On Friday night, our Elder's Quorum (Men's church group) hosted a Prom for married couples. It was SO.MUCH.FUN!
The Elder's Quorum theme this year (for activities, at least), as been eternal courtship. This prom was used as an opportunity to go on a special date with the spouse, and the men did a great job taking it and running. Cody asked me months ago to go with him, and it's been so fun seeing the different ways the husbands asked their wives. Of course, we're all connected on Facebook and so every time someone got asked or was looking for a dress or was looking for help with treats or decorations, it all went up there--thus adding to the building excitement.
We went with a big group of us out to dinner. It was so silly going into the restaurant with about ten couples, all dressed in formals. There were even people who had connections to a couple who owns a limo, and borrowed it for the night for pictures and class. The waitresses thought it was awesome that we were having a ward prom. After dinner, we went back to the church and they had set up some more spots for taking pictures, including a motorcycle (with a heavy duty fan in front so you could look like you were racing the bike through the church...), a western arch with saddles and straw bales, and of course the limo with spotlights and a star-studded walk for us to make our grand entrance. After getting our photos taken at each of the prop sites, we went to go dance. They had asked some members of a local ballroom dance team to come and teach us the Cha-Cha-Cha and the Waltz. We learned and practiced for about twenty minutes, and then the DJ started music and we danced until our feet were too sore to dance any more. It was a blast! There was great turnout and everyone was enthusiastic and excited.
Silly, yes, nostalgic, very, but so, so, so fun.