Prom – Then and Now

It’s prom morning, and I’m thinking about the differences between our prom and proms these days. I don’t think the ticket price has changed much, but our ticket price included a sit-down dinner of steak or chicken. Kids today get nothing but bottled water and maybe some snacks I think. There’s a reason to avoid restaurants in April and May – you’ll have to wait a long time for a table. If the money is still being spent at a restaurant (and I’m sure you can add a couple extra bucks for gas for this separate stop), then why not plan the event to include dinner still? The only good thing from this decision is with the rising number of picky eaters and food allergies, the kids can pick a place that has food they know they like and can eat.

The other difference is that we didn’t have an organized (and supervised) after-prom activity. These kids are going to Dave & Busters until like 3 or 4 in the morning. This is definitely going to kill when it comes to picking them up. Yes, picking up. Since the only one(s?) with a license are still not allowed to drive more than either family or one extra person in the car yet, they must be chauffeured tonight. That means driving to the restaurant and then to the venue; then from the venue to Dave & Busters at 11; then from Dave & Busters to one or two drop-offs in the wee hours of the morning after a couple hours of sleep. Hmmm! I think Miss Jennifer and Miss Alison should be extra kind to their parents for the next week or two. Picking up some extra chores wouldn’t be a bad idea, either. <wink, nudge, twinkle in the eye>

OH! The corsage was an after thought! Since Ali’s just going with friends, there is no date to take on this responsibility. Then I started thinking about all the big, frilly corsages with that lace sticking out all over and the huge roses … UGH! Always looking to be unique and not a crowd follower, I found this really cool idea that she liked, too. The style goes perfectly with the Grecian style of her dress. I showed a picture to the florist and, of course, something like that would have needed to be ordered days ago. So off to the craft store we went for the basics, and this morning (before or after my meeting with a potential wedding client) I’ll be buying the few live flowers needed to make this thing myself. Wish me luck. There will be pictures … if it turns out! 😀

UPDATE:  The corsage turned out!

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