JES GORDON is an award-winning event producer, designer, author, and most recently, star of Rocco's Dinner Party on Bravo. She is the resident Event Planning expert on Style Network and MyStyle.com
Tip # 1 We suggest hosting a getting ready party for the girls and guys separately. For the girls, bring in a "mobile spa" that comes to the house and does all the girls' nails and/or hair. Serve some good, light eats and some refreshing cucumber mocktails to keep everyone energized.
Tip #2 Some funny questionnaire or Mad Libs would be a great way to spend the afternoon pre-prom before the boys arrive.
Tip #3 For the guys, well, they are dudes, so some good music, little sliders and mini hot dogs, chips and dip will keep them happy.
Tip #4 Leave the curb in front of your house clear for the limos or cars the kids will be taking so that everyone can get good pictures of the kids getting in and out without worrying about traffic or other cars blocking the view.
Tip #5 Create photo areas in the yard and/or inside the house before people show up at your home so that you aren't re-arranging furniture during the mad rush of everyone trying to take the best photo.
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