The Night Of

Advice for Prom Night: Planning and Preparation

All the waiting is over, prom night has finally arrived and you are ready to get your party on. To ensure your excitement doesn't turn to panic, simply view the tips and advice found here on prom planning and preparing for any prom emergencies that might occur. From being selfie-ready for before prom pictures to enjoying activities for after prom, this section of the Prom Guide is filled with prom night ideas to help ensure a fun, safe, and drama-free experience that you'll cherish for years to come. Once you have a game plan for prom night, you can breathe a sigh of relief and just enjoy the magic of the evening.


Whether your dream prom night is from the pages of your favorite fairytale or or more like a walk down the red carpet for a celebrity-inspired black-tie experience, having an idea of what to expect on prom night will help you enjoy the festivities to the fullest. Including your day of prom prep, your ride to prom, the event itself, and the after prom activities, this section of the Prom Guide is chock full of helpful advice on what to expect at prom.

The Day of Prom
Your Ride to Prom
Arriving at Prom
After the Prom

What to Bring

With all the excitement surrounding prom night, explore this section of the Prom Guide for advice on what to bring to prom so that it is ready before you rush out the door. Prom tickets, makeup for touch ups, and comfy shoes for after prom are all essentials to consider bringing with you. And of course, don't forget to pack your phone or camera in your prom bag to capture those priceless pics! Here, you'll discover expert advice on the must-have items to remember while getting ready for prom night.

Prom Essentials to Pack
The Pre-Prom Bag
The Prom Clutch
The After-Prom Bag

Prom Emergencies

Keeping calm and being prepared is key to dealing with a prom night emergency. Whether it's dealing with a messy eater or just unfortunate bad luck, we've all heard the horror stories of prom nights gone wrong. "I sat in gum on prom night," or "My sister snagged her prom dress getting out of the car," and the list goes on and on. Don't fret! Your prom emergency kit essentials are covered in this section of the Prom Guide. From stain removers to bobby pins, pack an emergency kit that would make Mary Poppins jealous. Explore the tips and tricks found here on how to avoid prom mishaps, as well as how to deal with prom emergencies if they do occur.

Prom Spills & Stains
Breakups & Social Drama at Prom
Dress Code Emergencies
Transportation Emergencies
Prom Emergency Kit

Prom Etiquette

Good manners can make you impress at prom just as much as any sparkling accessory. Make a good impression that will last much longer than prom night by making all the right moves and avoiding the sneaky habits that could unknowingly turn others away. All of the prom night do’s and don’ts are just as important as they are easy to incorporate in your prom planning. Explore the breakdown of prom night manners here and see what a difference a little “please” and “thank you” can do for you.

Manners For Prom
Prom Do's
Prom Don'ts

After Prom

The official prom is over, but the party doesn't stop there! Get ready for round two: The After Prom. In this section of the Prom Guide, you'll discover advice on what to do at different after prom activities, as well as what to wear. From suggestions on after prom themes and budgets to tips on picking a fun and safe environment to keep the party going, here you'll find all the information that you'll need on how to plan the best after prom event.

After Prom Activities
After Prom Attire


Treasured for years to come, prom memories are a priceless part of the ultimate prom experience. Whether it's picture-perfect selfies, professional prom pictures, or the awkwardly-fun candids, share your pictures on social media with hashtags and fun filters. Although photos reign supreme, they aren't the only prom keepsakes to cherish. Explore this section of the Prom Guide for advice on how to preserve your prom flowers and your prom dress, as well as how to save favors and mementos from prom night to create a scrapbook of prom memories.

Perfect Prom Photos
Preserving Prom Memories
Best Photo and Video Apps For Prom
Preserving Prom Flowers