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Prom Fun

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Carl and I had the privilege of being chaperones for our local homeschool Prom this past weekend. We had so much fun. This year, one of the moms had a passion for helping the kids come up with a theme and decorating the facility. The kids got together many times over the last couple of months to work on decorations. We also were able to borrow some of the larger props from a local church.

I was able to snap a few photos before all the kids got there. Want a tour?

welcome tableThis table was by the door to the big room. We had Prom “passports” for the kids. They could have their friends sign them or just keep them as a memento.

photography backdropThis was the back drop for the photos. The photographer moved the green rug for the real photos. The cities on the sign and the miles are places the Seniors said they wanted to go to some day and how far they are from our town.

Going PlacesHere we have New York City, Sydney and Venice represented. The big cut outs are from the church and the chalk drawings are from our students.

china China was the theme for the snack table decorations. Let me just say that we’ve learned that kids don’t really need much in the way of snacks for Prom. Most go out to eat before hand and so are not hungry the rest of the night. So, we kept it simple with fortune cookies, cheese cake bites and popcorn.

Josiah's silhouetteAll the seniors made a full body silhouette. Then they printed up a life size photo of their faces to put on them. Here’s Josiah. I’m saving it in the attic to use to decorate for special occasions…like his wedding. Don’t you think that will be fun ;-)?

airplaneA church member built this plane for their Vacation Bible School a few years ago. I love how generous they were to us to let us use their amazing props.

Paris cafeOutside we had a little Paris café with a make your own coffee bar.

DIY Coffee Bar We had both regular and decaf coffee. Since this was outside I wanted everything covered. So I put the Hazelnut and Vanilla syrups into bottles with spouts. I did the same with the half and half. I found these giant salt shakers and used them for the sugar and raw sugar. The lids had a pour option which is great for sugar. Then I put some cinnamon and cocoa in regular salt shakers. You can’t see it super well in the photo but I used freezer paper to cover the whipped cream and then decorated the can like I did the other items. We also make chocolate covered spoons and caramels dipped in chocolate to use as stirrers.
chocolate covered caramels stir ins Here are the covered caramels. These were a hit, especially since I forgot to bring any regular stirrers for the coffee. The sun had almost set by this time and the kids were beginning to arrive.

Carl commented the next morning that this Prom was better than the prom we went to in high school (we went to the same prom but not together) and I had to agree. The kids danced and hung out and had a great time. They worked hard putting up and taking down the decorations. They were polite and grateful. I love being a part of what my kids are a part of.

How was your weekend?

Thanks for sharing with your friends!

Caitlin | The Siren's Tale

Wednesday 26th of March 2014

Oh my goodness, how fun is this?! The kids must have been through-the-roof excited :)

Angi Schneider

Wednesday 26th of March 2014

Thanks, Caitlin! The kids were just so appreciative, it made the work totally worth it.

tessa

Monday 24th of March 2014

Angi - this looks like it was soooooo much fun! I wish my prom had been so cool - I might have gone. You homeschool, ya?

Angi Schneider

Monday 24th of March 2014

I know, that's what Carl and I were saying. We're thinking we need to take a few dance classes, too. Yes, we homeschool. I think part of what made it so fun was that the kids actually danced. It was really cool seeing 40 kids doing a line dance to Footloose in unison. We also did the Grand March for the Seniors. That was really cool.

Patty

Monday 24th of March 2014

Wow, how amazing! The kids will remember this night for years and years.

Angi Schneider

Monday 24th of March 2014

aw, thanks Patty. I do hope they remember it. It was such a fun night.