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Daddy daughter dance at Gwinnett Historic Courthouse

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Dads, want a new way to spoil your little girl? Just in time for Halloween, the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse is hosting a father-daughter dance, fit for your princess in training.

On Friday from 6:30 to 9 p.m., the Lawrenceville venue will be decorated for fall and a night on the town, complete with white linens and a dessert buffet. The girls are asked to dress in princess attire and the dads should dress as her prince. This may be a Halloween dance, but frightening costumes are not allowed.

"A lot of the other parks will do Halloween things, so we wanted to do this event with non-scary family friendly costumes," said Renee Arant, program supervisor of the courthouse. "There are no gruesome costumes in this dance."

In years past, fathers have treated this night like a genuine date -- from dinner to ordering a corsage.

"It is serious -- it's date night." Arant said. "A lot of dads will get off early from work and take their daughters to dinner first. It's so sweet. (The girls) are mesmerized when they walk in because of the white linen."

Those fathers who have multiple daughters are invited to bring them all to the dance.

Besides the edible sweets, attendees can dance, create crafts and take a souvenir photo. Plus, there is a princess to crown the young ladies when they walk in the door.

Tickets are $9 per person. Due to limited seating, reservations are needed by Tuesday. For more information or to reserve your spots, contact Arant by email at renee.arant@gwinnettcounty.com or call 770-822-5450