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Save on the Big Night: 5 Ways to Cut Prom and Expenses in New York

May 4, 2011
Prom is the last formal celebration of being a kid before the adult world comes knocking. It’s that one night of the year where girls get to feel like a princess and guys compete to be the best prince charming.Ask any high school boy, and chances are they will say prom costs so much money for just one night. In the past, guys were expected to pay for all the details except the girl’s gown. Expenses included the dance ticket, dinner, the flower corsage, tux rental and limo. All those expenses can add up fast (especially in the Big Apple aka New York City.)

Times are changing. It’s now more common for guys and gals to go as friends and split the cost of their ticket and limo rental.

Here are some tips to save money on the big night

1. Girls can do their own hair and nails. Practice with different hairstyles before the big night so you’re fully prepared the night of. Pick up a home manicure kit from your local Walgreens, or Wal-Mart. A french manicure will go with any colored gown. Make sure to put an extra clear top coat to avoid chipping.

2. If dinner isn’t included in the price of the ticket, find less expensive restaurants to dine at. Call ahead and ask if there are any special group rates for prom. Some restaurants will offer cheaper options for bigger parties.

3. Shop around and find the best deal on a limo or party bus. Most limousine companies will lower the price per person for the more people you have riding.

4. Girls can shop for gowns in their friends’ closets. See if any friends have dresses worn to other dances. Make a day out of it and play dress up. Prom dresses can get expensive. Add your own twist with accessories to make the dress unique to you.

5. Save money on expensive picture packages. Picture packages can get as high as $70! Go as a group to a nice gazebo in a local park, pretty flowered fields, or a waterfall. Have your parents take pictures of all you striking a pose.

Saving any money helps. Breaking the bank doesn’t have to happen. Prom is a once in a lifetime evening and the memories created will last a lifetime. You shouldn’t worry about prom and limo rental costs. You just worry about how you’re going to do performing the Electric Slide or Personal Jesus.

Finding Your Perfect After-Prom Spot in New York: Booking Limos for Prom

March 30, 2011

Every teen looks forward to their prom night. Magical memories and fun-filled dances with friends make the night unforgettable. So, why let the party end there? With safe, reliable limo services specially designed for prom transportation, you can head to the hottest after-prom spots in New York City!

Venture out to Pier 40 in NYC and hop aboard a fun-filled cruise to dance the night away! Here are two of the best after-prom cruises in NYC:

  1. After-Prom Cruise: This cruise is the most spectacular nightclub to set sail on the NYC harbor! Meet celebrity DJs and receive goody bag giveaways each night! Party it up with all your friends while enjoying mesmerizing views of the city’s skyline and Statue of Liberty. Treat your sweet tooth with the unlimited dessert buffet. $50.00 per person in advance.
  2. Sunrise Cruise: Celebrate after-prom until the sun comes up! Gather up your best friends and join the fun with celebrity DJs, goody bags and gigantic raffle prizes each night, including iPhones, iPods and gift cards to your favorite stores. Watch the sun rise at the Statue of Liberty!  $40.00 per person in advance.

Tips For Parents For a Safe Prom in a NYC Limo

April 2, 2010

Taking a NYC limo to prom will ensure your teen has a magical evening that they will never forget.

Although prom is one of the most important night of your child’s high school life, it can be very stressful for parents considering the reputation prom nights have in the media. Many parents worry their children may be engaging in inappropriate behavior on their prom night. Here are some tips for parents to ensure their child and his or her friends will have a safe, fun prom.

  • Hire a NYC limo for your child’s prom group. This will ensure that your child gets to prom safely by avoiding kids piling in an inexperienced teen’s small car, being distracted and potentially getting into an accident. Your child will not hate you for being “overprotective,” they’ll be happy to be riding to prom in style. Don’t be afraid to ask about the NYC limo driver’s driving history to make sure your kid is in safe hands.
  • Make sure your child lets you know who they will be with all night, if possible get the phone numbers of the teen’s parents in case of an emergency. Get the addresses of any after-parties your child is planning to attend.
  • Find out who will be supervising the prom and after-parties. Speak directly with the parents supervising after-parties that are not hosted by the school. Some parents allow underage drinking, which is why it is important to express your concerns to them so you are all on the same page.
  • Consider volunteering to chaperon the prom after-party hosted by the school, to make sure there are enough responsible parents supervising.
  • Make sure your teen knows how to deal with difficult situations where they may be peer pressured into trying drugs or alcohol. Explain how to handle situations the correct way until your teen is comfortable and confident. Luckily, by hiring a NYC limo, you will eliminate the problem of your child getting into a car with someone who is under the influence.
  • Make sure your teen knows how to get a hold of you during the night and that they have a cell phone that’s fully charged in case of an emergency.
  • Wait up for your teen so you can talk to them about their night when they get home and make sure they are home okay. Let them know you are going to wait up, this will cut the chances of your teen engaging in drinking or drugs during the night because they know they will have to come home and talk to you.

By following these tips you will greatly increase the chances of your teen having a safe night and making the right decisions on prom night while still having a fun time. Hiring a NYC limo for your teen and their group of friends is easy, call (516) 374-2545 or go online to Five Towns Limo.