Promposals

Taylor Martocci ('16) asks her boyfriend to prom in a hot dog costume.

Taylor Martocci

Taylor Martocci (’16) asks her boyfriend to prom in a hot dog costume.

Lizzy Darling, Reporter

     Prom was a night to remember last Saturday,  April 23.  But before the magical night, couples were asking each other to the event months in advance.

     A “promposal” is the combination of the words, prom and proposal.  A promposal is simply one proposing the idea of going to prom to the other.  They can be as simple as a sign with “prom” on it with flowers, or it could be a pun revolving around a sport. Another, more extravagant way of asking would be using candles and roses which would make for a big surprise.   

     Promposals can be silly, romantic, or creative.  Whether you are going as friends or with a significant other, the promposal really can set the stage for prom.  At Belvidere North there are many examples.    

A silly example:

-Taylor Martocci (‘16), asked her boyfriend, Justin Rosendal, in a hot dog costume and a sign with the saying “Don’t be a meanie, go to prom with this weenie!”

Some romantic examples:

-Bennett O’Connell (‘17), asked Emily Kaempfer (‘17) with a homemade cookie cake and chocolate covered strawberries.  

-Blayne Lindquist (‘16), surprised Mara Halverson (‘16) with a picture of them, a treasure box and flowers.  

Blayne Lundquist ('16), asked Mara Halverson ('16) to prom with a picture of them and a treasure box.
Blayne Lundquist (’16), and Mara Halverson (’16).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative examples:

-Jared Ellingson (‘17), asked Laurel Burke (‘17) by sticking noting her car that spelled out prom.

Jared Ellingson ('17), asks Laurel Burke ('17) .

Jared Ellingson (’17), asks Laurel Burke (’17) .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacob Hofstetter (’16), asked his girlfriend Lizzy Darling (’17) by setting up a pretend beach on his driveway.

Jacob Hofstetter ('16) asks his girlfriend, Lizzy Darling ('17) to prom by creating a beach on his driveway.
Jacob Hofstetter (’16) asks his girlfriend, Lizzy Darling (’17).

 

   

 

 

 

 

  “I knew Bennett was going to ask me soon, it was very sweet how he did it.  It was supposed to be a surprise, but he is not the best at keeping secrets”, said Emily Kaempfer (‘17).    

     Although, prom season at North is over for now, the promposals were all great ideas. The wait for next year’s prom is on and until then everyone should be planning out their promposals for next year.