The night of prom can be a daydream if you are prepared for it. If not, it can turn into a nightmare. To be honest, prom preparation and planning ahead is the key to having the best time of your life on the night of prom. In this section, we have covered a few dos and don’ts that you must keep in mind for the Prom night and after-prom parties to make the best memories.

What to Expect on Prom Night?

Lots of fun! There will be lots of dancing, flirting, and a little bit of drama. So, go prepared. Your prom night also might not turn out exactly as you planned, so expect a few delays and hiccups along the way. But, it is important for you to have a good time and enjoy yourself. Don’t make this event about anyone or anything - it’s all about YOU. So, make sure you’re doing everything right to ensure that you have a great evening with your friends. Keep your moody or jealous side away for a day - no matter how messy things get - and say to yourself that you’re there to have a good time. Your prom date and you might have an argument, some girl might show up in the same dress as yours, or your ride might get cancelled at the last minute. The idea is to be optimistic and not ‘panic’. If you have an argument with your date, keep the conversation for later. If needed, speak about your need for space and try to enjoy it with your girlies. If someone else rocks up in the same dress, click “twinning photos” with them and smile it off. And if your ride gets cancelled last-minute, do not hesitate to ask your mates for carpooling.

What to Bring?

Your prom bag or clutch must have these prom essentials:

  • Prom tickets and forms
  • Stain remover pen
  • Makeup touch-up essentials
  • Blotting sheets
  • Wet wipes
  • Safety pins, hair ties, and bobby pins
  • Band aids and tampons
  • Mints, gum
  • Mini Deodorant
  • Phone
  • (Extra) Money
  • Phone (fully-charged)
  • Keys (if any)
  • School ID and Driver’s License

How to Deal With Prom Emergencies?

As difficult as it may be - do not panic! Remember, you are there to have a good time and nothing should stop you from that. If anyone or anything bothers you at the party, try to distance yourself from the negativity and keep confrontations for later. You might spill a drink on your dress, get a shoe bite, or a pimple might pop out the night before; do not panic!

Instead, go prepared with a stain remover pen, bandaids, and safety pins, etc. Also, ice the last-minute zit, put some lemon juice on it, leave overnight, and hope for the best.

Remember to wear your smile anyway. Your confidence will overshadow everything else in the photos. And to be honest, only photos will remain ten years down the lane.