Junior prom preview

April 6, 2022


Julia Rosten ('24)

Junior prom will be held on Thursday, April 7th at Auletto Caterers in Deptford, New Jersey.

The juniors of Cherry Hill High School East are going to experience a night as good as gold on April 7, 2022, for their junior prom. The dazzling event will take place at Auletto Caterers in Deptford, New Jersey, from 6:30-10:30 PM.
The prom will be the juniors’ first “normal” dance since their freshman year dance in 2020 due to the effects of Covid-19. Although there was a Sophomore Cotillion last year, it was completely out of the ordinary because of the numerous Covid-19 guidelines that were in place.
Auletto Caterers will be decked out in gold, black, and white to follow the prom’s theme of “gold rush.”

Interestingly enough, the Class of 2023 was originally planning on using this theme for their senior year prom next year. The class’s student government was deciding between two themes for this year’s dance – “gold rush” and the undisclosed theme for next year’s senior prom. Class of ‘23 Vice President, Kiran Muttathil (‘23), shared how “[they] ended up liking the other theme more so [they] decided to save that theme for senior prom because [they] could go much more all out with it next year, and still make the most of “gold rush” this year.”
The venue, Auletto Caterers, was an instant hit among the class of ‘23 officers. The building is both a ballroom and wedding venue, and it sits on a lake which offers great photo opportunities. Besides the chosen location, Muttathil shared that she and the other officers toured the Camden Adventure Aquarium, the Westin Mount Laurel, and the Collingswood Ballroom. “[They] really felt that Aulettos was the most spacious – they have a really generous indoor area and a large outdoor area as well – their outdoor scenery is really nice for pictures, and it was also the cheapest venue which was an added bonus for such a nice venue,” added Muttathil in regards to why Auletto Caterers was the final decision for their prom location.
As indicated in the name, the venue provides catering services. This was a major contribution to the deciding factor of the location for prom given that Auletto Caterers explained that they are very flexible since there are no third parties involved. Muttathil said how “[they] could bring any menu ideas to the caterers, and they would be able to make it happen, and that really sealed the deal for this venue.” Many fun food stations are going to be incorporated at the event that may not have been possible if a different setting was chosen.
Muttathil expressed how junior prom is going to be a fun, social night and a return to normalcy after the setbacks of Covid-19. The class of ‘23 student government has put a tremendous amount of work into planning what will certainly be a night for the juniors to remember.

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