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As you may already be aware, it's full on Prom Week here at SQ, and I'm completely excited! Saturday is my prom, and I have been practicing doing my hair, makeup, and walking in my heels! I can't bend over in my dress, so I've been thinking of creative ways to move around. Speaking of which, someone recently asked me if prom activities were still the same as they were a few years ago. Now, I don't know what formal dances were like "back in the day," but for those of you who haven't attended prom in some years, or aren't old enough to yet, let me fill you in!
Prom itself hasn't changed much recently. It's pretty much a practice run for a wedding, in all honesty. Girls spend hundreds of dollars on dresses, shoes, makeup, hair, and nails, not to mention tickets. Ticket prices might be the one major change since your parents went to prom. Tickets run about $30 dollars in most places, but can sometimes cost up to $75! I feel bad for those who have to pay that much. Our tickets were $25 apiece this year, and I thought that was a little exorbitant. But for the most part, the tradition still remains the same: lots of pictures, good food beforehand, great dancing, and more good times afterwards!
I'm not sure if girls today are more precocious or what, but most of my friends will start getting ready at about eight in the morning! Now, it is a bit different for me because I have extremely short hair, but that still seems a bit unnecessary. I'll be going to dinner about thirty minutes out of town. I think that's pretty conventional. It's also completely normal to wear your big, poufy dress to dinner on prom night. Did your parents do that? We're planning on arriving at prom a little late, more than likely, because we don't want to go first and wait on everyone else to finish, nor do we want to wait in line forever. And of course, I plan on dancing the entire time, with all of my friends!
After prom, there are lots of options to choose from. The school itself is hosting an after-prom party for students, but I won’t be attending because they require you to stay there until two in the morning. I think it’s a little silly to make kids stay! I’ll just be going to a friends’ house to jam, play games, and generally have a good time. We’ll probably dance some more, too! Of course, there are the proverbial crazy high school parties, but that’s not really my scene.
In short, I don’t know exactly how prom today measures up to the proms of yesteryear, but I certainly hope ours will be fun! I can’t wait to dance all night and have a great time. I hope yours goes, will go, or did go, just as well!