Junior High Prom: The Advantages

There are some middle schools that hold junior high proms for younger teens as a dance event. The following information will help you understand these events.

About Junior High Proms

The junior high prom usually takes place at the end of the school year. Kids may be hesitant to attend these dances, but they can be a lot of fun. Get dressed up, socialize, and attend a grownup event. School dances are often like costume parties, especially if they follow a particular theme. 

Do not take the evening too seriously, but rather enjoy yourself and dance with someone you’ve been eyeing. Some people bring dates, while others bring friends or have group dates.

Finding a Date

Ask someone you know you’ll have a great time with if you want to take a date. Someone can be a friend, a boyfriend or girlfriend, or a crush. You can ask your potential date in a casual way, or you can do something creative. It is also possible to go with a large group of friends and hang out together instead of pairing off. 

It doesn’t matter which way you go, you’re bound to have a good time.

Transportation Options

You’ll need to arrange transportation since you’re probably not driving yet. Your family member or friends can drive you to the dance, or you can take a limo or party bus. It is most likely that you will need help organizing this type of transportation from an adult. 

Several weeks in advance, book a car or limo and split the cost with friends.

Before Prom

Meet your friends and/or date at a friend’s house before the dance, have dinner, and take some pictures. You can also go to a restaurant with whomever you are going to the dance with. You should check ahead of time if dinner will be served at your school dance. 

Before going to the dance, you can organize a get together at someone’s house and have a mini potluck with appetizers.

Prom Etiquette

Be sure to hang out primarily with your prom date if you plan to take them. Don’t abandon them for long periods of time during the evening, even if you spend time with them in a group setting. You should always be polite and courteous to your date and any adults chaperoning you.

Middle School Prom Dress Up Themes

There is often a dress up theme to these dances:

  • The masquerade ball
  • The fifth of May
  • Rhythm and blues
  • Glow in the dark (with glow sticks) or neon
  • The tale of a fairy
  • A black and white photograph
  • The 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s
  • A patriotic attitude
  • A vacation in Hawaii or elsewhere

What to Wear to Middle School Prom

Although junior high dances are more casual than high school dances, they’re still a good excuse to dress up. Dress up based on the theme of the event or check your school’s dress code. No matter how you feel about school dress codes, you need to follow them.

Girls Prom Outfits

It is comfortable for most girls to wear knee-length or ankle-length modest dresses. In contrast to high school proms, most college proms do not have a formal dress code. Dresses worn to church, spring dresses, sundresses, and colorful dresses are appropriate for this occasion. 

It is not necessary to spend a lot of money or go overboard. You can keep the cost of a prom dress down by borrowing it from a sibling or renting one. Go for a dress that is longer if you want a dressier look. 

By adding some color to a black winter dress, such as a hot pink ribbon around the waist, some lace, or a shawl, you can make it look more interesting.

Guys Prom Clothes

In middle school proms, you probably won’t need a suit and tie, but ask around to see what your friends are wearing. A button-up shirt and khaki pants are likely to be worn by most guys. For shoes, guys typically prefer sneakers, such as Vans skate shoes or Pumas, but it really depends on your personal style. 

The clothes that most guys wear on a regular school day are similar to the clothes that they would wear at home. You can dress up your look with a tie or a tuxedo t-shirt with a printed pattern.

The Night of the Dance

Prepare with your friends if you’re going to a middle school prom. It is this way that the night can get off to a good start. Additionally, don’t worry if you don’t have a date or if you’re not sure if you’ll be asked to dance. Dress up and step outside your comfort zone for this night so that you don’t put pressure on yourself. 

The sight of everyone else dressed up and your junior high gym decked out can be fun. You may be attending your first dance event, so keep it casual.

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