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How to Have a Masquerade Ball Homecoming

Oct 29, 2010

With Halloween just days away, we started thinking about ways to incorporate it into homecoming ideas.  One of the classiest ways to dress up is to have a fun and chic masquerade ball.  That way, you can still wear your beautiful homecoming dresses from and join in the theme fun at the same time.  This type of party was extremely popular in the time of Shakespeare.  We have some tips to get you started with your very own masquerade homecoming dance.

masquerade ball

-Take the theme even further!  You can do a classic Victorian masquerade ball, or you can add a modern twist to it.  Think about a masquerade ball with an 80s theme.

-One of the most important things to consider is the masks.  Are the guests going to have to bring their own?  Or will the masks be provided?

-Come up with events that fit the theme.  You can play guessing games to determine who’s who.  That would be fun—you could even have some prizes.

Halloween is usually thought of as a scary holiday, but it doesn’t always have to be.  You can turn this spooky season into a fun and unique homecoming experience if you really want to.

However you celebrate homecoming and Halloween, make sure you do it safely, beautifully, and with a whole lot of class!

Homecoming Makeup Tips: DIY for Less

Oct 22, 2010

You can do your own makeup for the homecoming dance and still look fabulous.  Doing it yourself can also help you save a few dollars on the big evening.

  • If you don’t feel totally comfortable doing it yourself, see if you know any friends or relatives that have could do a polished makeup look for you.  You’d be surprised at what the people you know can do!
  • Practice ahead of time.  There are so many ways to do makeup, that you don’t want to save it until the last minute.  You’re probably aiming for a more dramatic look than you use on a regular day-to-day basis, so it’s important to do a makeup run through.
  • It’s good to find out in advance what your makeup will look like so that you’ll feel comfortable and beautiful on homecoming night.
  • You don’t have to spend a fortune to look fabulous.  But make sure you have some fun!  This is the time to try the things you’ve always wanted to try.  Experiment with fake lashes and bold, beautiful lips.
  • Remember, you’re going to take a lot of pictures to remember how great the night was.  Make sure you look as fabulous as you possibly can.

Brodiefoto Photography: Strong Portraits, Real Moments, Amazing Details.

Oct 18, 2010

Moments make for wonderful memories, but you’ll want to preserve those memories for years to come and future generations to revel at. That’s where Brodiefoto Photography comes in, a South Carolina and North Carolina wedding photography business headed up by the very talented Matt Brodie.

Brodiefoto Photography specializes in capturing those precious wedding day moments that are both planned, and those that are so magically spontaneous. It’s this careful eye for detail and capturing those shots that are so special. Their Wedding Gallery showcases real-life examples of these breathtaking photos.

They also do destination weddings, engagement photos, portraits, fine art prints, and videography. We can gush all day about how much we love their photography, but check our what their clients have to say in their Testimonials section! Be sure to check out the Brodiefoto Photography Blog to get some background on all those great shots of their’s!

Preparing for Homecoming

Oct 15, 2010

How does a girl get ready for homecoming?  There’s more to it than just throwing on a dress and going out for the evening.  There’s planning involved, and Dress Prom wants to make sure you get it right!  Here are a few pointers for getting ready for the big evening that awaits you.

Start shopping for your homecoming dress at least a month before the dance.  It’s a good idea to get some opinions before you pick something out.  Lots of girls go shopping for dresses with their mothers and girlfriends.  Homecoming is usually semi-formal, so you can wear anything from a cocktail-length dress (or shorter!) to a full-length gown.  Try wearing warm fall colors to match the season.

You also need to think about accessories.  It’s important to have the right purse and shoes to go with your homecoming dress.  You should also think about jewelry and hair clips.  They can work wonders when it comes to adding a little extra “pop” to an ensemble.

We don’t want to stress this too much (since it’s totally fine to go to a dance solo!), but if you plan on going with a date, make sure you get him lined up beforehand.  He should have a suit or shirt that corresponds with the colors of your dress.

Make sure you make your hair, nail, and limo appointments early.  Don’t forget about ordering flowers, either.  And ensure that you have the homecoming picture forms filled out beforehand—it’ll be one less thing to worry about on the big night.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct 8, 2010

Dress Prom breast cancer awarenessEvery once in a while it’s a good idea to think about a serious issue. That’s why Dress Prom is reminding you that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As teenage girls, breast cancer might be one of the furthest things from your mind. But it’s something that you really should think about. Breast cancer is less common among women under 40, but it still happens. One of the most important things you can do is learn how to properly perform a breast self-exam.

Except for some types of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in women. Young women that are diagnosed often experience a more aggressive cancer and a lower chance of survival. That’s why it’s imperative that you engage in practices that can help with early detection of the disease. Breast tissue isn’t as thick when you’re younger, so that can make diagnosis of breast cancer difficult. Young women should learn how to do a breast self-exam by the time they’re 20. This ensures that you become familiar with how your breasts look and feel— that will make it easier for you to notice any changes down the line.

Dress Prom wants to wish you a healthy and happy October!