How To Have The Perfect Prom Without Compromising Your Values

by Carter Toni

Senior prom season is approaching fast, and you might be wondering what to wear to your prom, who to go with, or even whether to go at all. For many teens, prom night is a lot of fun, but the idea of going to prom can also make you nervous, especially if you have certain values that you feel might be in contrast with the stereotypical, coming-of-age-movie image of senior prom you might have in your head. Here are some tips on how to have a fabulous prom night without going against what’s important to you.

If you don’t like the idea of buying cut flowers…

Cut flowers are not only a popular gift for loved ones, but they also form the basis of one of the most established senior prom traditions—the wearing of a wrist corsage and boutonnière.Unfortunately, buying cut flowers comes at a great environmental cost, both because the plants tend to be sprayed with lots of pesticides to make them look as appealing as possible and because the cut flowers are then transported thousands of miles across the planet to the warehouse and then to the retailer, and need to be refrigerated all the while. If you are uncomfortable with the idea of contributing to this trade pattern, don’t worry: you can buy paper corsages and boutonnières or even make your own!

If you don’t like the idea of revealing too much skin…

Somewhere along the line, it became the norm for girls and women to wear very revealing dresses to prom and to any other event where formal evening wear is expected. For some girls and women, this is just not acceptable, whether because of religious reasons, personal values, or just because it makes you feel uncomfortable. The good news is that there are modest dresses for teens out therethat will make you look and feel fabulous without leaving you overly exposed.

If you don’t like the idea of getting drunk…

Despite the fact thatthey are not legally allowed to drink, many high school students believe that in order to have a ‘proper’ prom night, they need to get wasted, whether by drinking alcohol before going to prom, sneaking it into the school, or getting drunk at an afterparty. This is far from the case, however. After all, do you really want to spend your prom night throwing up and the day after with a horrible headache?Thankfully, avoiding drinking alcohol on your prom night does not mean that you have to stick to substandard, school-issue fruit punch if you don’t want to. There are plenty of tasty, refreshing soft drinks out there that will leave you feeling far betterand looking far classier than your alcohol-chasing classmates! Try this elderflower and rose lemonade, for instance—get a few bottles for you and your friends to share before or after the main prom event, or see if there is enough money in the prom budget to buy some for the school.

Goodbye, punch bowl!

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