Teen Times ready for special Prom Night | THE DAILY HERALD

PHILIPSBURG–Prom Night, an exclusive strictly black-tie affair, is meant as a last grand celebration for high school seniors before they leave the island to further their studies abroad. First held in 1997, the event has grown to be one of the most anticipated end-of-the-year events for students who have finished their high school tenures.

Keeping a proud tradition going, the Teen Times crew will host their 21st annual Prom Night 2018 at Jungle Club SXM in Simpson Bay on July 1 for all high school seniors of St. Maarten.

Invited are seniors from St. Dominic High, Milton Peters College, St. Maarten Academy PSVE, Sundial, St. Maarten Vocational Training School, Charlotte Brookson Academy for the Performance Arts, Learning Unlimited Preparatory School, Caribbean International Academy, Methodist Agogic Centre High School and the French high schools. The event is exclusively for these students, who in turn can bring whomever they choose to the prom (does not have to be a senior).

Teen Times calls on students to wear a corsage (for girls) or boutonniere (for guys).
“What is the difference between a corsage and a boutonniere? Girls wear a corsage pinned to their dress or on their wrist; guys wear a boutonniere pinned to their jacket lapel.
“What wrist does the corsage go on? It is customary to place the corsage on the left side of your date’s dress or on her left wrist. Same for the guy. But truly, it doesn’t really matter.
“Who buys the corsage and boutonniere for prom? Traditionally, the guy brings his date a corsage when he picks her up. The girl pins on the boutonniere at the same time. Style-savvy couples can even coordinate their corsage and boutonniere selections together.
“Do the corsage and boutonniere have to match? Not necessarily, but flowers that are colour-coordinated offer a more harmonious and put-together look that will pop in photos.
“Where do I purchase a corsage and a boutonniere? Any flower store on St. Maarten but you have to order them in advance. We recommend Lydia’s Flower Shop on Bush Road (next to the store that sells the various country flags),” said Teen Times in a press release Monday.

Teen Times coordinator Roosje Rommy-Richardson said the girls are having their dresses bought or made, the guys are trying to keep pace and, despite a difficult year after the storms, the overall excitement is at its usual high for Prom.

“Our theme his year is ‘Gods and Goddesses,’ our deejay is St. Maarten’s best in the person of the Cut Creator DJ Outkast, and all we need the students to bring is their Prom spirit to create great memories for a night you only get once,” she said.

As is customary, students can look forward to the crowning of a Prom King and Queen (or in this case Prom God and Goddess) for 2018, Prom Prince and Princess, Best Dress, Best Suit and Best Couple. Entrance price for the Prom is US $20 per student. Prom begins at 7:00pm and runs until 1:00am.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/77511-teen-times-ready-for-special-prom-night