I was going to post this on Saturday (the actual day of the Prom), but it's kind of hard to post on your blog when the Internet is down! Better late than never, I guess.
It just seems like I was posting about the Prom, and here it is, again! Is it just me or does time seems to be speeding up? In true Tightwad Mom fashion, I tried to cut costs as much as possible.
The kid's decided they wanted to go on a picnic for dinner rather than a restaurant meal. I provided dessert. Cheesecake was requested by one and all. Don't tell the kid's, but I didn't have time to make sauce for the top of the cheesecake. It's just strawberry freezer jam than I warmed up in the microwave for a couple seconds.
I also made the corsage and boutonniere. One ten dollar bouquet of flowers yielded one corsage and two boutonnieres with some flowers left over. I probably could have squeezed a second corsage out if necessary.
Of course, in true Mom fashion, I do have to show off how cute my baby looks. His date was so beautiful, and she is a sweetheart. He couldn't have picked a nicer girl to take.
A Prom date is much more fun if you have your buddies with you! Child #1 decided that he would rather wear a suit than a tuxedo this year. I was totally fine with his decision. I would rather invest the $100.00 rental fee toward a suit purchase. The best part is that when we went to J.C. Penney to look for one, they had a Clearance rack full of suit jackets and pants. I also had clipped a "save $20.00 off $100.00 coupon" out of the newspaper. In the end, we were able to purchase a suit jacket and two pairs of pants for $86.00. Much cheaper than even renting a tux. He did want a vest to match his date's dress, so we rented one for the night.
The kids all had a great time! If you would like to read my other post on money saving ideas of school dances, you can find it HERE.