Prom. It isn’t only a big moment for your son or daughter. It’s a milestone for you, as parents, as well. Whether your teenager is a junior or a senior, talk of the big dance is abuzz in the Bay Area. Students from Menlo School, Galileo High School, The Branson School, Lowell High School, and other grade-9-through-12 schools in Northern California are renting tuxedos, purchasing gowns, and, of course, working up the courage to ask that special someone to the night of their young lives. Nationwide Limousine Service would be honored to play an important role in creating the perfect prom memories.
Prom organizers at Tracy High School have seen attendance drop sharply in recent years as many students are renting party buses instead of going to prom. While party buses may be the ultimate in prom transportation, a surprising number of kids are choosing to organize their own prom nights in smaller groups. Tracy High School activities director Alayna Carter says that some kids think that renting a party bus is a more fun and exciting option than an evening of dinner and dancing at Tracy’s Portuguese Hall.
“The kids just aren’t showing up any more,” she said recently. “They… take the party bus to San Francisco, walk around, eat wherever and drive back to someone’s house. They weren’t going to the dance, because they figured it’s just in Tracy, when they can go and do stuff out of town.”
A recent survey conducted by credit card giant Visa found that the average cost of going to prom is now more than $1,078. High school proms are certainly some of the high points of a young person’s life, but Visa’s survey found that kids and parents are spending increasingly larger sums of money for clothing, shoes, dinner, tickets, pictures, salon services, limo rentals and other costs.
If you’re making prom plans and are looking for Bay Area prom limo rentals, now is an excellent time to make your reservations. We are already receiving reservations for some of the most popular prom nights, but we still have lots of limousines, party buses, limo buses and other luxury vehicles for you, your date and your friends for your special evening.
Officers from the Clovis Police Department are investigating more than 100 Buchanan High School students for underage drinking after receiving a call from a bus driver who reported seeing dozens of drunken students hanging around an intersection. Police received the call around midnight on the morning of May 1. When they responded, they found the intoxicated students hanging around outside an In-N-Out Burger restaurant. Officers said the students had smuggled alcohol onto two party buses that had transported the groups to their prom at local hotspot Holland Park West.
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you may remember a story from last month about a group of Georgia prom goers who were stranded and had their prom ruined by an illegal and unethical limousine service. In the wake of that incident, officials with the Georgia Public Service Commission are working with the Atlanta Police Department to conduct spot checks of limousines, party buses and other luxury vehicles on prom nights. The checks are intended to safeguard kids from illegal limo operators who do not have required insurance coverage, proper licensing and registration of drivers and vehicles.
If you’ve always wanted to rent a San Francisco party bus for prom, but thought they were only for rock stars and pro athletes, think again. Get your friends organized, make a plan and call the Bay Area prom party bus experts at NLS Limo. Renting a party bus for prom makes sense for several reasons such as these:
Prom limo rentals, once a very rare sight and luxury only available to the wealthy, are now increasingly common on weekend evenings in late spring all across the country. The source of the surging popularity in prom limousines is coming from an unlikely source – the parents of those attending the proms. Prom limos have always been a much sought-after mode of prom transportation, but, these days, limousine services are reporting that it is the parents making the reservations instead of their children.
As prom season draws near, we want all of our guests to have a great time. In addition, we want their parents to rest easy knowing that the San Francisco limo service they’ve chosen takes the safety of their children very seriously. Before renting a Bay Area prom limo, party bus or other type of luxury transportation for the prom, your limo provider should ask underage guests and their parents to sign a Minors and Alcoholic Beverage Contract Agreement. In fact, before renting a prom limo in San Francisco or anywhere else this upcoming prom season, make sure you choose a limo service that makes this contract a requirement. Limo services that don’t require this contract are probably not ones with whom you’d like to do business, FYI.
As the Bay Area prom limousine season grows closer, we thought we’d offer a refresher course on what is and is not proper behavior while you’re riding in your San Francisco prom limo this year. We know and appreciate that prom is a significant milestone in our younger guests’ lives, and we really do want them to have a wonderful time with memories that they will cherish forever. However, we also take our responsibilities to our guests quite seriously, and, occasionally, we have to remind our guests about inappropriate behavior. To help ensure that everyone has a great time this year in his or her Bay Area prom party bus, limousine or other kind of luxury transportation, we’ve compiled a quick list of reminders: