Fathers and daughters are not the only ones who can put on their dancing shoes at Colleyville’s newest event.
The city will host its inaugural Winter Ball on Jan. 31 that invites mothers and sons too.
The ball replaces the city’s popular Daddy and Daughter dance.
Lisa Escobedo, Colleyville’s Recreation manager and City Events manager, said the change provides a more unique spin on the event and answers resident requests for other dance opportunities.
“It's an event that's done pretty much everywhere,” Escobedo said of the Daddy and Daughter dance. “I thought this would be a different spin on it and potentially the whole family could take part in.”
The city hopes to have 200 people fill the Colleyville Center later this month. The traditional Daddy/Daughter dance was bringing in about 130 attendees each year.
Escobedo said she and city staff have made some tweaks to the event to garner interest for boys.
In addition to a DJ spinning music there will be winter-themed games and a craft table. Children will also receive a special gift.
The event is not just for children and their fathers or mothers, other guardians are invited as well.
Escobedo said the dance offers a special experience.
“I think its a unique opportunity that a couple per say, a dad and a daughter or a mother and son can some unique bonding time, that they can get dressed up and go to an event where it’s more, formal per say, and they can enjoy more one on one time,” Escobedo said.