Monday, May 18, 2009
I am not a big fan of the "we must do everything public schools do" mentality, but some things are just plain fun! For my girls, going to a prom is a chance to dress up and go to a fancy event with their friends! Amanda went to a Homeschool Prom with 3 of her friends on Friday night. The prom was organized by a group of parents and held at the Wendell Community Center. Everyone brought an appetizer and a bottle of soda for refreshments - kind of cheesy but kept the price down. There was a DJ and disco lights and a photographer and door prizes. The organizers had set forth rules about appropriate and modest dress, and also about appropriate dancing, and the music was clean. There were about 60 kids in attendance.
The girls went to Emily's house right after Co-op and spent the afternoon getting ready, doing each other's hair and makeup and getting dressed. Parents came over at 6:00 for photos, and then Eileen and I drove them to Wendell. We hung out at Applebees, eating and talking for 4 hours while we waited for the time to go back and pick them up. So that was good "girl time" for us too!
Now we are talking about planning a prom for next year that is a little more elegant/ extravagant! The girls want something at a ballroom with a catered meal, chocolate fountain, dancing.... so we are going to start checking into options and may be taking on another "project"....