Being that it’s Memorial Day Weekend, I usually would be on a beach by now, but unfortunately not this year. Yesterday was Natalie’s senior prom and Ali’s big dance recital is tomorrow, so I’m staying in town for the weekend.
It has become a tradition to host the pre-prom party at our house, so Natalie invited her closest friends and family to come take pictures before going to prom. No matter how much planning and preparing was done beforehand, there was still a lot to do yesterday.
I also had to briefly babysit in the afternoon, which ended up being much more stressful than I had anticipated. Instead of picking up the boys from school, taking them to tennis lessons, then going home, I was in a car for three hours straight. The combination of a policeman’s funeral, construction, rush hour, and the holiday weekend created an obscene amount of traffic. When I was mere feet away from the boys’ school, I was re-directed and had to loop around a different way. Okay, no problem. Except for the fact that it took me an entire hour to drive those five miles. Needless to say, we didn’t make it to tennis lessons.
Luckily, I was only about 30 minutes late to the party. I might be biased, but I loved Natalie’s dress the most. Probably because I picked it out. She and her boyfriend looked adorable together and unlike a lot of the other couples, they actually took a lot of pictures.
Part of the fun is analyzing what everyone else is wearing. I’m not going to name names, but girls in the
slutty trashy revealing dresses: you’re going to prom, not a hooker bar. I cannot stress the importance of dressing appropriately, regardless of whether you’re going to a formal event or just to the grocery store. Sure, negative attention gets you recognized, but you don’t want to be “that girl.”
Though I thought Natalie’s pictures turned out well, I must admit that I thought the pictures from my pre-prom party were…better. To be fair, my group was much more cooperative. A lot of guys were getting antsy and girls were ripping their heels off, which was understandable, but they’ll regret not having any decent pictures in a few years.
(I just stole that picture off of someone’s Facebook because my pictures are on another computer, but note that everyone is actually posing.)
At least it didn’t storm last night, like it did minutes before my guests arrived! Overall, it was a successful party and Natalie said she had a lot of fun at the actual prom. Now I’m going to spend the day lounging by the pool!