When I was in high school you only went to formals your junior and senior years, but now they have a dance called Freshman Formal. Although I loved shopping with Raleigh and getting her all primped up on the big day, I have mixed feelings about this dance. It's clearly a reason for girls to buy expensive dresses and have their hair and nails done since most 15-year old girls are not allowed to date yet (and yes, Raleigh is not allowed to date yet!).
As you can see from Raleigh's girl gang, there were 10 girls without dates. And they weren't the only girl gang posted on social media. So who and why did someone decide to put together a formal dance so that the girls could get all gussied up to go out with their girl friends? I'm sure I'll never know, but at least the girls had a blast looking like young princesses ;)