5 Great Tips to Make Sure Your Daughter Has A Memorable Prom

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If you have a teenage daughter, you know that the adolescent years can be fun and stressful at the same time. One of the biggest events in a teenage girl’s life is prom. If your daughter is planning on going to prom, check out these five tips to help make it a memorable and fun experience for her.

Get Involved

Even if you and your daughter seem to argue more than you used to, you both still love each other, and preparing for prom together can be a great bonding experience. When she’s deciding on a hairdo, and looking at formal dresses for prom, though, don’t micromanage. As long as you think it’s appropriate, you can give her your opinion, but make sure to support her final decision.

Plan Ahead

When planning for a formal event, teenagers can be at somewhat of a loss. Don’t do everything for her, but remind her of things she may not think of to help her avoid embarrassment. For example, her date needs to know what color dress she’ll be wearing so he can coordinate, and dining and transportation must also be decided ahead of time.

Get a Group Together

By getting a group of couples to eat and arrive to the prom together, your teen will feel more comfortable, especially if she’s not in a relationship with the boy she’s going with. It will also be more affordable to rent a limo for transportation.

Arrange a Nice Dinner

You don’t have to chaperone it if it will embarrass your daughter, but try to agree on a place that you know will have responsible adults there, then have your teen picked up from there to be taken straight to the prom. Some teens think it’s a good idea to drink before prom, but your daughter would regret it afterward.

Plan for After Prom

Even if you trust your daughter, it’s better to plan to have a fun, supervised night and next day planned. This will also make the experience more memorable. If it’s possible, a night at an indoor water park with her friends would probably go over well.

Prom is something that you don’t want your daughter to miss, and you also want to make sure it’s a memorable night. By helping her in the planning process, you can make sure she’s prepared and will make smart decisions.

Earnest Parenting: help for parents of daughters going to prom.

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  • Laurie January 25, 2016, 4:55 pm

    I remember that my friends and I saved our money up to go eat at the fanciest restaurant we could afford with our dates. We were utterly floored when a family sitting at a table nearby paid for our entire group. They said that they hoped that someone would do that for their daughters one day, it was the sweetest thing. I’m glad that you could help your daughter have a memorable prom as well.

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  • Hazel Owens March 25, 2016, 11:18 am

    I like your tip to get a group together for going to prom. While your daughter may not like her parents trying to get a group together, encouraging her to do so can make the experience much more fun. Plus, like you said, hiring a limousine service would be more affordable with a group to pitch in. Thanks for the tips!

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  • John May 11, 2016, 9:24 am

    Prom night is one of the most anticipated nights on the teen calendar. A ride in a limousine to and from the big event can make the night extra-special, and turn the entire event into an extraordinarily memorable and enchanting evening.
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  • larissa July 14, 2016, 2:15 pm

    Awesome tips! Definitely spot on when trying to make a special night a perfect night! Thanks so much for sharing, all of the advice is definitely thoughtful and very insightful-especially when dealing with a teenager!

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  • Gregor Horrelt August 1, 2016, 2:06 am

    Hi Amy LeForge,

    Very nice article.

    I just like the idea of limo. Hiring the limo means taking the driving out of the equation. Many teens may want to drive themselves to the prom, but hiring a limo can be a great way to keep your teen from getting in a car with a drunken friend or classmate. Other options include using a car service or a cab, or making plans with other parents to drop teens off and pick them up at the end of the night.

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