Thank you Spelman College for inviting our executive director, Rhonda G. Hudson, as the guest speaker at the Annual Spelman Women Empowered through Professional Training (SWEPT) event ~ Soft-Skills (Business Dining Etiquette).
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By Rhonda G. Hudson
Decisions-Decisions! As prom season approaches in Atlanta’s South Fulton community, many decisions have to be made. In this evolving era of technology and social media, teen proms have become more than a high school tradition. Prom Night has morphed into the social event of the season where Instagram is king. Most young ladies and gentlemen are gearing up for the most extravagant “Promposal” or the event of asking a potential date out to the prom with hopes that their creative ideas to ask the big question will be captured on social media and go viral. Regardless of new trends in accepting and attending the ultimate date night, there are a few etiquette guidelines that will help make planning the event less stressful and drama free for teens and parents.
Create a Prom Budget:
Financing the prom can cost a small fortune without proper planning and communication. The question is who pays? Traditionally, the gentleman paid for all expenses including tickets, limo, pictures, and dinner. Today, whoever is asking, whether gentleman or young lady, should pay for the prom tickets. The other cost should be agreed upon among the families well in advance in order to mitigate confusion.
Choose the Date:
No longer does the young lady have to wait to be asked to the prom. Today, young ladies ask gentlemen and groups of friends attend the prom together. Rule of thumb, after a prom invitation has been accepted, go out on a date prior to the prom in order to become acquainted with one another in a social setting outside of school. In addition, families should meet to agree upon prom night expectations, curfews and schedule. Be mindful that once an invitation to the prom has been accepted and plans are made, teens should keep their word and stick to the date.
Discuss Prom Attire:
Prom attire may vary from school to school. Masquerade, Mardi Gras and Hollywood are a few popular prom themes that may dictate the attire. Prom invitations should address the theme and become the guide to what to wear. When deciding the color schemes of the dress and the tuxedo, parties should discuss in advance before purchases and rentals are made in order to avoid mismatch attire. Flowers are an integral and symbolic part of the attire. Gentlemen should order corsages two weeks in advance and pin on the ladies’ left side of the gown; ladies should order boutonnieres two weeks in advance for gentlemen and place on the left lapel.
Executive Director, Rhonda Hudson
The Treasure Box School of Etiquette
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Treasure Box Atlanta presents Prom Expo 2015, Saturday, March 21, at Greenbriar Mall from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
Metro Atlanta teens from Westlake, KIPP Atlanta Collegiate, Therrell and Douglas High Schools were among participants entertained by Westlake High’s Step Team “Karma” and Fashion & Design Club. Young ladies and gentlemen received Social and Dining etiquette sessions to empower them on their ultimate prom dates. Juniors and Seniors entered drawing for a chance to win a FREE Prom Dress from Macy’s and FREE tuxedo rental from Savvi Formalwear. Teens also won FREE makeovers by The Look by Joi and FREE Bluetooth from Metro PCS!
Prom Expo 2015 Presenters:
Harold Bell, Spelman College’s Director of Career Development
Darrell Brown, Savvi Formal Menswear
Joi Mebane, author and owner of The Look by Joi
Zachary Smith, Master Stylist
Rhonda Hudson, executive director of Treasure Box Atlanta
Treasure Box Atlanta’s executive director gives the keynote “What’s the NEXT
Big Thing?” for Elaine Sterling Institute (ESI) Graduation Ceremony on
November 1, 2014.
Our executive director, Rhonda Hudson, personally welcomes Oprah Winfrey and The Life You Want Weekend to Atlanta, Georgia. Enjoy a personal note of thanks and gifts from Oprah!
President of Spelman College, Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum and Rhonda Hudson.
On May 10, 2014, The Treasure Box School of Etiquette’s founder and executive director, Rhonda Hudson was honored by the Pauline E. Drake Scholars (PEDS) Executive Board with the Pearl Award for Alumnae Achievement at The 2014 Pink & Red Graduation Celebration. The Celebration also commemorated the 25th Year Anniversary of the Pauline E. Drake Scholars Organization.
Rhonda Hudson with mentor Dr. Pauline E. Drake
District 7 Residents & Friends:
In today’s issue I would like to personally acknowledge some of the accomplishments of our youth programs during the month of December. Our children, the leaders of the future, are definitely leaving an indelible mark on our communities!
Fulton County Youth and Children Services sponsors curriculum-based social and dining etiquette courses for boys and girls 3rd-7th grade to foster leadership skills and self efficacy.
Etiquette Culminating Ceremony
On December 13, 2012 Priceless University held its “I Am Priceless” Culmination Ceremony at Spelman College hosted by Mrs. Rhonda Hudson Executive Director of the Treasure Box School of Etiquette. Four Priceless students served as guest speakers and conducted a presentation on what it means to be PRICELESS. The atmosphere was supportive and enriching as each young lady demonstrated leadership and were able to display what they learned from etiquette class sessions. Ages 13-18.