Homecoming dances are not the way they used to be when I was in High School. (and yes, I did go to HS even though my kids often tell me "I don't get it" or "I do not understand")
It is quite a production which starts with boy asking girl in a creative way. Some boys dress up and stand on the corner of the school with a sign waiting for the girl to arrive and say yes...
Some boys ask using school marquees...
Some boys nail 10 signs to 10 different trees leading up to girls house with a word on each sign...
Some boys put 10000 post its on girls car with phrases like "homecoming" "go with me" etc.
the idea is...Boy asks girl in a creative way and let me tell you how that is right up my alley...(as if you had not figured that out) so when my boy wanted to ask his girl...I suggested this:
On his birthday cake, at his birthday party was written the invitation to go with him to homecoming (good thing I know the baker!) so on with the planning...and have you ever tried to get details out of a 16 and 17 year old?
Dinner...no dinner?..and where do you want to go for dinner....?
Group going...no group going?....who is going with you?
How are you getting there...wait...who is driving...who is picking up???
Flowers, what about flowers...and what color flowers??
What are you wearing..what is she wearing??? wait, what color is she wearing? what about shoes?
Tickets..did you get your tickets...(ut umm...today is the LAST day to get tickets so please get your tickets..)
stuff like that...and then the answers.
No "out to dinner" just a picnic for two.
No fancy, just them..bow ties, suspenders, a cute dress and chucks and a pre-dance photo destination that stopped grandma's heart. All I think I remember saying is OH MY GOSH!!!!! because why would you go to the lake, or the park or to someones house when you can trespass in the canyon and use a broken down, graffiti strewn, trailer with a super super gross mattress and a tire swing as a backdrop...Creative genes run in our and her family....
and this is true happiness:
why I did not get a picture with these two as the police car rolled up on us is beyond me because it would have made another awesome backdrop...DANG IT!!! but all was good and the officers kinda giggled (no, they were confused) on the attire and the photo location and even said..."what kinda dance is it? and "I have never seen kids dress like this for a dance..kinda nice"
oh, did I mention is was raining? well not "rain" but a really good drizzle and had been all day long...and our girl loved it because she got to put a flannel on over her dress !!Happily ever after..They were back at our house by 9:30!