventure, tea, snacks, and crafts. Preschool, elementary school age.
Cost: $25 per child, parents welcome to stay.
Contact: 206-708-6741. For more info visitwww.moonpapertent.org.
Valentines Day 5K Dash
When: February 12, 2011, 8 AM.
Where: Green Lake Park 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N. Seattle WA 98115
Details: 5K Valentine’s Day Dash, one of the largest in America, includes a kids’ dash. 8 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. run/walk, 10:15 a.m. kids’ dash. All ages.
Cost: $30 to $40, free kids’ dash (youth T-shirt $10).
Contact: 206-729-9972. For more info visit www.valentinesdaydash.com.