So far this summer I’ve been to an 80s party, a party inside a children’s museum, an amusement park (with my entire office, no kids allowed), and a legitimate prom-themed birthday complete with dinner, a photo booth, a DJ and a king and queen crowning. This weekend I’m going to a slip n slide party.
I turned 16 this summer. Can’t wait to drive.
The prom threw me for a loop because who just has formal dresses laying around? Not me, as was evidenced by that black tie event I had to go to for work a few months ago that ended in me wearing a $25 black prom dress I found at Charlotte Russe (shhhh).
For this prom I wanted to be equally as thrifty but not quite so menacing in all black. So I hit the prom section at Macy’s.
Since we’re way off season by now most of the bright, tulle-covered, plastic gem-encrusted pieces remaining were marked down way below retail. I picked out two that I didn’t hate and headed to the counter to see if they would ring up even cheaper. I was all set to go with the blue one ($50, down from $200) but when the gold one rang up $25 (down from $200ish too), I was like, “Oh hell I’ll take that too.”
Buying two dresses created a house divided with Ralphie picking blue and Weasel picking gold.
I went with blue for dancing purposes, which came in handy later when I was taught The Wobble because I’m too damn old to know what The Wobble is. Or to be at a prom.
In true prom fashion, dinner was in a super classy repurposed Long John Silver’s now home to the China Wing. We made a real reservation at this fast food restaurant and they took it very seriously, setting out black table cloths and adding cucumber to our waters. They served a set 3-course meal for the party of 30+ and even had a special vegetarian bibimbap for the token vegetarian. So fun.
I went to three proms in high school, but this one was by far the best.