This month I attended my very first YoungLives Prom Night! I didn’t go when I was a teen mom because I was way too shy, and way too pregnant, and man do I regret that now!
The night began with dropping kiddos off in the nursery. Moms and dads were taken by golf carts to leave their kids with familiar childcare volunteers, who created a special party just for the kids with dinner, crafts, and a ton of toys.
The teens entered the Prom under an arch of balloons, into a room decorated with palm leaves, candles, and beautiful flowers. Each of the girls were given a Mother’s Day bouquet made by Good Flower Co. and the guys got a YoungLives mug filled with candy. Music was playing and they had the chance to visit the photo booth for professional photos by Chloe Atnip.
After Myrna prayed for the meal, everyone was welcome to grab pizza and salad that was being made fresh throughout the night by Pizzarageous. Dinner was followed with an amazing Ice Cream Sundae Bar equipped with waffle bowls, brownies, and an array of toppings. D E L I C I O U S!
I had the opportunity to talk to many of the moms during the night, and they were all so happy to be having fun with each other, knowing that their children were having just as much fun. Many of the moms were using Prom as their Mother’s Day celebration as well.
Before the dance floor opened up, Myrna announced the 2019 Graduates and presented them with certificates, crowned them with crowns and tiaras, and outfitted them with Prom King & Prop Queen sashes. Just by looking at them, you knew that the graduates felt proud of themselves. But also the room roared with cheers and applause, a perfect segue to open up the dance floor. DJ, Luke Sensebe from Premiere Events, seemed to know just how to get the group in the dancing mood!
Many of the young parents decided to bring their children in to dance with them as well which livened up the dance floor with more extreme cute-ness. It was such a fun and meaningful night, and I know it had a huge impact on everyone in attendance.
Photo credit all goes to the wonderful Tony J. Matos!