Do’s and Don’ts: How to make sure your prom is memorable

By Mary Granath Posted April 28, 2010

Granath, Mary, Managing Editor
Granath, Mary, Managing Editor

Don’t go with someone you don’t know- If you’re going with someone you don’t know that will only because you want a date, chances are you’re going to be miserable. It’s better to go with a friend and keep things casual than trying to make a big deal out of things by going with someone you haven’t ever hung out with.

Do go- Some teens don’t think prom is going to be any fun because they don’t like dances. However, prom is more than just a dance, it’s bonding time for you and your friends and a great time to make memories. Even if you don’t like dancing you can just sit down and have a good time talking, don’t miss out on this event just because you don’t think you’ll like it.

Do offer to pay (if you’re the girl)- People assume that the boy is supposed to pay for everything but prom can be expensive. Girls should offer to pitch in at least a little, plus you don’t want your date complaining the entire time about how much money he had to spend.

Don’t go out to dinner- Going out to eat only adds yet another expense. Instead, try doing a progressive dinner; personally, I think it’s more fun than going out anyways. By staying in to eat your group can save money and all in all, have a better time.

Do go all out- Prom isn’t like any other dance. It’s supposed to be extravagant, over the top, and an experience you’ll never forget. Don’t hold back when it comes to prom, take a chance on an elaborate dress, take thousands of pictures, and don’t be worried about what other people are going to think.

Do be prepared- Have everything planned out about getting ready and whose house you’ll be taking pictures at. Being rushed is not a good feeling and things always take longer than you think they’re going to.

Don’t be too serious- Try to keep things lighthearted so there’s a fun atmosphere. Prom is the one day a year you can put your worries aside and just focus on having a good time and making some unforgettable memories.

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