In 2017, the City of Westfield conducted its first daddy-daughter dance, and tickets sold out in three weeks. In 2018, the event moved from Wood Wind Golf Club to The Bridgewater Club in order to increase capacity from 185 to 350 participants, and the event sold out in two weeks.
This year, the event sold out in five hours.
“We started hosting this event in 2017. The township parks department was doing it and they passed it over to us so we could expand it a little,” Community Events Coordinator Kelley Wells said. “We were expecting tickets to go a little faster this year but not that quickly.”
The dance is 6 to 8 p.m. April 27 at the Bridgewater Club, 3535 E. 161st St. Because of the event’s popularity, organizers are offering a second dance from 1 to 3 p.m. April 28 also at the Bridgewater Club.
Already, more than half the tickets for the second dance have sold. Tickets are $10. Each individual dad and individual daughter require a ticket.
A professional photographer will take free photos of each father and daughter. Two airbrush tattoo artists, a photo booth, a craft station and a DJ also will be on-site. The Bridgewater will provide cookies and cupcakes. The theme is “Candyland.”
Although there is no age restriction, Wells said the recommended age for daughter is 3 to 10.
Because of the popularity of the daddy-daughter dance, city officials are contemplating creating a mom-son dance..
For more or to buy tickets, visit westfieldwelcome.com.