“Fairies and Trolls” is coming to the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum for the annual Daddy-Daughter Dance. For this year’s event at the Children’s Museum, Main Street will become Troll Town; the Museum’s west end will become Fairy Land. The event will be at the Children’s Museum in Commerce on February 6, with one session from 5:00 to 6:30 and another session from 7:00 to 8:30.
“There will be several changes to our traditional event. We hope these changes will increase the safety of those attending,” said Sharline Freeman, Executive Director for the Children’s Museum. “We will have two sessions with each session limited to 50 tickets or couples. The first session will be from 5:00 to 6:30; the second session will be from 7:00 to 8:30. Tickets will not be sold at the door but may purchase on our website.”
The Children’s Museum will follow the state guidelines for those ten and over wearing masks.
In addition to the dance, crafts will follow the “Fairies and Trolls” theme. Local businesses and individuals will sponsor a variety of crafts under the leadership of Lonnie Plunkett. These will include fairy wings and troll hair, and Majette Murrey will sponsor Cards by Majette for the girls to make for their mothers. Girls and dads, granddads, uncles, or brothers can feast on Fairy and Troll food. Brenda Estes, the food chairperson for the event, said, “I am so excited about the food for this event. It includes Troll Pops, Sleeping Logs, Snails, Forest Fruit, and Fairy Wands. Thalian Culture Club will again sponsor the food.
Photographers Emily and Joe Shipman will be taking unique photos for the evening. The images are a special memento for each couple, and you can purchase these at the event. With decorations by Elana Barton, the Museum will transform into Fairy Land and Troll Town. Jim Ayres will return as MC.
“Having the ladies that help with this event make it all possible. Lonnie Plunkett’s amazing decorations, Brenda Estess’s artistic food creations for the girls, and Elana Barton’s decorations make this event so extraordinary for the girls and their dads, uncles, grandfathers, or brothers,” said Sharline Freeman.
Tickets are $40 per couple, with $10 for an additional daughter. The Northeast Texas Children’s Museum had its first Daddy-Daughter Dance in 2009. With a variety of themes, the event has continued for 12 years. The themes for the most popular evenings were “Frozen” and “Unicorn.” You can make reservations through the Children’s Museum website netxcm.com or by calling the Museum at 903-886-6055.