Sons Take Mom Out Dancing

The Davenport Parks and Recreation Department held its 2009 version of the annual Mother/Son Formal at the River Center on March 22.  This family friendly event allows young men from ages 2 to teen to take their Mom on a fun-filled formal date.  Once again this year Black Tie Entertainment Inc. was honored to play a special part in the occasion.

Guests entered the Mississippi Hall at the River Center around 5:30 PM to find the room decorated with blue and white streamers and blue balloon bouquets.  Once inside the Moms and Sons could choose to have a formal photo taken by Family Focus.  Other activities included a craft table, where key chains could be made or pictures of cars could be colored.  There were additional activities at each dinner table.

A tasty buffet was served by Golick’s Meat Market in Davenport.  The menu included ham, chicken, scalloped potatoes, mac & cheese, fruit salad and lemonade.   Pieces of cake decorated with a blue bow tie were available for dessert.

Dancing with my Mom is the greatest thing -- Even if she is way taller than me!

Dancing with my Mom is the greatest thing -- Even if she is way taller than me!

Make sure the judges see this next move!

Make sure the judges see this next move!

At 6:30 PM I asked the gentlemen to escort their dates to the dance floor.  At times it was the Moms teaching the young boys some basic dance steps, and at other times it was the other way around.  In either case it was evident that the 200 guests in attendance had great fun sharing some quality time on the parquet dance floor.

Follow Me!

Follow Me!

Everyone got a chance to rest their feet at 7:25 in order to give away some fabulous prizes.  But soon the dance floor was open again.  Time didn’t permit playing everyone’s music request, but most requests were able to be honored before the evening ended at 8:00 PM.

Dressing in high style!

Score "10" for the dance steps and "10" for the suits!

Here is the complete music set list in chronological order as enjoyed by the guests:

Louis Armstrong What A Wonderful World
Mr C Cha Cha Slide Main Mix
Baha Men Who Let The Dogs Out
Haddaway What Is Love (7″ Mix)
Los Del Rio Macarena
Wild Cherry Play That Funky Music
2 Unlimited Get Ready 4 This
Rednex Cotton Eye Joe
Craig Morgan International Harvester
Kool & The Gang Ladies Night
50 Cent In Da Club
Kid Rock All Summer Long
Cupid Cupid Shuffle
Ricky Martin Livin’ La Vida Loca
Soulja Boy Crank That
The Beatles Twist And Shout

Break for Prizes

Trace Adkins Then They Do
Taylor Swift Love Story
DJ’s Choice The Chicken Dance
Shop Boyz Party Like A Rockstar
Marcia Griffiths Electric Boogie
Beyonce Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
The Spaniels Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight
Wish we could stay out later!

Wish we could stay out later!

Kudos to the City of Davenport for providing another family-friendly event for the citizens of the great Quad Cities!

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