Host a Pre-Prom Party Where Everyone's Royalty
Ah, prom. The great American pastime. Between finding the dress and finding the date, dinner can almost become an afterthought -- notice we said almost!
These nonalcoholic cherry bombs are reminiscent of your childhood Shirley Temples, but the presentation is all grown-up.
Sirloin and Summer-Vegetable Kebabs
Kebabs are easy to pry off their skewers without disturbing lipsticked mouths. (We’ve been there, girls. We know.)
Grilled Tomato and Corn Pasta
The perfect pre-prom meal is light yet hearty -- something to fuel your dance moves without weighing you down, like a pasta dish chock-full of grill-cooked veggies.
Romaine, Radicchio, and Endive Salad
No one wants spinach in their teeth for a photo op! Opt for a lightweight mix -- this one can even be dressed ahead.
Chocolate Chunk Brownies
Bitty brownie cups topped with your graduation year pay homage to the future -- but for now, enjoy the present.
Makeup and Mirrors
This lipstick “photo booth” is one of our favorite ways to spice up the selfie routine.
Scatter fabric flowers on a coffee table, along with a small dish of ribbons and straight pins, for last-minute corsages or boutonnieres.
Next up: Graduation!
'Tis the season! Click through for our best grad-party decorations and ideas.