Saturday, December 20, 2008

Flashback Saturday

This post is one I did in January about a party we had in October.


PROM

My Mother never got to go to prom, so for her 60th birthday we had one for her. We let everyone know ahead of time so they could get there prom attire together and then we hit the resale shops. I personally bought 6 dresses, but never spent over $20 total. The only thing I couldn’t decide was what decade I wanted to go as. Then Matt and I decided that we were going to go 80’s prom because that is when we went to school. That’s when HE went to school, I am MUCH younger. (At least that’s my story) We found a really great store that had 80’s stuff and Matt did Flock of Seagull’s hair.





The girls were a different matter, they don’t sell prom dresses in their sizes at the resale shops, at least not any that I went to. We hit the mall for those dresses and a suit for my nephew Gage. Of course we spent a lot more money on those outfits, but it was totally worth it. Emerson wanted an updo, so I took her to a salon to get it done. She said she felt like a princess.




Everyone had a great time, and at the end of the evening we crowned Mom the Prom Queen.

15 comments:

angi_b72 said...

how sweet is that...love the pics!!

Kimmy said...

That is so great! What a great gift for mom :O)

TOTALLY LOVE THE 80's!!!! I miss them :o) Love the Flock of Seagull's hair..lol!!!!!!

Call Me Cate said...

That is AWESOME. Best party idea ever for your mom.

LadyStyx said...

How wonderful! Everyone looks great.

Intense Guy said...

All of the "kids" look marvelous...

So...did your Mom make it home at a respectable hour? :)

Queenie Jeannie said...

I love it!!!!! You are such a good person hun!

ChicagoLady said...

What an awesome idea for your parents!

Rebecca Jo said...

that is the most thoughtful thing I've ever heard!!!

And compltely digging the Flock of Seagulls look... being a child of the 80's- That was TOTALLY AWESOME!!!

Punkn said...

What an awesome idea! Since I am only 4 years younger than your mom, I more relate to how special she must feel to have such a special daughter do such a wonderful thing for her. Everyone looks so happy! Love the smiles.

Becky said...

That is the neatest thing ever! your mom must of LOVED that!

I was married and pregnant when it was my prom so I never got to go to a prom either...Waahhh!! I need a daughter like you to throw me one;)

Cammie said...

that is such a great idea! Love the pics too!!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

That has to be one of the coolest birthday ideas ever!!!!

Tori_z said...

Sounds like a great party! I never went to prom either, but I'm not bothered about it. Hope everyone enjoyed! :)

heathersister said...

What a wonderful idea. Your mom looks like she is having a great time. You are a better daughter than me.

You and Matt are the cutiest. I love the hair. And I graudated in the early '80s, are you calling me old. The girls look absolutly beautiful. I know Emerson loved that day at the salon. You are a good mom too!

I never went to prom but my girl will go and she will be beautiful. She will go in 2009 as a matter of fact. Be looking for pictures of that in the near future.

merc3069 said...

OMG I am loving this idea. AND the pics are fab!