Umm... preschool prom??

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Umm... preschool prom??
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Wed, 05-01-2013 - 3:21pm

And you thought preschool graduation parties were a bit much! Now some schools in the UK (and even here in the US) are holding preschool proms as a way to mark the end of nursery school, according to the Daily Mail. We're talking little ball gowns, pint-size tuxedos, a mini red carpet and even limos.

There's just so much insanity here. First of all, what little kid relishes the opportunity to put on tux? Princess-y girls who've been waiting for the day they can wear a gown to school might be a different story -- but it's still hard to know whether that's even a good thing. Whatever happened to having cupcakes and juice on the last day of school to ring in the big leap to kindergarten.

http://www.ivillage.com/prom-preschoolers-yes-kids-are-doing/6-a-534802

Oh boy.  What do you think of this new trend?

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Thu, 05-02-2013 - 4:52pm
I had a hard enough time this past weekend with the Senior Prom, there is no way in he-- I would do a preschool, elementary, or even middle school prom!! Middle school dances are as close as i would get to it and even that I wouldn't want to be a formal dance. Who thinks up these things, like we need to spend any more money...
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Registered: 09-12-2003
Thu, 05-02-2013 - 12:44pm

Oh I do have to add my 4 year old does love his dressy clothes so he would probably LOVE a tux but ok I can take him someplace and he can wear his tux to celebrate. heck I'd let him wear one to mcdonalds and getting him a happy meal.

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Registered: 09-12-2003
Thu, 05-02-2013 - 12:42pm

WHAT!!!

OMG no way would I send my preschooler to a prom!!! Now older DS school has a halloween "dance" one for grades k-5 and another for the middle school. they have a Dj and of course you are encouraged to wear a costume but its a PTO fundraiser. All the food is donated but you have to pay to get in and that gives a drink and slice of pizza if you want more you buy food tickets and the school doesn't charge for the gym. Its less a dance and more a communal play date that makes PTO money. I'm fine with that but a prom is over the top. Please we have spending issue in this country as it is and now you need formal dresswear for preschoolers. What if there pressure to arrive in a limo too and get flowers. think they are putting emphasis in WRONG place.

I get preschool graduations, its a step for both parent and child. You have completed something you should get recognition but age appropriate recongnition. if parents want to take their out to celebrate or even have people over thats fine. But a school sponsored prom NO. Oh I could on about the issues this could raise. Are kids going as couples, is their a prom queen, OMG so many things we need NOT to be teaching kids this young about being pretty and popular...

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