Recently I got an email from Sherrie, a reader friend who came up with a GREAT idea that I just had to share! Check it out:
ADULT SPRING PROM
Christy and I came up with this idea to plan a Adult Spring Prom to give the couples in our ward (church congregation) a night out of dancing. Christy would use it as a Young Women's Project. We knew that the expense would be ours so we came up with some fun, cute and CHEAP decorations.
We made large flowers painted on cardboard: cardboard – free, acrylic paints 50 cents a bottle. Tissue flowers are cheap – tissue paper from Dollar Tree – $1.00 I think we bought two packages.
A great, cheap way to put out a last reminder in our neighborhood the morning of the dance.
We bought a cheap twin size sheet for $5 and glued tissue flowers all over it, then attached it to the wall for our photo booth.
A friend kindly loaned us the table decorations from a previous event that she had
Christy crowned a King and Queen for the night: the crowns were cheap; the king's was made from a silver, glittered paper and some jewels we already had. The Queen's crown was an old tiara that I purchased from my work for $4. We dipped it in jewelry cleaner and it was as good as new.
The start of the prom
Christy taught them a dance
Christy and her family — supported her in this great event. Her brothers and sister-in-law did all the music, mom helped with it all.
We served sweet breads, fudge and water — donated by the Relief Society women in our ward.
The photo booth didn't cost the couples anything. A young woman in our ward took the pictures and emailed them to the couples.
Admission was free.
It was a hugh success!
Thanks for sharing, Sherrie! I think this is such a cute idea. It's a great way to get teenagers involved in service and to bridge the gap between generations. Thanks again, and we're glad it was such a success!