Prom Success!

So I went to prom last weekend!

Well … okay, not exactly. … I went as a driver. And a photographer. But they told me the secret handshake, so that counts for something, right? 🙂

After the elaborate dance proposal, the prom turned out to be a great hit for my son and his girlfriend. They went with a billion other couples (I counted) and had a giant picnic dinner — complete with catered Italian food and candles on the table — in the park next to the event, which I thought was very cute and romantic.

I’ll just show off one picture, then I’ll put my photo album back in my purse and try not to be too annoying. …

Hope you had a great weekend!

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4 thoughts on “Prom Success!

  1. Awww…he looks just like you…I mean he has your smile…They are adorable. Wow…I hope hey had fun.

  2. What a great picture! That sounds like a great idea for a prom, out in a park with a picnic…we could never do that up here! My kids have all had to go out to some expensive dinner with limos and to a hotel for the dance. Was the picnic actually part of the dance or did Ricky and his friends have it done just for them? Last year Natalie went with a billion couples also (well really only 23 couples) and they rented a party bus to take them to Seattle and dinner, it was pretty cool. It is always so nice to see them all so dressed up and formal – and grown up! Thanks for sharing =)

  3. Hi, Patti — Yes, he has many Hayden features with Sanchez coloring! Quite a “blend.” 🙂

    Debi — Yes, the kids had the picnic done just for them. And wow, 23 couples???? Now I feel like I was really exaggerating! I think this group was about 11 couples, but it seemed like a billion. Many of the moms of the girls like to plan it all out (I can understand — they want to know where their daughters are!), so they planned the whole picnic in the park and did up the tables and had the catering and coordinated all the driving. They also plan the “after dance” parties, which usually include someone’s pool and firepit and s’mores. It keeps things sweet for the kids, and lets the parents rest easy. (And keeps things inexpensive, too! Whew!)

  4. I think that is a great idea – It is nice that all the moms get together and planned the picnic! I guess we kinda did that too before the kids turned 16, except the driving them around part. It was a lot easier to pitch in for a limo than have all the parents being taxis and it does make it nice when you know that they are all safe at someones house you know. I always like meeting up at the house the limo is picking up and taking pictures of all the couples, I can’t wait to see more of yours =) Just wait til senior prom though, thats when the hotels are suggested. That was a scarey one for me – it really tested my trust (and I didn’t get much sleep – even though I knew that there were a couple parents staying there too).

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