A Father Daughter dance is always a special occasion, and Valentine’s Day is a perfect holiday to organize a special dance between fathers and their daughters. It may seem like a difficult party to organize, but it can actually be quite simple. Think about an area in your home that can accommodate a dance floor of several sets of fathers and daughters, perhaps a basement area or a large living room area. If you have throw rugs, you may want to roll them up for the party and let them dance directly on the hard floor. If a group organizing this party, take a look at the different homes to choose the best area to host your dance.
Make a traditional Valentine invitation. Pink and red doilies cut into heart shapes with all of the dance details included on one side of a heart-shaped white card stock – which can be placed on the doily heart would be perfect. Make sure to address your invitations to the father and daughter alike. Is this a dress up party or can people come as they like. Given the theme, specifying dress attire would also be appropriate.
Decorate your dance floor with red, pink, and pearly white balloons, banners, and streamers. Hearts of different sizes and colors may be hung from the ceiling with fishing wire. It’s essential to have the music lined up beforehand. Downloading music into a Father Daughter Dance playlist may be the easiest thing to do. Mix up fast and slow songs, and you may want to do the Hokey Pokey for good fun too. Make sure the music is set and the place is full of Valentine colors!
When the fathers and daughters arrive give each father a small flower to wear and the daughters small corsages. These can serve as the take home favor. Alternatively, you can hand out a single red rose to each father-daughter couple as they depart.
This party is about dancing, so spin those heart-felt tunes! Mix up your favorites, and take requests, if you can improvise some new tunes on the fly. Make sure to include some songs that act as games like limbo, Hokey Pokey, and perhaps a dance contest to see who can pull off the sleekest dance moves. Award everyone prizes if you go the contest route, fastest dancers, slowest dancers, longest, shortest, etc. Make it up and have fun.
You can keep your menu simple and serve a line up of Valentine sweets like chocolate dipped strawberries and pretzels, frosted heart sugar cookies, Conversation Hearts, small chocolates, red velvet cupcakes, etc. This is a great event to have a dessert buffet laid out that the fathers and daughters can enjoy as they are hungry throughout the dance.
It would also be fun to throw in a Cupcake Walk for good measure to this party. It’s just like a Cake Walk, but instead of winning cakes, the teams win cupcakes of different flavors. Set it up with chairs with corresponding numbers to the cupcakes. Play that music and see who gets which cupcake. It may be fun for the daughters to watch their dads in this game, which can become quite silly.
As your father and daughter guests depart, the flowers can serve as a favor or extra sweet treats. Make it simple, and have fun with this special Valentine’s Day party.