Prom is a magical night that comes around only once a year (and for many, only once in their high school lives). From the planned outfits to the perfect hair and makeup, there’s no denying that this special occasion requires preparation so everyone looks their best. You can ensure an unforgettable prom night with a little planning and effort. Whether you’re going with your best friend or planning to be with a whole friend group, here are some tips to help you have a fun prom night.
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Plan Your Outfits Together
There is no need for guys to look stuffy at prom. You can express yourself through fashion while still looking put together. Why not plan your prom looks with your friends? This way, you can help each other pick out items that fit with each other and coordinate outfits that are trendy but also show off everyone’s style.
There are many fashionable ideas for guys, from prom suits in classic shades like navy blue and black or subtle patterns to statement-making pieces like patterned men’s ties, velvet blazers, bright dress shoes or a pocket square.
Men’s casual clothing is also becoming more popular for proms, such as chinos or polo shirts paired with sports coats and leather shoes. No matter what you choose, make sure your style feels comfortable so you can enjoy the night.
Ride to Prom Together
When planning for a ride home after prom, having your parents pick you up or use a ride-sharing service can come in handy. But why not roll up at prom in style together in a limo with all your closest friends? This will make a grand entrance and be extra spacious, so everyone will have room to spread out.
Bonus points if you bring along a great playlist! This way, your entire ride could be filled with all kinds of music you and your group love. Plus, you won’t waste any energy fighting over the aux cord.
Arrive Early To Take Advantage of All the Activities
Getting there early gives you plenty of time to take advantage of all available activities offered that night. It could be anything from getting a photo booth picture with all your friends to exploring the venue before it becomes crowded.
Get Creative With Accessories
Accessories such as hats, sunglasses and jewelry can help complete your look for prom. Show off your style with a boutonnière and a flashy watch that might match well with your dress shoes. A pocket square tucked into a blazer pocket is an easy way to enhance prom suits or dress shirts. And if you’re feeling daring, try wearing a bold statement necklace or tie.
Show Off Your Moves on the Dance Floor
If you’re feeling shy about your dance moves, practice them beforehand to feel confident on the dance floor. People love it when their friends join them in having fun dancing at prom. Create viral moves with your friends so others want to join in.
Don’t forget that prom is still about having fun no matter what you wear or how you dance. Nothing should stop you from goofing around with your dance moves!
Share Snacks with Your Friends
Let no sweet tooth go unsatisfied on this special night. Many proms have food catered, but if yours doesn’t, bring along some snacks and share them with your friends so everyone can nibble on them throughout the evening. This will ensure that everyone stays energized throughout the night so you can hit the dance floor.
Take Fun Group Pictures
Make sure to capture this special night by taking lots of goofy group pictures every chance you get. Get creative with your poses. Strike a pose in front of a fun backdrop or sign. Show off your prom outfit, especially if you choose to rent a prom tux. Snap all of the moments between rounds of cheesy dance moves, and you’ll surely get some great memories.
Request Your Favorite Songs
If your prom allows for karaoke, why not get creative and ask your friends which songs they would like to sing? This helps get everyone involved, have their favorite tune played and stay entertained.
Plus, you can do duets or create a whole group performance. This will surely bring out the singer in all of you, and who knows, you may even find some hidden talent along the way!
Find Creative Ways To Preserve the Memories
Keep a memento of your special night, whether it’s a photo album, recording or a journal to write down your highlights. You could create a memory jar before or during prom night. Each time something memorable happens throughout the evening, write it down on paper and put it into the jar.
Prom night is a night to remember, so cherish the memories you make. Later on in life, when you feel nostalgic about this night, all you need to do is find your keepsake to instantly relive all those precious memories again.
A Night to Remember
Make the most of your prom night, as it is likely a once-in-a-lifetime experience. With just a bit of planning and care, you can create an unforgettable evening that will surely provide lasting memories. Don’t forget to document the special occasion, too. From taking pictures and videos to writing things down for a memory jar, those memories will be treasured for years to come.