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How to Win Over Your Date’s Parents on Prom Night

Prom night is perhaps the single most important night in a high school student’s life. Dresses, tuxedos, music, dining, and dancing all play a role in this formal occasion, as do flowers. The first stop on your way to the festivities is to pick up your date, and most likely, you’ll meet her parents while you are there. Are you ready to make a positive impression? Here are a few tips:

  • Present a Flower to Her Mother. This part of prom night etiquette is not as commonplace as it once was, but that fact works to your advantage. Bringing your date’s mom a single flower shows that you are respectful, thoughtful, and courteous. It will be appreciated by both parents, as well as by your date herself.
  • Bring a Corsage for Your Date. More important than flowers for mom is the flower you bring your date. Wrist corsages are most popular and can be worn with any dress. Ask your date about the color of her dress so that you can choose flowers and ribbon that will match. Be sure to call the florist at least a week in advance to get your order in.
  • Be on Time. Punctuality shows responsibility and respect for your date, both of which will be admirable qualities in her parents’ eyes.
  • Be Mindful of Your Manners. Come to the door instead of waiting for her in the car. Introduce yourself, refer to your date’s parents as Mr. and Mrs., and respond to questions with “ma’am” and “sir.” If your date has a curfew, allow yourself plenty of time to have her home by then. As you leave, open the car door for your date. If you show that you are respectful, it is much easier to earn respect for yourself.

Prom and flowers go hand in hand. Call us at Royer’s Flowers and Gifts at (717) 769-1413 to secure your perfect prom night flowers, both for your date and her mother. Above all, be safe on this special night and have fun!

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