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- Posted on 04/10/2015 by TeenNickBlogger
It's that magical time of year again: the dress-shopping, corsage-buying, and picture-taking phenomenon that is prom. You just can't wait, RIGHT?
For some people, the idea of the biggest dance in school isn't so magical. Whether that special date never came along, you hate dressing up, or you simply cringe at the thought of prom altogether, never fear! Instead of spending your energy dreading that "special" night, why not throw the BEST ANTI-PROM EVER?! We've come up with five fantastic ways to complete the task, so plan away.
1. Get Outta Town: Don't spend your prom night at home with your cat. Instead, grab a few friends, get away from the prom fuss, and escape to that fancy, new restaurant a few towns over or the nearest beach for the weekend--bonfire & roasted marshmallows, anyone?
2. Prom-Themed Movie Night: Rather than getting all dressed up and spending the night out, cozy up in your sweatpants, pop in the popcorn, and enjoy the hilarity that is prom from the comfort of your own home. You know there's nothing better than making fun of a hilariously terrible prom movie.
3. Create Your Own Magical Evening: While your classmates are dancing to the soothing tones of Iggy Azalea and Lil Jon, create an atmosphere that is truly beautiful and memorable for you and your date. Enjoy a delicious meal on a table outside, decorate your porch with string lights, and put together your favorite playlist. Heck, light a candle or two. You definitely won't miss the noisy chaos of "real" prom.
4. Never Grow Up: In lieu of completing the final teenage rite of passage, relive your childhood. Invite your friends over for a night of board games, junk food, and SpongeBob marathons. Break out the Play-Doh and Legos and rediscover the good old days when everything was magical.
5. Throw Your Own Bad Prom with Your Friends: Go to your local thrift store and pick out your favorite tacky '80s prom outfit (something colorful with a hideous pattern). Encourage everyone else to dress as ridiculously as possible. Hang a sheet on your wall and set up a photo booth to commemorate a night of fun, friends, hideous outfits, and awful music.
So what if prom's not your thing? Get out there and have a good time!
- Posted on 05/11/2014 by Rachel1016
Wahhh, you guys! Prom is just around the corner and the prepping, prom-posing and primping is in full swing! Maybe you're the kind of gal who bought her prom dress back in October, orrr maybe you're like us, and wait until the very last minute to pull together the perfect ensemble (or should we say, PROM-semble?).
If you are looking for a little sartorial inspiration this prom season, we've taken it upon ourselves to gather four complete prom looks for you. Of course, these outfits are meant to merely guide your already stellar personal sense of style, so check out our vision boards below, and get ready for the best prom EVER!
Prom is kind of a big deal, so why hold back? Head-to-toe sequins and a glamorous gold floor-length gown will put the royal touch on an already-majestic eve. To really dress up your ensemble, add a pair of drop diamond earrings (side note: totally fake, totally fine) and a shimmering clutch. Get ready to turn heads, because there's no chance you'll get lost in the (Cupid) shuffle!
Is Audrey Hepburn your muse? Do the words "classic" or "timeless" come to mind when describing your personal style? Are you looking to re-purpose that Little Black Dress sitting in your closet? If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, throw together a simple black frock, a string of pearls, some black pumps, and a metallic clutch—you've got an elegant, chic and totally economical prom look!
PRETTY IN PINK
A flora-inspired prom outfit is fun and whimsical without being too formal. Short dresses are totally acceptable for prom, and you can enhance your look with a loud color or fun pattern. It's a playful and charming take on the promenade, but a pair of drop earrings and cute up-do can easily add a little extra glam!
So, you're planning to name your Facebook album "Morp" because it's "Prom" backwards and you're just cool like that. If you think of prom as an opportunity to go against tradition and experiment with your style, then you might fancy the rebel-prom look—it's a perfect way to mix and match colors, patterns and materials! Who says you can't wear a leather moto jacket to the big dance? And sparkly oxfords? Wayyy more comfortable than heels.
Now, tell us! Which look do you like best? Which look could you most see yourself wearing? Take our quiz to see if your answer matches up!
- Posted on 05/05/2014 by Rachel1016
Do you get pumped for your school dances? Do you know how to pop, lock, and drop it? Have you always wanted to debut your moves inside a circle of people in the middle of the dance floor? Well then get ready for the event of the school year!
Next Friday, May 16th, we'll be breaking it down with your favorite characters from shows like iCarly, Victorious, Zoey 101 and Big Time Rush showing off their best dance moves. Sound groovy?
There's more! We want YOU to show us your moves! Do the Dougie, the Electric Slide, the Macarena... WHATEVER! Just be sure to submit your videos of your best dance moves with #BestDanceMovesEver and you might see your killer moves on TV!
Don't worry if you haven't perfected your killer choreo yet. Throughout the event, we'll be sharing our secrets of the best dance moves with you, too! So be sure tune in and show off!
- Posted on 06/21/2013 by Lisa
Have you seen the Degrassi prom and graduation special? If not, watch it here before you read any further. *Spoilers Below*
A full hour of Degrassi means a double serving of drama, and "The Time of My Life" felt like a big Degrassi-flavored dessert covered in chocolate sauce and sprinkled with nuts. I thought it was soooo good, and it filled me completely full of feelings. Let's talk about it!
First up: Fiona and Imogen. Wasn't it nice to see Mrs. Coyne in person again, instead of on video chat? I'm glad that we don't have to worry about Fiona's financial situation anymore. (How fast do you think she quit her job at Juwanna Juice after getting the news?) When Fiona's mom told her about the possible dream job in Italy, it seemed like Fiona's life was about as perfect as it could get.
What was Imogen thinking when she answered Fiona's phone and decided to impersonate her? Well, I guess we all know what she was thinking -- that she'd do anything to avoid losing Fiona. Failing senior year must've been really hard on Imogen, but trying to sabotage Fiona's dreams is NOT the answer. That's one of the most selfish actions I've ever seen on Degrassi. Fimogen are one of my all-time favorite Degrassi couples, so I cried the most at their scenes tonight. When Imogen went to the airport to talk to Federico, and he had to turn away for a moment because he was tearing up, I was like, "I know, Federico!! I know!" I also cried a bunch when Imogen went to apologize to Fiona at the loft, when Fiona gave her speech at graduation, and during that last "farewell" scene. It's hard for me to accept that they're parting ways. How are you handling it?
Meanwhile... Eli and Clare are back together! The promos hinted that they'd reunite, but it was nice to see it all fall into place. When Eli and Clare were dancing together in their crowns, I realized that if Degrassi were a fairytale, Clare might be the princess. I think I subconsciously wanted her to have a princess-worthy prom night, so I loved seeing Eli treat her like royalty and sweep her away to a candlelit room. I know I'm glossing over a few things (In a fairytale world, they would've won prom king and queen fair and square -- Eli wouldn't have had to rig the vote), but prom night worked out pretty well for Eli and Clare. When Eli took Clare home the next morning in the horse-drawn carriage, I wanted to hug them both.
If you've read my Degrassi posts in the past, you know I'm very good at worrying about people. Right now I'm worried about the lump on Clare's back. When Alli tried to convince Clare that she doesn't have cancer, I was like "Try harder, Alli! I'm still worried!" The random nosebleed freaked me out. I want Clare to finish high school and graduate and move to New York and share a studio apartment with Eli. I want that happy ending. (I cried typing that, so I guess I'm pretty worried about Clare's lump. Go away, lump.)
Let's talk about Jake and Mo, and their bromance (or as I like to say, "Momance"). I love-love-love the moment when Jake shows up at prom. When Mo realized that Marisol had paid Jake to be there, I was just as shocked and disappointed as Mo was. I understand why he ended up hanging out with other people, drinking too much, and throwing up all over. When someone tries as hard as Marisol tried to make prom night perfect, I think they're destined to be disappointed. Even if her expectations were way too high, though, nobody deserves to be puked on. (Poor girl.) I'm glad Mo won her over with the song at graduation, but I was even happier when Mo and Jake finally talked about wanting to stay in touch.
Other moments that will stick with me:
*The down-to-earth sex advice Alli and Jenna gave Clare.
*When Principal Simpson started calling the names at graduation, it felt SO real. I think they're all going to miss each other on the show and in reality -- and they know we're going to miss them, too. We've been through so much together.
*This line from Fiona's speech:
"Don't be afraid of change, no matter how scary it seems. If I can make it through, so can you."
I'm gonna miss this cast, but in Fiona's honor, I promise not to be afraid of change. If you're feeling the same way, sneak a peek at some of the new characters in this video!
What did you think of "The Time of My Life"? Leave a comment below!
- Posted on 06/20/2013 by Lisa
When Big Time Rush convince Gustavo to hold a prom at The Palmwoods, they each try to find the perfect date. The result? The silliest prom you'll see on TeenNick this week.
I just realized "Palmwoods Prom" is a total tongue twister. (Seriously, try to say it. I predict you'll be saying "Promwoods Plam" in about two seconds.)
Here's a pic of Logan, Kendall, James, and Carlos begging Gustavo for a prom. How could anyone say no to those sweet faces?
Prom portraits are a prom night ritual, and I think these Palmwoods Prom pictures capture the night perfectly:
Watch Big Time Prom on TeenNick tonight at 9pm et / 6pm pt. Tomorrow is the FINAL NIGHT of Prom Rules week, which means it's finally time for the Degrassi prom and graduation special, "The Time of My Life." Don't miss it, Friday at 9pm et / 6pm pt!
BTW, if you haven't heard BTR's new album, 24/Seven, check it out right now on iTunes!
- Posted on 06/19/2013 by Lisa
Tonight at 9pm et / 6pm pt on TeenNick, watch the Victorious episode where Tori arranges for Hollywood Arts to hold its first prom ever. (Well, technically, they call it a "prome.") Here are a few pics from their big night:
Tori takes charge to make sure the night is perfect -- which explains the megaphone.
Cat and her date, Tug. (Please note his light-up hat.)
Prome's most unusual couple: Trina and Sinjin?
Jade reeeeeally wants to ruin the prome. Tori reeeeally wants to stop her.
And of course, since it's Victorious, there's a song. :)
Watch "Prom Wrecker" tonight at 9pm et / 6pm pt on TeenNick! Prom Rules week continues through Friday, when we air a new one-hour Degrassi special, "The Time of My Life." Don't miss it!
- Posted on 06/14/2013 by heatherlynnm22
Prom Rules week starts Mon. 6/17 at 9pm. Don't miss House of Anubis and Degrassi premieres and a week of prom-themed episodes!
Ah prom, it's the best of times--but can also be the worst of times.
So In honor of all the nerves, drama, and favorable surprises that a high school prom has to offer, we're kicking the week off with our collection of "Best-Worst Prom Moments." This list is dedicated to all the moments that made you scream the night of the prom, and also to those that will leave you with bittersweet memories for years to come
So here's to the many things like...
Going dress shopping with your friends and realizing they have no idea what your fashion sense is.
When your parents tell you renting that awesome Hummer limo is out of the question.
So you roll up to prom in the ol' soccer mom minivan.
Then there's always the school's poor decision to let the principal book the DJ.
And realizing that dancing in front of a mirror doesn't always translate to the dance floor.
Never forget that awkward moment when your freshman-year fling swoops in for a slow dance...
and perhaps over reacting when your arch frenemy snagged your date.
Here's to that moment when you think you're finally alone with your crush
but your friends are still there cramping your alone time.
And with prom over, you're ready to start the night like it's the first day of the rest of your life�
But then you get a call from your mom reminding you about your curfew.
Man, does prom ever happen like we want it to??
Share your thoughts and best-worst prom moments with us, and check out the TeenNick Tumblr for some more awesomely hilarious GIFs.
- Posted on 06/13/2013 by baileyb2112
Next week, don't miss Degrassi's prom and graduation. The Time of My Life, an hour-long Degrassi special, premieres Friday, 6/21 at 9pm et!
Even though you've already tucked away that prom dress in the back corner of your closet and your perfectly coordinated corsage is wilted and fading, prom doesn't have to be over yet! Reminisce about your prom with these wonderfully dramatic moments from the dances of Degrassi's past.
Plus, enjoy this list of the songs that made all those years of Degrassi memories exciting, romantic and unforgettable. Turn to these tunes the next time you're feeling nostalgic about that special night.
Fefe Dobson "Can't Breathe"
Natasha Bedingfield "Unwritten"
VV Brown "Shark in the Water"
Ellis "Brace Yourself"
Nini Camps "Come Away"
The Daylights "I Hope this Gets to You"
Jill Barber "Chances"
Crystal Castles ft. Robert Smith"I'm Not in Love"
What's YOUR all-time favorite slow dance song?
- Posted on 05/31/2013 by Lisa
Degrassi's senior class is graduating, but before they do, they'll share one last drama-filled night: Prom. Here's a new promo for the one-hour special event that premieres June 21st at 9pm.
SO MUCH IS HAPPENING IN THIS PROMO!!!! I just watched it a bunch of times and I'm tearing up a little. I'm really gonna miss these kids!
Let's talk about it in the comments. Which clip is your favorite?
- Posted on 06/02/2010 by Mary
If anything embarrassing, tender, funny, awesome, horrific, or otherwise interesting ever happened to you at -- or because of -- prom, we want to read it in the comments. Because that is how we entertain ourselves.
I'll show you mine if you show me yours.