She danced with her family members and made some unique prom memories.
The high school prom is one of the most distinguished events in a teenager's life. More than being a song and dance event with friends, it is seen as a celebration of the beginning of adulthood. Prom is also a tradition that is associated with young love and school romances but a teenage girl from Colorado decided to give a unique twist to her prom and make it one of the most adorable quarantine activities this season.
Amelia Schantz's school canceled its prom owing to the current pandemic so instead of sulking about it, she announced to her parents and sister that they will have a full-fledged prom at home, reports CBS4. And the sporty family did not shy away; they worked to create an evening of fun together.
“There are going to be bad days and there’s going to be some things that get canceled and that’s hard to deal with,” Amelia Schantz told CBS4. “People are finding ways to connect and stay on track, and live a normal-ish life.”
As per CBS4, the family used Christmas decorations and old party supplies to decorate their home, they also made a photo wall and pulled out the disco ball. The effort to stay home and practice social distancing also let them support local businesses by ordering flowers and picking up takeout from a nearby restaurant.
Amelia already had her prom dress ready so they got her younger sister a prom-worthy dress. Amelia's mom and dad were also dressed for the event which included a lot of music, dancing, laughter, and gorgeous photos.
Amelia's father, Mike Schantz said, "In a normal prom, I wouldn’t get to experience any of that with my daughter.” Her younger sister Isabella who is set to graduate from Peak to Peak Charter School in Lafayette this May also enjoyed this quirky reunion with her family. “Amelia just came to us and it was just a fun idea,” she said. “It’s a rough time but it’s kind of nice that you get to just reunite with your families and spend time together.”
Amelia's mother believes that this act of theirs not only helped them create beautiful memories but they were also able to contribute to society by spreading joy. “We’re going to have hard times in front of us, bad days, this was a good day,” said Terri, her mother. “We’re all locked inside. We’re all doing it for the purpose of the good.”
What might've been a sad time for the senior turned into a joyful day for the whole family. Her mother shared photos on Facebook and she posted on TikTok and it soon started getting immense love and views.
“We have to lift each other and if we can make you smile, if you can make your family smile, your friends smile, do it virtually, share these moments of happiness,” Terri told CBS4.
Amelia also said something that will compel you to act for the happiness of yourself and your family. She believes that in times like this when people are trying to help others and spread positivity they should also do the same for themselves.
“If other people are trying to do that for you, you have to do that for yourself as well,” she said.