Is it just for moms? Okay, the short answer is no, Central Florida Mom Prom is NOT just for Moms.
We get this every year. Seriously, I know it sounds pretty exclusionary – as if you have to be a Mom to buy a ticket. First of all, how in the world would you expect us to actually verify your credentials as such? Is there a litmus test for parent vs non-parent? I mean, granted, one probably exists and my guess is that it has to do with your immediate reaction to baby poop on your hand. Just a guess.
But no. In fact, as long as you identify as female and are 18 or older, we want you there! So why do we call it a “Mom” Prom? Myriad reasons. Or four. Tomayto, tomahto.
First, it’s insanely catchy. Calling it a Women’s Prom just doesn’t have the same ring to it. Switching to “ladies” doesn’t make it any better. Mom Prom rhymes. It’s fun to say. And CFLMomPromDotCom is even MORE fun to say. Go ahead. Try it!
Second, calling it just a dance or event or even fundraiser doesn’t begin to express how amazing this Prom is. It’s like all the best parts of what you thought your prom would be like back in high school and none of the crappy parts. No getting busted for drinking or smoking. No girls sobbing in the one stall with a working lock because she is dealing with a crappy boyfriend who isn’t being gentlemanly. No mean girls on the sidelines making snarky comments about your dress. None of that shit. Nope. Instead, we have a photo booth, delicious desserts, custom cocktails, super swag bags, a fantastic DJ, raffles, and more.
Third, this is actually not a name that we came up with. A group of ladies in Michigan actually coined the name and hosted the first one in 2006. Google “Mom Prom” and you will see that groups all over the country host similar events as fundraisers for local charities. It’s a thing.
Fourth, since we are raising money for the local ICAN chapter, well, Mom is a pretty big reason why we’re here. We are raising money to help mothers and mothers to be. Having that reminder in the name of our event is a bonus.
So, yes, to anyone that identifies as a woman…you ARE welcome! We want you to be at the 3rd Annual Central Florida Mom Prom! Whether you just turned 18 or you just went to your grandchild’s 18th birthday, we want you to party hard at the Central Florida Mom Prom! If you have a gaggle of tiny tots or you never plan to have any, we want you to join us. This is an event to unite us all in the name of helping other women. We’re here to party and we’re saving a piece of the dance floor to see your sweet moves. (No promises on saving you a cupcake, though. I mean, when it comes to desserts, all bets are off.) Come on and join us on April 23rd at the Holiday Inn.