Rent that tuxedo, buy that corsage, and get ready to boogie the night away. It’s prom season! And the festivities are no longer exclusively for teens. Aplaceformom.com reports that proms for seniors are becoming popular across the country.
With the help of local volunteers, these Senior Proms provide an evening for seniors to mingle with friends, dance to tunes from their youth, and dress in their finest. The evening usually begins with a cocktail hour – something you won’t find at your average high school prom. Then the festivities progress to dancing, multi-course dinners, and sometimes even the announcement of the Prom King and Queen. Some proms have themes such as “Puttin’ On The Ritz” or try to recreate what the seniors’ high school prom was like, complete with costumes and music from that era. And no prom would be complete without decorations to set the scene. Often revelers can have their “prom pictures” taken in front of a balloon mural typically seen at high school dances.
Many of the proms around the U.S. have an overwhelming number of participants. It’s really no surprise. The seniors enjoy having an occasion to dress up and relive a bit of their youth. It lifts their spirits and they come away humming the tunes and talking about what they will do at next year’s prom. And considering the rave reviews from seniors who attend, there will be proms for years to come.