Prom – it’s the one school event most teens look forward to from the time they enter high school. From searching for the perfect prom dress/tux to eating at an extravagant restaurant and dancing the night away with friends, what’s not to look forward to? Of course, with all of the fun prom night can bring, comes some risk of danger, making most parents worry about the safety of their children.
At Overland Chauffeured Services, we’ve been providing special event transportation for prom night for nearly 40 years and know a thing or two about keeping your kids safe on one of the most exciting nights of their lives. Keep reading for some tips for a safe and fun prom night so both you and your child can have a great evening!
1. Book transportation for the evening
There’s no denying that most parents are anxious about their teens driving due to distractions alone, let alone driving on prom night. With prom usually comes underage drinking; in fact, 54% of students admit to consuming on average four drinks on prom night. No one wants to imagine their child drinking underage, let alone getting behind the wheel intoxicated or getting into a friend’s car after they’ve been drinking.
Booking prom transportation through a reputable chauffeur service can give you peace of mind, knowing your child is being chauffeured by a professional and safe driver. At Overland Chauffeured Services, our policies prohibit underage drinking, so you can rest assured knowing your child and their friends won’t have access to alcohol while they’re riding in our vehicles. When you book prom night limo service through Overland, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your child is safe from the drive to dinner all the way to the drive home after the dance. We provide prom night transportation you don’t have to worry about; our chauffeurs undergo pre-screening criminal background checks, ongoing training, random drug testing and DOT compliance training as part of our commitment to your safety.
In addition to our commitment to safety, you can also rest assured knowing you can reach your child’s chauffeur the entire evening, simply by sending text messages to our text-enabled number as well as our integrated chauffeur communications app for status updates.
Not only does booking prom transportation keep your child safe, it’s also more fun for them and their friends if they show up to prom in a luxurious limousine, sedan or SUV, complete with a well groomed chauffeur dressed in traditional back suit uniform! Your child will get to spend the entire evening with their friends, being chauffeured to dinner and prom, sharing memories they’ll never forget.
2. Make dinner reservations at a reputable, nice restaurant
Half of the fun of prom is dressing up in formal attire and going to a fancy dinner before the big dance. When else do you get to dress up and order gourmet food with your friends as a teen? Give your child the royal treatment by making reservations at a reputable, nice restaurant. For safety reasons, you’ll want to make sure you choose a reputable restaurant that won’t serve alcohol to minors, making for an even safer evening for your child and their friends. Here are a few of our favorite, nice restaurants in the Kansas City area:
- Piropos– Receiving an “excellent” rating of 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor, Piropos is an Argentinian restaurant that serves gourmet salads, seafood and meats, perfect for a fancy prom night dinner!
- Seasons 52– Every Kansas Citian enjoys visiting Country Club Plaza and Seasons 52 is no exception. From fresh seafood to gourmet sandwiches and burgers, it’s the perfect place for your teen to enjoy a great meal before prom.
- The Capital Grille– One of Kansas City’s best steakhouses, The Capital Grille has something on the menu everyone will enjoy.
Make sure to book reservations in advance – these restaurants fill up quickly with prom groups!
3. Establish a curfew
Most prom nights end between 11 p.m. and 12 a.m., with some teens going to parties afterward to keep the celebration going. If you’re trying to keep your child as safe as possible and have allowed them to go to an after party, keep a strict curfew. By establishing a curfew, you’ll know when to expect them home so you can have peace of mind knowing they’re safe.
4. Sit back and relax
Although sending your child to prom can be stressful and worrisome, it’s important to keep in mind that you should trust that your child will make good decisions and will have an excellent night. Remember to sit back and relax knowing that your child is having a wonderful time with their friends and enjoying the last moments of their high school career. To get your mind off of things, try getting together with the other parents of your child’s prom group or enjoy a date night with your significant other.
By following the tips above, your child is bound to have a wonderful prom night and you’re sure to have peace of mind knowing they’re safe while enjoying their evening!
If you need to reserve transportation for prom night, book online with Overland Chauffeured Services today or call us at (913) 381-3504. Whether you need to book a limousine that can hold up to 10 passengers or a luxury sedan for your child and their date, Overland has you covered. Our premium fleet fills up fast for prom season, so we encourage you to make reservations as soon as possible.
All of us at Overland hope your child has a wonderful and safe prom night!