8 REASONS TO GO TO PROM

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Prom.  So what's the big deal?  Is all the fuss really worth it?  In a word, YES!  There aren't dozens of movies made lamenting missing prom because no one cares.  While there are many excuses you can use to justify not going, here are a few reasons we believe you should attend.

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1.  Great reason to buy an expensive dress:  Most girls only get to splurge on a fancy dress for their wedding. Unless you attend paegents, prom is a great reason to buy an amazing dress.

2.  Formal pictures:  When was the last time you had a formal portrait made (not in pajamas with Santa)? You'll be dressed to kill and surrounded by friends.  Embrace your inner super model and get out there.

 

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3.  The last formal dance:  Unless you are in a sorority, the prom will be your last chance to attend a formal dance.  If you do attend a sorority, prom will be good practice for the dances to come.

4.  You will miss out:  Everyone will be talking about what happened Monday morning.  You won't know who danced with whom or who won best dressed if you don't attend.

5.  Regret not going:  You will always regret not going.  Face it - hundreds of movies are based on the regret of missing prom.  Do you want to be able to identify with all of them?

 

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6.  Lenient parents:  This will be the one night your parent's extend your curfew and let you bend the rules.  Enjoy staying out a little later with your friends.

7.  Your boyfriend will be dressed up:  Have you ever seen your boyfriend all decked out with his hair cut, clean shaven and in a a tuxedo?  You won't regret this rare opportunity.

8.  The memories:  You will have memories of prom to last the rest of your life.  Good, bad or ugly you won't regret the stories you collect while attending your prom.

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RECYCLING YOUR PROM DRESS

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

From the date, to the dress, to the shoes, and the accessories, prom has consumed your life since the date was revealed. Now that it's over, what do you do with all those pretty clothes that you likely won't have many opportunities to wear again?
 
 
The reality is, every school has a prom, but not every student is financially secure enough to be able to attend.
 
 
Luckily, several organizations have come up with a few “pay it forward ideas”:
 
 
 
DonateMyDress.org is the first national campaign designed to encourage girls around the country to donate their prom and special occasion dresses to those who cannot afford them for prom, sweet 16, quinceañera or formals. The site features a directory of local dress drive organizations across the U.S. that will enable girls to easily find out where in their local markets they can donate or receive a dress. In addition, DonateMyDress.org contains information on upcoming events and special promotions, a photo gallery of real girls donating and receiving dresses, as well as links to content on prom and quinceañera planning, hair and makeup tips, and other worthy causes.
 
 
DonateMyDress.org is part of the Hearst Teen Network, which includes the industry's leading teen brands — CosmoGirl, Seventeen and TeenMag — and MisQuinceMag. With more than three million monthly unique visitors, the Hearst Teen Network is one of the top 10 ranked entertainment news web sites, according to ComScore Media Metrix.
 
 
 
Fairy Godmothers, Inc. mission is to help provide a special high school prom experience for qualified high school girls whose financial situations are such as otherwise would preclude their ability to attend their prom by providing them prom gowns, shoes, and similar accessories which have been donated to the organization. They provide prom gowns that have been donated to the organization. If you wish to donate a gown, please make sure the gown is less than five years old, dry cleaned, and in great condition. Cash donations are gratefully accepted through PayPal. There are many ways to Contribute to Fairy Godmothers, Inc: donate a gown or accessory, donate your time, help us spread the word, donate money, or become a sponsor.
 
 
 
Please consider donating your time, money, and gently used dresses to help all students with the opportunity of attending the prom of their dreams.

WHAT NOT TO WEAR: PROM EDITION

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Don't overdo embellishments:
Adding a little bit of sparkle with body glitter, sparkly eye shadow, and the perfect jewelry is a must. However, any and all of these can easily be overdone and your photos will prove it. Too much bling will call attention to you in a negative way and upstage your look for prom.
 
 
 
Don't wear uncomfortable shoes:
Prom is a dance! And even if you don't plan on hitting the floor all night long, it will definitely distract from your look if you have to kick your shoes off after 30 minutes. Choose stylish, yet comfortable shoes so you'll look complete all evening. Try breaking them in before prom night by wearing them around the house and scuffing them up on your driveway to avoid slipping.
 
 
 
 
Don't get a spray tan or facial right before the big night:
This advice likely goes without saying...Spray tans look best after a few showers to tone them down. Most dresses look better with natural looking skin tones rather than orange. Spray tans are a great way to look sun-kissed without exposing your skin to harmful UV rays, but moderation is best about a week out.
 
 
The same is true for facials. While facials will rid your complexion of impurities and create a healthy glow, they can often cause breakouts before the benefits are realized. A week and half before prom is an optimal time to treat your skin to some r and r.
 
 
 
 
Don't spend a fortune on your dress:
Prom is a big deal, especially if it's your Senior Prom. But, you'll likely attend several more formal functions in college, and then plan a wedding someday. This means there will be lots of opportunity to buy formalwear, so don't blow the budget on a dress you'll probably not have the opportunity to wear again.
 
 
 
Don't wear anything too revealing:
Although prom is a right of passage you've been waiting for through most of your teenage years, as a promgoer you are still a minor and ought to dress like one. Plunging necklines and skirts that cling like second skin will take away from the youthful enjoyment that prom should be. Not to mention, it may give your parents a coronary as you meet your date at the door!
 
 
 
So, do yourself a favor, and create prom photos that you'll be proud to have follow you through life.