Prom Trends: 2012

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

If you haven't noticed, it's prom season. High school couples are getting all dolled up to dance the night away. Today's prom is a little different than it used to be. It's all about being creative, unique and a little bit different.

Juniors Savannah Kelley, Alyssa Jandlin and Lauren Kohpay were looking to make a splash at this year's Winfield High School prom. The girls and their dates made their entrance as Barbie dolls, all packaged up in homemade $12 Mattel boxes, just like you see in the store. Jandlin's grandfather even delivering the dolls to the prom in a Toys 'R' Us trailer.

"I thought it was awesome. I love Barbie I just thought I was really cool and nobody else had ever done it," said Kelley.

Each year's Winfield High School students try to out do each other by showing up in fancy cars, but these couples took the prize for the wow factor.

Winfield isn't the only place where prom trends are changing. It's all about the hair, makeup, shoes, dress and the way you ask your date to the big event. Maize senior Jordan Walsh took the time to get a Build-A-Bear and sneak it into a friend's car with a note asking her to prom.

"Being creative shows that you care enough to go out of your way to do something special for a fun time," said Walsh.

One Maize South senior asked his girlfriend during half-time at her soccer game. A Derby student delivered 50 balloons to his girlfriend in all different colors. Five had glow sticks inside. She had to take the balloons into the basement to find the ones with glow sticks that spelled out: Prom?

Another student came up with a creative prom proposal involving a T-shirt. On the front, "Prom?" was written and on the back was a list of boys' names. All but one name was written in washable marker. The date had to wash the shirt to find out who asked her to prom.

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