The Prom was held at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the dress code was a strict black tie.
I decided to go all out. I bought a new dress and new earrings and had my hair done. I spent more time getting ready for this formal than I did getting ready for my own Prom - or even my own wedding for that matter.
Why not take advantage of a very rare occasion to get fancy?
I brought my ipad to the hairstylist and showed her pictures I had collected on pinterest for my hair. I wanted a low bun but with softer sides and I wanted it all hair-sprayed in place so I wouldn't have to worry about it all night.
Riane, Updo Extraordinaire, did a great job and I'm happy to report that my usually uncooperative hair didn't move an inch all night.
Gordy looked very handsome in his tux - purchased for his sister's wedding back in 1992. It fit perfectly, but needed a little updating from the local tailor.
The event was actually in honor of the company's CEO, but someone on the planning committee must have the same sense of humor that I do. The presence of a "prom" photographer in the entrance to the party made me think that I wasn't the only person who was calling this event the Partner's Prom.
Here's our photo:
We thought about doing a cheesy prom pose, but thought better of it at the last minute.
We enjoyed our night on the town even though the late night made getting up early for the school run (and work) more than a little difficult this morning. Such is life in society. :)