In 2012 we hosted prom night dinner for two. It was an intimate little gathering requiring very little effort. Last year we expanded to a group of 6; rather tiring, but very fun. Prom 2014 broke all previous records with a party of......fittingly.......14.
Lucy looked so lovely. We bought a dress that she liked, but she didn't feel comfortable with the length. We added black tulle to the bottom of the lining and then black lace along the front. To fancy it up a bit, we tied a black satin ribbon around the waist. Much to my relief, she loved the end result.
This photo makes me laugh just a little bit. How far can her date possibly get from her while attaching the corsage? Far enough that it was hard to get them both in the frame.
Lucy's date was a friend from choir and they had so much fun.
For the dinner, we moved the furniture out of the front room and brought tables and chairs over from Lyle's office. It was extreeeeemely cozy, but it worked.
Thankfully skinny little Rose was our head waitress (with Cholita and XiXi providing back-up assistance), so she could navigate the tight spaces to take orders and serve food.
Lyle repeated his previous prom night dinners with salad with raspberry vinaigrette followed by an entree of either parmesan chicken or filet mignon with mushroom caper sauce. The sides were rosemary potatoes, gingered carrots and sesame asparagus.
The guys volunteered to bring desserts, which was a huge help.
Based on the amount of laughter, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.
Or maybe it was nervous laughter? Hard to say.
Before they left for the dance, I tried to get a couple more shots, but with that number of people,
photo bombs were apparently,
I don't know that we'd volunteer to host 14 again,
but if we did, this is the group we'd want!