Valentine’s Day Dance with Your Little Sweethearts

Valentine’s Day Dance with Your Little Sweethearts

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Time for Dads to start planning on a special evening with their little princess.  Or let’s be honest, time for Moms to start planning the evening for their husband.  Or their is a great option for moms this year to have some Valentine’s fun with their little sweethearts.  Check out the dances below:

Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Dance  – Sunday, February 8th @ Val Air Ballroom: This annual community event  provides a unique opportunity for the fathers and their daughters to spend an evening together. A child-friendly, meal will be catered, along with a variety of desserts during the festivities. A video DJ will WOW the crowd with two huge video screens and family-friendly music. Photos will be available for a small fee, and free give-aways will be handed to each girl at departure. Plan ahead and don’t miss out!  Girls Ages: 4 – 11 years old Accompanied by one Adult Male. One ticket for each person required.  Tickets are $18.00.

Daddy Daughter Dance – Friday, February 6th @ Lutheran Church of Hope: An evening of dancing and fun for dads and daughters age 3 – grade 6! Tickets, priced at $5 per person or family max of $20, include crafts, treats and beverages. Professional photographers will be on hand for an additional cost.  Click here to purchase tickets.

Father Daughter Dance – Saturday, February 7th @ the Science Center of Iowa: Dads are invited to bring their daughter(s) to our annual Father Daughter Dance being held at the Science Center of Iowa, 401 Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines. This event provides an evening of dancing, refreshments, photo opportunities and exhibits at the Science Center for fathers and their daughter(s). A carnation flower will be given to all daughters and a chocolate fountain station will be present for couples to enjoy. Dads don’t miss out on this memorable opportunity with your daughter(s) by attending our annual Father Daughter Dance, sponsored by the City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department along with Friends of Des Moines Parks and Boesen The Florist. Dads can be anyone who is a father figure to a young girl: dad, brother, grandpa, uncle, cousin or male role model. Tickets $20 per couple (additional daughters are $5.00).

Mother/Son Dance – Are you ready to boogie? Have you heard of a Daddy-Daughter dance? Now it’s time for a “Twist” on that theme. Moms, grandmas, and aunts: grab your sons, grandsons, and nephews – young and old – and have some fun! On Friday, February 20, enjoy dancing, contests, snacks, punch, and a photo booth from 7:00–9:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Clive. Tickets are $25 per couple and $5 more for each additional child and can be purchased here.

Mommy & Me: Sweetheart DanceSunday, February 8th @ the Holiday Inn Downtown: Join us for the second annual Mommy & Me: Sweetheart Dance, a Valentine’s fundraising event created exclusively for central Iowa mothers and their children to support Variety – The Children’s Charity of Iowa. Celebrate with your own little sweetheart(s) and create unforgettable memories. Enjoy dancing, capture the memory with a photo, sample from appetizers & dessert buffet, then get creative with a craft activity. Rumor has it that superheroes from the Iowa League of Heroes will be making an appearance. Tickets are only available online in advance of the event and space is limited. Register early as tickets will not be available at the door the day of the event. Tickets are$30 (Mom + Child) & $5 for every additional child. (SOLD OUT!)

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Thomas Brogan

Thomas Brogan, a native of Des Moines, was the original founder of Des Moines Parent and is a father to an 8 & 10-year-old. In his free time, he likes to explore nature, try new local restaurants and enjoy life as best as he can. Check out more of Thomas at

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