Senior prom night shines bright

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Senior Prom was held on Sunday, May 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at The Pond House Ballroom in Elizabeth Park in West Hartford. The theme for this year’s prom was “Under the Stars.”

Prom invitations were handed out at a form breakfast. The invitations were a midnight blue with gold stars, letters, and constellations on them. The decorations at the prom breakfast were inspired by the theme. There was star confetti scattered on the table with blue and gold balloons tied to each table. The tables were covered in dark blue table cloths. The seniors were served breakfast sandwiches, bagels, and fruit.

At the prom, food was served in four courses: hors d’oeuvres, salad, main course, and dessertThere was also a bar which served non-alcoholic beverages like soda and strawberry lemonade. For the main course, party-goers could choose between chicken, steak and a vegetarian option. For dessert, they were served a flour-less choclate cake with a berry sauce. Later on in the night, grilled cheese sandiwches were prepared for the hungry dancers.

The party didn’t start until 6:30 p.m., but parents could take pictures on the senior green starting at 5:45 p.m.

Students said they really enjoyed the dance. “I was really excited about prom,” senior Maitland Bailey said. “I was going with someone who I’ve known since kindergarten and I got to hang out with all of my friends who I love,” she said.

Senior Anthony Melody said he agreed that prom was great. “It was definitely something I looked forward to for a couple years because it was like the last time all the seniors got together before graduation,” he said.