You pushed off planning for prom because it seemed so far away, and you assumed that you had all the time in the world. Now, you realize it is twelve days away, and you have so much to do! In situations like these, a crash course is helpful. So you’re welcome, fellow Apex Cougars! A great philosopher (and when I mean philosopher, I mean an obscure Disney direct-to-television movie) one said, “Graduation is for the parents whereas prom is for the students.” So to prepare for the most memorable event of your life, here is what you have been waiting your entire high school career for: A Crash Course in Preparing for Prom.
First thing is first: safety. Some people have the wrong definition of fun. According to Edgar Snyder and Associates, 54% of students drink more than four drinks on prom night. That is not a safe number of drinks if one considers driving. I strongly encourage organizing carpool beforehand rather than just getting in the car with someone when the party is over. Teens are more likely to get into a car accident, especially on prom night. Don’t let the best night of your life end on a sour note. Drive with someone you and your loved ones trust. On the subject of organizing beforehand, this year everyone needs a permission slip to enter prom. These forms can be found at student services and the main office. There is also a form if you want to bring someone who does not go to Apex High School.
We are so honored this year to have Southern Sugar Bakery at our prom! They were featured on the Today Show as they were making their amazing cookies along with famous anchorman, Matt Lauer. Owners Christin Kubasko and Angie Tucker were originally high school counselors and started baking part-time in Angie’s kitchen. Soon, they became a commercial bakery. Their customers have nothing but the best to say about this duo’s mesmerizing cookies. From the cookies to the two who make them, everything that comes with Southern Sugar Bakery is as sweet as can be!
If you didn’t know, the theme for this year’s prom is Arabian Nights. Think of Disney’s Aladdin. Don’t feel like you have to conform to the theme when deciding what to wear. It’s your night! Find something that you like, and wear it like the queen or king you are. However, if you would like to join in on the Arabian fun, here are some tips. Pink, blue, lavender, and purple are great places to start. Airy and breezy colors will do justice to the theme. Also, incorporate some gold into your attire. A subtle touch of gold can bring a getup together very well.
Crash courses are simply an outline. Prom is your time to shine in your individuality. Don’t overthink the night. You have been working for a good three to four years. This night is your consolation for all the hard work. Remember to stay safe and have fun.