Parents spend £1,000 on their 11-year-old daughter’s primary school prom – including a £400 dress and £350 horse-drawn carriage – and admit she ALWAYS ‘gets what she wants’
- Jennifer Roberts, from the West Midlands, spent £1,000 on her daughter’s prom
- Leah, 11, was spoiled with a £400 dress and a horse and carriage to take her
- Jennifer said she spent ‘as much as she could’ on Leah’s special primary prom
- Mother added: ‘I can’t really say no to her so she always gets what she wants’
A mother revealed she splashed out more than £1,000 on her 11-year-old daughter’s primary school prom.
Teaching student Jennifer Roberts, 35, and husband Dean, 34, a wielder, went all out for daughter Leah’s year six dance, spending £400 on a ‘special adult dress’ and £100 on her hair, make-up and nails.
Keen for their ‘diva’ daughter to have a prom fit for a princess, the couple, from Wednesbury, West Midlands, hired a two-horse carriage to take the schoolgirl to the event – at the cost of £350.
Mother-of-three Jennifer admitted ‘she can’t really say no’ to ‘diva’ Leah. ‘I’m really soft on her so within reason she’ll always get the things she wants,’ she said.
Schoolgirl Leah Roberts, 11, was treated to a night to remember when her parents spent £1,000 on her school prom, including a £250 horse-drawn carriage (pictured)
Jennifer said Leah’s face ‘lit up’ when she tried on the ‘adult’ dress, and went on to have her nails, hair and make-up done professionally. The purple frock, pictured cost £400
The 11 year old was spoiled with a lavish makeover and a £50 balloon display, some pictured
However she insisted the family ‘didn’t go without’ and could afford to spend the money on the prom. She added she simply wanted to give her daughter a night to remember.
Fit for a princess! Leah’s £1k school prom
Pandora Charm: £40
Horse pulled carriage: £350
Balloon display: £50
‘She’s always been a bit of a diva and always knows what she wants, or how she wants something to be,’ Jennifer said.
‘And on this occasion because her [older] sister decided to opt out of her prom we decided that we could go the extra mile for Leah.’
‘She had a really lovely time, and I’m sure she’ll be talking about it for a long time to come so in the end I think it was all worth it.’
Jennifer told how Leah ‘nearly fell over in excitement’ when she found out about the dance and wanted to do everything ‘properly’.
The mother continued: ‘We went to the shops and tried on some children’s dresses, I could see in her face that she did not like them, when she tried on a special adult dress her face lit up.
‘She wanted everything to be done properly, her nails, hair, make-up and dress and I don’t see why she shouldn’t be allowed those things if we can provide it for her.
Mother Jennifer, pictured here with husband Dean, said they spent as much as they could on their daughter Leah’s special night
Jennifer called her daughter a ‘girly-girl’ who ‘always gets what she wants’ including professional make-up for her primary school prom
Leah said she was made to feel ‘really special’ on her big night, which she had been dreaming about all year. Pictured, Leah having her hair done before the big event
Jennifer explained she ‘can’t really say no’ to her 11 year old daughter, so she always gets what she wants. The schoolgirl was given a special ‘adult dress’, pictured, for the occasion
‘She didn’t want to go in a limo like the other kids and I knew that she wanted a horse and carriage, it’s every little girl’s dream so we managed to get hold of one.’
Leah was also bought a £40 Pandora charm for the occasion and decked out with £90 worth of accessories.
The night was finished off with a custom £50 balloon display.
Jennifer continued: ‘These are all things that she wants to do, I couldn’t say no to her. We’ve even got some special champagne flutes with her name on them, not with real champagne though of course.’
The mother-of-three said she understood there is a debate about how much parents should spend on proms but that she ‘didn’t see the harm in pulling out all the stops’ if the family can afford it.
Jennifer said her 11 year old daughter wanted to feel like ‘a princess’ for her primary prom night. Pictured, Leah in front of her £50 balloon display
Jennifer’s family pet Bob even got in on the action with a ride in the horse and carriage and a purple bow-tie (pictured together)
Jennifer and Dean ‘spent what they could’ on making the night as special as they could for their daughter Leah
Jennifer said that her daughter enjoyed the £1,000 evening so much that ‘it was worth every penny’
Leah revealed she wished she could wear her £400 dress every day and called her hair and make-up amazing
‘These days are special for children, and girls more so because they get to become the princess they have spent years seeing in the Disney films,’ she continued.
‘We spent what we could, and we didn’t go without to be able to give her this special day, and I know how much she enjoyed it so it was worth every penny.
‘I think the important thing was that my little girl got to have the day she envisioned in her head and I wanted to make it a reality for her.’
Leah added: ‘I had been looking forward to this night for ages and it was perfect, mum and dad really made me feel special.
‘My hair and makeup were amazing and I wish I could wear my dress every day!’
Leah said she had been looking forward to the night for ‘ages’ and that her parents made her feel really special (pictured in the horse and carriage on the night)
Leah was over-the-moon with her special prom night, riding to the event in a florally decorated horse and carriage (pictured with her pet Bob)
Jennifer explained her 11 year old ‘diva’ daughter ‘always gets what she wants’ (pictured with Shih Tzu Bob, with matching bow-tie)
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