Prom 2016

Prom 2017 coming soon!

The 2016 Patient Prom was an unforgettable event for all who attended! The night began with the DJ spinning 50's hits for patients – both former and current – and their guests to arrive to. Mounting appetites were satisfied with a serving of hamburgers/cheeseburgers, fries, chicken fingers, fruit and an ice cream bar. Throughout dinner, participants watched graceful and inspiring performances put on by dancers from Fred Astaire studio. Good company, fun tunes, delicious food and spirited performers led to a group of teens, volunteers and staff twistin’ the night away!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend the prom?

Any Children's Hospital of Wisconsin patient (inpatient or outpatient) who is 14 years or older is invited to attend the Children's Hospital prom. If the patient is an inpatient at the time of the event, he or she will need a consent form from his or her doctor. 

When should I arrive?

  • Inpatient teens/hospitalized (and guest) – 3:30 p.m.
  • Outpatient teens/non-hospitalized (and guest) – 4:30 p.m.

Where should I go when I arrive?

Inpatients will be brought directly to the Teen Lounge for preparation. Outpatients can report to the registration area in the main lobby of the hospital.

May I bring a date?

Absolutely! Each patient may bring one date. Dates must bring a consent form signed by a parent or guardian.

Are there special requirements?

If patient is being picked up at the end of the event, a licensed driver's name and phone number must be presented at check in. The driver's license must be presented when the patient is picked up.

Can prom attendees leave and come back?

All attendees must remain at prom until 9 p.m. At 9 p.m., attendees must be picked up by a licensed driver.

Can parents attend?

Parents are not required to stay. Parents are invited to attend an optional, informal parent event held in The Daniel M. Soref Family Resource Center.

What if I don't have anything to wear?

No problem! We have a selection of dresses, shirts and ties for you to choose from. Please let us know when you RSVP if you need something to wear to the prom.

What if I don't have anyone to do my hair or make up?

We have an awesome group of hair stylists and make up artists volunteering their time to make you look beautiful for this special night. Please let us know when you RSVP if you need hair or makeup assistance.

Will there be chaperones?

Hospital staff and volunteers will be present during the entire event.

Will medical personnel staff the event?

Yes, medical staff will be present if any medical needs arise.

Will food and drinks be served?

Of course! Please let us know about any food allergies you or your date may have. Do not bring outside food or beverages into the building. All drink containers will be taken away upon entry into the hospital. If an individual arrives to the prom and appears to be under the influence of alcohol or any other controlled substance, he or she will NOT be allowed to participate and will be asked to leave.