On Thursday, February 8, Palatine Park District hosted the sold out annual Date Night event for families. The event for parents and children age 3-12 was held in the gym at Birchwood Recreation Center, 435 W. Illinois Avenue, in Palatine. Attendees were invited to come dressed for the Valentine’s theme and enjoy a night of dancing and dining.
“This is one of the best Park District events we have attended,” said Palatine resident and attendee Laura Ramser. “The gym was beautifully decorated, the table activities were cute, the food was good for kids and parents, the photo booth was a riot, and the DJ was really, really good.”
New this year, Palatine Bank & Trust sponsored the iStar PhotoBooth station. The station featured an oversized booth large enough for small families to gather inside. The event was also sponsored by d’Vine Wine & Gifts, who provided sparkling grape juice, and Morkes Chocolates, who provided heart-shaped chocolates for each child.
“[DJ Dana Logsdon] kept those kids moving all night and the parents had fun too,” said Ramser. Music entertainment was provided by DJL Entertainment and featured a variety of family-oriented dances like the chicken dance, hokey pokey, and more. Dinner was catered by Pizza Bella, and included salad, pasta, garlic bread, pizza, and dessert.
Registration for Date Night opens with winter program offerings in late November or early December each year and has been a sold out event in recent years. To register early for Date Night, look for the winter 2019 program catalog mailed out to residents mid-November and join the District’s email list.
For more information about Date Night, contact Special Interest Coordinator Lisa Schroeder at 847.496.6347 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Back to Home