Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Prom & Prejudice: A trip down memory lane

In honor of Elizabeth Eulberg's new book release, Prom and Prejudice, I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane!  Who remembers their fairy tale night of their Senior Prom?  Fancy dresses, flower corsages, limos, dinner dates, dancing, photo opts...  Please share your Prom stories here & post a picture on twitter from your Senior Prom!  Make sure you use the tag #PromAndPrejudice for a chance to win a signed copy from Elizabeth Eulberg & tag me (@GReadsBooks) so I can see it too!

Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg
January 1, 2011

After winter break, the girls at the very prestigious Longbourn Academy become obsessed with the prom. Lizzie Bennet, who attends Longbourn on a scholarship, isn’t interested in designer dresses and expensive shoes, but her best friend, Jane, might be — especially now that Charles Bingley is back from a semester in London.
Lizzie is happy about her friend’s burgeoning romance but less than impressed by Charles’s friend, Will Darcy, who’s snobby and pretentious. Darcy doesn’t seem to like Lizzie either, but she assumes it’s because her family doesn’t have money. Clearly, Will Darcy is a pompous jerk — so why does Lizzie find herself drawn to him anyway?
Will Lizzie’s pride and Will’s prejudice keep them apart? Or are they a prom couple in the making? Whatever the result, Elizabeth Eulberg, author of The Lonely Hearts Club, has concocted a very funny, completely stylish delight for any season — prom or otherwise.

Ginger's Memories about Prom...

My Senior Prom took place in May of 1999. Was it really almost 12 years ago?! Wow.  The boy I took as my date was a good friend of mine at the time.  He was a year younger than me, but we ran around with the same circle of people.  I remember trying on dress after dress & never being satisfied with anything I put on.  Then one day, while I was out shopping with my mom she picked up this long, elegant, deep purple dress from the rack.  It was something I would have never chosen, but she insisted I try it on.  As soon as I stepped out from the dressing room, her face lit up & she said, "that's the one!".

After I had my date & the dress, the rest seemed to fall in to place.  I had rented a limo with several different couples that took us to The Double Tree Hotel downtown, where our prom was being held.  I just remember dancing, a lot.  Not even sure if we took the official prom photo.  I'm sure we did, but I didn't purchase them.  After prom, our school hosted what's called "Project Prom".. it's an all-night event for the entire senior class to attend that's full of games & prizes.  In other words, it was a place for everyone to go rather than running the streets all night, or finding some other trouble to get in to.  There was bowling, skating, lazer tag, & even karaoke!  I may or may not have sang a Shania Twain song at 4am to the entire Senior class lol.

Over all my Senior prom was a lot of fun.  I'm definitely glad I have those memories to look back on.  It was my first taste of dressing up & feeling pretty for a night.

This was the only prom photo of me that I could find - well "prom-ish".  
These pics were taken for my Senior pictures & that was my prom dress.  
Too bad you can't see the whole thing - it really was beautiful!



  1. Senior Prom. Hmmmm I wish I had really enjoyed it haha high school was not my thing, but I guess I had a decent time. I liked my dress and hair...hot hot hot pink, of course.

    Your pic is SO pretty! :D

  2. I love your pic! I never went to prom I thought I was to cool for school. Still high school was fun and I can't wait for this book!

  3. Love your pic! All I remember from my Senior Prom was that I won Prom Queen!

    I'm tagging a photo on Twitter... so embarrassing!!!

  4. I love the detailing just from seeing the top of the dress! I might have to show you one of my prom pics, too!

  5. Love the pic! And too bad you couldn't find anymore pics! :( For some reason, both proms I went to I never went in a limo. We always just took really nice cars usually that were borrowed from parents, lol.

    And another thing I remember, not sure if this is normal anywhere else, but you HAD to have a date to go to prom. They didn't sell single tickets and you also weren't allowed to go with the same sex so you couldn't just buy a ticket with a friend. My school probably had crazy small town rules, they almost didn't let a kid in my grade be at graduation because his hair was dyed blue...

    And we didn't have anything like Project Prom at my school. It's a good idea to have though!

  6. Oh my goodness, you're gorgeous! You look like you belong in a movie!

  7. What a great pic! Thanks for sharing it with us!
    We don't have the concept of prom in my country! Shocking, huh? Lol

  8. So gorgeous. I love it when pics are shared! I can't wait to read this book. Will have to post a pic of my own when I do. My dress was INSANELY bright pink. Whoa.


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