Friday, June 5, 2009

Part 2 of Where did my last month go?

The next week and weekend were spent getting ready for this event. If you guessed prom then you're right. We did 16 centerpieces for each table.
If you also guessed that we hit the dollar store and used pizza pans for the bottom of the centerpieces, you're right again. Being a small school we have a very small budget. We only had $1,000 to do prom night. That also included the D.J. The colors were purple, silver and black. Purple was not an easy color for us to find for some reason.
Here they are spread out all over the front room floor.
We were supposed to be outside but the forecast kept calling for rain and the chances just kept increasing as the day went along. By 3 p.m. they still had not decided what they were going to do. Finally they decided that we could have one of the museum buildings and hold it indoors. 4 p.m. saw us finally getting ready and it was going to start at 6!! We hurriedly changed gears and decorated this room for the night. Theme: Night in Paris. One of the teachers had painted props and fake windows, another made an Eiffel tower replica, a parent donated the cake which was spectacular looking. It was not me who did the cake. Pictures are random. I tried not to include too many of the students as I didn't have parent/student permission for most of them. The kids had a great night and even the teachers said it was one of the best they had had. In case you hadn't guessed our high school is really small. We had about 50 students in attendance.
Tina on the far left and some of her friends.
a close up of the beautiful cake
Can you tell I really liked the cake?
I felt that I could share this shot because it's blurry and you can't really tell who's who.
Seth was elected prom king for our branch of the school and Maddie was elected queen.
Close up of our beautiful daughter, Tina
Shot of the sitting area. We served snack foods, water, punch and cake. Most of the students had eaten before coming.
more decorations
It really rained that night and I couldn't resist taking pictures of some of the beautiful roses outside. All and all it was a good night even if it did rain.
The next weekend was spent at a restful Christian retreat that we attend every year. It was relaxing and very uplifting.


A Stitch In Thyme said...

The cake is almost as pretty as your daughter!! I love thrifty spending. Have the fun is in the challenge to get what you need with little cash in hand! You did well.

Allison said...

The pics are great. You did a really good job and i love the colour scheme! Here in South africa we call Prom, our high school farewell and it is also a big deal! My two are toddlers now so i still have a way to go. Just a coincidence, my two year old is also called Seth! A great name indeed!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Your daughter is a beauty! That cake is wonderful - that parent did such a good job on it!