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    Default Need ideas for prom night

    I've promised my cash strapped kids that I will cook dinner for them
    and their dates on prom night(s). I need menu ideas that will wow
    them

    Also, for my son's prom - we'll be in St. Louis all day for mini boot
    camp, and won't have much time when we get back (less than one hour
    for him to shower, change and eat). Any ideas for crockpot or fix
    ahead meals that will still be extra nice for prom?

    How about decorating? I'd like it to look nice- what can I do that will make my kitchen or corner of the living room look special for this?

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    Decorating....what about
    Set the table ahead of time with your best linens and dishes, add candles and fresh flowers, maybe a little gift by the plates?
    Menu....
    Chicken Cordon Bleu
    Make ahead mashed potatoes
    Steamed green beans
    Homemade bread sticks or rolls
    Brownie Sundaes....drizzle choc. syrup on plates to fancy it up

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    I love the menu ideas she gave. I would keep the decorating simple but elegant
    http://www.semihomemade.com/centerpieces/02_yards.htm

    I love Sandra Lee and I think she has some wonderful and affordable ideas. maybe you can find something nice on her site.
    Can't wait to hear what you come up with.

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    Do you have any Christmas lights that you use to decorate with? That would be nice for mood lighting. Also I love the best linens ideas. Do you have an idea for a theme yet Denise? Like if you went with an italian meal you could italian music or Dean Martin or something....serve drinks out of stemware (like iced tea or sparkling champagne non alcohol, mountain dew....lol )...

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    Something else that might be cute is to get some champgane glasses and fill this with sparkling cider (?) I think that is what it is called. And they could give a toast. The dollar store sometimes will have cute chargers and tableware that would be nice to decorate with.

    here are some desert ideas:
    http://www.semihomemade.com/desserts/04_cupcake.htm
    http://www.semihomemade.com/desserts/06_white.htm
    you can never go wrong with chocolate dipped strawberries!!! Yummy!

    You could have some nice soft music playing in the background and someone, whether it be you or another sibling could act as a waiter and serve each course. We did this once in high school and it was so much fun.

    I'm just throwing out ideas - I love doing things like this.

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    Thanks all-- I'm loving the ideas and taking notes.

    No theme idea yet. . . we have an extensive music collection from dh's and I's prekid days, but not much current stuff.

    I still have the heart shaped lighted garland wall hanging that we used for Christmas dinner for the dates-- I supposed we could ressurect that. . . . .

    Hmmmm. . . .

    Goblets and sparkling cider will be nice. . . .

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    You could do a medieval theme and serve them sticky chicken to eat with their fingers.....lol. Ofcourse you'd be dressed up like a maiden, waiting tables..... Grog served in goblets.....what veggies did they serve in those days? I'm drawing a blank here.

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    From Recipesource.com

    Menu for medival dinner:

    Old English Sherry Cheese
    Puffs
    Merrie Crown Roast of Pork
    Savory Rice Stuffing
    Lady Apple Fruit Wreath
    Duchess Potato Puffs
    Carrots & Grapes Vermouth
    Herbed Green Beans
    Royal Toast Triangles
    Cran-Brandy Pudding &
    Golden Toffee Sauce
    Claret Cup
    -----EXTRA TREAT-----
    HA'PENNY FRIENDSHIP BREAD

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