1. You’re going to Prom! How cool is
that? It’s only one of the most im-
portant 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 an-
other. 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.
Prom Planning For BFFs
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
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.
How's My Hair?
Party of 2?
for the RIDE.
party all night
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 won’t 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 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
Consult with your date
about who is buying the
tickets. Don’t forget to
pack them--they should
be the first things in your
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.
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!
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 &
Prom Night survival kit:
∙ 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
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
Dress & Accessories
Prom Survival Kit
❤ 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
❤ Get your hair and nails done at the local cosmetology school and pay
❤ Grab your BFFs and glam each other up for the big night.
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Cool Coin-Saving Tips You'll ❤
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
4. your prom dress
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.
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
Your best dress colors are: black, white, burgundy,
royal purple, fuchsia, magenta, shocking pink, emerald
green, turquoise or navy.
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.
Your best dress colors are: gold, yellow-gold, yellow-
green, lime green, teal, turquoise, jade green, deep
peach, orange or salmon.
The best dress colors for you are: gold, golden
yellow, yellow green, aqua, violet, periwinkle, coral,
peach, pastel pink or light navy.
Form-fitting bodice and trian-
gular-shaped skirt with no hori-
zontal waist seam. Flatters every
❤ Ball Gown:
Classic Cinderella style. Full
skirt with natural waistline.
Perfect for hourglass, pear-
shaped or full figures.
High waisted style. If you’re petite, this is the
style for you.
Don’t let the name fool you.
This is a serious dress with
a form-fitting bodice and
triangular-shaped skirt with
style includes an
ankle-length skirt and
Looks great on tall and
slender girls (Bonus: If
you’re petite, this style
will make you appear
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
❤ Start a Prom blog or Prom website for
❤ 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.
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!
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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
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
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 ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑