For some of us, it might have been some time, so we can forget how big a moment prom can be in any teenager’s life. It’s a debut for many of them into a more grown-up social life, and a big moment to celebrate their time together with many of the friends they have made in school over the years. As such, if your daughter is excited about prom, or even fretting about it, here are a few ways to help them prepare and make it feel extra special.
Get the hair and makeup taken care of
If you want to help them feel extra special and pretty on that big night, then you can help by taking the extra step and helping them prepare for the night. Booking a nearby stylist can help them complete the look and go a step beyond simply finding the right dress. Make sure that you take a practice run of any hair or makeup stylists to ensure you love their work before prom night itself.
Help find the perfect dress
Of course, few things matter as much as the outfit. Your daughter will likely have been thinking about it for some time now, and you can help her. It might require you to loosen the purse strings some but treating her to the dress of her dreams can help her feel confident and beautiful on the night. Prom dresses can be easily found online, as well, so you can even go shopping together without too much effort. The expense can be well worth the happiness it brings.
Provide the pre-party
Is your daughter going to prom with some friends? Want to make sure they all have a safe, comfortable night out? You can’t hold their hands through the whole thing but you can make sure it gets off to the right start by hosting them at your home before they go off for the night. It’s also the perfect place to take some photos and capture memories before they head off for the evening.
Help organize transport
Making sure that your kids have transport organized ahead of the night can keep them safe on those roads rather than taking a lift from someone else. What’s more, it can really boost their confidence and make them feel special to arrive in a rental limo or a similarly classy vehicle. If it’s a larger group, then you might want to consider pooling with other parents to hire a party bus for the whole lot of them.
Give a pep talk
Yes, it might be cheesy, but it is important to remind your daughter of how beautiful and charming, and bright she is. Boosting her self-confidence can help take away the nerves that come with such a big social event, so don’t be afraid to be that cheesy mom while doing it.
Just remember to let your daughter take the lead on any preparations where she wants to. Your job is to help make prom special and wonderful, not to take over it.