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How To Have a Fabulous and Memorable Prom Night

Prom is a night for graduating seniors to celebrate their twelve plus years of school. It is one of the last few times that your class will get together and have a good time. It is a time when you realize that you are leaving high school behind and are growing up and becoming a young adult. It is a time for graduating seniors to make a great memory and here are some ideas to have a fabulous and memorable prom night:

  1. Create a prom scrapbook. Fill a binder with mementos such as the price tag from your dress, your corsage, your ticket stubs— anything that has to do with prom night. Then decorate the outside of the scrapbook with a collage of your favorite prom pictures. Theme the scrapbook with the same theme as your prom.
  2. Be organized with your prom planning. Have a checklist of everything you need to get done for prom including your dress, activities before and after and who you are going with. Also, plan your pre-dance dinner if needed well ahead of time. Prom night is a popular night for local restaurants, so reserve a table for you and your date at least a month prior to the event.
  3. Be sure to rest before the big night. Having fun on prom night will use up a lot of energy. You will be stressed from all the preparations and with all the dancing you will be doing, you need to make sure that you get a good night’s sleep before prom and maybe even take a nap the day of prom.  If you talked your parents into extending curfew on prom night, you will need all the sleep you can get beforehand. Believe me you will have more fun if you are not dead tired.
  4. Most students find the prom a lot more fun if they go in a group. Couples can share a car, and several cars can go together and arrive at the dance at the same time. Or super size your prom ride by renting a minibus. Pass around a list and recruit your group. A ride this size costs less than a limo does per person. You will all arrive together and you can all sit together at the same table and enjoy each other’s company all evening. Remember that the earlier you arrive, the better your chances will be of finding an empty table where you can all sit together.
  5. You may want to get together at one person’s house to take group pictures and have hors d’oeuvres. Throw kind of a pre-prom “mocktail party” with virgin drinks. This gives everyone an opportunity to get a good start on the evening. It will also give parents a chance to make a fuss over all of you and take as many pictures as they want. They will probably be having as much fun as you are.
  6. Buy a bunch of one time use cameras and pass them around to your friends. Set a goal to use every last picture before the night is through. Hopefully, you will want to remember this night forever and this way you will get plenty of candid shots.
  7. Dance away the night.  Don’t be a wall flower on prom night.  Get up and dance!  If you don’t want to slow dance with your prom date, don’t let that stop you from having fun.  Pull your friends onto the floor and dance in a circle.
  8. Sometimes students don’t spend much time at the dance, but just show up for pictures and leave. These are the ones that really miss out on the fun. This may be the last time you will be seeing a lot of the people you have spent the last four years of high school with. It may be the biggest party you will ever attend where you know so many people in attendance. Enjoy it and have a great time! You’ll remember it when you look back years later, and it will be a good memory.
  9. Take care of your belongings. Don’t leave valuables on the table or in bathrooms. Even if you think you know everyone at the dance, it would be very sad to lose a camera or your money just because you were careless and left it sitting around unattended.
  10. After prom is over, be playful and have fun. Some suggestions: After prom, go bowling or to a late-night arcade. There’s nothing like friendly competition to really get everyone laughing. Or go to a late night diner all dressed up and order fries and a milk shake; it’ll hit the spot and you’ll get lots of attention. You can even gather in a friend’s house or backyard or on the beach, take your shoes off, turn up the music and really dance. Even the most ordinary things become more fun when you’re dressed up! You’re only in high school once. You might as well enjoy your night and make it last as long as you can.

Prom is a wonderful way to celebrate with your class but please don’t make choices on prom night that you will regret later. Don’t drink or use drugs as both impair your judgment, can hurt you and are illegal. You want this to be a night you can remember in a good way not a bad one.

Homecoming Hairstyles

Homecoming Hairstyles: The Updo or Don’t!

Many teenage girls will find themselves in the midst of a trauma when asked or nominated for the homecoming court. Next to prom, this is one of the most memorable occasions in a teen girl’s life. Much planning should go into the thoughts regarding homecoming hairstyles. After all, all eyes will be on you for those few moments, and as you grow older you will have the pictures as even greater reminders of years past.

Throughout the past several years, girls tend to look for homecoming hairstyles that are traditional and that offer them a sophisticated look. The most popular of these homecoming hairstyles is the “up-do”. Many stylists may offer their advice regarding your hair type and facial structure. Stylist’s may opt to braid, curl, tie, knot, or pin the hair in place. Variations of the up-do may incorporate hairpieces and hair accessories. Some girl’s may like to wear rhinestones and jewels to add glimmer and shine under the lights. Other girls may find themselves opting for up-dos that have sweeping and flowing locks. If you’re saying to yourself that your hair is too short for an up-do, never fear; hair extensions and hair pieces offer even the shortest of trends this up-do option.

One important factor to consider when contemplating the up-do is your facial structure. If your facial structure is round or square; wear your up-do high on the crown to elongate your face; if your face is thin and more rectangular; opt for homecoming hairstyles that are fuller on the sides and lack crown height. Depending upon your forehead height, you may wish to wear bangs. Girls that have longer foreheads need bangs; those with shorter foreheads may wish to wear their hair pulled completely back off the face.

Many girls find themselves thumbing through magazines and looking on web sites to find options for homecoming hairstyles. Some of the more popular web sites offer virtual styling; simply choose your facial structure, the length of your current hairstyle and click on different up-dos that fit. However, to ensure that a homecoming hairstyle is really right for you; you may want to visit the salon prior to the special event. There’s nothing like a “trial run” to ensure you that the choice you made was for the best.

More important, choose homecoming hairstyle’s that are comfortable and suitable for your personality. Due to the huge amount of changes occurring daily in a teenage girl’s life; the added burden of an uncomfortable homecoming hairstyle isn’t worth the pain and anguish. Sometimes simplicity is the best advice.

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Prom Night To Do List

The Essential ‘To Do’ List For Your Prom Night

In the lead up to a once-in-a-lifetime event like your prom night, it can be easy to forget to organize something. The easiest way to prevent this is to plan ahead. Remember, the day of the prom will be very busy – get as much organized before the day as you possibly can!

Here are some of the things you should organize beforehand so you don’t accidentally turn one of the greatest nights of your life into a disaster.

Check opening hours – make sure you know when shops, etc that you will have to visit on the day are open. More than one girl has gone to pick up her dress on the day of the prom, only to find that the shop doesn’t open on a Saturday!

Research photographs – make sure you get a price list from the school before the night of the prom, so you know how much photos at the prom will cost (you can easily spend between $30 and $130 – even more). Check with the photographer before the night to find out what payment options are available – many will accept checks or credit cards, which is much safer than carrying cash.

Eat! – it seems like such a simple thing, but remember to eat a good breakfast and lunch on the day of the prom. You may be rushing around getting things ready, or feel like you can’t eat, but you will need all the energy you can get for the big night!

Make a record – when making your appointments (hair, nails, make-up, restaurant, limousine, etc) be sure to make a note of the date and time of your call, and who you spoke to. Make sure you ring to confirm your appointments 2-3 weeks before the prom, just to be sure that there are no problems.

Prepare for your hair appointment – it may seem obvious, but it is easy to forget. Remember to wear a button down shirt when you have your hair done.

The right purse – you don’t want to be carrying around a huge purse or handbag all night. Choose a small purse that is just big enough to hold lipstick, money, an extra pair of hose, a number of small safety pins, and possibly a camera.

Prom checks – while at the prom, take a bathroom break to do the following: 1) Refresh lipstick & powder (if needed); 2) Reapply body glitter (especially before a grand march); 3) Make sure everything is right with your dress; and 4) Hair check. But don’t take too long to do all this – your date won’t like to be kept waiting!

Have a great time – this is one of the biggest nights of your life, so make sure you relax and enjoy it! Once you are at the prom, there is no point in worrying about what you could or should have done. Simply make sure you have a great time


About The Author: Jason Anderson has more tips at http://www.prom-dress-envy.com/prom-tips.html where you will learn everything you need to do to get ready for the perfect prom night.

Picking a Prom Dress

prom dressProm dresses are one of the main things on a teenage girls mind in the spring. They want the latest styles in prom dresses and they certainly don’t want the same prom dresses that their peers are wearing. Individuality and exclusivity are two of the most important factors that these girls consider when choosing their perfect prom dresses. Unfortunately for these young ladies, it is highly likely that at least one pair of duplicate prom dresses will make their debut at the prom.

Vintage prom dresses are all the rage these days. Simple and elegant prom dresses can be just as dramatic as some of the racier styles that we have also been seeing more and more of. The more traditional your prom dress, the less likely it is that you will see it on someone else at your prom. If you can get your hands on a prom dress that is authentically vintage, instead of a reproduction, then you are sure to be wearing a one of a kind at your prom.

If the unthinkable happens and the girl you love to hate walks in looking like your twin, don’t panic. You should be prepared, plan ahead and have accessories on hand that can change your look in an instant. For instance, a simple vintage strapless can be transformed with some elbow length gloves and a shawl. Whatever you do, don’t let this kind of fashion fright ruin your fun for the evening.

Prom dresses can end up being a great source of angst if you take everything too seriously. Prom is supposed to be fun and shopping for prom dresses can either be some of the most fun you have had all year, or some of the most intense stress you have felt all year. It’s all in your attitude so try to be light hearted and have the time of your life.

About the author:

Amber Lowery is an online publisher and is responsible for maintaining a large network of fashion, health and beauty related sites. For more information on Prom, visit: http://www.1st-prom-dresses.com – the Prom Resource Portal.

27 Tips to a Successful Prom

Print out this checklist and follow it to ensure that you are ready for the Prom.

Four Months before Prom:

___Set Budget – Find out how much money your parents are willing to contribute to your prom. Start to earn and save money to cover the difference.

___Magazines – Buy a few Prom magazines and look through them to find retailers of dresses and accessories.

___Dress – Start to get ideas of what type of dress you would like to buy. Cut out pictures from magazines and start a scrap book.

___Hairstyles – Clip potential hairstyles from books and websites.

___Skin Care – Time to get your skin looking its best. Drink a lot of water, eat fruit, exercise, and wash your face nightly before going to bed. Make sure that you keep up this regiment until the Prom.

___Schedule Dental Appointment – Make an appointment for two weeks prior to your prom. This way your smile can be its brightest.

___Get the Guy – Pick out your perfect dream date and make sure that he decides that you are his perfect date as well.


Three Months before Prom:

___Order your Dress – Shopping for a dress can be done on-line or locally. With your ideas already in a scrap book and your magazines listing local retailers you should be ready to find the perfect dress.

___Alterations – Don’t put this off. Get your alterations done early. It does not cost a lot and having a perfect fit is worth it!

___Accessories – You’ve got the dress, but don’t stop there. You have to have a knock out pair of earrings, necklace and shoes to complete the look. Make sure that you buy a small handbag to match your dress. You will need something to carry cash, ID, and a phone for emergencies.

___To Limo or not to Limo? – If you are planning to rent a limo then it is time to make reservations. You may be required to make a deposit. Be make sure to get a receipt and note the person that took your reservation. If the cost seems to be out of your budget, go together with several other people to minimize the cost.

___Restaurant Reservations – Decide where you will be dining and make your reservations early.


One Month before Prom:

___Prom Tickets – Purchase your tickets or make sure that your date has purchased them.

___Hair and Nails – Make appointment to have your hair and nails done. Find an experienced beautician to do your hair. Ask to see photos of other formal prom hairstyles that he/she has done. If they can’t show you photos find someone else.

___Make Final Plans – Make plans with your date or friends for before and after Prom activities. Don’t assume that you will be cruising around with your friends. Make a definite plan so there are no surprises when your friends make alternate plans.

___Tux – Has your date ordered his tux? Make sure that he does.

___Inform Parents of Plans – Give your parents the details of your evening plans. Give them places, times and phone numbers for emergencies.

___Inform Your Date of Your Expectations – Time to have “that” talk with your date. Let him know your expectations so that he will not expect any more.

___Break in your Shoes – You don’t want your shoes to ruin your night. Start wearing your prom shoes around the house to break them in. The more comfortable they are, the less you feet will hurt by the end of the evening.


Two weeks before the prom:

___Corsages and Boutonniere – Order matching corsages and boutonnieres.

___Confirm all appointments – You don’t need any surprise cancellations to ruin your evening.

___Dental – Have your teeth cleaned.


Prom Day! It is finally here!:

___Boutonniere – Pick up your date’s boutonniere

___Hair – Go to the beauty shop to have your hair done in a formal hairstyle.

___Nails – Get a manicure

___Eyebrows – Pluck your eyebrows

Prom Night:

___Pictures!! – Don’t forget to have your parents take lots of pictures!

Now, get to the prom and have a blast!!


About the author:

Lisa Jay is a freelance writer and the jewelry designer behind Lantana Designwear. You can visit her websites at http://www.LantanaDesignwear.com and www.JewelryMakingHQ.com Be sure to sign up for her newsletter at http://www.LantanaDesignwear.com/signup_newsletter to receive information on jewelry, fashion and women’s issues.

Prom Makeup

So, you’re almost ready. You’ve got your dress, shoes, jewelry, purse, and date! Now you think the only thing you have left to tackle is your makeup.

Now, I apologize in advance if I’m going to come across as a total party pooper, but here goes – you don’t need much makeup for prom! You’re going to be dancing – and sweating – on the dance floor for at least four hours, so the chances of much makeup actually lasting are slim.

Here’s what to do to instead.

  1. Start off with an oil-free foundation.
  2. Use a concealer wherever needed.
  3. Use blush if necessary.
  4. Apply mascara and light eye makeup.
  5. Touch on face glitter lightly if you’re going to use it.
  6. Dust with a light powder.
  7. Add a great matching shade of lipstick or lip gloss for a complete look! And remember to slip the lip color in your purse for later!
  8. When your face gets shiny as the evening progresses, don’t just keep caking on powder. (It’ll look gross after a while.) Buy some oil-blotting papers to take away that shine and keep you fresh! (Both Bath and Body Works’ and Shishiedo are highly recommended.)

Since less is always more, just do your makeup and go! You’ve got better things to be doing on prom night!