School Dance Checklist: Tips for the Perfect Night School dances are a ton of fun! Whether you’re headed off to your first school dance or planning for prom, make sure you use this checklist to fully prepare and make this one dance you won’t forget! 6 Weeks Before Dance Checklist ___ Start planning the night with your friends. Even ask mom or dad if they have any specifics to include in your planning. Decide on whether or not you want to go with a date or team up with friends and go as a group. Either way will be a total blast. ___ Find your dress! Ask your friends or mom to join you on your search. ___ Plan out your hairdo. Experiment with your cut and style. 4 Weeks Before Dance Checklist ___Plan your meal. If you’re planning on going to dinner with your friends before the dance, look into making reservations or if you plan to eat at home, look into some healthy options for the big night. ___ Make sure you have a ride to and from the dance planned out. ___ If you plan to get your hair, nails or makeup done by a professional, start making appointments now. ___ Pick out the dress. Go ahead and try it on and make sure it fits! You may need to get alterations, which can also take a few weeks. ___ Break in your shoes — wear them around the house if you have to. The last thing you want to worry about is uncomfortable shoes! 2 Weeks Before Dance Checklist ___ Confirm plans with friends for before and after the dance. ___ If you’re going with a date, consider ordering a boutonniere. Night Before Dance checklist ___ Be prepared for anything that might come up by packing a dance emergency kit. BeingGirl suggests keeping the following stuff on hand, for you to use or to help out a friend in need: Lip gloss Gum or mints Travel size deodorant Always Radiant Ultra Thin Liners Tampax Compak tampons Non-powdered oil-absorbing wipes/sheets Bandages for any blisters from shoes Safety pins Cell phone Extra cash ___ Get a good night's sleep. We know the day of the dance is exciting, but you want to look refreshed and have lots of energy! Dance Day Checklist ___ If you ordered a boutonniere for your date, be sure it pick up. ___ Go to hair, nails or makeup appointments. Wear a button-up shirt for your hair appointment so it will be easy to take off with your special ’do. ___ Smell good all night with the anytime, anywhere Secret Scent Expressions Body Spray. Be sure to wear Secret Scent Expressions Clear Gel deodorant to avoid having white marks ruin that perfect dress. ___ Remember to bring your emergency kit, money and your camera! ___ Have lots of fun and take lots of pictures! Check out BeingGirl.com for a fun helpful prom checklist from teen girls.