Ah Class of 2020: how sorry we feel for you. Among the many things seniors are missing out on, a final prom is one of them. Well, people have been getting creative—our own Mountain View seniors included—and Katie Freestone and Jessie Moore decided to host their own senior prom.
“It was all the Freestone’s idea,” says Jessie. “They left an invitation on our doorstep on Friday inviting us to ‘prom’ the next night. We ate dinner separately, at home, and then got ready to go to the dance. We all dressed up in suits and nice dresses(even my parents and my eight-year-old brother), and then we went over to the Freestone’s house.”
Katie says it was her older sister, Emma, who actually thought of the idea.
“We got super excited and invited our cousins with a lil 'promposal.' We all got dressed up fancy and took pictures in the backyard. Emma made a party rocking playlist and we danced in the yard and it was super fun!!”
In Jessie’s words, “We took pictures right as the sun was setting and then we danced the night away.”
Since the homemade prom was held in Katie’s backyard, struggles of fitting people inside a hot, cramped room didn’t affect the two cousins.
“The temperature was perfect and it wasn’t sweaty and cramped. I missed being able to party with all my school friends, but it was still so fun and special to be able to have that experience with my family,” says Jessie.
Katie also testified that it was “definitely different than last proms but still super fun.”
COVID-19 may be shutting down malls and cancelling parties, sabotaging trips and ruining long before planned events, but these Mountain View seniors aren’t letting a pandemic take away the fun. May we all struggle to be more like Katie and Jessie at this time. Who knows, maybe a DIY prom isn’t so bad after all.