Do dress comfortably. I know one of your biggest goals for prom is to look your best. But, you aren’t going to enjoy your night if you can’t walk in your shoes or your dress is digging in to your armpits. Dress beautifully, but comfortably. Its going to be a long day/night so make sure your outfit is up for the challenge.
Do ignore the drama. I’m sorry, but some sort of drama will happen on prom night. Whether it’s two girls wearing the same dress, someone acting like a drama queen or your rival giving you the death-stare, something will happen. Ignore it, forget it. Don’t let things get you worked up because it’s your night and you deserve to smile and have fun.
Do appreciate your date. Whether he’s you BF, crush, friend or whatever, pay attention to him. Don’t leave him on the sidelines while you’s whispering with the girls. Dance with him, include him in the convo, after all, he bought you a corsage.
Do be nice to the ‘rents. It’s your prom and your date’s parents, and yours, are probably going to want to snap a bunch of pictures of you. Be kind, I know you just want to party but shake their hands and let them snap the pictures and gush over how beautiful you are. It’s a big night for them as parents, too.
Do let loose. Dance the night away and follow the cliché, “dance like no ones watching.” Have fun. Dance until you kick your heels off and keep dancing after that.
Don’t think you have to take a date. Stag anyone? There is absolutely nothing wrong with going alone, or with a group of friends. Maybe there is even benefits to it, that way you really only have to worry about yourself and no one else.
Don’t wait to ask your date if you choose to take one. Don’t be nervous to ask a date out. I know, I know, it’s a nerve-wracking thing, but confidence is sexy and the worst someone can say is no. Don’t wait too long or they may be snatched up by someone else.
Don’t spend your whole night doing touch-ups. Of course it’s your prom and you want to look your best, and when you’re dancing your night away you’re bound to have to fix your mascara or reapply lipstick at some point. But do it in the bathroom, and do it quickly. You don’t want to spend your whole night in front of the mirror, spend it on the D-floor!
Don’t be the outrageous one. I mean, enjoy the night as much as possible, and leave everyone remembering how great you looked. But, don’t be the one that everyone remembers falling all over herself from intoxication.
DON’T STRESS. If your limo is late, or your date’s tie doesn’t match your dress exactly, or your false eyelashes won’t go on – Do not stress. Like I said before there are bound to be some things that go wrong, and a lot of these things will be out of your control, so just let them go. You won’t remember if your mascara clumped, you’re just going to remember how much fun you had, so have fun.
DON’T over-think things or have unrealistic expectations. (Yes, this is similar to the previous don’t stress tip, but I can’t emphasize it enough.) Prom is definitely something to look forward to, but don’t have super high expectations of the night because the last thing you want is to leave feeling upset because it wasn’t perfect. Perfection is unrealistic so embrace the night.