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Coordinators: April Sthormes, Tara Guy, Cristina Nettles, Mandy Remes, Jodie Ellis, Leah Bloom, & Michelle Roques

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We are so excited to announce that our 1st CHEF of GNO Teen Formal will be held at First Baptist Kenner in the Fellowship Hall on Friday, April 9th.  This is a private event for CHEF of GNO teens, ages 13 & up.

Friday, April 9, 2021

7pm to 10pm (pictures from 6-7)

First Baptist Kenner

1400 Williams Blvd

Kenner, Louisiana 70062


THEME:  An Evening in Paris



Your RSVP is not valid until it is confirmed and your tickets are paid for. There are not enough spots for each guest to bring an escort.  CHEF of GNO member tickets that are purchased by February 15th will be guaranteed a ticket.  Escort/guest tickets will be available for purchase on February 16th.  Escort reservations will be accepted on a first come - first served basis (after CHEF of GNO spots are secured).   Max capacity (in Phase 2) is 60 teens.  At 60, we must close the RSVP list and start a waiting list.


***The $25 fee (per person) is non-refundable if you change your mind about participating after this date. (2/28).  RSVPs will be accepted in the following order: CHEF of GNO members, Escorts of CHEF of GNO members.  Please note: This event is private and due to capacity limits, cannot be open to all homeschooled teens.


GUESTS/ESCORTS:  Parent-approved opposite gender escorts may come if there is room. 

Escorts are neither encouraged nor prohibited.  If your teen would like to bring an escort of the opposite gender and you feel comfortable with it - this is permissible.  NO SAME GENDER ESCORTS.  CHEF does not encourage “dating” and we would like to be clear that this is by no means “a date-type” event.  No family should feel like their teen needs to find an escort to go with them to this formal.  In fact, many (if not most) will probably not have an escort.  


FORMAL ATTIRE IS REQUIRED:  Boys must wear a coat, dress shirt and tie, slacks and nice shoes.  A sports coat is fine.  A suit is fine.  Absolutely no shorts, jeans, t-shirts, polos, ripped/distressed clothing, or old tennis shoes can be worn.  New dress tennis shoes are permitted.


Girls must wear a dress: Floor length dress preferred, (not mandatory).  Other options: prom dress (mid thigh or longer, high/low) and dress shoes or heels.  No pants, slacks, or pant suits.  Anyone wearing anything skin tight, see thru, shorter than mid thigh or inappropriately low cut will not be permitted to enter the formal.  Strapless is permitted as long as it doesn’t have a plunging neckline, two piece dress is permitted as long as it’s not a crop top with midriff exposed.  If questionable, feel free to email for pre-approval to  


MASKS: Masks must be worn when entering/exiting the building, while using the microphone, and when at the food/drink tables.  


MUSIC: appropriate (non-explicit) pop, dance, hip hop and alternative music will be played throughout the night. Song requests will be taken beforehand and previewed for appropriateness.  Dancing is permitted (and expected)!.


PICTURES: We will have a professional photographer offering picture packages. There will be an option to buy various picture packages for an additional cost. Please plan to arrive at 6pm, if you would like professional pictures taken. We will only offer pictures for one hour. If you come after 7p, no professional pic.


FOOD: light party food, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and refreshments will be available.

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