We have a confession to make. This past Saturday we attended our fifth Puppy Prom! We attended the very first Salty Paw Puppy Prom several years ago – Cubby was even crowned prom queen one year! And now the most recent prom – our friends’ event this past weekend at Toyota of Manhattan. Why do we keep coming back? We love the giddy emotions that a prom evokes! Also, at this year’s event raising close to $1,500 for Metropolitan Maltese Rescue is not too shabby! And a big congratulations to the Prom King and Queen — Mr. America and Gia Marie!
Here is what we saw and heard at the New York City 2013 Puppy Prom!
Whose prom is it anyway (and does it matter)? Part of the fun of attending themed events is seeing how the guests interpret the theme in their outfit design and choice. A “puppy prom” is of course an event for the pups. But matchy-matchy human outfits add an additional entertaining element. It was fun seeing all of the coordinating gowns, jewels, and tiaras. And mom says she probably would have had more fun at her own prom had we been there with her! Some of the moms never had a chance to attend their high school proms. I bet they had more fun at this one anyway!!
Pretty in Pink: Pretty pink fairy tale gowns were everywhere! Another common theme was black. We checked Seventeen magazine to see what they had to say about 2013 prom dress trends – lace, sequins, peplum, asymmetrical, vintage, cutouts, and strapless. For a “unique” option they suggested ombre. We know the designers are always proud when their outfits “win”. Mom thinks someone should produce a doggy designer reality show! Our favorite gown was by Tammy Peace on Pretty Lily.
To date or not to date?: We found prom dates at the 11th hour. Meaning we were at the Halo, Purely for Pets pop-up shop an hour before the prom where we met 2 other dateless male pups, Buttercup and Lucas. They asked to escort us and we said sure. Some doggy couples had coordinating outfits with tiny corsages. Many dates continued to party even after the event with dinner at cafes and drinks in lounges. We had to leave early for a pet therapy visit.
What’s next?: Just when we think we have seen every possible event on the NYC dog scene, something else comes along! And we like it that way!