Smart savings for your prom


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Jada Hallman, Copy Co-Editor

There is nothing more exciting than preparing for prom night; the anxious anticipation building up to the perfect evening is nothing short of extraordinary. However, it can also be costly for your wallet. Here are some great tips to help you save for your special night at prom!

  • Make your own, personalized corsage and boutonnière! Using some fresh flowers, wire and ribbon, making your own corsage makes for a more memorable and unique accessory for you and your date. Personalized touches will keep the accessory different and eye-catching, and will have a certain special meaning for friends and partners. Visit for instructions on how to make your DIY corsage or boutonnière.


  • Check for sales and discounts on gowns and tuxes! Whether you’re going for fashionable and flashy or sweet and simple, the perfect outfit completes prom night. Be sure to visit online stores such as Windsor, Tbdress and PromGirl for beautiful, inexpensive dresses and Suit Outlet 4 Men, Suit City and Tailoring and Flower Pavilion for tux rentals at great prices.


  • Save money on spa treatments by checking out homemade face masks and exfoliating scrubs! Great and soothing face masks can leave your face and skin feeling refreshed, smooth and ready to dance the night away. Using these cheap, organic household staples, acquiring clear and healthy skin will be a breeze. To remove blackheads and leave your skin silky smooth, try out a milk and nutmeg face scrub. For calming acne and other sensitive skin regions, check out a yogurt mask for a refreshing and instant glow. Another natural remedy for amazingly soft skin is an oatmeal honey mask, which will leave your face hydrated and moisturized. also has a myriad of face masks and scrubs for you to try at home that are quick, easy and affordable.


  • Plan your hairstyle and makeup in advance and save money on going to a salon by getting ready with friends! Getting ready for prom is one of the most exciting parts, and sharing those memories with your friends is a wonderful way to start your night. Order a pizza, take out all of your makeup and invite your closest friends over to help you look your best for your night out. Styling each other’s hair while sharing in this friendly fun frenzy will make the night ever livelier and will set aside some time for some genuine bonding.


  • Stop by MUA Club for a free makeover! Makeup Artist Club here at West High is discussing offering makeup consultations before prom! Let the talented club members take over as they use their magic to turn you into a superstar. Visit Ms. Susie Kim in room G2 for more information.

Prom is a time to get together with friends for a night of dancing, celebrating and fun, and with these helpful tricks, you can have the time of your life on prom night without burning a hole in your wallet.