Preparing for Your First Homecoming Dance
It’s that time of year again, homecoming is just around the corner, and you don’t know what to do or wear. You might be worrying a little too much. Preparing for a homecoming dance doesn’t have to be stressful. Here are some things to do before the homecoming dance.
What is Homecoming
Homecoming is a time of the week when the whole school shows its pride and welcomes its fellow students back to school. Usually, there will be a big homecoming pep rally and football game with a semi-formal dance to follow. The game is a good warm-up, usually with a big rival school and the pep rally shows the school who the new and current teams are. Showing the school pride gives the students a chance to relax and have fun before the year starts. Preparing takes a lot, and every student looks forward to this time.
Find the Right Outfit
You might be wondering what you should wear. Find out the dress code for your school. Some schools have a certain length the dress or skirt has to be. Girls shouldn’t choose a dress that is super formal but still choose a nice dress. Go for something like a casual dress. Something that isn’t as extravagant as a prom dress. It would be best if you also avoided super high heels. You will be there for at least a couple of hours, and you want to be comfortable the whole night. After a bit of wearing heels, your feet will start to hurt, which might cut the night short. Find shorter heels or go for flats to make the experience a little more comfortable. Guys shouldn’t wear a nice suit, but also not jeans and a t-shirt. This dance is still semi-formal, so find some nice dress pants, a button-up shirt, and a tie. You should also find some good dress shoes to keep the look nice and clean. Find something comfortable enough to wear for a few hours at a time.
Make a Budget
You should make a budget for how much you will spend on this dance. It shouldn’t be a lot, but it is good to outline how much you plan to spend. You might already have a great outfit to wear, but if you don’t, you will want to find one that isn’t super expensive. You might also need accessories, and adding everything up can get expensive. Make a budget before and be sure to follow it.
Get a Ride
Setting up a ride before the day comes up is a good idea. There are many options you can choose from. You can drive, get a ride with friends or someone else you know, or book a ride. You may be able to drive yourself if you’re old enough, have a proper license, and have a vehicle of your own. Finding a ride is the best option if you don’t have a car or are too young to drive. You can ask a friend or family member to drive or book a ride. Booking a ride can be as simple as calling an Uber or renting a personal driver from a Utah limo service. A limousine can seem pretty expensive, but there’s tons of seat room inside, and if you offer to pick up your friends and other classmates, you can split the costs to bring down your personal expenses. If you choose to use Uber, make sure you go with someone for safety purposes.
Have a Great Time
While you are there, have a great time. Take pictures and party all you can because time flies and you can’t get it back. Make the best of your time there and have fun while you’re at it. Meet new people and hang out with friends.
Going to your first homecoming dance can be a little nerve-racking, but preparing the right things will make the whole experience a little less stressful. Get a general plan together and make the homecoming dance the best yet!