Lost in Wonderland Father Daughter Dance
Country clubs love father daughter dances. Mel Miles the events director for The Club at Pradera (link) and Pinery Country Club (link) always throws the best parties. This year Mel’s theme was Lost in Wonderland, a father daughter dance for both Pradera and Pinery country clubs.
To accommodate both clubs Mel moved the father daughter dance outside to the tent at the Pinery country club. In the parking lot outside the tent a horse and carriage met happy father’s and daughters and took them for an enchanted ride around the property. When girls dismounted they entered the tent through giant pinwheels and pink flamingos decorating the entrance.
Lost in Wonderland in the Pinehurst Tent
Inside the tent guests were transported to a wonderful wonderland. Alice from Princess Ever After (link) greeted grinning girls at the door. She then sat down with the girls at Wonderstruck Photography (link) for photos with their fathers.
The tent was decorated with bright black, blue and white streamers and balloons. Round tables with blue tablecloths and set with tea saucers and pinwheels. The tables surrounded a black and white chessboard dance floor. To the left Adventures in Dance was rocking songs from Alice in Wonderland. D.J. Craig was dressed as the Hatter, and Holly as Cheshire. Attending girls called Holly lady cat.
Lost in Wonderland Menu
A bountiful buffet was set up on either side of the entrance. On the north side the tent a savory supper was set out. Entries included Mad Hatter’s salad Teacups to down the rabbit hole mac and cheese. Guests were dismissed table by table to pick their fare.
- Mad Hatter’s salad Teacups,
- Tea Party tea sandwiches,
- Caterpillar broccoli cheese soup,
- Down The Rabbit hole mac and cheese,
- Off With Your Head fruit skewers,
- Jabberwocky salt & pepper wings,
- Tweddle Dee & Tweddle Dum chicken pot pies & beef stew
- Eat Me cupcakes,
- The Mad Queen’s popcorn treats,
- Cheshire Cattails.
Alice took the microphone after dessert was served. She sang a beautiful rendition of “In a world of my own” from the original Disney “Alice in Wonderland.” Next, she sang “Happy birthday” for one of the daughters in attendance. Alice was amazing.
When Alice finished the cat took over. Holly as Cheshire got all the dad’s up and dancing with their daughters. The dancing kicked off with the “Hokey Pokey,” a father daughter dance tradition. Next they danced a dodo bird caucus race to the “Turkish” Brawl.
The book “Alice In Wonderland” is set in the middle of the Victorian era. The most popular dance of the Victorian era is the Waltz. So, Holly taught the group a line dance waltz called Rita’s waltz (link) to the almost Alice song “Welcome to Mystery.”
When the dance lesson was over, requests were made for social dance music. Father’s and daughters lined up to request their favorite dance tunes. Holly danced with daughter’s and Alice through the night as Craig played their favorite songs. When other line dances like the “Electric slide,” “Cha-cha slide,” and the “Cupid shuffle.” Came up, Holly directed everyone on step directions.
Lost in Wonderland father daughter dance conclusion
Lost in Wonderland was a fabulous father daughter dance. Mel did an outstanding job bringing together the best of everything. Fun carriage rides, a great Alice from Princess Ever After (link), photos from Wonderstruck (link), fun food by Pinehurst, and DJ with dance lessons by Adventures in Dance. I look forward to next year.
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