Teens invite dates to school dances in creative, elaborate ways.
Alex Hom, pictured above, a senior at South Pasadena High School in California couldn’t just ask Brooke Drury, (also picture above) to the winter formal without cooking up an elaborate production. He supplied 20 friends with roses, choreographed a dance routine and popped the question on written signs. He arranged for a friend to bring Brooke, blindfolded to a spot on campus where the production began.
These elaborate proposals have been a growing trend especially for the prom. In fact, they are often referred to as “Promposals”. Now, however the trend has spread to all dances a school may sponsor from homecoming to a winter formal.
From song and dance routines to puppy messengers, the pressure is on to be cool and creative and original with your proposal. One of my favorite ideas written about in this article was by Allie Hodgen a freshman at Polytechnic School in Pasadena. She wrote the names of several girls on a t-shirt in washable marker and her name in permanent marker. The prospective date was told to wash the shirt to find out who was asking him to a dance.
the original article from LA Times, written by Teresa Watanabe