Prom Checklist

A month or more before Prom:

  • How large your group is will affect transportation.
  • Browse online to get ideas. Does your prom have a theme? This may impact your choice of dress.
  • For girls, this may be influenced by what type of dress you choose, as well as any hair accessories and jewelry.
  • Check out carpool options with other parties.
  • Will you be getting ready with friends at someone's house, or prepping solo at home?
  • If you are part of a group, get a consensus of ;everyone's ;budget and meal ;preferences. Shop around for deals - some restaurants offer group discounts, or deals on special occasion parties.

A few weeks before Prom:

The Day of Prom

Dazzle in your dress, but don't forget the tickets! Prom season is finally here, but you need a plan to make sure things go smoothly. Make your prom night fuss-free and fun with our Prom checklist.


  • If your shoes are too uncomfortable for dancing, bring a pair of fancy flats you can change into.
  • Bring a small bag or purse with any makeup, hairspray or hair accessories you may need.
  • Bring a spare set of casual attire and footwear in case you want to change later on. (Midnight breakfast, anyone?)
  • If you're going somewhere else for the night, bring a bag with a change of clothes and any toiletries you may need.
  • If you are not renting a limo or party bus, ensure that you are making safe transportation arrangements. Always have a designated driver.
  • In addition to your cell phone, carry contact numbers of close family members or neighbors. If you want or need to leave your group, you should always have a safe alternative for getting home. Bring extra cash for cab or bus fare just in case.