We started planning and chose a theme at the end of September and started having meetings shortly after that until it was Prom time. Prom was early on the calendar this year and was on March 24th. I am SO glad it is over and out of the way!
For my first year in charge of a class and having never planned a prom before, it went VERY well. Yes there were bumps in the road and issues to be worked out but my class of kids were GREAT and such hard workers!
Our Prom theme was based on Titanic and officially called "An Evening on the High Seas".
I know many schools have their own prom traditions. We have a Promenade in our auditorium so that all parents and the public can see all of the couples and take photos. It's sort of like a fashion show in a sense where each couple is announced, they come out on stage and smile for the camera before walking off. Here is how we decorated our auditorium for Promenade:
Here are a few pictures of how we transformed our commons/eating area into Prom:
|We have a dinner catered for all students before the dance begins, |
so we had tablecloths, and decorations and all.
Although it was a long and exhausting experience, I wouldn't trade it for anything. My kids took ownership in the ideas and execution of everything and I just helped to get it all done. Because they took ownership in it, they believed in it and wanted it to look good. With the time we had to get everything done with our state basketball tournament and spring break taking place the 2 weeks prior to Prom, it all turned out so well. I am SO proud of my kids and all of the work they accomplished! Overall everyone had a blast and it was GREAT!