You’re Invited…Senior Prom Night – Am I Doing This Right?


Tickets. Tuxedo. Ride. Flowers. Photos.  Prom Night.  It was here and all I could wonder was am I doing this right?  I am the mom of a Teenage BOY so the expectations are a bit different, right?  Come down memory lane with me and let me know what you think at the end…

Senior Prom Night

Tickets.

Me: How much are tickets so we make sure we get both.

The Teenager: What do you mean both?  I only need one ticket.

Me: For your date, duh!!

The Teenager: She already bought her ticket.  Why would I be buying it?

Me: Why? Because your her date!

The Teenager: Ma, nobody does it like that anymore.

I mean first off  am I the only one who finds it odd that the boy buying the Prom Ticket for his date is apparently ‘not cool’ anymore.  The girl buys her own ticket.  Ok.  Sorry.  I’m a bit old school I guess.  No I’m not.  I’m like 35.  That’s not old, right? Really?  Am I?  How could being a gentleman be ‘not cool’.  *insert confused look here* Ok so we’ll move on.

Tuxedo.

Me: What kind of tux do you want?  

The Teenager: What do you mean?

Me: Umm style, color stuff like that.

The Teenager: Maaaa!  She ordered her dress and put me down as her date.  All I have to do is go to the shop and pick my style. She has already picked out the colors.

Hmmm. Okay.  I guess that makes sense.  Yet not only did she tell him where to go but the color of his vest and everything was reserved by her under his name.  I mean hey it made things a lot easier on our end but is this all because I am the mom of the boy?  I mean seriously is this how prom night works now? Oh well….Tuxedo: measured, ordered and paid for.

Ride.

Me: So do you want to take a limo or are you going to have your dad drive you like your brother did?

The Teenager: She’s driving us.

Me: What?!?!

The Teenager: She wants to drive and since she has a full license I figure sure that’s cool.

Me: Ok wait. You guys are just going to go in her car and she is driving…in her dress?

The Teenager: Yup!

This has definitely got to be a new thing.  I may not have attended my own Prom but I know that the girl driving is not the norm. Well it wasn’t the norm anyway.  I seriously have to be missing something. Am I Doing This Right?

Flowers.

Ok so I have to admit I totally slacked on the flowers. It wasn’t until the day of the Prom when I was speaking with another parent and she asked what type of corsage my son had gotten his date did I realize…umm…no kind!?!?  Why?  I totally forgot that he needed to do that!  Panic moment.

Me: We didn’t buy her corsage!!!  We need to find a florist like NOW!

The Teenager: Nah Ma…she ordered it already I just need to go pick it up and pay for it.  

Again, did I miss a memo or something.  I thought  that was something the guy was supposed to do.  Ok granted I forgot until the day of but as far as I can tell my Teenager is rounding out to be a really lousy prom date.  She bought her own ticket, she picked his tux vest color and store, she ordered her own flowers!!??  What exactly is he doing?

Photos.

Me: So when is she getting here so I can take photos?

The Teenager: *blank stare*

Me: Ummm I want photos of you getting ready and her dress and all that.  This is a major memory and I want to capture it.

The Teenager:  Really mom?  Her mom has a camera.

Me: Ok, no.  THIS I will not give up.  I am taking photos of you getting ready AND I want some pictures of you together before you leave.  Period.

The Teenager: I’ll tell her Ma.

Really?  Are a few prep shots too much to ask for?  I went with the flow through most of this but getting my photos…non-negotiable!

So needless to say we arranged for me to drive him to her house so I could get photo before they left in her car.  I was so glad we did because although her mom had a camera it was just her phone and she was so happy I was there to get pictures as well.  Great Moms Think Alike! 😀

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Prom Night.

Overall we had a few ups and downs during this prom night experience.  It was definitely a bit of a learning curve but I wouldn’t trade moment of it.  My Teenager has reached yet another mile stone in his Senior Year and I was so happy to be a part of it.  He had a great night, a great date (thank goodness) and although Hubby had to take me out to keep me from pacing the floor all night – he came home safe and full of stories of how his Prom Night was so much fun!

Up Next… Graduation!  Oh Emmm Geee! 

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16 thoughts on “You’re Invited…Senior Prom Night – Am I Doing This Right?

  • ssgannett

    Oh girl! What a handsome fellow he is! I hate to admit this, but…when I did my Junior Prom…20+ years ago, I paid for it all…tickets, flowers, tux, dress, pics…only difference was he drove my car. LOL! Sadly when my son went, with his then boyfriend, he also paid for everything…Hmm…At least you were able to get some great pics! My mom wasn't interested in taking any! Go you!
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    • MrsTee Post author

      Thanks Stacey! Like I said, I guess the whole who pays situation is new to e or maybe just new because I always thought that the guy pays…oh well. They were both happy and had a great night so I supposed that is the most important thing, right? Thanks so much for coming by!

  • perfecttenn

    Aww, your son looked so handsome! I remember my prom tickets being pretty expensive, but I can't remember exactly how much. Prom as whole can be pretty pricey!

    • MrsTee Post author

      Thanks Tenns! I actually was surprised that it was as low as it was…I was prepped for it to be more. Small blessings, right? 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  • dedivahdeals

    My senior just shocked me with the cost of 2 Prom tickets which is $140.00! I'm 52 and I think this is excessive, especially since there are other cost involved !

    • MrsTee Post author

      Yes mine would have been nearly the same if he bought her ticket. Apparently down here (the south) though most of his classmates covered only their costs…it can add up quickly though.

  • Suzanne Lucas

    Your young is quite handsome in his tuxedo. Luckily, she really made it easy for him. If only things were so easy for the ladies.

    My daughter graduated from high school almost two years ago, and the boy had to deal with his own suit. And there was no way she was driving with that dress – it was pouffing out of every opening in the car!

    Yet she had the best night of her life, she was beautiful and I was so proud to see her all grown up.
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    • MrsTee Post author

      Thank you Suzanne! She definitely did. I told him he got very lucky with her. If it was me I would have dumped him…LOL

      Luckily her dress was fitted so no poof but it was long but she figured it out. I guess girls do what they gotta do 🙂

      He did as well and in the end that is all that matters! Thanks so much for coming by…

  • lisac2014

    lovely post. I'm from the UK and we don't have Prom here, so I know nothing about so enjoyed learning all about it!
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