J – Jewelry. Often with prom, costume jewelry gets substituted for the real thing. Just remember that if it’s on loan, its safety is in your hands and the last thing you want to be worried about is whether the clasp on great-grandma Ruby’s pearls is holding up. Costume jewelry is just as fun with half of the headache.
K – Keepsakes. Sure, photos will capture the memories of the night, but snag yourself a keepsake, too. Take a rose to dry at home from the centerpiece, or throw your place card in your purse. They will serve as fun reminders later on.
L – Limos are a thing of the past. Rather than going to the expense, think of more creative ways of arriving safely to and from prom. Why not rent a bus so that all of your friends can arrive together? Better yet, you can all split the bill!
M – Metallics! Be sure to incorporate this hot trend into your look. From your eyelids to your footwear, there are a million fun ways to make you shimmer.
Flare.com tip: Think about metallic nail polish for just a touch of modern cool.
N – Nerves
They will try to get the best of you, so stick to the basics: breathe deep and keep your blood sugar up with a glass of juice before you head to the pre-prom bash. Do whatever works best for you to stay calm, cool and keep your head on straight all night.
O – Online shopping. If the shopping in your town is limited then look to online shopping as an alternative. Just remember to order in advance so you’re not waiting for the mailman the day of!
Flare.com tip: Try eBay for vintage or hard-to-find items.
P – Pamper yourself. Prom comes but once a year – sometimes once a lifetime – so don’t be afraid to go all out. You deserve it!
Q – Quiz yourself. Ten minutes before your ride is set to pull into the driveway, run through a checklist and make sure that you are as prom-ready as you’ll ever be. Flare.com tip: Click here for the FLARE fail-safe checklist.
R – Rides are essential. Have mom and dad on speed dial, or pre-arrange a pick-up by your big bro or sis – but whatever you do, make sure your ride is a safe one.