When Spring is in swing, and you’re currently between 17 and 18 years old, Prom, (or #prahm as the kids are gramming it these days) season is almost underway.
It’s time to get festive! With all the spray tans, bling, hair, makeup, nails, shoes and formalities of a modern prom, it’s hard to imagine how and why this tradition got started. Surprisingly, it sprung out of a very well-intended beginning.
Did you know:
Prom is older than sliced bread, (literally since sliced bread hit the market in 1928) a good 50 years after prom made its way to the craze it is today.
Prom, short for Promenade
It all started out as co-ed college banquets in the late 1800’s in the Northeastern United States as the “formal, introductory parading of guests at a party” to promote social etiquette and manners in each year’s graduation glass.
Initially only for the upper echelon and higher middle-class, now most of the North American High Schools recognize and celebrate Prom as one of life’s first big milestone accomplishments. Through the passage of time, the tradition of a co-ed get-together for graduating seniors trickled down from higher education to High School.
Safe, luxury group transportation to and from the Prom Day gatherings are has now become tradition. Graduates want their Prom experience to be as memorable as possible, (not to mention the young ladies are not used to walking distances in 4-inch heels!)
It could also very well be the last time they all get to ride together, sing their music at the top of their lungs, and just be kids.
A limousine for Prom, along with their School’s name on the windows, makes for unforgettable photos and magical memories that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
Congratulations to all High School, College and University Graduates!