Some Enchanted Evening Set for Lake Oswego Dads and Their Daughters

The theme was the 50s back when I escorted my two daughters to a Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance.

I am blessed with two daughters who I have cheered for at sporting events, taken pictures of at proms, waited up for until curfew, and sent off to college. But one of my fondest memories is of a father/daughter dance I was able to escort them to when a date with dad beat out a night with anyone else.

Lake Oswego dads (and granddads) get a chance to create those kinds of memories this Saturday, March 10 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the West End Building at a Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance sponsored by the Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department. With a fairy tale theme, organizers are expecting lots of princesses to show up escorted by their knights in shining armor, most likely dressed in semi-formal wear.

Highlights include doing the Macarena and competing in a Limbo contest. “It’s always fun to see the dads and daughters dance together,” explains Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Events Coordinator, Jamie Inglis, “especially when their dads don’t know how to dance to Katie Perry.” The DJ shows mercy on the men in the group by throwing in a few oldies but goodies as well as classics like Frank Sinatra.

Lake Oswego fireman David Morris is looking forward to his fourth Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance with his now nine year old daughter, Avery. She is a two-time Limbo champion and enjoys the bubble machine, having her photograph taken, getting all dressed up with friends and the dessert bar. “For Dads, it’s a lot of fun,” Morris explains. “It’s something special just you and your daughter get to do together and bond.” He realizes the opportunities for such outings are numbered, so “I’m taking as much advantage of it as I can,” he adds.

Having been there, done that, I know about that window of opportunity that Morris is capitalizing on and encourage other local dads to do the same.

Be sure to register early as the event fills up. Price is per pair. Ages 3 and up. $50 for residents; $55 for non-residents. Each additional daughter: $15 for residents; $17 for non-residents.  For information or to register call 503-675-2549 or go the Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation website. The West End Building is located at 4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego, OR.

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I feel pretty lucky—I live where I work and I love where I live. As a Realtor in Lake Oswego, I get to share that enthusiasm with clients every day. Through this blog, with the help of my freelance writer wife, Genita, I’d like to share that enthusiasm with you. The quality of life you’ll find in Lake Oswego belies its size—there is so much to experience here from a fireworks show over the lake on the 4th of July to the Festival of the Arts--one of the premier arts events in the region. So please check in each week for another reason why I love Lake Oswego and who knows—maybe you’ll fall in love too! If you’re interested in experiencing Lake Oswego personally, please feel free to contact me either on my cell at (503) 939-9801, via email at or check my website by clicking the link in the "Contact me" section in the right-hand column. I would love to show you around.
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1 Response to Some Enchanted Evening Set for Lake Oswego Dads and Their Daughters

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