Looks like kids these days aren't satisfied with just showing up at prom
and are now trying their best to outdo their peers by making crazy
grand entrances. Take for instance Emily Pounde and Hannah Jagger,
16-year-old best friends from England's Wadham School in Crewkerne,
Somerset. The two had hatched a plan to arrive at their prom in life-sized Barbie boxes transported by a pick-up truck.
According to the Telegraph, the besties along with Emily's mom spent 2 days building these 6ft x 2ft boxes, hand-painted with flowers and decorated with battery-powered fairy lights. And the total cost of arriving in a giant, sparkly and pink coffin? Try £250! But it was all worth it according to the girls, as they were the talk of the prom all night:
"It was something I will never forget," said Pounde. "All the teachers and our friends kept saying how brilliant it was, the amount of attention was amazing."
And if you think that's crazy, Daily Mail reports last week that two girls from Glouchestershire decided to take a helicopter to their prom because they found that all of the area limos had already been booked for the big night. And the best part was that the venue was only located about 8 miles away from where they took off.
While we could easily blame materialism and shows like 'Sweet Sixteen' for spoiling our kids, sounds like some parents have simply not learned the art of saying "No."