Princess Ball offers night of fun for dads and daughters in Tuscaloosa

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Princesses pose with Big Al at the Princess Ball, a father-daughter dance at Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. [Photo/Jake Arthur]
Princesses pose with Big Al at the Princess Ball, a father-daughter dance at Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. [Photo/Jake Arthur]

Terrance Anderson says the ultimate goal of the Princess Ball is to bring fathers closer together with their daughters.

"I believe at every age and stage, a daughter's most influential relationship is with her father," said Anderson, who has a 7-year-old daughter, Tinsley.

Anderson's event planning company, JustTee, will host its second Princess Ball from 5-9 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Bryant Conference Center, 240 Paul W. Bryant Drive.

Tickets cost $50 for a daddy/daughter couple and $20 for each additional daughter. Formal attire is recommended, but Princess Ball guests are encouraged to dress to their level of comfort.

The event will include special appearances by University of Alabama elephant mascot Big Al, Disney princess characters and more.

For more information, email justteeevents@yahoo.com or go to the Justtee Events page on Facebook.

Anderson, 40, said he and Tinsley created the Princess Ball concept two years ago. The first Princess Ball was held in 2020, but the 2021 ball was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Terrance and Tinsley Anderson at the princess ball, a father daughter dance at Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. [Photo/Jake Arthur]
Terrance and Tinsley Anderson at the princess ball, a father daughter dance at Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. [Photo/Jake Arthur]

He said that for the Princess Ball's return, the event will adhere to Centers for Disease Control guidelines to ensure everyone's safety.

Anderson and Tinsley will serve as hosts of the Princess Ball. He said his daughter has been very involved with organizing the event, from planning the ball's little details to choosing the perfect dress for herself.

While the Princess Ball will be a fun event for all ages, Anderson promises that all father/daughter guests will take home lasting memories.

"I feel like a father's influence in his daughter's life shapes her self-esteem, her self-image, her confidence, and her opinion of men," said Anderson, a Selma native who is a University of Alabama alumnus and now works at Bryce Hospital. "The father-daughter ball is a quality, memorable and wholesome event for fathers and daughters of all ages."

Reach Jasmine Hollie at JHollie@gannett.com

This article originally appeared on The Tuscaloosa News: Princess Ball offers night of fun for dads and daughters in Tuscaloosa

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