I went to prom my senior year back in 2005, and I remember paying $60 for my dress, and $40 on gas for my car to get to the venue. My friends and I didn't rent a limo or anything, because we all lived in different cities, and since were part of the Prom Committee, we had to be there early to set up and organize the event. A friend of our family was a hairdresser, so she charged me $15 for an updo, and the cost of my necklace and matching earrings came to $20.
So, my total costs for prom (well, my parents' total costs), came to a whopping.... $135!
Now, can you guess how much parents spend on their child's prom in 2012?