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Prom Drama= Prama

Article By: Jade Fredricks
Feb 12, 2015

When you think of Prom, puffy dresses and romantic moments may be the most obvious thoughts, but then there is always the underlying drama. “Prama” is a term coined by the New York Times in which the words prom and drama are smashed into one quite truthful and not so glamorous word.

Prom is clearly one of the most important days in a teenage girl’s life. Sparkles and boys, big dresses and makeup… A big occasion like this can’t go without a little sprinkle of drama. So for all those who love to celebrate the day, here are a few tips to avoid the drama so your night can be filled with excitement instead of disappointment.

There’s always the last minute drama with deciding you don’t like your dress or you find out your tux doesn’t fit, but then there’s some really difficult and sometimes awkward moments that may happen. First things first, try to go to prom with someone you are comfortable with and are able to enjoy the night with. Don’t go with someone you just met, someone you don’t necessarily like, or the dreaded ex. Make sure that if you are going with a boyfriend/girlfriend, you and your significant other are on good terms around prom time because who wants to be crying over a break up when you could be dancing the night away?

For the most part, tuxes all seem to be quite similar and guys aren’t too concerned about it, but it’s the exact opposite with girls. Every girl wants her dress to be unique and one-of-a-kind, but on rare occasions someone may end up with the same dress as you. It’s not the end of the world if you do happen to end up with the same dress so just play it cool and think that you are your own person and wear that dress completely different than the other girl.

The last and most stressful part is something that both boys and girls struggle with. The nervous jitters… Some of us may be counting down the days until prom night, but others are completely dreading it. There are the social butterflies and then there are the quiet and less enthusiastic. Those who are worried are thinking about whether they chose the right dress, if their date will like them, if they’ll be asked to dance and so on, but here’s the thing; we are all our own person and we need to be okay with that. Sure there are those who will judge us no matter what, but you shouldn’t be worried about them especially on a night that’s meant to be enjoyed. If you don’t have a date, don’t worry about it! There are plenty of others who go without a date as well. Go with a group of close friends because the point of prom is not who has the hottest or most popular date, it’s about enjoying a night with classmates and showing off your dance moves.

So here’s to all those who plan on attending a wonderful prom… Go out and enjoy yourself! Step outside the box and don’t worry about those who judge because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.  

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