Dalton Bee, 18, asked a friend he’s known since eighth grade, Macie Poole, by spelling out “prom” with her great-grandmother’s butter cookie recipe. The pair are seniors at Marietta.
“She is a fun person to be around and hilarious,” Bee said when asked why he chose Poole to be his date to the March 22 prom.
Bee decided to pull a few heart strings in his request for Poole’s hand to this year’s prom.
“I knew that I had to ask in a fancy or cool way,” he said. “One of our mutual friends said her favorite cookies are butter cookies and recommended I ask her somehow using those.”
With the help of Poole’s best friend, Bee made enough butter cookies, a recipe passed down from her great-grandmother Ann Mitchell, to spell out “Prom” on the kitchen counter.
“We made the cookies from scratch and set them out on the island in the kitchen,” Bee said. “When Macie came over to her friend’s house, thinking she’ll be helping with prom stuff, there I was with the cookies.”
Poole said yes.
“I kind of had some sort of inclination that he’d ask, but I had no idea it would be in such a cute way,” she said. “Dalton is creative, but I just didn’t think it would be so heartfelt.”
The creative means to ask girls to prom is encouraged at the school, Bee said.
“I started seeing it my freshman year,” he said. “Guys were hanging banners on top of our grand staircase and painting up. It is a very big deal and a privilege to go to prom at Marietta.”
Another senior who made asking his girlfriend to prom special is 18-year-old Chase Johnson.
On Valentine’s Day, he and Emma Mills went out to the spot where they had their first date near McCollum Airport in Kennesaw, and he popped the question, so to speak.
“I gave her a Pandora bracelet and under that it had ‘Prom?’ on a sticky note,” he said.
Johnson said he chose to surprise Mills with a bracelet after seeing how much his mother loved the one she got at Christmas.
“I absolutely loved the idea of it so I decided it’d be nice to give Emma one, and I thought I’d bundle it up in a special occasion to make it a lot more memorable,” he said.
The bracelet had a single pink bead on it, Mills’ favorite color.
“I gave her one bead, as a foundation to build upon,” he said.
The 16-year-old sophomore, who’s been dating Johnson for about three months, said she was really surprised.
“He’s really a creative guy, and I didn’t know it’d be that creative but I knew he’d be creative when he did ask me,” she said.