A DOTING mum has splashed out £1,000 on her daughter's primary school prom – with a £400 custom-made dress and a horse and carriage to take her there.
Pampered Leah Roberts, 11, from Wednesbury, West Mids, was also treated to getting her hair, make-up and fake nails professionally done ahead of the event yesterday.
Mum-of-three Jennifer, 35, a teaching assistant, and husband Dean, 34, a wielder, also splashed out on a Pandora charm, personalised 'Champagne' glasses and a balloon display.
They claim it's nothing more than Leah deserves.
Jennifer said: “My older daughter didn’t want to go to her prom, Leah was distraught that Katelyn wasn’t going because she wanted to see her in a special dress.
“When Leah found out about year six prom she nearly fell over in excitement, she couldn’t wait.
“I can’t really say no, I’m really soft on her so within reason she’ll always get the things she wants.
“She’s always been a bit of a diva and knows what she wants, and on this occasion because her sister decided to opt out of her prom we decided that we could go the extra mile for Leah.
I can’t really say no, I’m really soft on her
“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.”
“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.
“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.
“She’s a girly girl so this sort of event is perfect for her, as soon as we picked her up from school on the day our first stop was her professional makeover.”
LEAH'S PROM PACKAGE
Horse pulled carriage: £350
Pandora charm: £40
Balloon display: £50
Leah said: “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!”
Jennifer admitted: “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.
She’s always been a bit of a diva and knows what she wants
“I know there’s an argument between parents about whether or not large amounts of money should be spent on proms, but I figure that if I can get her what she wants then I don’t see the harm in pulling out all the stops for her.
“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.
“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.”
We previously reported on a 16-year-old who arrived at her prom in a Rolls-Royce decorated with four MILLION Swarovski crystals – costing £500 for 15 minutes.
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