A Beginner’s Guide to Homecoming


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Are you a freshman or is this your first homecoming? Don’t stress, here are a few tips on how to survive your first homecoming. It’s that time of year we’re kids are scrambling around looking for dates and dresses and the actual event.

To begin with, a lot of people have trouble with finding a date, but a date is not always necessary. If you don’t have a date, You have the option to go with your single girl friends or a group of friends. Then you don’t have to worry about awkward conversation or sweaty palms while dancing.

If you get asked, 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 if you feel uncomfortable there’s someone to help you.

Additionally, a girl’s most important part of homecoming is her dress. Dress and shoe shopping are two things– exciting and stressful. There are so many styles, patterns, and colors to choose from. Since homecoming isn’t as formal as your first prom, keep these in mind for a less stressful day of shopping.

A important part of dresses is to make sure you are comfortable. More often we see girls choosing strapless homecoming dresses. But if it doesn’t fit your upper body well, you’ll be adjusting yourself all night. Another part, is the length of your dress. Pick a length that is comfortable and still appropriate. A short dress that falls just above the knees is appropriate and can still be what you like.

Finally, the night of homecoming can be very stressful, here’s a few tips to get you through it. If you do decide to go to dinner, get to your reservation on time. Being more than 10 minutes late can result in you losing the table. Another thing would be instead of waiting in line for pictures, claim a table.

Don’t worry, the line will die down in time for your photo-shoot. And last, but most important, know the latest dances. You don’t want to be the only person sitting out while everyone else is on the dance floor.

As you can clearly see, homecoming is very stressful, but following these simple tips can help you survive your first homecoming.

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