It's a church sponsored Prom for ages 16-18 that complies with For the Strength of Youth standards and conduct.
Is it only for Mormons?
NO! Anyone is welcome to attend. There are rules and guidelines to follow, but all are welcome.
Are Mormon Proms trying to eliminate school proms?
Not at all. My son has attended both Mormon Prom and his School Prom for the last two years. Mormon Prom is an inexpensive, cleaner music, no grinding, stricter dress code event. While some may choose this over a School Prom others use it as another opportunity to go out with their friends.
What is the cost per couple?
That varies with the prom. Last year, Colton went to the East Valley dance and that was $10 per couple. This year, he went to the Scottsdale Prom and it was $40 per couple. He did feel that it was worth it with yummy treats and great music.
Dress Standards (as listed on the ticket)
Dress should be modest and at least knee length. Shoulders must be covered (no thin straps or spaghetti straps, no strapless). Slit in dress should be no higher than the knee. Back of dress should be well above the bra line. No midriff and cleavage showing. No low-cut neck lines. Any cover-up or jacket used to create sleeves or to cover an open back must not be sheer, and must be worn the entire evening. No body piercing (other than ears).
Dress pants and tie. Collared, button-down dress shirts only. No jeans, t-shirts, radical hair styles (strange colors, mohawks, etc.), ball caps, earrings or body piercing.
Last year, Colton and Emily had dinner out before meeting up for photos and the dance. This year, Colton had a group of 5 couples and they met at our home for dinner after photos. I had so much fun making this night special for everyone and working with the Tres Chic theme. They walked in to see our appetizer table.
They chose pizza for dinner, so I went a little crazy with an appetizer table!
Here's what was offered.....
2 kinds of pita chips
Multigrain & Parmesan Cheese
4 kinds of Hummus
Olive Tapenade & Tzatziki
Cucumbers, Red Bell Peppers, Snap Peas
Red Grapes & Strawberries
Warm Cheesy Bacon Dip
Caprese Salad Skewers
Then they traveled to Paris!
OK, maybe it wasn't Paris, but close enough.
The entree arrived and the men served their dates.
We ended the meal with Italian Sodas, then it was time to head out to the dance. The only snag....see the tickets in the lower left hand corner of the photo. They were forgotten, but quickly retrieved! I hope they had a great night. And finally...
the gorgeous couples!
Colton & Brianna