Unicorns are coming to the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum for the tenth annual Daddy Daughter Dance. A “Unicorn Ball” will feature unicorn decorations throughout the Children’s Museum. An archway of flowers will welcome each girl and her dad to the land of unicorns. The event will be at the Children’s Museum in Commerce on February 2 from 6:30 to 9:00.
In addition to the dance, crafts will include a unicorn theme. Face painting will include rainbows and unicorns. Local businesses and individuals will sponsor a variety of crafts. Girls and dads, granddads, uncles, or brothers can feast on unicorn food. Brenda Estes, food chairperson for the event, said, “There are many wonderful ideas for unicorn food on Pinterest, and I love to prepare food that looks exciting and interesting for the young girls.” Thalian Culture Club will again be a sponsor for the food.
A highlight of the evening will be the appearance of Annabella, a miniature unicorn horse. Owned by Deborah Daffron of Lil Texas Stars, Annabella will make an appearance from 7:00 to 8:00.
Photographer David Hambrick will be available for special photos for the evening. These will be available for purchase. With decorations by Beckey Thompson, Lonnie Plunkett, and Elana Barton, these experienced ladies will transofrm the museum to Unicorn Land. Jim Ayres will serve as disc jokey As a newcomer to the Daddy Daughter Dance, he will relay on his experience from being the emcee for the Mummy and Me Event at the Children’s Museum in the fall.
“As we begin plans for the tenth Daddy Daughter Dance, it is fun to look back over past dances. Our most popular Daddy Daughter Dance had a theme from the movie, “Frozen”. So many people have volunteered at the past events. We have watched as many young girls have become young ladies. We are excited to still be able to offer an event that is such a special time for young girls”, said Sharline Freeman, Executive Director
Discounted tickets are now on sell at the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum and can be purchased by calling 903-886-6055. Tickets purchased before January 19th are $30 for each girl and her escort; tickets purchased between January 19 and February 2 are $35. On February 2, the day of the event, tickets will be $40 for each couple. Additional young girls will be $10 each.