Mamatoga Loves: The Saratoga Mom Prom at McGregor Links Country Club

mom-promGet ready Saratoga moms, the MOM PROM is coming to McGregor Links Country Club on Saturday, April 27th! What is a Mom Prom you ask? I chatted with Susan Ingmire, part of the Saratoga Mom Prom Planning Committee and asked her to fill me in on the Mom Prom details. "After attending a Mom Prom with two dear friends in Nashua, New Hampshire two years ago (organized by my daughter and her friends...one of whom is Betsy Crapps's sister, the founder of the Mom Prom from Michigan), my friend decided to put together a Mom Prom in Schenectady in April, 2012. Seven of us from Saratoga Springs attended this event and left deciding that we needed to have one here in Saratoga Springs. Interestingly, 5 of the 7 of us were graduates from Saratoga Springs High School. We named ourselves the "Saratoga Seven" and in May 2012 had our first planning meeting for the Saratoga Mom Prom 2013!

As with other Mom Proms across the country (there were 40 last year across the country...all raising funds for various causes/charities) you will see recent prom or bridesmaid gowns mixed with many vintage dresses. The Michigan Mom Prom founder wears her pink puffed sleeved taffeta dress from the late 1960s. Elegance is not required and tacky is welcomed! We just want everyone to have fun and dress to relive their prom days, or if you didn't attend your own high school prom...this is your chance!

We will be dancing the night away at McGregor Links Country Club to DJ Larryoke (editor's note, best DJ name ever) and music from the 60s up to the present, sipping signature drinks from our souvenir glow in the dark martini glasses, enjoying our cardboard dates (?!?!?!), savoring finger foods, choosing a prom queen and yes, there is even a winner for the tackiest dress! We will be featuring wonderful themed raffle baskets with names from our favorite old songs such as "Garden Party", "Take a Chance on Me", "Baubles, Bangles and Beads", "Rock a Bye Baby", "Love Me Tender" and many more!

Our purpose this year is to raise funds for the Saratoga Hospital Breast Health Center at Wilton Medical Arts to enable them to purchase a state of the art massage chair to relax patients undergoing procedures such as mammograms, biopsies, etc.  as well as an aroma therapy diffuser for the waiting room. Breast health is a concern to us all...whether you are going for your first mammogram as a young woman, having your yearly mammogram, or having a biopsy of something discovered on a mammogram. Whether you yourself are a survivor of breast cancer or have a family member of friend who has survived, it is a primary health issue and one that can be discovered and treated, hopefully returning us to a healthy status."

I for one can't wait for the Mom Prom, I absolutely love McGregor Links and I think it's the perfect spot for this fun event. You don't have to be a mom to come but the event IS ladies only! I'm going to get a jump at shopping for the tackiest prom dress I can find, I want to win that prize! Come join me and this great group of local women to help raise money for the Breast Health Center, I guarantee this is going to be such a fun night! See you there! xoxo

Tickets for the event are just $45 and can be purchased by clicking here.