Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

P is for PROM


No, I’m not talking the balloons and crepe paper of my prom although I loved my prom.

AND I’m not talking about the step-up to lattice and twinkle lights used at the prom the night before ours. (I did guard duty on our unloaded stuff. The twinkle lights were lovely, but – no.)


This prom is outrageous over-the-top. This year’s theme was

“The Kingdom.”

The alpha/omega symbol, our icon. And we had a dragon!


Our entry was a 60 foot wall, complete with guards on the top. It led into a garden with gazebo, fountain and bridge. Next to the Kings garden was a chapel. Yes, real stained glass. It and the garden were so much cooler than the ballroom! Along one side was a huge labyrinth – a work of art made of bamboo and shrubbery cuttings. The students made a contest to see who could escape first.

Behind that, our arena with a myriad of games: archery, rings and ball tosses, chess, checkers, backgammon, mancala. Oh and this awesome catapult activity where they knocked down the miniature castle.

Beyond that was the Armory where the kids could get pics taken with swords and battleaxes and the Knights Hall complete with the Round Table for group shots.

Our village had both a tavern and an apothecary where the kids could pick up Dr. Peppers or sachets, respectively. Behind the tavern, the throne room highlighted the backside of our pre-function area. Yes, we had a prince and princess.

In fact, we had a battle scene with about a dozen warriors to open the dinner. During the meal, The Dallas String Quartet played followed by DJ, William Ryan III. The students danced Thriller, waltz, Boot Scoot Boogie, and swing along with the jump-up-and-down songs that are at most proms. After a Dance Contest and a final Senior Legacy Dance where the graduating danced with parents, the night finally closed at 1AM. For them.

For us, it ended about 5 hours later – but it was worth it! What a great night!

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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

14 thoughts on “P is for PROM

  1. Cool slide show. Is it easy to do?


    • It was really easy. I just loaded the pictures onto the WordPress site and then I found an option that allowed for a slide show. So simple!


  2. Oh that is fabulous! A dream prom theme, to be sure!


  3. So cool, you look beautiful by the way! 🙂


  4. Wow! The prom turned out awesome!


  5. It definitely looks like fun, Marji!


  6. I never seen anything like it, so awesome.


  7. That looks SO FUN! Our homeschoolers here had a prom recently. I love the giant chessboard!


  8. Before I started helping 6 years ago, I’d never seen anything like it either, short of a Mary Kay Convention – yes, those are BIG. And until this year I’d never been in on the building aspect from the beginning. So exciting to see the room go from bare to brilliant!


  9. Wow that is an absolutely wonderful prom idea. I am amazed at all they do now. Great imagination and fun I am sure.


  10. Wow! That’s amazing. Never have seen anything like it!!


  11. Wow! Looks like it was an awesome event!