If you have more than one child, than one may have recently gone to their prom. If you have a young child, they may want to go now too, after seeing their older sibling attend theirs. Of course, they will eventually have their chance. But have you ever thought of throwing a small pretend prom for your children and their relatives (i.e. cousins) and friends? I personally think it is a cute idea, and you can throw one as you would a regular party, only make it a prom theme. This is great as a party theme, for home schooled children, or just for young children who want to go to their own prom.
I have my own ideas in mind for throwing a pretend prom for children. I thought I would share these ideas, for anyone who may also want to throw a pretend party for their children.
Send Out Invitations.
First and foremost, do not forget to send out the invitations, so that way there is a small group for this pretend prom. This can include young relatives, neighbors that the children may play with, classmates, friends from clubs the children may belong in, and so on. Do not forget to invite their parents as well, to help “chaperone”, just like at a high school prom.
Set The Date.
Set the date for a day that works for most people, such as the weekend or a Friday evening. Set it for the late afternoon-early evening. This gives them more time to get ready, because half of the fun of prom is getting ready, right?
Pick Out The Attire.
We are supposed to dress our best when attending our prom. Girls can wear dresses or a nice shirt and shorts (or skorts, which are skirts attached to shorts), as you do want her to be comfortable). Boys can wear suits, or a dress shirt and dress pants, or even just nice jeans and a nice shirt. You do not have to go too fancy. as they are young children and you do not want them to ruin their clothing or become uncomfortable. Buying a prom corsage is optional, but you can always buy them for the children if you want to, and let them keep them afterwards, that way they can always look back at their first prom!
Pick Out The Music.
Pick out music that all of the children can dance to, so that way nobody is left out. You can play children songs, music with a dance beat, or even dance music such as the Macarena or the Electric Slide. Of course, there is also the Hokey Pokey.
The Food To Serve.
You can serve almost anything at a prom. Serve something you know children like (pizza, hot dogs, etc). Or if you do not want a huge mess, let their parents know in advance that you are only serving snacks. You can serve snacks such as chips, pretzels, cheese cubes, dip, and cookies. Of course punch would be a good idea, as well as soda or another juice flavor. Children can be picky eaters, so having a small variety may come in handy. Serving cake is optional, but the children may love that.
Prom King and Queen? Or Other Awards.
Depending on the age of the children, you can do a prom king or queen. Or if you would rather not have the competition, then you can find an award that all of them can win. For examples, you can give them all something for being dressed their best!
These are just a few suggestions for throwing a pretend party for your children and their friends. You may have your own ideas, which is great! You may add to the list, take something out, or just go by these suggestions alone. Either way, you can make sure that your child’s first (pretend) prom will be one they will never forget!