Philadelphia Mother Spends $25,000 For Her Son’s Epic Dubai Themed Prom Party

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This Philadelphia mother, and owner of Country Cookin splurged a whopping $25,000 on exotic cars, three tons of sand, and even a camel for her teenage son’s Dubai-themed prom extravaganza. Saudia Shuler, 43, said she wanted to take her only son Johnny Eden Jr. to Dubai, but instead brought a taste of the middle eastern country to their Philadelphia neighborhood so that everyone could enjoy it.

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Eden Jr. wore three outfits and took along three different dates, all in various custom-made gowns, to his prom in Philadelphia on Friday. He also had a Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, and a Range Rover for the formal dance at Simon Gratz Mastery Charter. Shuler hauled in the three tons of sand and rented a camel from an Ohio farm for the event, which she paid for 18 months ago. She also had a custom mural created three different Dubai-inspired sets that took over their entire block. Shuler worked for a week well into the night to create the lavish scene, with the help of friends and family.

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When asked about the lavish soiree Eden Jr. said, “At first I was like, it was too much, I don’t really like a lot of attention, but it’s worth it. It was epic, man. I had my family out here. That’s all I really cared about is my family being out here. My mom did her thing, she was the real MVP.”

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Shuler justified the $25,000 price tag with the fact that her son graduated with a 3.8-grade point average and was a standout out on his school’s basketball team. She also says she suffered a stroke and fought cancer within the past few years.”I was on my death bed a few years ago. My son took it real hard. He believed in Allah so bad. He is Muslim, I am not. So that is what kept him strong.” Shuler continued, “I said, if I ever live to make it I’m going to put on a big prom and a big graduation for my son and I just prayed, and I hoped I got to see my son go to graduation and go to prom, because I didn’t believe I was going to make it.”

If this was the prom, then we’re very excited to see what the graduation party is going to look like.

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