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A Night to Remember - Special Needs Prom

  • Lakes Area Vineyard Church 950 Longview Drive Detroit Lakes, MN, 56501 United States (map)

Lakes Area Vineyard Church is hosting a prom for those in our community with special needs!
Our heart is to shower these folks with God's love by celebrating them, pampering them, serving them, laughing with them and partying with them!

Please take a look at the information below to learn more about this event and to RSVP or get involved!

Age limit for Honored Guests:
This event is for teens and older—you’re never too old to party! If this would be a fun experience for you or someone you know, you are more than welcome to come! Please RSVP by filling out this online form:

Cost for the Honored Guests:
There is no cost for our Honored Guests! Lakes Area Vineyard Church will be funding this event along with any people or businesses that generously give donations to make this event possible.

What is available for the Honored Guests:
-A personal host for the evening
-Make-up application if desired
-Hair styling if desired
-Limo or Party Bus ride
-Walk down the Red Carpet with a paparazzi crew
-Photo with your host
-Carnival Games
-Gift Bag
-Dance party

What the Honored Guests should wear:
We encourage all our Honored Guests to dress their best! If you do not have a dress or tux/suit to wear, we may have some options for you:
We are collecting donated dresses, tuxedos, shoes, and accessories at the Becker County DAC. Feel free to stop by on weekdays from 9am-2pm to try things on and take things home.
***On March 30, all donations will be brought to Lakes Area Vineyard Church. You can come and “shop” from 10am-1pm. We may also have some tailors available to alter clothing as needed.
If these options don't work, just come to prom looking your best with what you have! We are just so excited for you to spend the evening with us!

The night of the event, should the Honored Guests come dressed in their tuxedo/suit or dress?
Yes, please come dressed for the occasion. We will have hair and make-up stations available if you would like your hair or make-up done. We will also provide a corsage or boutonniere for each Honored Guest.

Dates to the prom:
No dates please. This is a fun-filled night where each Honored Guest will be partnered with a Host for the evening. Guys will be partnered with guys and gals will be partnered with gals. We will partner everyone onsite as you check in. Our Hosts look forward to being a friend to you and treating you like a star for the night!

Times the Honored Guests should arrive and depart:
Check-in starts at 6 PM. The “prom experience” goes from 6-9PM. The first part of the evening is spent getting paired with your Host and going through the stations (hair, make-up, flowers, photo, carnival games, limo, food/dessert.) The last hour is a big dance party in the auditorium! You will be responsible to arrange transportation to and from the prom.

Food and Beverages:
A variety of pizzas and mini cupcakes will be served for dinner. Blenders will be available to puree if needed. Popcorn will be served as a snack. Water, pop, lemonade, and coffee are the beverages that will be available. Please make note on your RSVP if you have further dietary restrictions/needs you’d like us to know of.

Can parents, families, and/or para-professionals attend the evening with the Honored Guests?
We welcome family, friends, and para-professionals to be a part of the evening by joining our “paparazzi” team to cheer on our Honored Guests as they make their way down the Red Carpet after their limo or party bus ride. We do, however, want to allow our guests to spend their evening with their host and engage with other guests attending the prom. If an Honored Guest requires constant monitoring, exceptions will be made. We want the experience to be fun and safe for everyone.
If you would like to join the “paparazzi” team please fill out this form:

If you have a heart for those with special needs and woud like to learn more about being a Host to an Honored Guest at the prom, please click this link:

If you have further questions, please email!

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