Cool Prom Info Links!

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  • My most popular page The Big List of Prom Themes. Send me pix of your prom!

  • How to Pick the Right Theme for your School
  • The History of the Prom
  • Join the Prom Planning Committee, What You Need to Accomplish
  • Creative Fundraising Ideas to Make Your Prom Even Better!
  • Tips on Finding the Perfect Gown
  • Creative Prom and Formal Fashion for Guys
  • Free and Low Cost Gowns in your area If you have a service or know of one in your local area send it in!
  • Tips for a Safe After-Prom Party
  • Tasty Prom Party Food Ideas
  • A Very Inspiring Book of One School’s Prom
    Explore the Event Fashion site and links for all kinds of tips and inspiration.

  • Bratz cast interview for Bratz World!

    Just for you cool Bratz Worlders!
    “Hi Bratz World!



    Click here for the cute interview by the Bratz cast for Bratz World!

    Interesting Prom Mentions in the News 5

    thumb_1174090308867_0p70159.jpgParent outraged over glassware passed out as Prom momentos

    Some parents are outraged over junior prom souvenirs. Copper Hills High School students are getting glassware that look like beer mugs and champagne glasses. That’s what Gary Davis’ son brought home from school after he bought his prom tickets. Davis says, “I was shocked, appalled that this type of material was given out by the school to underage kids.” Concerned parents say these glasses send a mixed – and dangerous – message to high school students.

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    Interesting Prom Mentions in the News 4

    Taylor DiSantisSpeaking of Sweet Charity check out this cool story (and others!).

    Sweet charity

    Watching the excesses described on the MTV reality show “My Super Sweet 16″ last summer led St. Joseph Central High School sophomore Taylor DiSantis to turn his 16th birthday party on March 3 into a fundraiser for teen activities.

    DiSantis, with help from fellow St. Joseph’s students Ryan Storie, Eric Kulpa, Jessica Healy and Courtney Failla, raised $2,200 that they plan to use to provide financial and other mentoring assistance for Berkshire County youngsters between the ages of 5 and 18. More than 100 teens from four high schools attended DiSantis’ party, which took place at the Sons of Italy’s Itam Lodge.

    “I was expecting $1,000 at best,” DiSantis said.

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    Molly Ringwald, Where is the Prom Queen Now?

    Molly RingwaldWhere is the Prom Queen now? Molly Ringwald has kept busy all these years as an actress on the stage. Read this great article from the Orlando Sentinel

    Don’t assume that Ringwald is embarrassed about those old movies or that she is going to bad-mouth Ally Sheedy or Anthony Michael Hall. She just has moved on, and she wishes the public would too.

    “I really enjoyed the movies I was doing back then,” she says on the phone from Birmingham, Ala., where Sweet Charity made a stop a couple of weeks back. “They made an incredible impact on my generation and on the generation after me.

    “When my daughter’s ready to watch them, it’ll be interesting to watch them with her. But they were so long ago.”

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  • Introducing Prom Queen.TV

    promx.jpgCheck it out here: Prom Queen TV

    Gear Live reports:
    Michael Eisner, former CEO of Disney, has announced the formation of Vuguru, a studio that will develop what they claim will be a “slickly written, produced, and acted Web video about love, gossip and betrayal.” In other words, his investment company, The Tornate, will be producing a professionally made YouTube soap opera.

    Eisner feels that although YouTube has won the first battle in Internet TV, real media moguls will ultimately win the broadband war. His first show will be “Prom Queen,” a who-done-it with daily 90-second installments beginning April 2. You will find all 80 episodes on Vuguru.com, Ellegirl.com (a “Prom Queen” sponsor,) Veoh, and of course, YouTube.

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  • Interesting Prom Mentions in the News 3

    0043.jpgSpoto juniors step in to help Chamberlain seniors

    A Chamberlain High School teacher was accused of embezzling almost $10,000 from the north Tampa school’s senior class prom fund.

    The Spoto junior class realizes the importance of the senior prom. They have decided to forego their junior prom to save money for next year’s senior prom. Spoto opened in August and has no graduating class this year.

    Lindsay Landram, a Spoto teacher and the junior-class adviser, called Chamberlain with one question: What can we do to help?

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    Another Project Prom, in Boston!

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    Welcome to Project Prom. Our judges chose the top four dress concepts submitted by local fashion design college students, and now each designer will have $500 from Fabric Place and one month to bring her sketch to life. Four high schoolers will win the custom gowns and get to show them off in a Macy’s fashion show and in the May 13 Globe Magazine.

    See the designs chosen to compete and see interviews with the contestants. Good luck to all! Any other contests inspired by Project Runway like this out there? Let me know!

    Project Prom has a Winner

    Bruce Graner/ bgraner@pnj.comBased on the mega popular show Project Runway, Project Prom has declared it’s winner this year.

    Check out this cool interview with the winner.

    Courtney-Cotrelle Cromartie isn’t being conceited when he says he “wasn’t worried about the competition.”

    The 22-year-old, named Saturday as the Top Aspiring Fashion Designer in the Pensacola Bay Area at the second annual Project Prom, said he was concerned about one thing only during the competition: making sure client Amber Matejka was happy.

    “That was very important to me,” he said. “I think it was important to all the designers.”

    Congratz! I am sure everyone had a great time on Project Prom and I am sure Courtney-Cotrelle Cromartie has a great design future to look forward to!

    “21 Proms” Book Reading Today in NYC

    s640×4801.jpg21 Proms Book Reading at the Tompkins Square Park Branch of the Public Library.

    “Teen Authors Read @ The Tompkins Square Branch Library.”
    Date: Wednesday, March 7 Time: 6:00 PM

    Audience: young adults

    Description:
    Please join us as we welcome a very special panel of teen authors hosted by David Levithan, including Erin Downing, author of Prom Crashers, Maryrose Wood, author of Why I Let My Hair Grow Out, Justine Larbalestier, author of Magic’s Child, Leslie Margolis, author of Price of Admission, Eireann Corrigan, author of Ordinary Ghosts and authors from the forthcoming anthology, 21 Proms! For ages 12-18.
    Get the book 21 Proms here.
    Location:
    Tompkins Square Branch
    331 East 10th Street
    (212) 228-4747

    Review from Amazon:
    “21 PROMS tells the stories of, well, twenty-one proms. Twenty-one fantastic authors contributed to this collection, and each and every one of the stories is fabulous and enjoyable. A few, however, really stick out in my mind after finishing this book.
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    The Prom On America’s Next Top Model

    americas-next-top-model.jpgAs reported on Reality TV Magazine, looks like we have some Prom themed fun to look forward to on the next America’s Next Top Model.

    “Runway expert J. Alexander makes a grand appearance and the girls get “schooled” in the art of walking the runway. The girls participate in a prom-themed fashion show and one model who thinks she rocked it gets some negative criticism.

    Later, the girls pose in a challenging photo shoot portraying high school clichés. The praise one model receives makes another model jealous. The judges eliminate one model.
    Special guests include runway show producer and guest judge Roy Campbell; guest photographer Carlos Rios; professional stylist, Hallie Bowman.
    America’s Next Top Model airs on The CW from 8PM to 9PM ET on Wednesday, March 7, 2007.

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  • Film, Quinceañera

    q5sml.jpgJust wanted to remind everybody about a great film,Quinceañera, check it out some weekend and maybe have a Prom Themed Movie Weekend with friends. You could even show these films at an After-Party.

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  • Cooking Up Some Prom Party Food

    Review from Amazon.com
    A Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize-winner, Quinceañera is a small film with a big heart.
    The plot unfolds at the leisurely pace of life itself, yet there’s not a wasted moment in the script. The story follows the travails of young Magdalena (Emily Rios), a teen in the Mexican-American, but gentrifying, Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park.
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  • Cooking up some Prom Party Food Ideas

    Ross Hailey/Star-TelegramHere are some wonderful ideas for a food for a party, could be pre or after-prom! These will make you hungry just reading them so maybe grab a few carrot sticks! These are recipes that will keep all your guests happy and will even be fun to make. My suggestion is to combine themes for your after-party.. or maybe I’m just hungry! For more treats check this page too!

    Cooking up some pre-prom food ideas
    By MIKE O’BRIEN
    WHATEVER STAFF WRITER, Star-Telegram

    Most everyone loves the good food they serve at prom — especially if dinner is included. But whether you want to throw a pre-party, an after-party or even a midnight breakfast after the dance, here are some ways to coordinate your food with your school’s theme:
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    Interesting Prom Mentions in the News 2

    0304teen.jpgTeen of the week:

    Dyslexic teen helps youngsters learn self-esteem
    He’s the senior class treasurer of the Christian Home Educators Network – a group of home-schooled kids his age from the area. The group’s 20 seniors get together every month for socials, movies, field trips and jaunts to area ski slopes, and are planning for a prom at Martin’s West in April.
    “We even have a yearbook,” he said.

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    Romantic Futurism at Robinsons Prom & Debut Show

    debut.jpgI can’t find pictures from this show, Romantic Futurism at Robinsons Prom & Debut Show, so if anyone out there has any please let me know, it sounded beautiful! Did you go? Let me know!

    “Robinsons Place Iloilo recently gathered 5 prolific fashion designers for their yearly “Prom and Debut” fair at the fountain area. The fair opened with a fashion show with the theme “The Future of Romance”.
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    Creative Prom and Formal Fashion for Guys

    prom11.jpgGuys, how will you express yourself at the Prom? It doesn’t have to be boring or uncomfortable, there are fun alternatives and choices you can make to feel like you are expressing yourself just as well as the girls in gowns. Even if you are required to wear certain things like only black tuxes you can express yourself in colorful accessories like a colorful vest or jewelry and cufflinks.

    Check out this article where the guys are showing off their school colors.

    “Prom will be a chance to display school colors for Carey Fleming, a Clinton High School junior who plans to wear red accessories with his white tuxedo.
    He won’t be alone.
    “A solid third is either white or ivory,” said Jamie Martin, manager at Tuxedo Junction at Metrocenter mall where Fleming works part time.

    Even more Tux advice here in this article “Guys can use accessories to punch up tux”

    Here is someone who really went DIY with his fashion and made his own tux.. out of Coke Cans!

    How about a Hoodie with a tie printed on it? It looks very cool!

    Oh and if you have to wear a tie somewhere it doesn’t need to be boring!

    If you really want to go ALL OUT and get crafty like Mr Coke Can did check out Duct Tape Fashions.

    Or get even weirder and wilder and do something with Pom Poms, yes Pom Poms! Maybe in a Pom Pom Tuxedo you can take out a girl in a Sock Monkey Gown!


    More on Event Fashion here!

    Top 3 Ideas for a Safe After-Prom Party

    ely-hs-dj-crowd-5-spots-100pc-300.jpgAfter-Prom events are successful when the school and the community get involved.
    The Gannett Newspapers recently assembled a teen panel in Westchester, New York to discuss the problem of “boredom in the ‘burbs”. Here are some of the suggestions the teens made:

    Communities should have more teen-friendly businesses. Teens liked pizzerias, diners, and ice cream shops where they were allowed to hang out. Schools or community centers should offer more activities, including “open gym” during the summers so the kids have a place to go. Sports facilities should offer teen hour.

    1) School-Sponsored Events

    Classrooms could be transformed into fun rooms and can have dancing, food, games and prizes. Parents can stay calm since these events are chaperoned by teachers or parent volunteers.

    2) Throw a House Party

    Plan a parent-supervised party. Order a pizza or party subs and have fun coming up with creative games or a DVD for your guests. Nervous parents can check with the host parent to be sure that the party will be supervised and there won’t be any alcohol. Tell them to come by and help supervise if they want. See below for more tips on having an after-prom party at home.

    3) Community Activities

    Get businesses involved with planning an after-prom party. Some might have events planned or maybe they will if you approach them about it. There are few things that the community can provide. See below for ideas about how the community can help out.
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    The Heart Symbol

    heart.gifYou cannot deny the influence of romance on Proms and Formal Events. People sometimes fall in love at these events and the feeling of affection is almost everywhere you look as people dance and talk. A popular symbol used in decorating these is the Heart symbol. Usually red, it does appear in other colors. Since it looks nothing like the human heart have you ever wondered where it came from? What is it? The answer is that it’s still a mystery to the world.

    Some have said it looks like the heart of a cow, or of a turtle. Historians have noticed it could depict features of the human female body. It has been seen on ancient coins from the city of Cyrene (a formerly Greek city, founded in c.630 BCE, now in modern day Libya), some of which depict the seeds or fruit of the extinct silphium plant. The seeds are heart-shaped. The plant was widely used as an ancient herbal contraceptive so this shape may have come to be associated with sexuality and love through that connection. What is of interest is that there is no set moment of its creation, it just seems to have come through time as a symbol for the human heart and affection. How appropriate that the symbol for love is just as elusive and varied in description as Love itself.

    How To Pick a Prom Theme

    60162-2.jpgYour prom theme is very important. It will be remembered for years to come by your classmates.

    Here are some tips to help you decide:

    Think about the type of prom you want to have, and see if your school has developed the guidelines for the prom colors, decorations etc. so you don’t make a lot of plans and then have to change them. Some themes are central where the students dress in theme with the decorations, or it can be specified as a theme to be appreciated as the backdrop alone. Whatever theme you choose make sure it fits the personality and customs of your student body. Don’t have a Disco Fever Night at your school if you know that no one listens to that genre for example.
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    Sweet Sixteen Party Themes

    sweet-16.gifSome helpful links to get ideas and tips on a Great Sweet 16 Party. Also check out the The Big List of Prom and Party Themes for ideas too!


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