Right after watching this clip from ABC News about the Wisconsin teen (right) who made her prom dress and accessories (including shoes!) from Starburst wrappers, I saw ABC’s segment on a hot new party trend, Mom Proms. Hilarious!
In a nutshell, moms dig out their old prom dresses and hold a girls’ night out in their dated gowns, corsages, and big hair. The founding “Mom Prom” moms in Michigan turned their annual Mom Prom into a charity event.
The whole time I watched the Mom Prom segment, I thought how perfect a retro candy buffet would be at an event like this.
Just as the Starburst-clad Wisconsin teen’s prom theme is Candy Land, so can a Mom Prom’s! Here are some ideas I found to carry out such an event, 1980s style … and much to the horror of your children:
Have you ever attended or organized a Mom Prom? If so, e-mail me at [email protected]. I want to hear all about it!
Photo credit Starburst dress: Gina Morrow