Caring parents who want to give their children indelible memories of a happy childhood don’t necessarily have to book an expensive trip to Disney or stand in line for the latest hot toy. The best gift a parent can give a child is the gift of themselves, the present of time. Two special events sponsored by the St. Charles Park District can help parents do just that, in ways that are both exciting and unique.
The phrase “ladies and gentlemen, start your engines” takes on special meaning during the race car-themed “Mom and Son Date Night” on Friday, February 2, from 6 to 8 PM. In this case, the “ladies” are moms who want to give their special “gentlemen” (a.k.a., their sons) a memorable night out for just the two of them. While it’s no secret that little boys love racing cars, they might be surprised to learn that their moms have a need for speed, too! The night of fuel-injected fun features a high-octane mix of activities, entertainment and dancing. Throw in a light dinner of pizza, salad, a sundae bar sponsored by Culvers, and themed treats based on the popular “Cars” animated movies, and boys and their moms have a fast-paced night to remember. Perfect for boys ages 3 and up, costumes are encouraged to make the evening one for the record books.
And speaking of record books, no little girl’s memory album would be complete without a night out on the town with her first and best boyfriend – her dad. The popular “Daddy & Daughter Dances” take place over two nights – March 3 and 10 – from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. These shimmering nights under the glittering lights of the disco-ball are perfect occasions for little girls – and dads! – to dress in their finest attire. Filled with entertainment, refreshments and, of course, dancing, the night is memorialized by a special photo capturing the evening’s magic. Sign up for a “Daddy & Daughter Keepsake” class on Wednesday, February 28, to make a decorative 4×6-inch picture frame to hold a commemorative photo of the night’s festivities. And dads can make sure their little girl looks her finest by preordering a fragrant corsage of spray roses and carnations in either pink or white. Crafted by Paragon Flowers of St. Charles, the cost of the corsage is $15 and can be picked up at Pottawatomie Community Center before entering the dance.
Both events take place at Pottawatomie Community Center. Advance registration is required. For more information on either program, contact Cheryl Riley at 630-513-4331.