Prom Planning For BFFs

You’re going to Prom! How cool is that? It’s only one of the most important nights of your high school life. And the best part is you’ll get to share the time of your life with all your best buds. But, going to Prom is one thing; getting there is quite another. There is so much to plan and so much to do before the big night. That’s why we’ve 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. We’ll help make planning your night easy and fun. Just like your BFFs, we’ll be here whenever you need us.

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


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.

your prom timeline . . .

Book 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.

How's My Hair?

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!

Sew What

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!

Order your date’s 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!

Boy, oh Boy!

Consult with your date about who is buying the tickets. Don’t forget to pack them--they should be the first things in your purse!

No-worry solution to the deodorant problem! Try a few brands to find one that won’t leave residue on your beautiful Prom gown!

Party of 2?
Everyone probably has the same top choices for dinner...make your reservations well in advance of Prom night!

ALONG for the RIDE.
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 dad’s car.

Up Close & Purse-onal!
Prom Night survival kit:

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 you’re ready for every memorable moment!

∙ driver’s 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

party all night long!
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!

your prom budget
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.
Expense Example: Budget $500.00 Amount Spent $450.00 Amount Over or Under $50.00 Date Completed 2/8/11 Notes

Dress & Accessories

Dress Shoes Jewelry Hair Accessories

Prom Pampering Hair Make-up Massage Manicure/Pedicure Prom Necessities Tickets Date’s Boutonniere Dinner Transportation Prom Photos

Prom Survival Kit Other

Cool Coin-Saving Tips You'll
Shop Smart

❤ Take advantage of sales, consignment stores, vintage shops, online retailers and thrift stores to find your dress and hot Prom accessories.

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

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.


your prom dress
Which best describes your hair color?

Take our quiz to find out which dress colors are best for you and your BFFs.
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?

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, yellowgreen, 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. 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

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 here’s the 411 to make dress shopping easier.

High waisted style. If you’re petite, this is the style for you.

❤ Empire:

❤ Ball Gown: Classic Cinderella style. Full skirt with natural waistline. Perfect for hourglass, pearshaped or full figures.

❤ Princess: Don’t let the name fool you. This is a serious dress with a form-fitting bodice and triangular-shaped skirt with vertical seams.

❤ A-line: Form-fitting bodice and triangular-shaped skirt with no horizontal waist seam. Flatters every figure.

❤ Sheath: This body-hugging style includes an ankle-length skirt and undefined waistline. Looks great on tall and slender girls (Bonus: If you’re petite, this style will make you appear taller!)


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.

Gear Up!
Great ways to get in the Prom groove during the weeks leading up to Prom!
night. Include these classic favorites:

Slow Down!
When Prom's over, try these ideas to bring your mind back to the real world!

❤ Gather the gang and have a Prom movie

❤ 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 thinking. Just relaxing with the girls.

• 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.
residents or hospital patients.

❤ Organize a Prom for local nursing home ❤

Plan a beauty day with your BFFs and get your hair and nails done at local beauty schools to perfect your look for the big night. your school.

❤ Start a Prom blog or Prom website for

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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

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

Must have! Don't need it!

Have it!

Get it!

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