Spring is in the air, and for many people that means Prom Season is right around the corner! If you have a son or daughter attending prom this year, check out this “parent’s guide to prom” sponsored by JenJenHouse.
Prom! It’s a night of nerves, excitement, laughter and tears… And that’s just the parents! It can be exciting yet heart-wrenching to see your child all dressed up for a night that seems like a huge stepping stone into adulthood. To get prepared read some simple Do’s and Don’ts to help make the event the magical night that you and your child have been planning for!
1. DO- Take tons of photos! Your child will act embarrassed but taking a bunch of photos of your daughter in her dress or your son in his tux will make them feel like the star of the night! Take photos of the shoes, the earrings, the hair (from every angle imaginably possible), and of-course THE DRESS! Not only will you want to post them all over Facebook for all of your friends and family to see, but those photos will be precious, precious memories for years to come!
DON’T- follow your kids around town taking photos like their own personal paparazzi– You’ll just have to Be satisfied with the cheesy photos you got at home! Tell your kids to capture the rest of the night from their phone cameras then sit down with them the day-after, as they give you a photo run-down of the night!
2. DO- Check Facebook for tags- You know your kids’ friends are going to be posting photos and updates all night long and will probably tag your kid in more then a few of those. Checking them all from Facebook could be a fun way to follow along at home!
DON’T- leave a comment on a photo they are tagged in. Your kid will be mortified at your well-meaning post, and you will get labeled as the “Facebook Stalker” mom!
3. DO set a Prom Budget– Prom can be super expensive, and without a budget things can get out of control fast! Setting a budget before any of the shopping has started is a good way to set some limits on all of the prom spending
DON’T- hesitate to let your child
pay for some of it– Prom is a stepping stone into adulthood, and what is more “adult” then earning and budgeting your own money. I remember that for my senior prom I wanted EVERYTHING! So I got a weekend job and saved up! When it came to paying for all of my prom “essentials” I felt really grown up doing it with my own money from my own job.
4. DO- Find the perfect dress– If you have a prom aged daughter, you probably already know that the dress is hands-down the most important part of the whole event! However, finding that perfect dress just got a whole lot easier thanks to help from JenJenHouse. JenJenHouse has an amazing selection of Prom dresses for every taste and style. They also offer their dresses in sizes 2-26w (also with custom sizing available) and in a large selection of colors, so it’s easy to find a dress as uniquely amazing as its wearer! I took a little browse (mostly because the princess-loving little girl inside me still really loves looking at gorgeous dresses)! So I thought I would share a few of my favorite finds:
This elegant a-line dress reminds me of a timeless classic that Audrey Hepburn would wear
DON’T- refinance your home to pay for it! The perfect dress doesn’t need to cost a perfect fortune. Right now JenJenHouse is having a sale of up to 65% off, making all of their dresses less then $200!
5. DO- give your kids about a million hugs and kisses before they leave for the night. You are the parent of a teen… My guess is that you have more than earned that right!
DON’T- forget a tissue and waterproof mascara. You are going to need it for those few stray tears that might escape as the kids pull away.
Most of all, take a moment to just enjoy this special moment for you and your kids!