Homecoming is one of the most exciting events of the school year. Starting in October, local high schools will be launching parades, pep rallies, and spirit celebrations in preparation of their homecoming football game, topping the week off with an incredibly memorable dance.
Sometimes, school events like these can inspire a bit of anxiety. We totally understand! While the homecoming dance is a very special night, it is no reason to put pressure on yourself. Your hair, makeup, and outfit don’t need to be too extravagant. Homecoming is about feeling cute, comfortable, and having a good time. Don’t worry – you’ll still have prom one day if you want to go all out.
With Peaches’ guide below, we hope you can gather some tips that may be valuable in preparation of the Homecoming dance. Have fun!
Homecoming Dress ShoppingHomecoming Dress Shopping
Dress and shoe shopping is two things–fun and overwhelming. There are so many designs, patterns, and colors to choose from, but all that tulle and sparkles can send you into a tailspin. Since homecoming isn’t as formal as your first prom, keep these in mind for a less stressful day of shopping.
Or bring backups like:
Date or No Date?Date or No Date?
Whether you are asking, getting asked, or avoiding both, there are benefits to whichever one you choose! Let’s list them.
You have the option to go with your single girl friends or a platonic guy friend. Then you don’t have to worry about awkward conversation or sweaty palms while dancing.
Ask your date if they want to find a group of couples to go to dinner with, take pictures together, and hang at the dance. There is less pressure on you, and when you want to split from the group, you won’t upset anyone.
Date or no date–it’ll be fun either way!
Homecoming Beauty Prep 101Homecoming Beauty Prep 101
A girl’s worst nightmare is to find herself stuck with a bad hairdo, orange spray tan, or raccoon eyes (dark eyeshadow isn’t for everyone) right before the night’s festivities. So follow these sweet and simple tips to avoid a beauty blunder!
Tip: If you pick an intricate hair style, ask your hairstylist if they can do a style test-run the week before.
- Don’t immerse hands in water for too long after getting your nails done
- Moisturize your nails and cuticles every night
- Be super careful during sport games and P.E.
Tip: If the end of a nail chips, apply each tip with glitter polish for a glitzy coverup, just make sure it matches your dress.
The Night of the DanceThe Night of the Dance
You got your dress, hairstyle, and makeup in check! To keep the night running smoothly without any snags, we have a few last-minute reminders for your first homecoming dance.