Memorable Prom Tips – create the ultimate night with these tips from beauty, to decorations, etiquette, photos, style and more. Make it a night to remember, not to regret!
22 Memorable Prom Tips
Prom night can be one of the most fun and memorable events in your high school career. Make sure, on this night, you are bold and confident. It’s okay to go without a date. It’s okay to go with a date. It’s okay to do the asking, boys don’t always have to ask and why not be in charge of who you want to go to prom with? You can even make it a night to remember with your best girlfriends.
Have fun. Your biggest and best high school memories are going to be small moments. That doesn’t mean this big night can’t have smaller events. You aren’t going to remember the entire night but you will have a set of experiences that you file away and pull up later. Do that sober and excited on juice, apple juice. Be confident, hold a smile, and when something goes wrong, embrace that moment, laugh, and move on. How you handle each smaller moment determines how the bigger night goes.
Are you worried about prom going off without a hitch? We got you covered! While hiccups always happen, yes – expect the unexpected – we have tips and tricks to help you have the most memorable prom night.
Make it a night to remember, not to regret!
Keep that hair in place! Hold up that hair with this beauty hack. Spray your bobby pins with hair spray before placing them in your hair. This will help with the hold.
Don’t blow the budget. Save money when it comes to the makeup. Kara Larkin Llifestyle has a great list of professional vs drug store makeup swaps still giving you a million dollar look!
Chicks before…. ah forget it. Take photos with your besties. While a boyfriend or prom date might be temporary, many of the friendships will hold strong through the ages – from college, to weddings, to babies and more. Grab some photos with your best girl friends (without the guy!) Barefoot Blonde has an incredible, editorial friend-shoot for some prom photo inspiration! Photography by Stephanie Sunderland.
Hold them up. No more pulling up on that strapless bra. A bra strap wrapped around your torso below your strapless bra will help keep your strapless bra in place and free from slipping! Genius. Thanks PureWow!
Don’t blink! Do your eye shadow before doing your foundation. Girl with Glam shows you how to make the most perfect winged eyeliner using tape – who would have guessed?! Practice a few times before the big night!
Talk with your hands. While a mani and pedi are nice, don’t break the bank on expensive acrylic nails. There are so many press on nails like these Ombre Glitter Press-On Nails under $5 from Forever21. There are 24 nails total, so just put a few extra in your purse should you loose one in the evening.
Walk on red; not the red carpet. Get designer looking shoes with red paint shoe bottom coat and restorer. I suggest stretching your shoes (see our tip below) and rubbing sandpaper to the bottoms (to prevent slippage) before painting them!
Big girls don’t cry. Apply two coats of mascara. Layer waterproof mascara on top of your regular formula to make your mascara last longer. Our favorite mascara is L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara.
Dance in comfort. Get fancy with this bedazzled, glittery Converse tutorial from Love Maegan (website down)
Pin it correctly. Ladies, watch this video on how to properly pin a boutonniere from Snippet and Ink.
Pucker up! Go matte with your lipstick. Follow these steps from Beauty Tips for Her for making your lipstick last 8 hours. Powder is the trick!
Kissable lips. Gently to gently buff away flakes and hydrate lips with an exfoliating lip scrub. Having exfoliated lips will help keep your lipstick on prom night.
Don’t go hungry. Eat something and drink lots of water before going out for prom. If hosting a dinner night, finger food is good for snacking and keeping clothing clean. Consider this Epic Charcuterie and Cheese Board from Skinny Taste. The protein will be great before heading out the door!
Break in your shoes. Make sure to break in your shoes! Take a thick pair of socks, wear your new shoes, and use a hair dryer to blow on the tightest areas. Keep repeating until the shoes fit comfortably! Also rub sand paper on the sole of the shoe to prevent slipping on the dance floor!
Hide your money. Have your hands free and invest in this must have prom accessory: the garter purse. Hide extra money, your credit card, and even your phone!
Stay hydrated. Serve a party punch for the crew to sip while getting ready or taking photos. We love this recipe from Savor Home. Be sure to include a straw to protect lipstick!
Check it and forget it. Waiting until the last minute only ads stress. Take a look at the prom planning tips, from Sarah Jane. A to do list that goes as far as three months out!
Zits suck. Don’t let a pimple mountain ruin your night. Blushing Basics gives you a step by step tutorial on how to conceal a zit. Don’t pop it, hide it!
Etiquette 101. Don’t shy away or be afraid to eat in front of your date. Going to a fancy dinner for the first time? Here is a diagram with some basic rules of etiquette for your your formal dinning. Know which fork or spoon to use, which glass to pick up and how to pass the table and salt. (Source)
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