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Daddy Daughter


Daddy-Daughter Valentine Tea Party
Pictured from top left, around the table: Grady Tyler, Jada Langdon, Tatyana Orr, Nick Williams, Chris Long & Olivia Goff
Decatur Parks & Recreation invited fathers to bring their littlest sweethearts to a Valentine Tea Party on February 13 at the Fort Decatur Recreation Center. There is nothing more precious than fathers having tea with their daughters, except for maybe when a Valentine theme is added. The fathers that attended the Valentine Tea came in their finest attire and were not a bit shy about having to learn tea party etiquette with their daughters. Most got a kick out of having to hold their pinkies up in the air while they drank from small purple iris patterned tea cups.
The “couples” enjoyed a scrumptious chicken casserole with crescent rolls, as High Tea was served that evening. Dinner was followed with miniature vanilla and chocolate cupcakes decorated for the holiday. Most of the attendants tried different types of hot tea during the party, though a select few ended up with bottled water, as well. It was quite the sight to see truly.
After the etiquette lesson and dinner, everyone began to get anxious. It was a big moment when they were all asked to stand up and get in two lines. It seemed all of the daughters were eager to dance with their daddies. A very basic Waltz lesson began where all of the participants learned about a closed position and the fundamental box step. Some picked up on the step easily and were dancing to the melodic voices of the Eagles and Nat King Cole. Some of the younger girls were having a hard time but that did not seem to deter their fathers. They simply picked up their daughters and whirled them around the room.
The Daddy-Daughter Valentine Tea Party was by far the most successful and perhaps the sweetest tea party so far. This was the fifth tea party in Parks & Recreation’s Tea Party Series. Check back at the Tea Party Series webpage for information on the next tea party in the series. Decatur Parks & Recreation also has a Facebook page which can be “Liked” so that you will receive all the updates on events and classes going on within the department directly on your wall.
- Suzanne Langdon
Decatur Parks & Recreation, Tea Party Series Hostess

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