The dance is over. The prom queen and king have been crowned, the refreshments are gone, and the decorations you worked so hard on are starting to look a little droopy. You’ve had a wonderful prom night with the man of your dreams, and you never want it to end. In fact, you’re still so revved up that you know you can’t possibly go home yet. These feelings are the exact reason that after proms came into being. While after prom is usually much more casual than the dance, and you’re more than ready to get out of your dress and heels, you still need that perfect after prom outfit to continue to wow your man.
For a more formal after prom, you might choose a light, flirty little cocktail dress. Not only will it make you look sexy and feminine, but it will feel a lot more comfortable than your constricting prom dress.
Even if your after prom is more casual, you’ll still want to look your best. How about wearing a halter-top or tunic with a denim skirt? This type of an outfit will allow you to still look put-together without having to alter your hair and make-up.
If this look is still too dressed up for your taste, you can always wear jeans or knee-length gaucho pants with your tunic or halter-top. If your after prom will include any physical activities, this might be the perfect type of outfit to wear.
Your after prom may include outdoor activities or trips out for breakfast where you’ll need a light jacket, especially if the weather is still cool. Plan to take a sweater or a shrug jacket which will both look good with any of the clothes discussed above. You don’t want to add a tacky-looking jacket to the look you’re trying to achieve.
In addition, any of the outfits will look great with low-heeled, strappy sandals. They will fit right in with your still-glamorous look while being fashionable and comfortable.
Maybe you’ve enjoyed reading about an after-prom and you’d love to go to one, but your school hasn’t ever had one. Maybe this is the time to start. By using any of the ideas outlined below, you can have an event which will add to the fun of your prom night.
A school-sponsored party can provide a safe environment in which to have your party after the prom. Talk to your school’s student council or the principal to see if it would be possible for them to sponsor one. Most schools are more than willing, because after-prom can keep their students involved in safe activities instead of being out driving around and drinking. Some activities you might want to consider are rock climbing, laser tag, casino games, and an obstacle course. Naturally, if you and your friends put your heads together, you can come up with more great things to include.
If your school isn’t willing or able to sponsor an after prom event, you can have a more casual get-together at someone’s house. Prior to the party everyone can decide on what snacks and sodas they will bring, and you can always order pizza. You may want to bring favorite movies, CDs, or games, or maybe you’d prefer just to hang out and talk.
If there’s one reasonably close, you can try going to a comedy club as a group after your prom. Some of these clubs will even offer you a group rate or a good deal on all the soda you can drink. When choosing a club you want to go to, first check and make sure that they’ll welcome people younger than 21.
If you really want to be noticed, wear your prom dresses and tuxes to a bowling alley, pool hall, or ice skating arena. You know you’ll have a super time, even if everyone else in the place stares at you. That will only add to the fun.
If you’re lucky and live near a body of water, check on the price of a cabana boat cruise for after your prom. Just think about sitting on the deck of a boat with gentle breezes blowing, sipping non-alcoholic cocktails, and gazing up at the stars. Nothing could be more idyllic or memorable.
If you don’t want to stop dancing, try going to a local nightclub. If you work with the nightclub owners ahead of time, they will often arrange to stop serving alcohol so that high school students can enjoy their facilities on prom night.
You’ll find that whatever activities you choose for your after-prom experience, they will only add to the magic of the evening. You’ll have a lot beautiful moments to remember for years to come.