Maybe you read Monday’s post and felt a little sick to your stomach. This is prom! How could anyone not want to go? If that’s your mindset, here are some great reasons why the desire to go to prom isn’t a bad thing.
Reason 1 – It’s a night to be a princess. Long after the days of dress ups and tea parties, most girls still have that desire to look like royalty. And, outside of your wedding day, the opportunities to dress up like that are few and far in between. This is your night! Your dress can be as casual or as outrageous as you want. Hair, makeup, nails, shoes…it’s your night to shine!
Reason 2 – A date night like no other. If you are or have been in a dating relationship in high school, you know most “dates” consist of a movie, a trip to Dairy Queen, playing board games, or all of the above. There’s nothing wrong with those things (unless they tend to end in steamy make-out sessions – in which case there’s everything wrong with those dates…and your relationship), but prom is a special night. It’s a fancy dinner. Boys act like gentlemen. Girls act like refined ladies. It’s fun!
Reason 3 – You get to put on display how to have good, clean fun. It’s come to my attention that the center of the dance floor is not the place to be. So you can go to the dance and be one of those people on the outside who says, “Hey! You can have a good time and not be nasty!” Amazing, isn’t it?
Reason 4 – Girl Power! Who says you have to have a date to have fun? One of my best memories was going to a formal dance with a big group of girls. We had a blast, feeling like we could have fun and be goofy without the awkwardness of trying to impress a guy or having to dance every slow dance with him. Even if you don’t have a date, you can still go out and have a good time.
Reason 5 – The memories. While I said on Monday that I don’t remember much about my prom, at least I can say that I went. My parents still have a picture somewhere. It is a night that you won’t (entirely) forget, and that’s pretty cool.
Again, nothing too Biblical regarding prom because it’s just not in the Bible. But, if you are going to go to prom, make sure you do it right:
“Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, of there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” – Philippians 4:8
What steps can you take to make sure you do prom right?
- As prom spending rises, teens look to eBay for dresses (examiner.com)
- Prom Comes Of Age: How A Night To Remember Has Evolved (ypulse.com)