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- 1.Youre going to Prom! How cool is that? Its only one of the most im- portant nights of your high school life. And the best part is youll get to share the time of your life with all your best buds. But, going to Prom is one thing; getting there is quite an- other. There is so much to plan and so much to do before the big night. Thats why weve created this special Prom planner, designed specifically for you and your friends as you plan your perfect Prom night. Everything is inside: from timelines to budget tips to finding just the right dress. Well help make planning your night easy and fun. Just like your BFFs, well be here whenever you need us. Prom Planning For BFFs Contents your prom timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 your prom budget. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 your prom dress (Take our Quiz!) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 before and after prom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 your prom survival kit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1
2. your prom timeline . . .Feeling overwhelmed with all of the Prom details you need to remember? Have no fear--your BFFs are here! Check out this list to guarantee you and your friends will be more than ready on your special night. 2 How's My Hair? DRESS REHEARSAL DONT SWEAT IT! Party of 2? Boy, oh Boy! TICKET, PLEASE ALONG for the RIDE. "Say CHEESE" party all night long! Sew WhatBook beauty appointments at least three weeks (or more!) in advance. Chat with your stylist and make sure she can do the 'do. Make sure the style you decide upon works well with your dress. See the full effect! Get dolled up in your dress, shoes, accessories (even undergarments), to make sure everything looks good together. Don't forget: Break in your heels by wearing them around the house! No-worry solution to the deodorant problem! Try a few brands to find one that wont leave residue on your beautiful Prom gown! Everyone probably has the same top choices for dinner...make your reservations well in advance of Prom night! Order your dates boutonniere from the florist - and to pick it up on Prom day. Drop a hint to your date about your dress color so your corsage coordinates! Consult with your date about who is buying the tickets. Dont forget to pack them--they should be the first things in your purse! Organize and discuss your ride plans (and payment) with friends AND mom and dad! Popular opts are renting a limo, booking a party bus or even borrowing dads car. After mom & dad are (finally) finished taking pics of you and your date and BFFs, take some time to snap some candid pics at a local park or even your backyard! Charge your camera the night before Prom, so youre ready for every memorable moment! Keep the good times going even when Prom is over! Try some of these ideas with friends & parents: a bonfire, laser tag, pancake breakfast, or beach party. Pack an outfit and comfy shoes so you're not stuck in your Prom dress! To ensure your dress fits properly, get it altered a FEW WEEKS BEFORE Prom. Seamstresses may be knee deep in Prom dresses. Give 'em plenty of time! Up Close & Purse-onal! Prom Night survival kit: drivers license cell phone and/or camera bobby pins small comb safety pins emergency cab fare mints or gum sample-size perfume lipstick or gloss powder blotting sheets panty liners Band-Aids stain stick 3. As soon as you know you are going to Prom, you should be thinking about how to pay for it. Get together with the girls and talk about what you will need to buy for Prom, what expenses you can share, how you can save money, and what you can live without. Use the chart below as a guide. your prom budget Expense Example: Dress & Accessories Dress Shoes Jewelry Hair Accessories Prom Pampering Hair Make-up Massage Manicure/Pedicure Prom Necessities Tickets Dates Boutonniere Dinner Transportation Prom Photos Prom Survival Kit Shop Smart Take advantage of sales, consignment stores, vintage shops, online retailers and thrift stores to find your dress and hot Prom accessories. Get A Red Carpet Look For Less Snag free mini makeovers and perfume samples from your favorite department stores. Get your hair and nails done at the local cosmetology school and pay almost nothing. Grab your BFFs and glam each other up for the big night. Other Budget Amount Spent Amount Over or Under Date Completed Notes $500.00 $450.00 $50.00 2/8/11 Total Cool Coin-Saving Tips You'll 3 Earn Money For Prom! Work together with your BFFs to earn cold hard cash for Prom! Check out these fun and easy ways to get started: Walk dogs Form a babysitting club Have a huge garage or yard sale Sell some of your stuff on ebay Tutor students at your local elementary school www.promnite.com 4. your prom dress 4 Style Sense With so many dresses out there, how do you know which style will make you look hot? Sure, your best friends will tell it like it is, but heres the 411 to make dress shopping easier. SHOW YOUR TRUE COLORS! Take our quiz to find out which dress colors are best for you and your BFFs. Which best describes your hair color? A. Dark brown or black B. Blonde, light brunette or dark ash brown C. Red, brown or blonde with natural red highlights D. Straw-blonde or strawberry blonde Which best describes your eye color? A. Dark blue, dark brown, green or hazel with gray undertones B. Blue, pale blue, aqua gray, rose-brown, hazel or light green C. Golden brown, green, bright hazel or turquoise D. Golden tones of blue, green, hazel or amber Which best describes your skin tone? A. Pale white, yellowish-olive or dark with blue or pink undertones B. Pale and pink with blue or pink undertones C. Warm with golden undertones D. Creamy white or peach with golden undertones Mostly As Your best dress colors are: black, white, burgundy, royal purple, fuchsia, magenta, shocking pink, emerald green, turquoise or navy. Mostly Bs The best dress colors for you are: lavender, plum, raspberry, rose pink, powder pink, blue-green, soft blue, sky blue, periwinkle, light yellow or silver. Mostly Cs Your best dress colors are: gold, yellow-gold, yellow- green, lime green, teal, turquoise, jade green, deep peach, orange or salmon. Mostly Ds The best dress colors for you are: gold, golden yellow, yellow green, aqua, violet, periwinkle, coral, peach, pastel pink or light navy. A-line: Form-fitting bodice and trian- gular-shaped skirt with no hori- zontal waist seam. Flatters every figure. Ball Gown: Classic Cinderella style. Full skirt with natural waistline. Perfect for hourglass, pear- shaped or full figures. Empire: High waisted style. If youre petite, this is the style for you. Princess: Dont let the name fool you. This is a serious dress with a form-fitting bodice and triangular-shaped skirt with vertical seams. Sheath: This body-hugging style includes an ankle-length skirt and undefined waistline. Looks great on tall and slender girls (Bonus: If youre petite, this style will make you appear taller!) www.promnite.com 5. 5 before and after Prom isn't just about the night itself. A lot that goes on before and after the big event becomes part of the ultimate Prom experience. Check out these fun ways for your whole gang to get into the Prom groove before the big night and to decompress a little after Prom is over. Gather the gang and have a Prom movie night. Include these classic favorites: Pretty in Pink Carrie Never Been Kissed She's All That Drive Me Crazy Footloose 10 Things I Hate About You Prom Night (the original from 1980 and the 2008 remake) Dress in jeans and tees, but put on your Prom shoes and strut your stuff around the mall to break them in. Organize a Prom for local nursing home residents or hospital patients. Plan a beauty day with your BFFs and get your hair and nails done at local beau- ty schools to perfect your look for the big night. Start a Prom blog or Prom website for your school. Get together with the gang and make Prom scrapbooks as mementos of the night. Post all your Prom photos on Facebook. Donate your Prom dresses to charity. Plan a girls' overnight or weekend where you stay in your pjs, watch movies and eat junk food. No makeup. No guys. No think- ing. Just relaxing with the girls. Gear Up! Great ways to get in the Prom groove during the weeks leading up to Prom! When Prom's over, try these ideas to bring your mind back to the real world! Slow Down! http://www.facebook.com/promnite Follow us on twitter http://twitter.com/promniteforever www.promnite.com 6. your prom survival kit Use the list below to compile your Prom survival kits. Determine what is a must-have and what you can live without. Lighten the load by going in with your BFFs and each carrying a few things. Don't Leave Home Without 'Em! Make sure these must-haves are in your purse or on your person before you leave the house! Cell phone Keys Cash Prom tickets Your date's boutonniere Have it! Must have! Get it! Don't need it! Camera Stain remover wipes Blotting papers Tissues Pain relievers Bandages (for blisters) Nail file & clear nail polish Bobby pins Breath mints or gum Folding hairbrush Safety pins Lip gloss Hairspray Mirrored compact Cotton swabs Super glue Who's Got It? 6 www.promnite.com