I am posting this question for DD and her BFF.
DD/BFF are seniors this year and prom is right around the corner. The norm for our area is that you have a prom "group" so to speak. This is the group of kids you are going to have dinner with, share the cost of a limo/partybus, hang out with at after prom, etc. The girls have had their group well established for several weeks already - not everyone has dates, some are just going with "the group".
Issue: There is another girl (AG from here on out) at school who does not have a date that is trying to insert herself into their group. This would not seem overly problematic, except that the last time she did this (Homecoming), she CLUNG to DD the entire evening. DD does not particuarly care for this person and it kind of ruined her homecoming experience. AG literally *chased* DD at the Homecoming dance when DD slipped away for a moment. DD has also had issues this year with AG trying to copy her homework instead of doing it herself, not pulling her weight when assigned together in a group, etc.
DD has tried to subtley let on that this girl is not part of the group and that DD will not be hanging out with her. She doesn't seem to be getting the message. As a side note, the other members of the group are not friends with AG in any way, shape, or form.
AG: Do you have a date yet?
AG: Perfect! Neither do I, so it'll just be me, you, AG1, and AG2. (AG1 and AG2 are not part of the group either....)
DD:(managed to not have jaw hit floor....) I suppose their will be other people at the dance that don't have dates. ***makes escape***
DD knows that little snippet didn't do anything to deter AG, but she just doesn't know what to say and she doesn't want to be mean. However, it's Senior prom and she wants to enjoy it! She doesn't want to have to manage this situation at the dance, you know?
AG lives just 3 houses away from us, but they *never* hang out outside of school. DD considers this girl an acquaintance at best, but AG seems to think they are BFFs.
When I had nothing constructive to offer in the way of advice I knew exactly where to come!
So please E-hellions, bestow your wisdom upon us. How can DD make it perfectly clear to AG that she is not part of their group and they will NOT be spending time together at Prom?
(let me know if you need clarification on anything!)